Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cryn Tip: How to Get Rid of Soap Scum

Remember, forever ago, I talked about cleaning the tub?  Well, since then, life has taught me a few things.  One of which has been a much easier solution for getting rid of that stubborn soap scum that inevitably rings fiberglass/plastic tub liners.  Easier and gentler, because what I didn't know in the past is that if you use a very abrasive cleaning product on that type of tub, it will wear away the top layer and make it more and more difficult to clean.  I've tried so many things and been discouraged until trying this latest method.  It has been extremely effective, working so well that the scum easily wipes away without much real scrubbing and without the abrasive action of something like Comet. 

Here's what you need:

1. Vinegar
2. Baking Soda
3. Sponge or cloth


1. Put vinegar in a spray bottle and spray all around tub.
2. Sprinkle baking soda on a sponge and scrub, reapplying the soda once it dissolves.

Voila! You should now have a sparkling clean tub!  Well done!

Here are a couple of sources for other uses for vinegar and soda as well as some homemade/natural cleaning products:
1. Organized Home
2. Vinegar and Baking Soda Cleaning Recipes


Mallorie said...

Love it Corynne. The perfect post. I began cleaning my tub a couple hours ago but stopped not long after thinking there had to be a better way than the bleach product I was using, which by the way, was not very productive :)

Vinegar is seriously one of the best cleaning agents. So handy.

Corynne Escalante said...

good! i'm glad it proved useful. one warning, though! never mix bleach and vinegar--its toxic!