Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Cleaning 101: Cleaning a Bath tub

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A prime definition of a couch potato: after two big meals, sat on the couch and watched The Voice. 

This is so NOT good! (in Chandler's voice)

So I decided to do some extra cleaning around the house to compensate for the extra pounds I threw in during the break. Washing my bath tub.

I normally use my bath tub for quick showers. Actually, I never used it for "taking a bath" really. A piece of information I read online which talked about the Pros and cons the two methods. So basically its good to shower to save water & promote more cleanliness. Though the downfall would be it becomes difficult to clean places which requires more time and effort on. 

So what is the other big half for? buckets! Buckets are filled with water for putting clothes to test out if their color dyes come off. Another benefit is washing newly bought clothes. The neatly hung shirts/bottoms in the store usually has gone through the unimaginable places: the dirty floor, dusty shelf, filthy boxes.. A simple rinse will usually do the trick. 

With all the accumulation of dirt/residue/hairs in the bathtub, how do you clean it?

Materials you'll need:

-Vim (in liquid form)
- Mop
- extendable shower head

Really simple, inexpensive materials you can get from anywhere. 

First, use a decent amount by drawing a zig-zag pattern in the bathtub with the Vim. Then using a semi-wet mop, evenly spread the mixture to the whole tub. Use the same strength as if you would mop the floor. The harder you scrub, the cleaner it gets. Do this for about 5 minutes or so, then open the water and use the same mop to rinse all over. Make sure the Vim gets rinsed out completely so avoid slipping the next time you shower. Getting the water from one end of the tub to the other end may be time consuming, so be prepared to allocate extra time for this step. It took me about 5-10minutes for the rinsing part, but its the last step for hard work! Lastly, use the shower head to go over the whole tub again to get the remains down the drain. 

NOTE: Make sure there is enough air circulation around the house (especially the bathroom) to avoid breathing in the odour. 

Have fun!

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