Simple. Efficient. But I–at a recent date I’m too embarrassed to admit to–had no idea of this. Bleach seemed…scary. Like if I touched it, holes would burn through my skin and ruin my clothes. (I did accidentally ruin the bathroom rug, but whatever, it was old anyways).
However, the bane of my home-keeping existence was this black, slimy (shudder) mold that grew on the caulking on our tub. COULD NOT get this stuff off, and I even tried non-free, not-on-sale cleaners to see if they could get the job done. The best actually turned out to be Target’s Method Shower Cleaner, but even that just turned it some unappetizing shade of gray.
It was so bad that I would warn people before they would go into the bathroom that yes, I cleaned, it just wouldn’t go away (our shower can be seen, since it’s a wrap-a-round with no wall. Don’t ask me why.)
Enter in my brilliant husband, who’s like “Have you tried bleach?” I, in my infinite wisdom, was like “yeah, it was in some of the products I tried.” Apparently, these are NOT the same things. Because he bleached that tub, and my goodness, if it didn’t turn out all…normal-looking. And Clean.
Since then, I’ve discovered that this can also clean our shower curtain, substitute for toilet bowl cleaner when I have none on hand, and other excellent cleaning uses. I know this is nothing new, but for someone raised on bottled products, it was a pretty big step. And now that I see how easy it is, well, I just might have to start making my own cleaners at home. We’ll see!!
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