Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean"

You may have read this title and thought I was calling myself the Queen of Clean, but alas, I am not. And I promise I will not "talk dirty" either. Now, my hubby and I do like to keep our place tidy as possible when you have a toddler...but sometimes things get dirty and you need some special "how to" tips to figure out how to clean something.

My mom gave me the book "Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean" by Linda Cobb a long time ago. Okay, maybe I stole it from her...I can't remember. But nevertheless I have the book, and use it from time to time for some really helpful cleaning tips.

One GREAT tip that I use over and over again is for the plastic shower curtain liners. You know...the fabulous things that grow stuff in the shower that you see whenever you take a shower, but you ignore it because the thought of cleaning it makes your stomach turn. Okay, so WHITE VINEGAR is the answer here. Here is what you do...

"To remove soap scum and mildew from plastic shower curtains and liners, fill the washing machine with warm water, 1 cup of white vinegar and your regular laundry detergent. Add the curtains, along with several old, light-colored towels. Run through complete cycle and rehang immediately." Oh yes. No more scrubbing your shower curtains with a sponge or buying a new one. I have been doing this for several years, and it works! When we had the top loader washer, I did this...and now that we are borrowing my parents' front loaders, I still put some vinegar in with the detergent, just with about a half a cup of vinegar since that's all that would fit.

Well, this is one tip I have used...and I haven't even dug through the entire book (all 162 pages of cleaning tips) but if you want to check it out, she has a lot of natural ingredients for cleaning, along with some essential non-natural ones.

Happy Cleaning!

1 comment:

Deidre said...

great tip Missy! I'll definitely need to do that!