In an upcoming post I am going to jump on the “green” cleaning bandwagon (you’ll see), but before I do that I wanted to update you all on the current state of my glass shower doors (and other bathroom cleaning foibles).
Before forking over cash for some of the products you suggested, I decided to try one last-ditch effort to clean the shower doors with what I had at home. Here are the results:
I filled my cleaning bucket with maybe two inches of warm water and added a few shakes of Bon Ami.
Dipping my tub/sink scrubbing brush in the solution, I started raising hell (figuratively) on the glass.
I had to scrub pretty hard the first time because there was so much residue. After that I took a cleaning rag and wiped the doors down. Then I wiped them again with another dry cleaning rag so that they were completely dry.
Amazingly, that seemed to do the trick!
Now, I’m not one to be sold so quickly – especially based on a formula that I made up myself. I wondered what would happen after a few showers. Or, maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me and the glass looked clean but really wasn’t. Or, maybe the scrub brush was scratching the glass.
But, after a few weeks the solution seems to be working pretty well. I don’t have to scrub as hard anymore. But, I do try to squeegee the doors after I take a shower (not every time, maybe half the time).
I’m still not 100% confident, but I am confident enough to share it with those of you who care. If you decide to try this method, please let me know how it works for you.
I am also very interested in trying out tea tree oil, as Jessie suggested (for household cleaning in general). And I thought Amy’s idea of putting shower curtains in the wash was brilliant.
As for cleaning the tub, I did resort to going back to using Comet with bleach. I was using Bon Ami, but I really needed the bleach to whiten the tub.
Next I will tackle the tile . . .