Okay, today I decided I was going to clean our DISGUSTING shower four weeks post-op. My great idea may not have been so great, I’m definitely feeling the pain of overdoing it afterwards. A colorectal surgery isn’t easy to bounce back from when you’re not a spring chicken. 🙂 However, the fact the bathroom was so nasty I decided to tackle it. As much as I love my husband who is extremely talented in many areas I will tell you he does not clean, cleaning is my area of expertise. 😉 I got busy and made my go to mixture of Dawn dish liquid and white Vinegar. Generally I just make it about half Dawn and half Vinegar (leaning a little more towards the vinegar side). I never measure it, in fact I rarely measure anything. LOL Our shower hasn’t been this bad since I had breast cancer. Four weeks of nasty mildew, hard water stains, and dirty footprints. Yuck!
So, in I go to tackle the dirty, nasty shower armed with my powerful cleaning solution. You must spray, spray, spray, and spray some more until everything is completely covered, then go watch a little tv, eat a little snack, or better yet you could read my blog. 🙂 Caution: You may want to open a window for ventilation and turn on your bathroom exhaust fan because the fumes can be overpowering. Now you must be patient and wait for the power to take over those weeks worth of nasty, you know mine did take four weeks to accumulate. After a good 15 to 30 minutes you need to grab a sponge made for scrubbing, preferably on an extension pole, and a brush made specifically for cleaning grout. Just to let you know our shower is 16 years old with the original tile and grout so it won’t be spotless, however it can be improved upon by a HUGE amount.
Easing into our shower (do as I say not as I do) with my weapons of destruction the cleaning begins. Another word of caution, DO NOT step into the shower with all the solution on the floor, DANGEROUS! Believe me when I tell you that you will fall. Using the scrubber sponge I scour the floors and walls then I get the grout brush and tackle the really nasty, dirty spots in the crevices. After everything has been thoroughly scrubbed just rinse and see the clean revived tile. The solution works great on aluminum trimmed shower doors and the plumbing fixtures, it easily removes hard water stains.
Well, I did get the shower cleaned but that was all I could accomplish today. There’s always another day and I promise you the mess will be waiting. 🙂 I do love the smell and look of a clean shower!
Till Next Time,
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