Posts Tagged ‘Bathroom’

Getting Started: The Great Bathroom Cleansing Ritual

Ivy says: Getting your house back in shape absolutely requires that you clean the bathroom. Let me tell you, you could have mounds of laundry piled everywhere and a spotless bathroom and I totally wouldn’t think you’re gross. But make me use a dirty bathroom and I’ll take pictures and post them here on Home…

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Linoleum Lament

Dear Home Ec 101, I was hoping you could help me with a cleaning problem I have been having lately.  I can’t get my floors clean!  No matter if I wash the floor on my hands and knees or if I use a mop, there’s still a dirt residue that will not go away.  I…

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Hard Water Spots

Dear Home Ec 101, No matter what I do, the hardwater spots on my shower and tub keep coming back?  What am I doing wrong? Signed, Speckled in Spencerton Heather says: Well there are a couple of options.  You could invest in a water softener or be super diligent and use a squeegee after every…

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Another Sticky Situation

Dear Home Ec 101, How do you get stuck on hairspray off walls and a cheap linoleum bathroom floor? Signed, Tacky in Texas Heather says: Oh it’s the dreaded hairspray overspray! The answer is deceptively simple.  You’ll need hot water and elbow grease.  Use an old rag and water as hot as you can stand…

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Moldy Shower Tile, Cha-cha-cha

Dear Home Ec 101, What is the best way to clean that black yuk that tends to grow in the corners of the shower? I have a ceramic tile shower and I have used every mixture I can think of to rid the shower of the black stuff from straight Clorox to the gimmicks from…

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Manly Whiskers in My Sink

Dear Home Ec 101, How should I deal with all the whiskery bits left behind after my husband shaves? Signed, ~Mrs. Claws  Heather says: In celebration of the season, we’d like to present our advice  in song. Sing to Up On The Rooftop Manly whiskers in my sink well thank goodness, they don’t stink Clean…

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I can see clearly now the spots are gone

Another good comment: I’ve always hated cleaning shower walls – they just seem so impossible to clean. And now we have a shower stall with clear doors that shows spots from our hard water in DAYS (even with squeegee-ing after every shower). And if I really want to get them off, I have to scrub…

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Funky shower smells and other fun stuff

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have this nasty smell in my bathroom. It is very hard for me to describe, but I’m OCD and it is driving me nuts. I think I have it pinpointed to the shower stall. I have totally scrubbed it however, I’m very anal about cleaning so it was already clean. I…

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Cultured Marble: What To Clean It With?

Ladies, Two questions for you. First, we have a relatively new shower whose walls are cultured marble. What is the best way to give them the occasional clean to remove soap scum, etc? Second, in the same shower, we have sliding glass doors. While doing a deep clean yesterday, I discovered that there is a…

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Black Goo in Jetted Tub

Dear Home Ec 101: Help! I’ve got funky stuff coming out of my jetted tub. I turned it on the other night and bits of black sludge ruined my bath. How do I clean out the jets? What is it, anyway? ~ Jetty Betty Heather says: Do you really want to know what that sludge…

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How to Clean Stained Bathroom Tile

Dear Home-Ec101, Hi Home-Eccers! Love the site – thanks so much for a return to the basics (that I should have learned LONG ago). My husband and I have been in our new home for about a year and a half, and we’ve never been happy with the cleanliness of the tiles in our shower.…

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How to Clean a Dirty Bathtub

Dear Home- Ec 101, My bathtub is so funky, it makes James Brown look stodgy. Especially since he’s dead. But I digress. The yuck in my tub is so nasty, I’m afraid to take a shower, and my co-workers are starting to complain. Help me, Luke Skywalker Home-Ec 101, you’re my only hope! Signed, Princess…

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