Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Secret to Cleaning Big Bathtubs...

What's the first word you think of when you see a big bathtub?  Sure, some of us think, "Calgon take me away!!" or "Relaxation!!" or maybe even, "Light a candle and leave me alone!!".  But not me.  Nope. And I'd venture to guess I'm not the only one who does not have pleasant dreams of a big bathtub in their home.

The first words out of my mouth when I saw the big tub in our home pre-purchase?  "I am NOT gonna clean that huge thing!!!" It's a back breaking job to clean a tub THAT huge!!  I'm sure y'all understand.  Do YOU have an easy time of cleaning big garden tubs?

I was venting my frustration to a lady at church one day a few years ago and she said, "Do what I do- use a sponge mop."

I sat silent.


Game changer.

And she was RIGHT!!!  I found this Libman mop and WOOHOOOO away I clean!! It's way faster and gets the job done nicely!!  I've been using it for our big garden tub and the girls' shower/tub combo, too!!  Sooooo much easier to clean with this!!!

So if cleaning that big bathtub is a thorn in your side like it was mine, seriously consider getting a Libman mop like mine!!!


Paula said...

I use a long-handled sponge to wipe my tub down. I guess a mop would work, too, but I like having something that will fit in a cabinet close to the tub. Sometimes it's too cold here in the winter to enjoy a bath; I have to take showers instead until the weather warms up.

Mrs. U said...

Yay for long handled sponges, Paula! It's waaaya better than just using a scrub brush!

I can't imagine living where it gets so cold! It gets cold here in Georgia, but not like up there!!!

Happy cleaning!!

Jamie Jeffers said...

Genius! I love this idea, because cleaning the tub is one of my most hated jobs.

Mrs. U said...

I sooooooo agree with you, Jamie!!!!!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Mr. Clean pads clean our bathtub the best. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they came out with a Mr. Clean pad mop handle! I agree, cleaning tubs is not a fun job....Happy to meet you today!

Mrs. U said...

Hi SpicingUpIdaho!!!
It would be AWESOME if Mr Clean had a pad mop!!!!!!!!!! I'm hoping they see your comment and invent one!!!!

Thank you for visiting today!!!

Row. said...

WOW This is such a "I should of had a V8" moment for me-The first word that came to my mind was also back breaking. thanks for sharing this tip.

Mrs. U said...

Row!!! I TOTALLY relate!!! My mouth seriously hit the floor when she said she uses a sponge mop!!! It was like "duh". Yes a V8 moment!!!!!!!

Kelly Stevens said...

The best thing I have found to clean my big Jacuzzi tub is dishwasher detergent. I fill the tub and drop 3 of the dishwasher packs in with about a quarter cup of bleach. Run the motor for 3 - 5 minutes and then let it sit about 20 minutes...repeat the process and it will get all of the "gunk" that is in the jet hoses out and your tub will be sparkling clean! It works great! ��

Mrs. U said...

Oh wow, Kelly! What a GREAT idea!!!!! The water gets hot enough to dissolve the dishwasher packs? GREAT idea for anyone with a jacuzzi tub for sure!! Thank you for sharing this!!!!

Candi May said...

Bahaha!! That is EXACTLY my first and only thought regarding big tubs "Ugh! That will kill my back!" We only have a regular shower/tub combo, but it still gets me down for days to clean, so...gonna try your idea! Thanks!! Found you through JES at Strangers and Pilgrims! :)

Mrs. U said...

Hi Candi May!!!
I sooooooo sooooooo understand!! Our girls' bathroom is a shower/tub combo (which I prefer) and I've been cleaning it with this for a while now. MUCH easier!! I'll still have the girls scrub the sides and floor of the tub with baking soda, but this is so so muche easier!!

Happy cleaning!!

Mummascribbles said...

What a great idea - our bath tub isn't huge but it's still a hard job! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

Mrs. U said...

Hi Mummascribbles!!!!
I agree- cleaning bathtubs, ANY SIZE, is a hard job!!!!! Who wants to squat down and scrub for that long?? Not me!! :)

Happy cleaning!!


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