Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday Edition: My Favorite Things

Happy Monday Everyone! I finally had a weekend at home, so I took full advantage of it. I made jewelry, spent time with my husband, went out with friends, and cleaned house. I wish I could say that I have an immaculate show place of a home, but I can't. In fact, I don't understand how people keep their house clean all the time. That is so amazing to me! I really wish I was one of those people. The cold, hard truth is that I am not, and sometimes (okay most times) my house is just plain messy. Not dirty or disgusting-just messy.

My biggest enemy in my quest for a clean house is my shower. My shower is so hard to get clean. I have tried everything from soft scrub to straight bleach, but it seems that the hard water stains and soap scum are permanent residents in my shower. It would totally be okay if they paid rent, but since they don't I am forever looking for a way to get rid of them.

On a recent trip to Wal-Mart, I found a new (new to me) cleaning product. It was with the sponges, scrub brushes, and cleaners. It is called Pure Clean Bathroom Cleaning Block by Earth Stone. It almost looks like a pumus stone, but it has a sponge on one side. It looked very earthy and all natural, so I decided to give it a try. It works like magic! It is wonderful! If I could sing, I would sing its praises! I wouldn't use it on surfaces that scratch easily, but it was perfect for my pesky shower floor! You should definitely give it a try! Sorry I don't have a picture! Just look for the pumus stone look-alike in the cleaning aisle!


Anonymous said...

I am the same kind of person. I wish I was a clean freak but I am not, like you my house is not messy but sometimes cluttered!!
I can't wait to see your jewelry site!! I check your blog everyday to see if you posted anything about it:)
Have a WONDERFUL day:)

A Cincy Mama said...

oohh...excited to give this a try. we have one of those heavy old tubs...whatever it's made of is very porous...stains way too easily. So, it never looks very clean. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is decent, but takes forever and falls apart very easily. Thanks for the tip!

Terri said...

Girl, I feel your pain. I love how your described your house: not dirty, just messy. I say that all the time! I tried the pumice thing you're talking about at our house in Colquitt - apparently, we were the only people who had ever lived there that thought about cleaning the shower! Something else to try: Kaboom Shower/Tub/Tile Cleaner. It's in a purple spray bottle. The fumes aren't strong like other cleaners & it does a great job on soap scum.