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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 01:47 PM
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Dishwashing liquid to clean the shower? It works! From Apartment Therapy's
"Reader Intelligence Report: Cleaning Secret Weapons."

I tried this and it works great.

My favorite is at the very end (wont work for me anymore, though :( )but it's gotta be effective!

This may become my favorite DU group!

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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 02:21 PM
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1. What's at the end that's effective, but doesn't work?
:rofl:
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 02:23 PM
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2. It's a secret.
:D
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 02:43 PM
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3. Ah! Google is my friend!
That secret won't work for my son either. :rofl:

But the dishsoap makes sense.

I've been using rubbing alcohol for years. I keep a spray bottle under the sink. Rubbing alcohol is used to clean surfaces in hospital pharmacy's Laminar Flow Hoods (where IV admixtures are prepared). If it's good enough for that, it's good enough for my kitchen & bathroom (just keep it away from mirrors.)

:hi:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 02:46 PM
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4. Mom--mine's gone, but it worked when she visited my dorm room!
:rofl:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 02:48 PM
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5. Ack! Forgot the link, here:
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-05-11 04:30 PM
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14. Ah...
NOW the 'at the end' part makes sense. :)
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 04:36 PM
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6. Lemon oil is the best.
Takes out all the hard scum accumulation.

We had extreme hard water build-up and after all manner of remedies I have found lemon oil to be the best. I found it on a newspaper article from the Salt Lake Tribune many years ago.
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 08:07 PM
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8. Do you use this on tile or on the fixtures?
After years of using Ajax, I finally realized I was ruining the finish on the bathroom fixtures. Someone here on DU suggested 'Bar Keepers Friend'. I've been using that but if lemon oil works better, I'll give it a try.
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 05:38 PM
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12. On the glass and tile.
I wipe my fixtures after I dry off. It takes seconds.
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-11 09:34 PM
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19. I use a squeegee
Gets the water droplets off in a flash, so you spend less time cleaning your shower. :)

Am liking these other hints, too--thanks!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 11:52 AM
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15. Love Bar Keeper's Friend. I have a lot of old Corningware from my mom
and it cleans it really nicely!
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 06:10 PM
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7. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
Edited on Wed Feb-02-11 06:10 PM by GoCubsGo
They remove soap scum very easily. Great for scuff marks on the walls and other hard-to clean places. I'm generally not big on recommending name-brands stuff, but Magic Erasers are one of the few exceptions.

I think it was "Heloise" who suggested coating your shower stall with Rain-X, the stuff that helps keep your car windshield clean. It's supposed to help keep the soap scum from building up in the first place. I have some Rain-X, but haven't tried this yet.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:19 AM
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9. I tried everything known to man and struggled for YEARS to find a good, easy
way to get my tub/shower stall clean. Then my intrepid assistant told me about Mr Clean (and generic) Magic Eraser Sponges. I am NEVER going back. If they quit making them I will just have to kill myself.
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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 04:36 PM
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10. Best buy yet, the generic sponges are available at' Dollar Tree'.
I don't have the box but I think Magic Eraser Sponges are the ones from Dollar Tree. I am also a convert. I do cut them in half. Last longer and are easier to use.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:45 PM
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13. We have a 99c store, and I can also get the generic ones at Walgreens and such.
Thanks for the cutting-in-half suggestion.
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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 09:37 PM
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17. Rain-X
sounds like a good way to slip and kill yourself, no?
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-11 08:23 PM
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18. On the floor/bottom? Not a good idea.
But on the walls of the shower it could work.
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 05:08 PM
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11. Plain white vinegar works great, esp. in hard water areas.
It doesn't scratch your surfaces, either. Spray it on, let sit for awhile, then wipe off.
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Luciferous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 08:02 PM
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16. I tried the dishwashing liquid today and it does work well. Thanks for sharing!
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