Bathtub Cleaning

by Brooke Tolman
(last updated November 14, 2016)

Bathtub cleaning, no matter how much you don't want to, is a necessity since it's used pretty much on a daily basis. Lots of people make this job harder than it needs to be, follow these few simple steps to get your bathtub looking spick and span.

  1. First thing to do is buy you a pair of good rubber gloves. This definitely won't be the last time you have to scrub your tub and you don't want your hands to get all dried out from the cleaner that you're using.
  2. Find something suitable to scrub with. Maybe you're fine just using a plain old sponge, or if your back hurts from having to bend over maybe you'd be better using a mop. Whatever it is, make sure it's comfortable to use and won't give you any type of hand or arm problems. If you do use a sponge, make sure not to use it too many times. Sponges are a circus for bacterial growth.
  3. Next, find a cleaner that works for you. You may need to try out a few before you find one that works best with your tub and the smell doesn't choke you to death, but don't worry you'll find one you like eventually. It's important to remember that your cleaner should do all the work for you. Scrubbing is only necessary to wipe it up, but ideally your bathtub cleaner should soften and help make the dirt and soap scum easier to remove.
  4. Now comes the dirty part, start scrubbing. Spray your cleaner in the tub, and then have at that nasty soap scum! You might want to wet the tub a little first with the shower to help get rid of the loose dirt. It's best to start at the back part of your tub, furthest from drain and work towards the drain, that way when rinsing it off, you aren't rinsing dirt over your already cleaned portions. It would also be smart to clean around your tub before cleaning the inside, as dirt has a tendency to creep down the sides of your tub. Make sure when doing that to clear off everything from the sides.
  5. After you're done cleaning, I would give a quick wipe down to the things you pulled off the side, like your shampoo and conditioner bottles, just to get some of the dirt and soap scum off there.

All that's left to do now is sit back, relax and enjoy your sparkling bathtub.

Author Bio

Brooke Tolman

Brooke is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. She currently resides in Seattle where she works as a freelance data analyst and personal trainer. She hopes to spend her life camping and traveling the world. ...

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