For today’s Tuesday Tip, I’m soliciting YOUR help!

I am a neat freak in some senses, especially when it comes to clutter. I am a huge proponent of “a place for everything and everything in its place,” and I typically do a quick swoop around the apartment putting things away before bed every night. I’ve learned that I’m much happier if my environment is organized; in fact, sometimes in college I would notice my stress level rising in proportion to the disorganization of my small room!

I also hate dust. I think dust the grossest kind of home dirtiness to me. I recently bought some Pledge Dust and Shine spray, and I really like it. I’ve been attacking all the wood surfaces in our apartment with it on a regular basis. Cleaning the toilet is another one of my pet cleaning tasks. Sure, it’s gross if you think too hard about it, but it provides a lot of clean bang for your not-too-taxing scrubbing buck.

In addition, I make the bed every morning, I wash and change our sheets and towels like clockwork, and I empty the dishwasher shortly after it’s done.

But I am clueless when it comes to cleaning the tub. It just seems like such a large expanse to try and scrub! And it never really looks that dirty, so it’s not as satisfying as dusting a bookshelf. To be quite honest, sometimes I skip cleaning it entirely. I’ll spray down the edges that collect dust and hair and leave the rest. I’m not even sure what the best product to use on a tub is.

So, dear readers, what do you suggest? What are your best tips and tricks for keeping the tub shiny and clean?

Laura Lindeman

Laura Lindeman