I love Pinterest. Sometimes. One thing I don't love is finding a beautiful coat, or an interesting top and then finding out it is no longer available. There should be a time limit on all clothing and merchandise pins. Once an item is discontinued or sold out, those pins should disappear.
But I digress.
I have been finding recipes that look delicious. I keep pinning helpful hints that if they worked would make life easier, and crafts with a finished product that doesn't appear too "crafty".
I have made a decision to actually try some of the recipes, crafts and hints that I have pinned before I pin anything else. Just as putting goals to paper increase our likelihood to take action to make them a reality, I thought that going public with my plan would make it more likely that I would follow through.
Today I am reporting on a hint I saw a while back and pinned to my board Tips . It is for homemade soap scum "killa". It involves mixing equal parts hot vinegar and blue Dawn dish detergent. I microwaved 1 cup of vinegar for 2 minutes and poured it into a spray bottle that contained a cup of blue Dawn dish detergent. The original hint makes a point of telling us that it must be the blue Dawn! I shook the spray bottle to mix the two ingredients and then went to town spraying it all over the showers in my home. The blog I traced this hint back to said to leave it overnight, but I worried a bit about the blue foam staining the grout. So after about an hour, I went in and used the flexible shower head to spray down all the walls and the inside of the tub.
I was extremely happy with the results. I ran my hands along the tiles and found no traces of any soap scum and thankfully, the grout was not affected at all by the blue coloring. I was also pleased to not have to worry about breathing in fumes. This is definitely a hint that will become a regular part of my weekly cleaning routine!