Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A.P.D.--Let's Talk Bathrooms

I just finished scrubbing my bathroom with a scrub brush. I only did about half of it--the wall behind the toilet and about 2/3 of the wretched shower tiles, which are the two most mildewed areas always--because it took 45 minutes of intense scrubbing and that was as much as my hands and wrists could do without giving out. An hour and a half of such labors would render me crippled for life.

I keep thinking maybe my problem is that I just don't do it frequently enough. But then I also think that I just can't imagine wiping down every surface of my bathroom every single day, which I think is what I would need to do to keep the mildew from taking over.

Bathrooms in old stone houses are mildew-making factories. Just FYI, if you're on the market for an old stone house.

So please tell me, my lovelies: If your bathroom is mildew-free, how in the hell do you keep it that way? Do you clean it every day? Do you scrub it hard every week? Am I just lazy, or do I really have the most mildew-prone bathroom in the whole country?*

* Don't answer that last one, because it may be a combination of the two and, well, I kind of know I'm not winning any awards for zealous housekeeping. But who wants to scrub walls when there are potatoes to be hilled and tomatoes to be staked?


Anonymous said...

Put in a spray bottle half bleach and half water and go at it. The bleach kills everything! Or use a sponge but wear gloves. Mary in MN

Drew @ Cook Like Your Grandmother said...

Yep, what Mary said. And you don't have to wipe it down either. Well, not every day.

Daisy said...

I'm with the suggestions - but I suggest vinegar, not bleach. It'll be safer around your little boys.

flask said...

i kind of not zelaous in my housekeeping, but i am mildew free.