Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cleaning anyone?

Well after Yesterday's post I decided that I knew for certain what would be the very next pin I tried....






                                     (after calling the plumber that is)

I mean seriously....Look at that brown GUNK all  around the faucet!  Dis-gus-ting!

My only homemaking retribution is that one my daughters is in charge of cleaning that bathroom.....evidently I have much to teach her still.  Otherwise I would have had to photoshop the heck outta clean that faucet before the picture.

This of course would have lead to scrubbing and probably getting bleach splattered all over my clothes and eyes and such...Ewww!

But Pinterest gave me an easier solution yet again.
Enter the CLEANING POWER OF VINEGAR.....



                         (http://www.thethriftyhome.com/2009/05/power-of-vinegar.html)

Now this pin tutorial is for someone who has hard water...I don't think I have hard water as I live in the city limits after all but perhaps it works for lazy cleaners too?    Hmmmmm

The tutorial states to soak paper towels in vinegar and wrap it around the faucet and leave it there for 20 minutes or so...then scrub the gunk with a toothbrush.  It also states that she needed to repeat the process

Ummm....I decided to leave it on for about 2 hours cuz I so didnt want to scrub or waste any time repeating the whole thing of course.  Plus my faucet was seriously Naaasssttty!





    So I wrapped the facuet up all pretty like....See, an improvement already!


And then I proceeded to do something relaxing for the next two hours since I was doing all this cleaning you see.



Problem.... I broke a very important rule in the process of all this.

You see, I work night shift....  and in working nights there is a rule  you must not ever break.   You. Do. Not. Relax.... At least not for long periods of time after being awake for 18 hours. 


I forgot this rule (as usual) and promptly fell sound asleep drooling on my desk ummm snuggled up in my bed.

Needless to say after 5 ish hours I jumped up certain that my pin-tip  had now eaten holes in my faucet. 

Only to discover......


Beautifulness....The pin actually worked!  Yay!!!! 

How sweet is that?  Soak paper towels, wrap up whatever, and go take a well deserved nap, and poof its clean!  Like some freaking fairy godmother..or the maid I keep asking for?  

 I think I can get into this kind of cleaning. 

Imagine the possiblities, the time saving....


I think I need to buy stock in paper towels....seriously.

4 comments:

Lovella Cushman March 5, 2013 at 1:39 PM  

Hello, Amy! Your idea is really good! The vinegar has dual purpose: It can clean and disinfect. Anyway, I use baking soda for removing tough stains in my sink. It can also make the faucet look good as new.

Lovella Cushman

Carmella Vancil March 7, 2013 at 2:44 PM  

That’s what you call perfect multi-tasking, Amy! You’ve cleaned the faucet and had a nap at the same time. :) I know it’s not hard to clean the faucet; you just need to have the proper materials to have better results. Did you still try to brush the stain after removing the paper towels? I was wondering if extensively soaking it in vinegar wouldn’t require additional scrubbing anymore. :)

[ Carmella Vancil ]

Darryl Iorio March 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM  

Congratulations on your successful DIY fix on your faucet! Vinegar is indeed a powerful cleaning substance to use for your sink, but the drawback is its smell. If that’s also bothering you, here’s what I can suggest: you can add baking soda and a scented liquid detergent to your solution to get rid of the smell and leave a good smelling sink.

Darryl Iorio

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