Cleaning your bathtub can seem like a scary, overwhelming, even back-breaking chore—but it doesn’t have to be! In this video, Melissa Maker shows us a quick bathtub cleaning routine that will make this job so much easier.
One important thing to note is to not to use a heavy hand with abrasive materials—whether your tub is enameled, acrylic, or fiberglass, tub finishes tend to be delicate, so always work with gentle cleansers and a non-scratching sponge.
I like to start with equal parts dish soap and baking soda in a little bowl—about 1/4 cup each will do it. Another nice inclusion is an essential oil; I use grapefruit here, for its clean scent, but also for the fact that citrus helps dissolve soap scum.
Fold a towel a few times to give your knees a nice cushion to rest on, and then dip a damp sponge into the solution and spread it all over the tub. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
Now wet the sponge again, and use the scrubby side to gently agitate the cleaning solution until you work the soap scum free (you can feel with your hand to make sure it’s gone). Rinse the tub well, using a detachable shower head, or a container of warm water.
Finally, use a squeegee or a thick microfiber towel to dry it off. Your tub will absolutely sparkle.