An old punky boyfriend’s punky ex-girlfriend used to refer to me as June Cleaver, since apparently I wasn’t punky enough for her tastes. I’m about to prove that true. And to be honest, I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. Having an element of June (without the scary 50s subtext) may not be so bad.
A few months ago I became obsessed with the water marks and spots on my bathroom’s glass shower door. Those hard water marks pissed me off. So, with broken pinky in a splint, I rounded up some rubber gloves and armed myself with some internet research . Regular shower cleaner didn’t work. So I tried vinegar, then lemon juice. Nada. Then I pulled out the big guns and headed to Ace where I bought two different hard water mark removers (they know who they are) – the hard core stuff.
Still – about 4 hours later – nothing had worked. I was actually considering starting fresh and trying to convince my husband we needed new doors!
Enter my mother-in-law. The woman can be a wealth of information. No sooner had I mentioned to her my obsession (in a shallow attempt to show her that I do care about things domestic and in fact was actually spending time on them) when she mentioned that it seemed like glass cooktop cleaner should work.
And – it did! Hands down it was way more effective that the other suggestions I found on the internet – it removed the water stains, and quickly too! I now keep glass cooktop cleaner in my bathroom, just because it’s easier to clean if I have all the gear right there – if I have to head downstairs for that stuff I might get distracted!
So that’s my housekeeping tip for the year – use glass cooktop cleaner to remove water stains from your shower doors.
Now, I would post a picture, but that was back in June, and I’ve only cleaned the door once since then – so clearly, I’m not going to post a picture. But now at least now I know how to do it in 20 minutes or less.