In the interim, there have been many things to deal with. They are trying to get everything packed, Jeff is finishing up his job, which leaves Tonya to do many of the other things necessary for arranging a major move. She has had to make several quick trips down here to take care of condo hell. And then there was finding a new place. Dan and I were the scouts. When we found this place, that was another trip down to approve it. Each one of those trips was one less day spent packing. Makes you not want to get up in the morning sometimes.
However, the new place is a nice town house condominium which they are going to enjoy a lot! Like most places, it needed some good old cleaning. Dan and I volunteered to do said job for them because it was not going to get done before the move otherwise.
These condominiums were built in the 70's, but most of them have been updated maybe several times. The biggest problem I encountered were orange rust stains in the bathtub and unknown stains on the cultured marble sinks. Ugh. I don't know about you, but rust stains gross me out. Even if the fixture is clean, it doesn't look clean. The previous occupants were evidently not bothered by said stains because they had done nothing to fix the issue. Plain old bathtub cleaner was NOT doing the trick. So, I went on Google and looked for solutions by typing in "stain removal bathtubs". The tub is porcelain, so EHow said to use at least 3% peroxide and baking soda. Okay, why not give it a try? They are both super cheap so I was more than willing to see what happened.
Well, this is what happened!
The sink in the downstairs half bath had some serious stains. The sink is cultured marble and the EHow article said the peroxide/baking soda mixture was safe to use, but do not use bleach. The sink looked like someone had washed paint brushes in it or something and just left it and it had stained the sink. It looked really ugly. One stain was an off white (upper left) and the other was black (middle front).
Now, I am super stoked to try this method on lots of hard to clean stains. We could save ourselves so much money and toxic exposure to chemicals by using these inexpensive ingredients. I love Google. Thanks EHow for the handy dandy tips! Give this a try the next time you need a cleaning miracle because it truly works.
Things to Remember:
If you type in hydrogen peroxide in Google search, there are many web sites touting all the uses for hydrogen peroxide. Check them out the next time you need a good stain remover! donna