Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog.
It’s no surprise to anyone who has read this blog for any length of time that I consider housework a necessary evil. It needs to be done regularly so that I don’t have to deal with bigger messes, but it takes time away from the stuff I really want to be doing.
I thought I would share how I use good ol’ shaving cream to make things faster.
If foggy mirrors are a problem, rubbing shaving cream on a clean mirror then polishing it off will keep the mirror from fogging. The time saver for me: if my husband isn’t smearing dirt stuff around the mirror in an effort to get it clear, the less I have to clean off.
2. Soap Scum Remover/Preventer
My shower is the bane of my existence. Drop in-shower module with sliding glass doors. That thing picks up soap scum everywhere, and it is a PITA to clean.
By smearing shaving cream on the smooth areas and polishing it off, the soap scum doesn’t stick. This process needs to be repeated about every other month, but it’s way better than cleaning with nasty chemicals or rubbing my skin off with Mr. Clean Erasers. It doesn’t seem to work on the floor, though, which is textured, so if anyone has any cleaning tips for that….?
BTW, you can do the same thing using Turtle Car Wax. But shaving cream smells better.
3. Baseball Glove Softener
I know, you’re probably thinking, “How often do you have to soften a baseball glove?” Not often. But having recently acquired my first new one…ever…I was faced with the task. Honestly, I’m not going to sit there and rub oil into it and put it under the mattress. So shaving cream to the rescue!
4. Ring Cleaner
I am hard on my hands, and by extension, my rings. Shaving cream gets everything sparkling clean very quickly! I rub the cream on the metal and it shines right up. This avoids having to stop at the jewelry store at the mall to have everything cleaned.
As a side note, I also use Tom’s Toothpaste and an old toothbrush to clean rings. That cleans the stones up well, but I still prefer shaving cream for polishing the metal.
5. Grout Cleaner
I don’t have much grout in my bathroom, but when it has to be cleaned, that means bleach. Since I’ve already ruined a pair of jeans while doing this task, I wanted a better way to make the bleach “stick” on the vertical. Shaving cream can be applied to hold the bleach solution in place, giving you a faster (and less destructive) method to get the grungies out.
Do you have any tips for odd uses with shaving cream? Share below!
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