How to Clean a Bathtub! (Easy Bathtub Cleaning Routine)

Cleaning your bathtub can seem like scary, overwhelming, even back-breaking chore – but it’s not – and there’s actually a very easy way to clean your tub! In this video, Melissa Maker shows us a quick bathtub cleaning routine which will make this job so much easier!

cleaning your tub can seem like a scary

overwhelming even back-breaking chore

but it’s not in fact there’s a really

easy way to do it and I’m going to show

you exactly what it is and just before

we get to the scrubbing if you haven’t

done so already be sure to subscribe to

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your bathroom what does the dirty tub

actually mean well first it means if you

have any of this on your head that

there’s probably hair in the tub

guilty and there’s also soap scum in the

tub and if you want to know what soap

scum is it’s a disgusting slurry of dead

skin cells dirt from your body oil from

your body oil from your products and all

the remnants that come out of soap and

shampoo and it all kind of mixes

together it’s wet going down and then

when all the water dries up what’s left

behind is soap scum and that stuff will

look gray and might feel a little bit

sticky or gritty if you run your hand

along it it might look kind of stripy

along the sides of your tub you’ll know

what if you see it don’t confuse soap

scum with bacteria there’s nothing in

soap scum that can actually hurt you

it’s just gross now there are three

different kinds of tubs that you might

encounter

there’s cast iron which are beautiful

cloth footed gorgeous looking things I

don’t have that in my house there’s

acrylic or fiberglass tubs which kind of

feel plasticky and then there is what

I’m standing in which is just an

enameled tub and that’s what we’re going

to clean today now if you do have the

other types of tubs you want to make

sure that you’re using the appropriate

cleaning products and tools obviously

nothing that scratches because both of

those finishes are quite delicate there

are tons of different products out there

for cleaning your tub and they probably

all work really well I am going to keep

it simple today and just make my own

recipe with ingredients you probably

already have just get yourself a mixing

bowl and add equal parts of baking soda

and dish soap here I’m using about a

quarter cup of each this recipe does not

keep well so you’re going to use it and

then you got to get rid of it now I’m

also adding about ten drops of essential

oil today I’ve chose

grapefruit because I really like the

smell and because citrus actually helps

break down soap scum I’m going to mix

this together really well and there’s

your recipe just a quick note if you

plan to clean your shower tiles and your

tub at the same time do your tiles first

with a video on that I’ll link it for

you down below and then do your tub

after you want to keep your tub dry

until the very end here’s a quick tip to

make sure your knees don’t take a

beating while you’re scrubbing your tubs

take a towel and fold it up a few times

so that it’s nice and thick then rest

your knees on the towel and that will

make this process much more comfortable

start with a dampened sponge and dip it

into the mixture that you’ve created

apply that on to the tub what you’re

doing here is essentially giving your

tub a facial mask if you will you’re

going to let this sit for about 10

minutes or so the product is going to

start to work by breaking down all that

soap scum and the baking soda will

really help get rid of any of that stuff

that’s really stuck on now when the time

comes

wet your sponge again and start at the

back section of your tub or cake section

by section use the scrubby side of your

sponge and just work your way back and

forth using an S pattern scrubbing as

needed now if you encounter an area that

is particularly scummy you can give it a

bit of a buff in a circular motion and

if you want to check to see if the soap

scum is gone just run your finger along

that area of the tub if it feels nice

and smooth there’s no more soap scum now

work your way all the way down to the

end of the tub when it’s all done give

it a good rinse you might want to use a

container to do this or a removable

showerhead if you have one once its

rinsed and there’s no more product left

behind either use the squeegee to get

rid of the moisture or you can use a

nice thick absorbent towel and might I

recommend a makers microfiber cloth to

do that even though it might have seemed

like an overwhelming job I hope we’ve

shown you that it takes like five

minutes to clean your tub it is so not a

big deal so I hope this video has

inspired you to go and clean your

bathtub and then you get to reward

yourself with a nice

warm that this week’s comment question

is are you a shower person or are you a

bath person I remember when I was a kid

all I wanted to do was move out of the

bath bays and get to showering but now

as an adult I feel like bats are so nice

what would I give to take a nice warm

bath every night so let me know in the

comments down below what you prefer

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to a cleaner life thanks so much for

watching and we’ll see you next time

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