Oh, the shame! The embarrassment! The reality! Yes, even my home gets dirty. Not just messy, but caked on what-the-hell-is-that dirty. I like to think I keep my home above average clean. I have a decent routine down. After all, I clean for a living, so how could I possibly not see every speck of dirt in my house? Because I am human, and that means I make messes without always cleaning them up. Anyone else relate?
So, let’s set the scene. Here I am cleaning the newly decorated main bathroom. The only bathroom in the house with a tub, also the bathroom most used on a daily basis. I’m feeling pretty good with the décor and the fresh touch up of paint. That is, until I pull back the shower curtain. What in the world is growing on it? How have I not seen this before? I shower in this? Where is my camera? Naturally I needed to document and share this with all of you. Ewe, your cleaning lady is so gross!!!! The thing is, I have so many conversations through the day with friends and clients that just assume I don’t miss things in my own home or apologize for the mess in theirs. It sometimes feels like people are embarrassed or that they think I might think less of them if everything isn’t perfect. Especially the women I talk to. There is this pressure to have everything in order and not a speck of dirt should someone pop by. Most of the time the person popping by is the cleaner, and then they apologize for having things to clean.
Remember the most important thing, if you don’t have a mess, I don’t have a job. So, stop apologizing for contributing to my livelihood. Thank you. Thank you for hiring your cleaner, and for leaving something for them to do. Thank you for giving yourself a break and for not being the cleanest person in the world. No one likes that person if they do it themselves!!! We all have our icky, I just photograph mine. Bet you are feeling better about your bathroom now. Go ahead, double check your shower curtain real fast. Okay, feeling better?
Good. Now let’s talk about how I cleaned that nasty shower curtain with one of my secret weapons. Toilet bowl cleaner. Oh, it’s a go to around my house. Toilets, grout lines, around the rim of the tub to remove the ring and yes, along the bottom half of the shower curtain to remove mold. I just squeeze a horizontal line along the length of the shower curtain above the dirty spot. Then I pull the curtain together and roll it up and sit it on the side of the rub. Let it sit 5 mins then just open it and rinse. No scrubbing or wiping required. Redemption! Until next time.