It’s Project Sell-the-Townhouse and we are cleaning, de-cluttering, and wrapping up projects. Tuesday was my birthday, but the day was spent knee-deep in basement detritus before I sped to work for an evening class. A dusty day, followed by a late night, culminated in a not-so-special birthday. My students asked if Handy Hubby did anything special for me and they were seriously unimpressed by his gift (he gave me the extra slice of bacon when we had our lunchtime BLTs). I think these kids learn too much about marriage from romantic comedies. An extra piece of bacon shows he cares. Plus we bought a house, which is a fabulous B-day present and weird timing, because we also bought the townhouse a few days before my birthday.
While trying to give the townhouse its best clean ever, I stumbled on an amazing product for cleaning stainless steel and chrome. Do your faucets get water spots? All of our bathroom faucets are relatively new, but they always look hazy from water spots – even after they have been cleaned with all-purpose bathroom cleaner. They just look permanently filmy, which was driving me nuts because they’re new and I want them to show their newness. I’ve tried so many Pinterest tricks – I even rubbed lemons on them (what an ineffective mess)! But this CitruShine cleaner makes them look so damn shiny, and it even helps repel water so they stay relatively spot-free. I just sprayed a little on a clean, dry cloth, wiped them down and BAM! Shiny new faucets.
Here are some photos so you can see the before and after:
|The right half is cleaned with Citrushine, the left half is cleaned with Mr. Clean.|
Obviously, this transformation is awesome for re-sale, but I’m totally adding this cleaner to my regular cleaning arsenal. I can’t wait to tackle the taps at the new place. Even though I’ve been asked to by readers, I rarely share tips for cleaning. But this cleaner impressed me so much, I ran from room to room making Hubby watch the transformation, each time yelling “Look, look! It looks NEW again!!”. After a week, they still look shiny (a few tiny water spots, but nothing compared to the dull mess they were before).
If I apply too much, they can feel greasy so I quickly learned less is more. I was not paid, perked or asked to gush about this stuff. I went out and bought it, fueled by a mix of last minute panic and desperation, like everyone else ( it’s called “Citrushine Stainless Steel Polish“).