I’m going to tell you all something I wish I would have learned years ago, a lesson so important. Here it is:
There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. I’m not saying this because I love our cleaning services (even though I do). I’m not saying this because I’ve received letters telling us how our cleanings have changed lives, sanities and a marriage or two (I have). I say it because it’s true. It’s true for new moms. It’s true for seasoned moms of four. It’s true for people who work from home and for people trying to move from home. It’s true for just about everybody. Even men who refuse to use a map.
There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. I recognize and identify with all the potential customers who will never become clients. The do-it-yourselfers, the have-it-all-ers, the ones who actually like to clean. I also recognize and identify with those folks who look at their crazy, messy homes and just want someone else to come in and clean under the couch, dust the fan blades, and, for the love of all things made with chocolate, make the bathroom look like something people would actually want to use.
There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. In this day and age, we go above and beyond to stretch ourselves as thinly as we can. Stay-at-home parents work from the home; working parents attend every conference and basketball game. Outwardly or not, we compete with each other on how clean our homes are, how creative our birthday parties are, and how many yoga poses we can do. I’m not saying you can’t—or shouldn’t—have it all. I’m just saying it’s impossible without help.
And there’s nothing wrong with asking for help. If having a clean home puts room in your brain and power in your sanity and love in your marriage and playfulness with your kids—and you can’t possibly do it given everything else that is pulling your focus, then ask for help. Think of it this way. You outsource your food, your clothing, and your plumbing fixes. You could learn to do those things, but they may take more time, energy and know-how than you can muster at the moment. You can’t do everything yourself. You weren’t meant to. We are meant to reach out, whether it means to help someone in need or ask for help for ourselves.
Glass shower doors can help give your bathroom a sophisticated look. Unless those glass doors are impossible to see through because of hard water stains and soap scum. Then they start to look a little less classy and a little more trashy. Before you trade in your glass doors for a shower curtain, though, take a few minutes to try a new cleaning method. Whether you want a natural cleaner or a brand-name product, we’ve got you covered. Just decide which tip you want to try and get to scrubbing.
It should come as no surprise that vinegar is one of the easiest ways to get rid of soap scum and hard water stains on your glass shower doors. After all, you can use vinegar to clean just about anything! In this case, mix a 1:1 solution of white vinegar and liquid dish soap in a spray bottle. Shake well and then spray it all over the inside of the door before closing it. Let the mixture settle and drip into the shower for about 30 minutes before scrubbing over it with a damp cloth. You can let it air dry, but wiping it dry will help prevent streaks.
2. Baking soda
Baking soda is also a great way to clean your shower doors. Mix it with just enough water to create a thick paste and use a sponge to rub it onto the doors. You can rinse it off with water, but rinsing with vinegar is more effective. Finish by wiping the doors with a dry cloth.
3. Bar Keeper’s Friend
While usually used for stainless steel appliances, Bar Keeper’s Friend can also clean your glass doors. Pour some onto the abrasive side of a sponge and scrub the doors with it. When you’ve scrubbed everything, rinse it off with water and let it air dry.
Looking for a way to clean your shower doors and make your bathroom smell pretty good? Grab some Pine-Sol. Mix 1/8 cup of Pine-Sol with 1/2 gallon of warm water, soak a clean rag in the mixture, and then use it to wipe down your glass doors. You can also make it easier on yourself by putting the mixture into a spray bottle and spraying it on the doors. Finish by rinsing off the glass with warm water.
If you’re looking for a completely natural way to clean your shower doors, try a lemon. Cut the lemon in half and scrub the glass with the cut side, squeezing while you scrub. Depending on the severity of your hard water stains, you might have to make a few passes with the lemon, but it should take care of it pretty easily. When you’re finished, wipe over the glass with a damp towel to remove the leftover lemon juice and let it air dry.
6. Magic Eraser
When you just need to spot-clean sections of your glass doors, a Magic Eraser is your best bet. Just dampen the Eraser and scrub it over the water stain or soap scum until the glass shines like it’s brand new.