(insert “that’s what she said” after that title.)
You know how we spent our weekend? Other than being incredibly wonderful people and helping our friends move? We cleaned. Yep, we had a thrilling Sunday filled with mopping floors and scrubbing bathtubs – we’re just living the exciting life of two twenty-somethings in their prime. In our extensive cleaning, I got the wild hair to rip out all the caulk in our master bath and replace it with fresh, new, pristine white caulk.
This is the point where I should include before pictures of said moldy caulk so you can see why I decided to rip the nasty stuff out in the first place. But, the pictures were A)embarrassing for me and B)just down right gross. If you’d like to get an idea of what I was working with, check out google’s smattering of nastiness. Bleagh.*
I’ve taken it upon myself to scrape out and replace our bathtub’s caulk once every year so I don’t have to see the mold that will inevitably creep up after time (writing this post is starting to make chunks rise in my throat). My friend (who I helped move – maybe this was payment?) lent us an As-Seen-On-TV caulking kit, which included a caulk removal tool. I’m saying this to tell you to not buy this tool – don’t even take the time to try it out to see if it will remove existing caulk. Just grab your x-acto knife and go to town. After scrapping out the caulk, I vacuumed up the little bits that were left over, and my husband stepped in and started to add the new caulk.
We even cleaned up the area around the faucet and handle to really finish off the update (ie. the lipstick on a pig – the pig being our old, dingy shower). Seriously though, check out the google befores and you’ll see why I’m so ecstatic with my new and improved shower.
All of this cleaning led us to a decision – we now have a set-in-stone cleaning day, once a week (today is said day – happy cleaning Tuesday!). We decided that wasted Sundays cleaning the whole house are no fun, so we’ll set aside one day a week after work to do a light cleaning to keep things in check. Does anyone else have a schedule like this? Do you think we’ll actually keep to it? Here’s hoping!
*really, our bathroom wasn’t as bad as the google images appear to me. I promise I clean on a regular basis, Mom!