Tackle it Tuesday – Tackling the Tub

by Carmen

Hi Tacklers, Carmen here reporting for tackling duty!

As we all know by now, I am obsessed with ARM & HAMMER® products from dryer sheets to toothpaste and the original baking soda. It just makes the world a better, cleaner place.

Well today I want to tackle my tubs. We just moved into our new place and I am exhausted from the long drive. I need to clean the bathroom, because you never know if the last tenant really cleaned it that well, but I also want to take a bath.

photo credit: ©Phil Landowski

So my mom said, why not do both? She is the queen of baking soda tips and tricks, and told me to add 1/2 a cup of baking soda to a gallon of water to scrub out the tub. Easy and straightforward right?

Well here is a tip that many people don’t know about. You know those expensive bath soaks and salts that can cost you $20 or more? They can also leave a ring around the tub that is hard to get off, especially if you use an oil based soak.

Instead of shelling out cash for a good soak, and then having to clean it after, you can use 1/2 a cup of baking soda to your bath for a relaxing and refreshing soak. Your skin will be silky smooth when you get out, and your bath tub will be clean too!

Talk about two birds with one stone. I used to make fun of my mom for all of her special tips for baking soda, but the apple did not fall too far from the tree.

Do you have any special cleaning tips?

What are you tackling this week? Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the MckLinky below!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

(It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Here is a fun thumbnail style linky…

If the thumbnail Linky doesn’t work for you — or you prefer the old style, you can enter in the linky below.


*Tackle it Tuesday is sponsored this month by ARM & HAMMER® Power Gel Laundry Detergent, America’s first gel detergent!

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom editor Carmen. You get our feed, right?

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Carmen is the mother of two boys, Aiden (4) and Eric (3). She is a seasoned web writer, avid social networker, and proud military wife.

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