Tackle It Tuesday #126

by LisaW

Hello ladies! It’s Lisa, the Apron Queen- your resident tackler. Welcome to the CLR Tackle It Tuesday!

Tackle your housework with CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner today and you’ll be entered to win one of the three prize packs, which each includes $100, from CLR! (For more details about today’s contest, you can revisit our post, Tackle To Win???.)

I even tied my apron on and tackled my own bathroom with CLR! Now, the directions on the bottle state Wear household rubber gloves. So, I picked up a pair at the store and I just have to share a photo of them with you.

The Apron Queen - Woman in an Apron

Are those gloves just the best, or what?! Hot pink kitchen gloves with an enormous cuff decorated in huge pink polka dots!

I’ll tell you a little secret. Houswework is a little bit funner when you’re wearing hot pink kitchen gloves! And wearing a pink polka dot apron to boot too!

Seriously, I need to make housework as much fun as I can. Because I’ve got some major issues to tackle in my bathroom. Take a look at this actual untouched photograph of my poor bathtub…

I apologize if I scared anyone. I know it’s not even Halloween yet!

I’m actually a bit embarassed to have to show it to ya’ll. But, I’m trying to keep it real and honest.

Obviously, my bathtub has not had a good scrubbing for quite some time. While I’m not having too much trouble with calcium, lime or hard water- as you can see, there is some serious soap scum and dirt build up.

CLR Bath & Kitchen to the rescue…

I gave my bathtub a decent scrub with CLR Bath & Kitchen.

Then, I stood back and had a good look at it. And I decided that it looked 10x better than before.

But, it still wasn’t quite clean. So, I read the directions a little closer. And I realized I was supposed to let the CLR soak in for 2-3 minutes.

Oops! Let’s give that another try…

Ta Da! Much better!

After using CLR Bath & Kitchen

I am very pleased with the results from CLR. In fact, I thought no one else would notice.

But, are you ready for this? My husband noticed. Immediately!

That is some serious and powerful stuff if my husband walks in the bathroom and says “Wow. What did you do to the bath tub?”

Thanks CLR Bath & Kitchen!

What did you tackle this week? Link up and let us know!

All bloggers who posts their opinions (and have included the permalink in the CLR Tackle It Tuesday Mr. Linky by the Wednesday, October 22 at 11:59pm Eastern) will be entered to win one of the three Prize Packs, which each include $100.00, from CLR.

We will announce the winners October 23rd, 2008.

Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

We’re making housework blog-able!

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 with CLR this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

If you tackled a project (not with CLR) this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Happy tackling ladies…

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1 Jenny October 21, 2008 at 12:05 am

I LOVED the CLR! It’s amazing how easy it was to use and how well it cleaned.

I love your apron too ;-)

btw…I only added my link on the clr, but it looks like it might have shown up on both somehow.


2 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls October 21, 2008 at 12:06 am

LOL – your bathtub looked extremely familiar! I tackled mine (grime and all) with CLR this week too. :)


3 Maddy October 21, 2008 at 12:12 am

Love the gloves! That’s exactly what I need, an up to the elbow version, superb, also probably quite a good idea to wear when you’re using chemicals like that.


4 Organizing Mommy October 21, 2008 at 12:40 am

My gloves were green for this one, but I do love the pink ones you have on! I also tackled a tub, a toilet and a sink.. and a shower. It didn’t take that long either. I felt like a domestic rock star.


5 Gabrielle Krake SWB October 21, 2008 at 12:56 am

This is awesome… I’m so glad to have the ability to share my tackling!!!


6 Sheri October 21, 2008 at 1:02 am

I love this product! It worked great. Now I just need a cute pair of gloves, too.


7 Peggy October 21, 2008 at 1:34 am

AMAZING tackle! your tub looks GREAT! I love your apron and gloves:)


8 Marilyn - A Mixed Bouquet October 21, 2008 at 2:45 am

Love the gloves! I have a mixed review of the product.


9 earthlingorgeous October 21, 2008 at 5:06 am

wow! that is a real amazing product! your tub looks new!


10 susieshomemade October 21, 2008 at 6:36 am

My tackle may look like I didn’t use CLR but I did. She had some bath toys that had hard water deposits on it and they came right off:-)


11 Hadias October 21, 2008 at 6:59 am

I thought that you had snuck into my home, taken a picture of my tub and posted it here on the internet. I thought only my tub got that dirty. I have to clean it four or five times a week to kepp it from getting grimy. Such hard work. I have my tackle up. I hope that you’ll come by to visit.


12 happyathome October 21, 2008 at 7:14 am

Maybe CLR would have helped my tackle! Sorry for the linky mixup!


13 Andrea October 21, 2008 at 7:44 am

Ooh! Those gloves are mah-vellous dah-ling! Great tackle! :)


14 AmyG October 21, 2008 at 8:00 am

What a great tackle! That CLR does a really good job.


15 mannequin October 21, 2008 at 8:01 am

Wow! This was only the first. The first in a long string of tackles. I liked CLR and as a bonus, the tackle inspired Mr. Man to buy all sorts of stuff!
Count me in!


16 Christine October 21, 2008 at 8:12 am

I hope people had better luck with this product than I did! But this is a fun Tackle It project and I was happy to participate.


17 Adventures In Babywearing October 21, 2008 at 8:20 am

I must go out and get some CLR today! How great of you to be honest and share your bathroom- because so many of us can relate, I am sure!



18 Andi October 21, 2008 at 8:41 am

Loved the CLR challenge. Thanks for letting us participate!


19 Janelle October 21, 2008 at 8:45 am

Wow, the power of pink gloves and CLR = really clean tub for you! My review isn’t as dramatic and features the kitchen sink. Thanks.


20 Jamie October 21, 2008 at 8:45 am

Thanks for the CLR! I was very excited to get it in the mail and try it out!


21 Kati October 21, 2008 at 8:49 am

Thanks for this opportunity! I loved the CLR!!!


22 Allie (Screwed Up Texan) October 21, 2008 at 9:06 am

Tackling my bathtub with CLR was a fun project to take on! I liked almost everything about the product. The scent is wonderful…so much I was entering my bathroom every few minutes just to sniff.


23 Kari October 21, 2008 at 9:10 am

Love the result of your tub!
I tackled my horrible kitchen sinks.
I was pleased with the result.


24 DeuceMom October 21, 2008 at 9:19 am

thanks so much for hosting this. I accidentally put my name on the with-CLR section… sorry – I need to read more carefully!!


25 Elizabeth October 21, 2008 at 9:31 am

Love those gloves and apron. This was great fun thanks! I did a write up for both my blogs. I hope that was ok…


26 Amydeanne October 21, 2008 at 10:02 am

i love CLR, great job!


27 mom2my9 October 21, 2008 at 10:13 am

Hi Apron Queen! I haven’t tried CLR, but plan to now! Hey, sorry I entered my post in the wrong Mr. Linky. Go ahead and delete it from the top one if you want. I promise I’ll do better next time! Have a great day!


28 Lisa October 21, 2008 at 10:27 am

The tub looks great! I need to tackle our tub too.

This week we tackled a farm outing with the kids.


29 Melissa October 21, 2008 at 10:32 am

Thanks for the chance to test out CLR. My results aren’t as happy! It might be the blue tub I have!


30 Kristi October 21, 2008 at 10:41 am

I didn’t think the product was all that amazing either, but I was glad that it got me to tackle some cleaning that was desperately needed in the bathroom.


31 heidi October 21, 2008 at 10:57 am

Ok, I need to get me some of that stuff! Nicely done!


32 Kalisha (Mommy Lounge) October 21, 2008 at 11:13 am

Your tub looks so good! Glad to have found CLR!


33 Shana October 21, 2008 at 11:14 am

I was so impressed with CLR! I loved this Tackle It Tuesday!! WHAT FUN! :o)


34 Lorie October 21, 2008 at 11:58 am

I posted about my CLR Tackle! Love this stuff!


35 Wendy October 21, 2008 at 12:25 pm

I hated to be the “party pooper” in the group but CLR didn’t do anything for me except regular cleaning. I thought it would but I did not get “extreme” results as some others did. It did clean though but more like any other regular bath and kitchen cleaner.


36 the frugal momma October 21, 2008 at 2:42 pm

The CLR tackle was a 50 50 deal!!! It didn’t wow me, but it did it’s job! Thanks for the opportunity to give it a try!


37 Kim October 21, 2008 at 3:10 pm

This was fun! Thanks for the opportunity to try CLR and to get my rear in gear and actually clean something!


38 mom_of2boys October 21, 2008 at 3:25 pm

I love the job that the CLR did on your tub!! My tackle wasn’t as drastic but it looks new now. Thanks for the opportunity to give it a try!


39 Kelli October 21, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Wow! HUGE difference! That must be some good stuff. :)


40 Angel W October 21, 2008 at 3:41 pm

WOW…. great bathtub. Looks so sparkly clean. And I HAVE TO HAVE those gloves. Those should be the prize! hehehe


41 Bobbie October 21, 2008 at 4:03 pm

I absolutely love this stuff. And it is so easy to use the stuff just practically wipes away. Amazing!

Thanks so much!


42 Gina October 21, 2008 at 6:47 pm

Thanks for sending me CLR.


43 Forgetfulone October 21, 2008 at 6:58 pm

It worked great for me!


44 Ashley October 21, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Oops. I accidentally added my link under the CLR one. I added it to the non-one, but if you could take me off the CLR linky that would be great. Sorry!


45 All Rileyed Up October 21, 2008 at 9:12 pm

I was almost too embarrassed to post this because it meant fessing up to just how nasty my sink was.


46 Kristine October 21, 2008 at 9:21 pm
47 jodi October 21, 2008 at 9:44 pm

I tackled with CLR – thanks again to CLR for the free product! Much appreciated! :)


48 Jillian October 21, 2008 at 9:51 pm

First, thank you for sending the CLR, postage free! I was so excited to get it in the mail, I used it that day. Then, I tackled today anyway!

This was a great tackle, because it let me get so many things done, all under one guise! The CLR itself did great on some things, not so much on others (check my blog, I used it on various things). Overall, this was a fun way to get my self in gear and things cleaned up.


49 caitlin October 22, 2008 at 12:24 am

Your tub is a-mazing!


50 Girl Behind the Camera October 22, 2008 at 12:58 am

It seems that for the most part, people were impressed with the CLR. Hmmm. I’ll definitely have to give it another shot in other areas.


51 Desiree October 22, 2008 at 1:17 am

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a productive day!

I know I at least finished this ONE project today.



52 Mary Helen October 22, 2008 at 12:36 pm

The CLR really helped me with a stained upstairs toilet. Thanks


53 Sherida October 22, 2008 at 8:40 pm

I tackled and posted, but forgot to put my link yesterday. It’s there now!


54 Toni Saussele October 22, 2008 at 9:38 pm

I used CLR on my shower head this week. It is awesome at getting all the calciuma and lime deposits off. I absolutely never use anything else.


55 barbara leatham October 23, 2008 at 12:29 am

I used my CLR Bath and Kitchen to clean my bathtub…I let it soak in for 3 minutes(maybe 5) and it worked so wonderfully!! I was happy. Tomorrow I’m trying it on my hubby’s NASTY shower!


56 zobars October 23, 2008 at 1:12 am

I tackled my bathroom and the toilet today with CLR and I must say I was quite impressed. My quest for a good bathroom cleaner has officially ended.


57 Beth/Mom2TwoVikings October 23, 2008 at 8:38 am

Received my CLR but have had pukie kids since Monday. My apologies. I can do a make-up session if you like! LOL


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