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Day 36 {oh how things have changed}

Friday, 5 February 2010

On Friday night I had to stop at Walmart to pick up a couple of things on my way home from work. I was standing in the cleaning products aisle and got a little too excited that Scrubbing Bubbles has a spa scented refill for my automatic shower cleaner. What has happened to me?!



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4 Responses to “Day 36 {oh how things have changed}”

Anonymous said...

Does the shower cleaner actually work anyway?
Karen(Mother-in-Law)

Shannon said...

I was wondering the same thing.

Jennifer McDougall said...

It does work as far as soap scum removal goes. The walls of the shower feel great. It's nice because I don't have to spray it myself as I find the spray bottles a pain and the cheap Walmart stuff doesn't work. On the other hand, the claim it makes that it removes mildew after two weeks is bogus. I had a couple of small specks of mildew on the wall that I left to see if it would get it and they looked the same after two weeks, mind you they didn't get bigger. I ended up using their spray foam shower cleaner and it was awesome and it wiped away easily. So while it definitely helps to keep the shower clean and prolongs the time between cleanings I'll still need to clean it, especially in the areas the spray can't reach and I would only recommend starting with a clean shower. The thing I am happy about is that it sprays the shower curtain down well which is something that is hard to do with a spray bottle standing outside of the shower.

The shower cleaner itself isn't expensive (like $15 from Zehrs) but each bottle of cleaner is $6 and it was empty in 2 weeks using it once a day. I read online that you can refill them yourself using 3 tbsp of jet dry and the rest water and that it works well but I'll have to see because I also read that if you refill it, the liquid can leak into the battery cavity and fry it.

But...so far so good. I really, really recommend the spray foam cleaner in the purple can. I used it on our whirlpool tub and I have never seen it shine so brightly. I had been using Mr. Clean and it wasn't working well at all. It couldn't get the soap scum and I can't reach far enough across the tub to scrub it really well without climbing/falling in. The foam stuff bubbled and dissolved the soap scum and all I had to do was wipe it down and rinse it away. It's fabulous and only $4 a can.

If you go here you can get a $5 off coupon on the shower cleaner and other coupons for refills, etc:
http://www.scrubbingbubbles.com/coupon/2009-11-SB/

Another cool thing I read about is that if you are like us, hanging the cleaner over the shower meant we had to do away with our shower caddy that holds our shampoo and conditioner. I read online that a lady called them and asked and apparently they have a caddy that attaches to the unit and they sent it to her for free. They apparently have them in stores occasionally for promotions. I am going to see if I can get one.

** The only thing and it’s a big thing is to google it because I also remember reading something about it not being good for septic tanks so you might want to check it out. Scrubbing Bubbles claims it isn’t harmful to septic tanks, but I read a few complaints last night from people who said theirs started to act up once they started using it.**

Anyway, sorry this is so long. Hope this helps!

Sujomi said...

It's funny how the little things in life can make us so happy. I often wonder how I became such a geek when a household product elicits that same response from me too!