Because I never clean it.
I know how that sounds. And I know what you're thinking. And you're right.
But it's just. so. hard. when I hate doing it so much.
So anyway, today after my shower I thought to myself how maybe if I cleaned it right after my shower while the bathroom was all steamy and everything was already wet - maybe THEN it wouldn't be so stinking hard to clean.
So I grabbed some baking soda, sprinkled it around and then, figuring THIS time would be so much easier than all those OTHER (three) times I've cleaned my shower, I went to grab some vinegar.
So vinegar and baking soda are pretty standard cleaners for me around here. I use them in all sorts of cleaning concoctions alongside sea salt, lemon juice, and a few other miscellaneous ingredients. But again, THIS time would be so much easier. So I just grabbed the vinegar. And some paper towels.
I sprayed the vinegar onto the baking soda and watched it fizzle up like that volcano experiment you do in third grade. Then I got to scrubbing.
I was surprised how quickly things seemed to be improving, but there was still a LONG way to go before shower perfection was to be reached. After a few minutes, I recalled that some people (probably most) use a rag for cleaning their home.
I have always considered the idea of using a rag to clean, say, my toilets.....really disgusting.
I'm sorry, but I have. And if you clean your toilets with a rag, by all means, carry on. But it's just not for me.
However, seeing as I was working in the shower, I thought this would be acceptable so I called for my
What the heck? Is this seriously the only thing I have needed all these years to make my shower look amazing?
I feel so ashamed and (eh hem) a little stupid for not knowing the power of a rag over paper towel when cleaning! The simple combination of baking soda and vinegar seemed to be helping a lot too - and I did start straight out of the shower (though it was pretty much dry by the time I actually started scrubbing) - so I can't say for sure what the clincher really was, BUT....
I am super-dee-duper happy that my shower is cleeeeeeeeeeaaaan!!
And to prove it, here's a crappy iPhone picture:
Just pretend it's a good picture, would you?
And now, I must ask....
Does anyone know if it was the rag power or the volcanic activity that actually did the trick?