I won’t do this often, but I felt the need to share something with you. I realize I share many things here, but cleaning advice is not something I dole out lightly. For a couple of reasons. One reason being that I don’t like to be made to feel guilty and quite often if I come across things of the organizing or cleaning nature out there on the “world wide web” I feel like a schmuck….I start looking around at all my untidy places and….and quite frankly it overwhelms me. If you know me you know I’m fairly organized and my house is what most would call clean, but somethings have been left to their own devices. With that said the second reason is I wouldn’t ever want you to get the impression, that I have it all together and my house is all sparkly clean and organized….heyck no.
However, I am somewhat geeked about my grout cleaning adventure. So I had to share it with you. A few months back I was looking at pictures and noticed that my kitchen floors looked different. Taking a closer looked I realized it was because the grout was four shades lighter. Ewww!
Tilex Mold and Mildew to the RESCUE!!! Note: the Tilex people don’t know who I am, I’m only promoting their product because it just happened to be the first thing I grabbed in my cleaning bucket and it worked!
Friday my kiddos had a snow day. I think having them around gave me some nervous energy and for some unknown reason I hauled out the Tilex, a toothbrush, and a bucket of clean water, and started scrubbing the grout in my kitchen. To my horror and delight the grime easily scrubbed away revealing a floor that looks like new.
I am blessed to have quite a large kitchen area, but unfortunately that means I have an abundance of grout full of grease, grime, and gopher guts. So this project may take a while. I figure I’ll work at it bit by bit. I already enlisted my littlest, she thought it was great fun at first, but then after about ten squares she declared, “my back is aching momma.” I had sympathy on her and released the chains.
By revealing what is underneath the grime, I think most people (unless they found themselves face down on my kitchen floor….God forbid), would have just thought that was the color of my grout. So now as you can plainly see I’ve opened a can of worms. I will do a full grout reveal as soon as I get my act together. Don’t hold your breath. (Which could lead to you passing out and falling face first on your kitchen floor, which may bring you closer to your gopher guts.)