Now that grad school is over I can drone on about cleaning instead!

I have no idea what this says about me, but nothing provides such instant satisfaction as cleaning something ridiculously dirty and seeing it sparkle afterward.

Thanks to the magic of Apartment Therapy readers, I recently learned that Magic Erasers are truly magical when it comes to cleaning tile grout.

When my roommate and I moved into this apartment, I am 99.9% sure that the bathroom floor tile looked dingy and scratched and generally grout-nasty.  Frequency of cleaning doesn’t seem to matter.  I started to think that the tiles were just so old that they were too dinged up for repair.

About half-way through the process: Clean white grout > Nasty black grout

And then – POOF!

Magic.  Magic Eraser + Elbow grease = nearly new looking floor!  There were a few grout spots I couldn’t get up, but I also only spent 1/2 to 1 hour on the floor, so maybe if I tried a little harder it could’ve been 10 for 10.  I don’t know why 10.  It’s a nice rounded number and easier than counting the actual floor tiles.

At any rate, the bathroom floor doesn’t look like its 60+ years.  It’s like Botox for the floor!  hah  Next up are the kitchen counters.  The tile is nicer looking, but the grout is nasty there too.  Time for some magic!

I was also going to write about how Bar Keepers’ Friend is now, in fact, my friend too, but this involves using pictures from Mr. H’s Nintoaster project and I don’t want to give away any of those exciting details!  Here is a sneak peak shot he took:

Me through the dissected toaster grates.

I’ll have to get him to blog a post!


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