Whatever Wednesday: The Ignorance is Bliss Edition

Whatever Wednesday is when we explore all the different ways that Whatever spray can be used around the house. It is an amazingly versatile little workhorse and because it is so safe and friendly, the uses are endless. If you'd like to share the unique ways you use Whatever in your life, post a link in the comments or email me and tell me about it.

One thing you guys over on the Facebook page have made me realize is that I am a total half-arse homemaker. One Fan (Don't worry Chalise B., I won't mention any names.) who will remain anonymous, asked, "Any tips for which product to use to clean grout in the tile floors?"

Seriously? You guys clean the grout in your tile floors?! Don't get me wrong, I clean the floors, but specifically the grout? Never. even. occurred. to me.

The Frowzy downstairs bathroom is always a disaster. And I'm not even exaggerating. We don't have a mudroom (I believe that I have mentioned, that I might actually kill for a mudroom.) and so when the kids come inside from whatever fun, filthy thing they've been doing, they wash up in that bathroom. It is also the bathroom that the 2 year old uses for various makeup and shampoo chemistry and sink capacity experiments. It is also the bathroom in which I am waging a losing battle potty training that 2 year old. It is also the bathroom where the kids toss their wet mittens and hats into the bathtub. You get the picture. The bathroom and floor get cleaned 2-3 times a week.  Here is that floor before washing it:


Better Life's own Nancy Barklage (who should really be writing this blog because her house is crazy clean!) told me she uses Whatever and a scrub brush. So, that is what I told our Fan-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. And then I thought, huh. Maybe I should try it.


Are you kidding me? The grout is white? In a bathroom? Who does that?!

But would you look at that? Look over to the left where I haven't hadn't scrubbed, yet. All I could think while I was scrubbing (and I use the word "scrubbing" loosely. The 2 yr old did most of it.) was, "Holy bejeezus. We are disgusting. The Frowzies are filthy animals." I must admit it was the first time I was so thankful to have the tiny bathrooms of a 110 year old house.

When Mr. Frowzy came home and saw it, he was impressed. And then he said, "This Whatever Wednesday thing is kinda starting to suck." Exactly. Now we know the grout is white. Now my friends know the grout is white. Now my MOTHER-IN-LAW knows the grout is white. Now, we have to keep the grout white. Ignorance truly was bliss.

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