Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So, I cleaned again

This time I had to do something about our disgusting garbage can. 
Ok, it was way worse than this shows.  Let me try a closeup. 
It was like this all over the outside, and don't even get me started on the inside of the lid!  I decided to give Shaklee Scour Off a try on this gross dried food-drippiness. 
Have you tried it?  It's a thick paste that smells like cherries and won't "burn off your nosehairs" - it actually says that on their site!  Here it is with my oldest yuckiest sponge just waiting to be slathered on. 
And slather I did.  I buffed it (with water) all over the outside of the can.  In some spots, I used a lot of elbow grease as well.  Ok, I got a pretty good bicep workout.  I can't lie. 
And afterwards I used a soft towel and a bit more water to remove the paste.  Here are the very nice results!
And the full can in all her sparkly prettiness! 
I'm very happy with the results, it looks brand new!  For the record, I bought my Scour Off on ebay about a year ago because I didn't win it on a blog giveaway.  I have been using it since then for polishing faucets, cleaning the stove, and many other things.  I'm glad I picked some up!

10 comments:

Heather said...

I love that you post about cleaning too. :) I'm going to have to check this cleaner out.

The Brick Cottage said...

Awesome! I'm going to have to try that.

Deb said...

I have that exact trash can and it's dis-gust-ing on the sides and lid. I'll have to try this stuff. But then I won't be able to procrastinate cleaning it off.....

Amy said...

WOAH looks NEW!! I have the same can too, and the dog puts his nose on it and gets it all blotchy! I will have to pick some of this stuff up!

Anonymous said...

Now it looks like you need to use it on your floor!

Joi said...

Thanks for the tip! My trashcan could use this, too!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Anon - unfortunately, the only thing that can help our kitchen floor is a sledgehammer. But thanks for making me laugh!

Under the Willow said...

Wow! It looks like new again!

koosh @ candidkoosh said...

Wow I wonder if this will remove slight rust from the garbage can, mine looks like this too and I need something to clean it that will take the crud off the bottom of the can.

The Golliday Family said...

You can buy it and more all natural cleaners straight from the distributors here.

http://pembrokelane.myshaklee.com/us/en/

By the way, we use it on hard water deposits in our shower and they come clean!

I have more uses for Shaklee on my blog

www.pembrokelane.blogspot.com

And I have that trashcan too! I just love stepping on it so I don't have to "touch" the trash can.