How Clean Is Your Studio, episode 1

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The studio bathroom before I attacked it with vinegar, salt and bleach. This is where Jim & Ben shower. It was filthy when they moved in & hadn't been used in years.

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And here it is after 2 hours and a lot of elbow grease. Now I will shower here, too, when I need to hose off at the studio. It still needs work, but I got it under control.

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This is the toilet after an hour's work. It doesn't look like much, but it is actually better than before and I'll use it without fear of contagion, It is going to take a lot more effort to get rid of the rust and scale in the bowl and the grime in the grout. At least it is well scrubbed and disinfected and though you can't see it in this photo, the rust in the upper basin has been totally scrubbed away.

Cleaning was gross and fun at the same time. I sort of felt like an episode of How Clean Is Your House. There will be more cleaning in the studio as things are moved out to make way for me and my stuff, so stay tuned.

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Your efforts sort of remind me of this crazy forum post which came up on MetaFilter.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=79859

Granted, it's not an apples to apples comparison but...

I used to have the exact same bath and it drove me insane with its unique temperament and inability to heat water. Nice cleaning job!

What will you do in this now clean studio? Where is it?

The room I will be renting is still full of someone else's old gear. Once that is cleared out, I will build some workspaces and do all the messy & noisy things I can't do at home - mainly jewelry making and printing/painting stuff.

The studio is in an old building in Iriya, about an hour's walk from home.

Looks like the Maid Brigade visited. Do you have anything like Lime Away there? It does a pretty good job of getting rid of scale stuff.

ugh That is hardcore lady! Nothing better than freshly scrubbed tiles...well there are a few things but...

How rewarding. Good idea to take pics of your mammoth effort. Intensely therapeutic some how isn't it?

Salt?
Vinegar is great on soap scum, and I love that it's eco- (and me-) friendly!
Bleach, however...I just took a class on dye discharging (we used bleach). There are three levels of warning for chemicals for home use, and bleach has the highest. I have more respect for it (fear of it?) now.

The salt acts as a mild abrasive. But I think the scrubby sponge was more effective. Still, it was fun to play with the salt!

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