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How Glam Moms Do Dirty Work Without Getting Dirty

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My most hated household chore is cleaning toilets.  It's a dirty job but some moms have to do it. I come prepared to put in work and still hold on to a little glam while doing a very unglamourous task. I make the toilet sparkle. Why can't I shine too?

diy cleaning smock

Here's how I get the job done in style.

The first thing I do is find a good audiobook. One that will transport me to another time and place far far away from what is about to happen next. I listen to a book for most of my household chores except for vacuuming. I switch to music and turn the session into a mini dance party.

cleaning house with style

The second thing I do is cover up. Rubber gloves are a must. High opera length is best. I have several pairs in a rainbow of different colors. A pop of color to any any outfit always works. It's a nice cheery addition to an abysmal task. Lime green certainly adds a little something to the black and blue color combination of my cleaning smock. Yes?

diy apron

A glam smock will protect your clothes while doing those dirty jobs plus it's stylish enough to rock as a an extra layer to your outfit. I made this one in denim and added buttery soft leather pockets and a trendy distressed fringe hem. It goes over the head and ties along the sides making it a very easy sewing project.

The leather is repurposed from pants I bought 15 years ago and wore once. I've been cutting pieces of it for small projects ever since.

The smock is simple to make with two large rectangles for the front and back of the top. I used two rectangles for the pockets and eight rectangles for the side ties.

DIY Cleaning Smock

2 heavy weight fabric rectangles (length equals shoulder to desired length and width is from shoulder to shoulder)
2 7x6½ fabric rectangles for pockets
8 9x½ rectangles for ties
matching thread
sewing machine
seam ripper

make a stylish apron for cleaning, cooking, or layering an outfit
Instructions 1. Sew large rectangles together leaving a 12" opening in center. 2. Make ties by folding the 8 small rectangles in half and sewing down length. Baste ties to each side. First 4 will tie at waist. Second 4 ties will go 2" above.  Sew side seams of smock. 3. Pin and sew patch pockets to front ¼" from sides and 4" down from waist line ties. 4. Add fringe by moving seam ripper through fabric in short even strokes down.

My third and most valuable tool for cleaning the bowl in the most glam way possible is Scotch-Brite® disposable toilet scrubber. The key word here is DISPOSABLE! Clean the toilet and toss the scrubber head in the trash. Return the handle to the caddy and snap on a new scrubber from the storage bin when you're ready to do it all again.

scotch brite disposable toilet scrubber

Scotch-Brite® disposable toilet scrubber scrubs the messes you've been leaving behind. With built-in bleach alternative cleaner and pumice, it quickly and effectively dissolves rust and hard water stains. The flexing head design is perfectly shaped to get those hard to reach areas under the rim too.

how to clean toilet bowl

I was highly impressed with its effectiveness. I'm glad I took advantage of the BOGO starter kits and purchased the Scotch-Brite® disposable toilet scrubber refills too. Kroger introduced me to a game changer in my house cleaning product arsenal.

scotch brite disposable toilet bowl cleaner bogo at kroger

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