I take great pride in my ability to create a luxurious guest room, but I've got an Achilles heel. Anytime a friend or family member decides to spend the night at the last minute, I immediately panic about the tub. Now I clean on the regular, but I have to admit -- I get hard water stains and ring-around-the-tub just like everyone else. I've done some digging and come up with a few foolproof ways to clean a tub fast -- using stuff you can find in your kitchen. So the next time your cousin has a third glass of wine, you can make the tub sparkle before she's changed into your yoga pants.
Citrus & Sugar: If you're in a pinch, you can cut a grapefruit, orange or lemon in half, dip the flat side in sugar and scrub your tub clean. This method requires a little elbow grease and is best for a simple surface cleaning. Be sure to rinse your tub really well when you're done. An added bonus: your bathroom will smell great.
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