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Bath mat issues!

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MissFredi Sun 21-Apr-13 23:36:43

So I peeled up the bath mat to clean the bath and the underneath was all black with mildew and whatnot. Ew. I soaked it in caustic soda, then rinsed and scrubbed with some bubble bath we don't like anymore.

It's still so horrible sad I know it's the underneath but I have to bathe on that. What can I do to get it off? Or is it time for a new one?

Devora Sun 21-Apr-13 23:40:12

Time for a new one. And this time, let it dry thoroughly between baths. I always pull mine up and give it a good airing whenever it isn't in use.

MousyMouse Sun 21-Apr-13 23:40:21

get a new one.
and don't leave it on after bath/shower but hang it on the side of the bath with the suction thingies up to dry between use.
or get the small handsize ones and chuck them in with the washing once a week.

MissFredi Sun 21-Apr-13 23:43:06

Thanks for repliessmile

Will be looking for a new one then. Payday Wednesday so I can get one that actually goes with my colour scheme this time.

I really didn't know you weren't supposed to leave it in the bath. It's been there since we moved in so...blush

PolterGoose Mon 22-Apr-13 16:51:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hedgefund Mon 22-Apr-13 16:52:58

you can scrub with bleach ()neat) to get rid of the stains but otherwise just get a new one and remember to turn it over and dry it after every use

mawbroon Mon 22-Apr-13 16:53:58

Yes, time for a new one. We have an Ikea crocodile one which has a hole in one end which we use to hang it up every time.

MissFredi Mon 22-Apr-13 17:10:16

I do need one, I'm so clumsy I'd end up drowning in the bath without it!

Darn shame, I'll have to get a nice new purple one!wink

ItsAllTLAsToMe Mon 22-Apr-13 18:00:35

Mousy, what are these hand sized machine washable mats that you speak of grin?

Babybeesmama Mon 22-Apr-13 18:01:57

I got one that you can stick in washing machine from Jo Jo mama, I just wash it once a week x

ItsAllTLAsToMe Mon 22-Apr-13 18:11:09

Was it this one, Mama?

MousyMouse Mon 22-Apr-13 18:12:04

MousyMouse Mon 22-Apr-13 18:28:03

sorry for the unclicky link
I mean something like this

ItsAllTLAsToMe Mon 22-Apr-13 18:55:28

Ah, thanks, Mousy. I have those, but DS is too little to use them as a mat at the moment.

MissFredi Mon 22-Apr-13 20:07:12

Ooh I like those. But why do they say "hot" on them? Are they fancy and detect the water temp??

ItsAllTLAsToMe Mon 22-Apr-13 20:14:08

Yes, Miss, the orange one says 'Hot' when the water is warm / hot.

Nearly42 Mon 22-Apr-13 20:17:56

I got sick of cleaning bath mats so ended up buying those little adhesive shapes which are fantastic

MissFredi Mon 22-Apr-13 20:26:07

That's so cool. I only bought this one as an emergency (we decided to move in together in two weeks, my friends were moving house and this was perfect for first home and we'd been looking for months for something we could actually afford) and I hate it. I'd collected loads of little bathroom bits in silver and purple and this is grey. Not even grey. It's more mushroomhmm

Can you tell it's a relief I need to get a new one?

ItsAllTLAsToMe Mon 22-Apr-13 20:27:30

Yeah, might drown him out! Arg, I don't know what to do.

ItsAllTLAsToMe Mon 22-Apr-13 20:31:18

grin That was not for this thread!

ItsAllTLAsToMe Mon 22-Apr-13 20:45:16

Washable Boots bath mat

Babybeesmama Tue 30-Apr-13 13:03:12

Sorry for delay its! Yes that's the one! grin X

Showtime Tue 30-Apr-13 22:49:28

I stopped messing about with bathmats when a friend who worked with elderly patients suggested that a plain teatowel or similar thin cloth would work well - it does, and apart from plain white huckaback-type towels, there's plenty of colour choice and all easy to machine-wash/dry at very little cost.

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