2.) Although I haven't officially begun Zone work yet, I did feel a little ambitious the other day and took a crack at the bathroom. Since I moved in this apartment the shower curtains have been driving me batty; they were covered in soap scum that rubbed off on my hands anytime I touched them. They belong to my roommate so I couldn't just toss them and buy new ones, so instead I decided to wash them in the washing machine.
Before I did so I Googled around for info, and found that people have actually had good luck with washing plastic shower curtains in the washer and have used several methods to do so. Some use hot water (theory being it relaxes the plastic so it doesn't shred in the machine), some use cold (they are afraid hot will melt the plastic.) Some used bleach, some used white vinegar, and some used plain old laundry detergent. Some combined these one way or another.
Yuck. Soap scum city. Now here is the after: