One of our least favorite household jobs is cleaning the tub. It's an awkward space to maneuver in, and it's difficult to rinse the walls. But we've found that it's a lot less of a hateful task if we clean regularly rather than waiting until it's a big, crusty, mildewy mess. Giving it a regular rinse helps to prevent mildew growth and the buildup of tub scum, which means a lot less elbow grease on cleaning day. It's also a good idea to get in the habit of regularly freeing your drain from hair clogs and mopping up puddles right after you make them.