Ok. I know what you are thinking. Today isn’t National Bathtub Day. It’s in less than a month on Friday, October 7th, 2016 and we are getting pumped for it. It is shocking that most people don’t know about this awesome day. Well, lets face it, how many of us take baths on a regular basis? How many of us take baths at all? Most of us jump in the shower to get in and out. We don’t have time in our busy schedules for a relaxing bath. Between checking emails, watching our favourite tv shows, eating dinner as a family (if you still do that) and whatever else you do in the evenings, most people don’t take baths anymore. For the people who shower in the mornings before they run off to work, well we know why you are showing in the morning and not taking a bath.
Did you know that December 5th, 2016 is Bathtub Party Day and February 9th, 2017 is next tub day, it’s called National Read in the Bathtub Day. So mark your calendars and take a bath on October 7th, 2016, December 5th, 2016 and finally February 9th, 2017.
These days came into effect as a fun way to get people to remember they could take baths in a more relaxing or fun way, not just in a quick in-and-out way (when they didn’t have showers). Obviously when showers came the norm, the bathtub holidays were forgotten. Well, at Dr. Tubs Reglazing, we say Hell No We Won’t Go! Save the Tubs! Save the Tubs! I was looking around the net one day and found a crazy stat, in 2011 in the UK, people showered on average for 8 minutes (see http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-15836433). While in the same year, Body Shop Canada launched a challenge for people to shower only 3 minutes in order to conserve water and decrease our overall impact on the environment (see https://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2011/04/21/are_you_ready_for_the_threeminute_shower.html.) Now who is willing to take a 3 minute bath or even an 8 minute bath. It takes longer than 3 minutes to fill up your bathtub and after the epsom salts, lighting some candles, maybe adding some bubble bath and just relaxing, hopefully you’ll be in for much longer.
Dr. Tubs Reglazing suggests taking a long relaxing bath as often as you can. If you aren’t taking baths on a regular basis, try once a month, then twice and three times and then once a week… We all need to relax and enjoy life. Why not celebrate National Bathtub Day by taking a long hot bath. Celebrate National Read in the Bathtub Day with a great book and Bathtub Party Day with a nice cooler, like a hard lemonade. Or celebrate these awesome days any way you like IN THE BATHTUB.
If you book your bathtub refinishing for October 7th or you order your bathtub refinishing on October 7th, Dr. Tubs Reglazing will give you a 50% off deal on any extra services. That is you’ll get 50% off a no-slip surface or 50% when ordering a different colour other than Gloss White. You’ll have to wait 24 hours before you can use your tub, so I guess you’ll be celebrating one day later this year.
How will you be enjoying National Bathtub Day?