Let’s face it. If not done right, cleaning the shower can be backbreaking labor. Trying to remove a layer of soap scum and hard water can be frustrating. But what if you could make it so much easier? With some simple cleaning ingredients and habits, you can make cleaning your shower super easy. Let’s look at some shower cleaning hacks.
Combine Dish Soap and Vinegar for a Powerful Cleaner
You don’t need harsh chemicals to clean your shower. In fact, all you need is some Dawn dish soap, corn starch and white vinegar. Combine 1 cup distilled vinegar, 1 tbsp. corn starch, and 2 tbsp. Dawn detergent into a scrub brush that has a fillable handle. Gently shake to combine the two and you’re ready to start cleaning.
Scrub While You Shower
Why waste time and water? Get in the shower, wet the walls down, and scrub with the brush you filled with vinegar, corn starch, and dish soap. You’ll be amazed at how easily the soap scum comes off. This makes cleaning the shower so, so easy. Rinse the soap off the walls, finish your shower, and you’re almost done.
Wipe the Walls Down with a Towel
When you get out of the shower, use your towel to wipe down the walls. This will help prevent soap scum from building up on the wall. Finish up by wiping the floor of the shower or tub. This also prevents hard water stains from occurring.
Put a Scrub Brush on Your Drill
If you have a lot of scrubbing to do on your tiles, attach a scrub brush to your drill and let the drill do the dirty work instead of using elbow grease to do all the scrubbing.
Use a Shower Spray
Last, but not least, use a shower spray. Companies like Method makes shower sprays that you spray on the shower walls after you’re done showering. The spray dissolves stains and helps protect against soap scum. Best of all, Method is non-toxic and uses natural ingredients to keep your shower clean and smelling fresh.
Use Rain-x and a Squeegee on Shower Glass
Have you ever used Rain-x on your car windshield and saw how the water wicks the next time it rains? You can also use Rain-x on your shower door glass, and it will help keep the shower doors clean between the wicking action and using a squeegee to get the water off the glass after each shower.
Use Vinegar on Shower Door Tracks
Vinegar is great at cutting through all the gunk on your shower door tracks. If you have shower door tracks on a tub with holes on the sides, you can use toilet paper to plug the holes, pour in vinegar and let it soak. Then use an old toothbrush to scrub the tracks.
If you have flat tracks (like we do in our shower), you can lay vinegar soaked paper towels on the tracks for awhile and then scrub with an old toothbrush.
Clean the Shower Head with Vinegar
Does your shower head have lime and deposits on it and not spray as well as it used to? Simply attach a bag full of vinegar to the shower head with a rubber band and let it soak for a few hours. Use an old toothbrush to get any residue off the shower head.
Wash Your Shower Liner in the Washing Machine
Rather than constantly buying new plastic liners for your shower curtain, you can simply throw it in the washing machine to wash it. Don't put it in the dryer. You can simply hang it back up in the shower to dry.
These shower cleaning hacks will change your life. If you’re tired of breaking your back each time you clean your shower, it’s time for a change. Ditch the harsh chemicals and use simple cleaners to keep your shower looking great.