There’s nothing like a hot, steamy shower to start or end the day. That is until you walk in and realize your shower is hot and dirty. Mold on the shower curtain…hard water stains on the faucet. How did this happen? Don’t panic. The good news is that it won’t take long to get your shower back to tip-top shape. These shower cleaning tips and tricks require a little elbow grease or creativity, but they’ll brighten up your shower. Let’s get started!
How to clean your shower to brighten up your bathroom
- Just SHAKE until it SHAKES!
A glass door or wall in the shower is like any window. It only makes sense to get the most out of your cleaning efforts if you remove as much residual moisture from your windows as possible. After cleaning and rinsing the shower door or wall, use a squeegee to remove all water to ensure no glass scratches. This tip is a good habit and tip for deep cleaning; After each shower, wipe off excess moisture to prevent build-up. No need to soak the shower walls!
- Use STEAM for deep cleaning, no headaches here!
Does the shower have a glass door? Some shower cleaning tips are related to fancy cleaners. Not this! If you get migraines from strong cleaning fumes in enclosed spaces, you can use a steam cleaner in the shower. Not only does the cleaning power come from heat, but the steam cleaner does its job without chemicals. After steaming off the hard water and soap residue, just wipe the area with a microfiber cloth! This wet method will work on tile, shower or tub floors, glass walls, and doors. Yes, it really works!
- Let’s be clear that the shower cleaning tips are for liners too!
Confused about how to clean your shower curtain liner? I was too! As it turns out, you can just throw it in the washing machine on a gentle cycle. You can wash it alone with a towel, mild detergent or white vinegar. Another step is if your curtains are dirty as well as smelly, wash them again after washing them with vinegar, but the second time with baking soda. Note: Do not put it in the dryer!
Look how they brightened up the shower curtain – the transformation is amazing!!
- Smokeless homemade mortar cleaner
Need to avoid fumes and wash your grout? This homemade tub, tile, and grout cleaner is just what you need. It’s a simple solution of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and liquid dish soap. Hydrogen peroxide acts as a natural bleach, while baking soda adds enough powder to remove stains and hard water. Mix the ingredients in a squeeze bottle, pour on a soft sponge or an old toothbrush and clean with hard water. Wash the area with clean water after cleaning!
- Any scrub shower cleaning tips win!
This is the best shower cleaner I have ever used. Half dawn (the blue kind!) and half vinegar…no need to rinse at all. One of the great things about this cleanser is that the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen, and it’s also very quick to prepare. Simply heat vinegar in the microwave, pour into a spray bottle, add some dish soap and gently shake to mix and you’re ready to clean! Suitable for bathroom stone shower or any stone surface.
- Sour suds with soap and vinegar to make your shower sparkle!
Like tip #5, this tip is quick and easy. Some used equal parts Mrs. Meyer’s cleaner and vinegar instead of Dawn dish soap. Again, just mix the two ingredients together in a spray bottle and go. Whatever happens, I say!
- Choose wisely with a shower or dish rack
Make cleaning your shower easier by adding your favorite cleaning solution to a dish or shower wand. Don’t you just love smart shower cleaning tips? Who says kitchen tools can’t be used in other ways? A minute or two after showering to clean, no need to rinse again. Make this tip even better by using one of the cleanser recipes above or a drop of your favorite essential oil.