11 Shower Cleaning Hacks You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
There’s nothing like a shower to help you relax at the end of a long, hard day. But if you’re not careful, your shower can quickly turn into a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. That’s why it’s important to clean your shower regularly so it stays clean and safe.
Cleaning a shower or entire bathroom is not something that most people enjoy doing. But if you want to keep your bathroom clean, you need to scrub the shower at least once a week.
Here are some of the best shower-cleaning hacks that will help you get the job done quickly and easily:
Shower Cleaning Hacks You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
Bathroom drain cleaner
If you have a slow-draining bathtub or shower drain, try this simple tip: Pour baking soda down the drain followed by 1/2 cup vinegar and let it sit for about 20 minutes before running hot water through the drain.
If there are any more stubborn clogs in your drain line, try using a plunger or chemical drain cleaner as well.
Clean the grout lines with baking soda and lemon juice
Mix together equal parts baking soda and lemon juice until you have a thick paste. Apply it to your grout lines with an old toothbrush or other small brush.
Let it sit for 10 minutes then scrub off any dirt or debris that has accumulated there using a toothbrush or sponge dipped in warm water.
Clean glass doors with vinegar and newspaper
Vinegar will remove soap scum from glass doors, but it can be harsh on other surfaces such as grout lines in tile floors and walls.
If you want to avoid damage to these areas, rub newspaper over them instead, it works just as well at removing soap scum without causing damage to the surface underneath.
Use a squeegee after each shower
This is one of the most effective ways to prevent water spots on your glass doors. You can also use a squeegee to clean off any soap scum that accumulates inside the tub itself or on tile walls or floors.
This will help to prevent soap scum and hard water stains from building up.
Shower mats can get dirty quickly, so it’s important to clean them regularly. You should wash them every 2-4 weeks using hot soapy water and then hang them up to dry before putting them back in place.
(You might want to consider buying one specifically designed for bathrooms.)
Make natural cleaner
Make your own natural cleaner spray by mixing 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar with 1/4 cup baking soda (add more baking soda if you have very strong stains) into a spray bottle filled with water. Spray down surfaces with this solution and wipe them dry with paper towels or rags that can be thrown away afterward.
Use a showerhead cleaner
Over time, mineral deposits can build up in the showerhead, causing reduced water flow and poor performance.
To clean the showerhead, fill a plastic bag with vinegar and tie it around the showerhead. Let it sit for a few hours, and then remove the bag and rinse the showerhead with water.
Clean plastic tubs with vinegar and baking soda
Scrub plastic tubs with a paste made of equal parts vinegar and baking soda to remove soap scum, mildew stains, and other dirt buildups. Let the paste sit for about an hour before rinsing with warm water.
If you have hard water stains on your tub, try scrubbing them off with lemon juice instead of vinegar first, then repeat the process with vinegar and baking soda paste as described above.
Use baking soda to scrub off soap scum
If you’ve ever tried to use cleaning products on soap scum, then you know how incredibly difficult it is to get rid of it. That’s because soap scum is actually made up of mineral deposits from the water in your pipes that have built up over time.
Baking soda works wonders for this problem by breaking down those mineral deposits into tiny particles that can easily be wiped away with a damp cloth or rag.
Just sprinkle baking soda onto the surface, scrub it in with a toothbrush or sponge, and rinse with warm water after 15 minutes or so. The best part? It costs next to nothing.
To prevent mold growth inside your shower curtain, hang it in direct sunlight once a month for several hours at a time (no longer than 10 hours).
This will help break down any bacteria that might be present inside the fabric and kill off any germs that may have developed while the curtain was stored away.
Use baking soda for mildew removal
Baking soda is a great cleaner for mildew. It can be used to scrub down bathtubs, sinks, and other surfaces that are prone to mildew buildup. Simply sprinkle baking soda on an old toothbrush and scrub away at any areas where mildew may be present.
This works best if you sprinkle baking soda on clothing or fabric before washing it so that it can absorb any odors as well as help remove stains from fabric surfaces such as shirts or towels.
Baking soda also works well for absorbing odors in shoe boxes or other storage containers where dampness or humidity may be an issue causing smells to develop over time.
By following these tips and cleaning your shower regularly, you can keep it looking clean and fresh.
I hope that you were able to find at least one shower-cleaning hack that you hadn’t seen before. And be sure to let me know if there are any other hacks that you think should be included here.