No one enjoys cleaning their shower. You can make this task less overwhelming by following a few tips for keeping your shower clean. This will help make that periodic cleaning easier. This is a guide about keeping your shower clean.
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Keep a white eraser sponge in your shower. After you shower, take 20 seconds to wipe down the walls and floor. You will never get those tough hard water stains that only powerful chemical cleaners remove - or at least far fewer to deal with. Also, the porcelain stays so white and pretty. This takes little effort to do!
By susannl from St. Cloud, FL
For me, cleaning the shower is an overwhelming task. One day while watching a commercial for one of those shower sprays, the words "cleans a shower in 10 days or keeps a clean shower clean" stood out. I came up with my own solution for a clean shower in 10 days. Every time I get into the shower I clean some of it. I divided my task into 5 parts:
You do have to use a cleaner that isn't too harsh since you are with it in the shower. I use Kaboom.
You don't have to scrub too hard the first time since you will be back to that section in 5 days. Viola! A clean shower in 10 days. If there are other people who use the shower, you could assign each person a section to clean once a week.
By tazfan from Olympic Peninsula, WA
This is a motivational tip, as we all already know how to clean our shower stall.
As soon as you finish your shower and turn off the water, take a squeegee and press all of the residue off the surfaces and down the drain. This takes only about a minute. Then use a clean rag, a facecloth, or your bath towel from yesterday and dry down the walls and floor. Be sure to hit all the chrome and especially the sliding glass door track. If you have a shower curtain, swipe it down, especially around the bottom where it gets mildew. This takes only another minute.
You will never have to buy cleaning products for the shower again, freeing up space in the cupboard. You can use that money for a latte. You will burn a few calories for the day. You will never have to dread that job, or need to use precious time on your days off work. Your conscious will always be clear, and you can sleep better nights. You won't have to apologize when company uses your bathroom.
Teach your family to join in the fun. Even if they just use the yesterday's bath towel, it will be fast and easy, preventing mildew. Reward the kids for doing it.
One last great tip, worthy of a thumbs up for me --- use liquid soap as bar soap has fillers causing that soap film to build up. Remember -- liquid soap. Use up your old shampoo as liquid soap as well.
Wanna know how to keep a shower clean? Do not use soap! Use body wash instead. Soap leaves soap scum, but body wash does not. You will not have to wash your shower as often. Try it!
By Karen from Gaston, SC
I keep a spray bottle filled with vinegar and water. I use it after I take a shower by spraying the shower down. I also use it to clean up throughout the house. Sometimes on walls or baseboards, on counters, sinks, and bathroom sinks as well. It also works as a great deodorizer.
After I clean my shower walls and get them all clean, I take my run of the mill furniture polish and I shine my shower walls all nice and pretty. I like to get the pretty lemon smelling stuff to make it smell cleaner in there. I then shine the walls with the furniture wax. You can use Turtle wax as well, but it is more work. Make sure you do not get any on the tub or you will fall and get hurt. This will keep your shower clean with no soap scum residue at all. Eventually it will wear off and will have to be redone. But there will be much more time between cleanings.
I use X14 for mildew and mold. It dissolves all the mildew in seconds and all you do is rinse off. It can also be used in paint the next time you paint your bathroom and will help keep the mold and mildew from forming. As for cleaning the shower when you bathe, I am in good company. I have been in the club for many years. Thanks for all the tips.
I found this product online. It is called Water Armour and makes the water just run off your shower doors and tiles too. Soap scum doesn't stick either so clean up is fast and easy and it seems to last forever! They say you can use it on counter tops and even car windshields. It is amazing!
I keep a Magic Eraser in my shower and go over the the tub and shower every time I take a shower. Keeps cleaning time down to a minimum and my shower is always clean.
I hate to clean the shower, I get all wet! So I go IN "prepared to take a shower", and bring my cleaning tools with me. Then I turn on the water clean the shower, then shower myself!.
CAUTION - don't use chemicals that may cause skin irritations! Silly, but makes cleaning the shower a little more fun!
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Here are questions related to Keeping Your Shower Clean.
We moved into an older home nearly two years ago. The shower floor was probably never cleaned. It doesn't seem like porcelain. It's not black, but I can tell the difference between a nice floor and a crappy looking one. I've tried everything from bleach to everything that money will buy to restore whiteness to this shower floor. Help!
By Diane from Boise, ID
By Lilac 10/13/2010
Since you have tried everything, try spraying a small patch with Eazy off oven cleaner. You would be surprised at what you can get clean with it.
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My shower floor gets black and grimy looking, probably from soap scum buildup and lime deposits. I have tried just about every commercial product available in the stores to no avail. Also, what is the best way to clean ceramic tile and clear glass doors in the showers? How can I keep them sparkling?
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By Janet Black
Shower Cleaning Tips. Does anyone have suggestions for cleaning a shower that has a film that won't seem to come off? I have tried Downy and scrubbed it, but neither of these methods worked.
Keep a Mr. Clean Cleaning eraser in the shower. Save time buy scrubbing the walls and tub while you in the shower. No toxic fumes to smell, no soapy mess. After you dry off (and while the room is still steamy), use your towel to wipe down the sink, vanity, and toilet. Everything will be damp and will wipe off easily. Toss the towel in the hamper, bathroom is clean and so are you!
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