Shower Cleaning Hacks: How to Keep Your Shower Sparkling

by Norfolkavenue

Keeping your shower clean and sparkling is essential for maintaining a fresh and hygienic bathroom. In this step-by-step tutorial, I'll guide you through the process of effectively cleaning your shower using a simple combination of liquid soap and vinegar.

With the right supplies and some elbow grease, your shower will shine like new. Let's get started!

Tools and materials

  • Liquid soap
  • White vinegar
  • Scrubbing brush or sponge
  • Spray bottle
  • Squeegee
  • Microfiber cloth or old towels
  • Rubber gloves (optional)

Step 1: Prepare Your Cleaning Solution

Mix equal parts of liquid soap and white vinegar in a spray bottle. For a standard-sized shower, a cup of each should suffice. This combination is effective in cutting through soap scum and grime.

Put on rubber gloves if you have sensitive skin or prefer to protect your hands from cleaning chemicals. Remove any bottles, shower caddies, or items from the shower to ensure you can clean all surfaces thoroughly.

Turn on the shower and rinse the walls, floor, and glass to remove loose debris and surface dirt. This will make the cleaning process more effective.

Applying the cleaning solution

Step 2: Apply the Cleaning Solution

Spray your homemade cleaning solution generously on all shower surfaces, including the walls, floor, and glass. Be sure to cover every area where soap scum and dirt accumulate.

Step 3: Let It Sit

Allow the cleaning solution to sit for about 5-10 minutes. This will give it time to break down grime and make scrubbing easier.

Scrubbing brush

Step 4: Scrub

Use a scrubbing brush or sponge to scrub the shower surfaces vigorously. Pay special attention to areas with visible stains or soap scum buildup. The combination of washing up liquid and vinegar will help loosen the dirt.

Rinsing the shower

Step 5: Rinse Thoroughly

Rinse the shower thoroughly with clean water to remove all the cleaning solution and loosened dirt. Make sure there is no residue left behind.

Using a squeegee to wipe down the glass

Step 6: Squeegee

After rinsing, use a squeegee to wipe down the glass shower door or any glass panels to prevent water spots and streaks. Start from the top and work your way down.

Step 7: Dry

Use a microfiber cloth or old towels to dry the shower walls and floor. This step will help prevent water stains and keep your shower looking spotless.

Put back all your shower items and accessories that you removed earlier.

Shower cleaning hacks

Shower cleaning hacks

Cleaning your shower doesn't have to be a daunting task. With a simple cleaning solution made from washing up liquid and vinegar, combined with a bit of effort, you can achieve a sparkling clean shower that's both hygienic and visually appealing. Make it a part of your routine, and your bathroom will always feel like a clean and relaxing oasis.

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  • Nancy Nancy on Sep 15, 2023
    Great idea, I know this will work on my shower doors. Any suggestions for marble? My shower walls are marble, and the vinegar will etch the marble and won't work.....but I will try this on the doors...