The number one room in the house almost everyone hates to clean is the bathroom. But the biggest cleaning myth is that no matter what you do, you can’t keep your shower and tub clean for very long.
Wrong! If you use my one simple trick I guarantee you’ll find cleaning your shower, tub and glass enclosures a breeze to keep clean.
One Professional Cleaning Trick That Will Keep Your Shower and Tub Clean For Six Months
I first want to point out that if you are trying to eliminate or reduce chemicals in your house, this cleaning solution won’t be for you.
You won’t need to use this trick either if you clean your tub and shower regularly, meaning every week. Although I do recommend using this hack on any and all glass.
But for those of you who hate cleaning the tub, shower and glass enclosures in your home, you’ll love this trick because it not only works, but it will save you time and money when you do have to clean again.
Before you begin, make sure you start with a thorough clean of the shower and tub.
Start by following these basic guidelines:
Remove everything from the tub/shower. Remove shower curtain and liner too.
Apply shower/tub cleaner and allow to sit before you start scrubbing. Let the product do the majority of the work for you. I like to use Mr. Clean Sponges on fiberglass and glass. It removes the dirt, grime and soap scum buildup with almost no scrubbing. With tile, I like to use a scrub brush after the cleaning product has had adequate time to work.
Wash tub/shower walls and door (use grout brush in-between tiles as needed). Clean shower rack/soap dishes. Rinse off walls of tub/shower and dry with
Wash tub/shower walls and door (use grout brush in-between tiles as needed). Clean shower rack/soap dishes. Rinse off walls of tub/shower and dry with a cloth or let air dry. Shine chrome.
To clear a clogged showerhead, you have two options. You can remove the showerhead, soak in diluted vinegar and boil in water, or you can fill a plastic bag with diluted vinegar, place it over the showerhead so it sits in the vinegar and tie the bag closed, letting it sit overnight to break down the water deposits.
Fiberglass Shower and Tub Enclosers and Tiled Walls
Once you’ve cleaned your fiberglass enclosure you’ll apply car wax to the walls of the enclosure. Do not wax the floor of your tub or shower or you’ll end up falling and getting hurt. Apply ONLY to the walls to the bottom.
Apply according to the directions, let dry and buff.
Return all items to the shower or tub enclosure. Hang new or washed shower liner.
Glass Shower Doors
Once the shower doors are completely free of water and soap scum, you’re ready to apply this next cleaning hack to your shower doors.
Grab a can of Rain-X. Spray the Rain-X onto the shower glass and wipe it off with a paper towel or microfiber cloth. This is what will prevent the soap scum and other deposits from sticking to the shower door glass.
For both the car wax hack and the Rain-X hack, you’ll need to reapply when you start to notice the water is adhering to the surfaces rather than beading up and rolling away. This may take up to 6 months or less depending on how frequently the shower/tub is used in your family.
How’s the rest of your home looking? Need more cleaning help?