After a long and hard day at work coming home and having to tackle cleaning the bathroom is one of the worst things, especially the shower. Showers are not huge spaces so getting inside and giving them a good scrub is often time consuming and exhausting work.
Here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way to make the cleaning process quick and easy.
The first step is remove everything from inside the shower, this includes any shower mats, shampoos and soaps. Actually this is a good opportunity to clear out and remove the clutter, throw any old and empty items away. The ones you are going to place back in the shower give them a good wipe.
Next you’ll want to rinse the shower with hot water. If you have a shower head that you can move around this works perfectly, otherwise fill a jug or bucket with hot water and throw it all over the walls, enclosure and tiles. The hot water gets all the dirt to lift making it much easier to clean.
You’ll need a good mildew remover, you can buy it in any shop and you can get rid of any mildew build up, this could be on the shower enclosure tracks, the walls and even the shower enclosure in line panels.
Make your own cleaning mixture, you can buy all the fancy and expensive bathroom cleaners in the shop but an equal amount of vinegar mixed with water is the best solution when cleaning your shower, especially your shower enclosure in line panels and shower door.
Put your mixture in a spray bottle or on a sponge and rub it on the inside of your shower enclosure, the mixture works wonders on soap marks that ruin the look of your shower.
You can also use it on the tiles, use an old toothbrush or brush between the tiles to remove any unwanted marks.
All you have to do now is rinse. Now for me personally I give my shower another once over but only because I can’t stand the smell of vinegar, while it is probably the best cleaning product for your shower, the smell isn’t one you want permeating through your bathroom. I still use a basic bathroom cleaner and give my shower a quick spray, let it stand for a few minutes, give it a wipe including the shower enclosure in line panels and then one final rinse to leave a sparkling clean shower.