Great techniques for cleaning the shower – can anyone share?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I heat up about a half a cup of white vinegar in the microwave for about 30 seconds. I pour that into a spray bottle and mix about the same amount of the blue dawn dish soap. I swish it around and go to town spraying down my shower. I let it sit for about 5-10 and then start scrubbing. Everything comes off SUPER easy with little effort and I have never gotten my shower cleaner!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We have super hard water and the only thing that kinda gets our shower clean is Bar Keepers Friend. It can be harsh, so test a spot first. And protect your skin and lungs when you use it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@cbgg:  Yeah. I don’t know the exact amount that we use on our shower, but it’s equal parts vinegar and dish soap. So really you could start off smaller if it seems like too much for your space. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cbgg:  I definitely agree with @lovelyMsValentine: on that mix. My sister had a really ugly perpetual stain down the middle of her tub when she moved into her apartment. She tried borax and bleach and nothing worked until she did the vinegar/dawn soap mixture. I think she used apple cider vinegar, but she also did equal parts and it worked amazingly. It looks like the stain was never there.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always clean the shower right after I’ve just had a long, hot shower. The steam loosens up any dirt.

I’ve never heard of PPs dish soap and vinegar thing before, but I’m curious to try it now.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@cbgg:  Equal parts of vodka..that’s right VODKA and water. your tub will shine:) Get the cheap one. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I spray with this Mr. Clean foaming stuff when the shower is dry, and scrub with a stiff sponge once it has time to sit there for a bit. Works like a charm. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

bleach, if it is white

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with the vinegar/dawn half-and-half combo. Put it in one of those scrubby brushes with a handle that you can put soap in (get a good one – if you get a cheap one from the dollar store it will leak out). Then I do a wipe down while the conditioner is in my hair and I rinse before I’m done my shower. Two birds!

Otherwise I love the foaming scrubbing bubbles when I have time to let it sit.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sanjessica:  +1

I found this about a year ago and now keep the scrub brush in the shower and while scrub at spots while my hair has conditioner in it. Easiest way to clean a shower I have found so far.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My husband uses the vinegar mixture mentioned. 

If you have a plastic curtain or plastic liner, put it in the washing machine with a litte laundry detergent and a little vinegar. Add a few towels for balance and wash on cold. I do this for our liner (we have a fabric curtain) and it comes out geat!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lina010:  Try it! 🙂 

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