3 hacks to clean your shower

July 13, 2015 - 2 min read

Keep your shower squeaky clean, without all the extra effort! Are you tired of getting out the bleach and scrubbing the grout between your bathroom tiles? What if we told you there’s an easier, more cost effective and environmentally friendly way to get that bathroom clean?

No gimmicks, no need to hire a cleaner—just some good old-fashioned home remedies, a pair of rubber gloves and just a little bit of elbow grease. Best of all, most of the things you need should already be in your pantry! Read on to find out how to easily clean your shower and keep it that way.

Start with the shower head

It’s probably not even on your radar, but the shower head should be kept as spick and span as the rest of your shower. Think about it—if your shower head is dirty, it’s contaminating all that water you’re using to wash yourself. The good news is, it’s very easy to clean and there’s no scrubbing involved (hallelujah)! It’s as simple as covering your shower head with a bag full of white vinegar, then securing it with a couple of rubber bands. Leave overnight and you’ll have a squeaky clean showerhead!

Prevent mould with this easy concoction

Do you feel a pang of guilt each time you spray those chemicals over the shower, then watch them wash down the drain? If you’d prefer to use something a little more environmentally friendly, we have just the recipe. It’s easy, hassle-free and uses just 2 ingredients: vinegar and water! Simply fill a squirt bottle with one part white vinegar and 2 parts water, and you have an effective mould killer. Vinegar particles effectively kill bacteria, so it’s a good idea to give your shower a spray after every use to prevent any mould from growing.

Eliminate soap scum

Have you run out of your favourite cleaning product? Don’t worry, if you have baking soda and a bar of all-natural soap, you’ve got an even better product at your fingertips! Simply mix the soap and baking soda to form a killer cleaning agent! It works wonders for soap scum on shower doors, water stains, rust stains and cleaning ceramic tiles. All you have to do is use a sponge or cloth to rub the paste on the surface, then wipe away with warm water. Be careful though, the paste can be abrasive so take extra care on delicate surfaces.