Want clean showers without the effort, yes please.
Let's face it cleaning a shower isn't fun. It's awkward, difficult, can hurt your back, needs doing regularly and involves smelly chemicals that require you to scrub the tiles till your hands are raw to get the mould off.
There has got to be an easier way, right? One option is to hire a cleaner but that can be expensive. Another option is not to clean it, yuck. How on earth could you let the soap scum, mould and filth just build up and up making you and your family sick? It simply has to be done however, this is the good news, I have some fantastic tips on how to make it easier for all of us.
Best of all these tips are super easy to do and you don't even need to scrub.
Here is a list of what you will need to get started:
A large bottle of white vinegar (available in supermarkets)
One empty spray bottle per shower (also available in supermarkets)
Shower Witch (available online and at Bunnings Stores)
Here are my tips for keeping your shower clean with little effort required:
Keep a squeegee in each shower- Squeegees can be found at discount stores, department stores and grocery stores. They are really cheap and very effective. Hang it from your shower head or shower caddy it is right there and reminds people to use it.
Keep one in each shower of your home, ready to use.
Ask each person in your household to use the squeegee as soon as they are finished their shower.
All you need to do is wipe down the shower screens/doors, walls and tiles after each use. Do each section slowly wiping down from the very top to the very bottom and then shake the squeegee to flick the water off. Then just leave the shower door/screen open. Mould builds up because of the wet, warm conditions. The squeegee removes most of the water droplets. This also prevents those unsightly watermarks on your shower screen doors.
It only adds on under a minute to your routine, it becomes a habit and makes a big difference. Try it yourself, you might be amazed.
Keep a spray bottle of pure white vinegar in each shower- this is safe for everyone in the family to use. All you need to do is spray it on the tiles after you have a shower and it will prevent mould growing.
White vinegar is really cheap, cleans really well and is safe for the whole family.
Install an exhaust fan in your bathroom- this will stop your mirrors from fogging up and helps dry the shower area. Keep it on while you dry yourself and get dressed to give it more time to work.
Leave the shower door open- whilst you are getting dried and dressed. This will help the shower to dry out so that mould won't grow.
Buy 'Shower Witch'- From the makers of Wet and forget it does exactly what it's slogan says, 'sparkling clean without a hitch, that's the magic of 'Shower Witch'. It's not cheap however you get a huge bottle that lasts ages and it really makes shower cleaning easy.
Shower Witch really is magic.
It cleans like magic all you have to do is have your shower as normal, leave the shower wet and use the supplied spray head to spray Shower Witch all over the shower.
Don't forget to do the door ledges and between the tiles on the shower walls and floors. No rinsing, scrubbing or rubbing required.
No need to wash off simply leave it wet, ventilate the room by leaving a window open and wait at least 12-24 hours (the longer the better) before using the shower again. Rinse it before you get in as it could be slippery and the dirt will literally wash away.
Do this once a week or fortnightly and you may never need to scrub again.
Stop using soap products- Switch to using shower gel. Soap sticks to the shower screens and tiles going hard and leaving soap scum everywhere.
Use your old toothbrushes- Instead of throwing them out use them to rub, scrub and clean the hard to reach places like between the tiles, the shower head and the door ledges. Spray a bit of the Shower Witch or white vinegar onto the toothbrush for better results.
Try these tips next time your shower needs a clean and you will soon see that you no longer have to waste your previous leisure time scrubbing hard for ages in awkward positions to get your shower clean.
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