You ever heard that saying that how you take care of your home shows for how you also take care of yourself? Why yes, a tidy home allows for a tidy mind as well! We need to clean our homes as often as we can, even though sometimes we feel like we don’t have enough time because of work, other chores, errands that need to be run, etc. I have been meaning to take proper care of my shower for some time now, but something has always interfered… Now I finally got the time and am ready to get my hands dirty! Join me on my journey and let’s discover 8 remarkably easy steps on how to clean a shower properly!
The first thing you are going to need to do is clear out the shower. Get rid of all soaps, shampoos, razors, and anything that may interfere with your cleaning. Another reason to move everything out of the shower is to also avoid the possibility of getting the items covered in cleaning products.
2. How to clean a shower tray
Now, let’s start off by properly cleaning the shower tray. Hopefully you have put your cleaning gloves by now and are ready to get your hands dirty! Take a multipurpose bathroom cleaner and spray it all around your tray. After, scrub it with a scourer. If you don’t have a multipurpose product, you can make citric acid at home! Just mix half a cup of powdered citric acid with some warm water in a washtub or bucket. When you have sprayed your tray, rinse off the cleaning product with warm water and then dry it with a paper towel.
3. Cleaning unpleasant shower stains
If you have a problem with some unpleasant stains, then I have just the solution you need! Spray hydrogen peroxide on the dirty stains and let it sit for around 15 minutes. After, wipe it off with a towel. For an alternative method, use a paste of peroxide and tartar cream. Place the paste on the stain and wait for 30 minutes. Then clear it out with a sponge or cloth. Spotless!
4. How to clean limescale in the shower
A key factor on how to clean your shower properly, is getting rid of limescale. I offer you a great DIY natural cleaner idea to help you clear it out with ease! Take an empty spray bottle and fill it with half water and half vinegar. Spray the product on the limescale. Leave it for about 15 minutes, then scrub it away with a scouring pad. Wash off the product with warm water and then dry with a cloth. So quick and easy, right?
5. Scrubbing out the bathroom grout
Probably what I hate most about a dirty bathroom is the tile grout! But with the help of the natural vinegar cleaner, once again we can achieve the results we are striving towards! Do the half water, half vinegar mix again. Spray it on the tile grout and leave it to soak for 15 minutes. Get a toothbrush and start scrubbing the grout back and forth. After, mix two tablespoons of soda bicarbonate with little water. Use the toothbrush to brush this solution into the grout. Spray the tiles with the vinegar mix. Scrub away the grout and rinse with warm water.
6. How to clean the shower head
Want to find out how to clean a shower head? Vinegar is always here to help you! Submerge the shower head in a solution of vinegar and water. It can be in a bucket or plastic bag even, but for the second option you are going to need to tie the bag with something. Let the shower head soak for about 20 minutes, or if possible overnight. After that, remove it, get rid of anything that’s left, and let the shower run on hot water for some time. Splendid!
7. Washing the shower curtain
How to clean a shower curtain, you ask? Well, this is possibly the easiest part of cleaning a shower! What I always do is just take the curtain and put it in the washing machine. Make sure to do this regularly, so you don’t get unpleasant yellow stains which might be hard to get rid of later. To prevent mould on your shower curtain, you can soak it from time to time in salt water for a few hours. After, let it dry and hand it up again.
8. Unclogging the shower drain
And the final part of the shower cleaning process is here! If you are like me and your hair tends to fall in big piles all around the house, then your drain probably gets clogged occasionally. But I have s simple homemade cleaning solution for this issue! Pour into the clogged drain 1/4 of a pint of vinegar and 1/4 of a pint of soda bicarbonate, then cover with a wet cloth. Wait for 10 minutes. Rinse the drain with boiling water. You are done!
I hope all of these cleaning remedies did you good, and now you are pleased with your spotless shower. If you by any chance are looking for more quick ways to clean your home, why not check out our 10-minute strategy ideas on how to achieve this! Sounds too good to be true, I know!