One of the hardest parts of the house to keep clean is the bathroom shower stalls. A clean and organized bathing area makes getting ready for your day a whole lot easier, not to mention it makes your home a healthier place.
Showers are hard to keep clean. Mold and mildew run rampant in all those little cracks and crevices making our bathroom look dirty, unorganized and most important of all, unhealthy. Here are a few tips on how to keep your bathroom shower stalls clean and organized.
We all know that disinfecting kills germs and bacteria that grow in and around our shower and tub area. Some common viruses that you want to do away with are the ones that cause Athlete’s Foot and Plantar warts. You should disinfect your shower and bath at least once a week in order to rid your home of these viruses.
Before you jump right in to tackle this job, you need to organize your shower and bathtub. Go through everything that is in there and get rid of the half-empty bottles of shampoo, conditioner, shower gels, bar soap fragments and anything else that doesn’t need to be there. It makes cleaning easier and it also helps keep the germ level down when your bathing area is not clogged up with unnecessary bottles. Put the ones you use every day in your bathing area and store the rest or better yet, throw them away and start fresh.
One cool invention of late is the spray-on-after-you-shower cleaners. They work well to help keep your shower and doors clean, but that is only after you do a thorough cleaning. Buy a good scrub brush with soft bristles and a long handle in order to minimize your bending and reaching. Soft bristles work well in getting into the cracks and crevices that tend to make your shower doors look dull and dirty.
Spray on your chosen cleaner and get scrubbing. The first time may take a while because soap scum buildup is hard to remove. Scrub the inside walls with cleaner, then take a fresh bucket of water and a rag, and wipe down the inner tub and walls. Afterwards, wipe them down again with a dry cloth.
It sounds like a lot of work, but if you take one day to completely scrub down your shower and bath, you can start using the daily spray on cleaners that will help cut your cleaning time in half. Once you are done with your shower or bath, you can spray the cleaner on and go. You don’t have to wipe anything down. This helps the soap scum, germs and unhealthy bacteria to not cling to your showers.
Glass Shower Doors
Glass shower doors can be cleaned easily if you get a product made specifically for glass. Just spray it on and use your scrub brush to get all the hard water stains and soap off the surfaces. Afterwards, wash them down with a mixture or one gallon warm water and one cup of white vinegar. This helps remove leftover cleaner, grime and freshens your shower doors.
Let’s face it, cleaning your bath and shower is never going to be a fun job. Just remember to keep the clutter down inside the shower and tub, spray the daily cleaner on when you are finished showering or bathing and this will help make the job go a lot easier.
You still need to do a thorough cleaning once a week, but it won’t be near the headache it was the first time if you follow through on your daily cleaning routine.