Cleaning the Bathroom is not limited to cleaning the tub, scrubbing the toilet bowl, and waxing the mirrors to a shine. Although these items most clearly signal the overall cleanliness and conscientiousness of the hostess, we should not forget about the details, the cleanliness of which directly affects our health.
This is the most common. Bathtub Curtain or the shower enclosure door (in case you use this alternative to a traditional bathtub). Because they are in constant contact with water, soaps and cosmetics, bacteria, soap scum and mold are the fastest to breed on their surface.
Therefore, cleaning these items should never be neglected. And be sure to do it at least once a week.
How to clean a bathroom curtain?
First, when buying this household item, be sure to pay attention to the operating advice and the material it is made of. This determines whether the curtain can be washed in an automatic washing machine and what cleaning agents can be used with it.
If the curtain’s packaging has long since been discarded and the curtain itself needs to be cleaned, follow these uncomplicated tricks:
- Remove the curtain and soak it in a large container of water with detergent diluted in it.
- Leave it to soak well (overnight is best) so that the layer of soap scum dissolves without residue and comes away from the surface of the curtain. Then go over the entire area of the curtain with a stiff brush and scrub off any residue.
- If the material of the bath curtain allows washing in the washing machine, send it to the drum after soaking, adding a few towels to it. They will act as a kind of brush and enhance the degree of cleaning.
- In rinse mode, add some vinegar to the washer to disinfect the curtain a bit and freshen it up.
How do you put a shine on your shower doors?
If you have a shower enclosure instead of the usual bathtub, you don’t have to “bother” with washing the bathtub screen. But instead you will need to clean the shower doors at least once a week. Their cleanliness depends not only on hygiene and your health, but also the life of the cabin and how tight and easy they move.
So let’s get started:
- If you use household chemicals, spray a special spray on the surface of the shower enclosure flaps and “go over” them well with a sponge. Since at the time of such cleaning you will be inside the shower cabin, in a closed space, take care to protect the respiratory organs and mucous tissues.
- If you prefer eco-means in cleaning your home, you can use a solution of vinegar and water (in a 1:1 ratio) to clean the inside of the shower stall. Apply the solution to the soiled areas and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Then wash it off with a sponge or brush.
- If there is mold in the nooks and crannies of the shower stall, you will need to use a stronger remedy. Choose disinfectants with chlorine or hydrogen peroxide. Also let them “work” on the surface for 5-10 minutes and then remove with a cloth or sponge. Don’t forget to protect your hands as well, wear protective gloves when handling chlorinated products.
And to spend less time on Cleaning the bathroom curtains and the inside of the shower enclosure, follow a few simple tips:
- Tip 1. After bathing, straighten the curtain along the entire length of the bathtub so it can dry well. If you have a shower stall, leave the doors open so they have time to dry from the inside.
- Tip 2. An ordinary old toothbrush can help get rid of accumulated dirt and mold in the seams of the bathroom curtain.
- Tip 3. Do not leave the curtain inside the tub itself after bathing. Contact with the wet surface of the bathtub will promote a dirty buildup not only on the inside, but also on the outside of the curtain.