12 Sep Top Tips for Cleaning Shower Doors
How do you keep that beautiful, sleek, glass shower door looking pristine? Don’t let hard water stains or soap scum intrude on your stylish retreat. Follow these easy steps and that once unpleasant chore can become one of your favorite household tasks.
By choosing a specific cleaning method and establishing a routine, you’ll quickly see a difference. Most of the supplies you’ll need are already in your kitchen or laundry room. The first step is to determine how you want to tackle that residue. Do you want an all-natural cleaning solution? Are you willing to spray your door daily? Do you want to clean at the end of your shower or while you’re doing weekly housework?
There are many choices of cleaning products and methods, but below are a few of our favorite options:
Items needed – lemons, distilled water, spray bottle, sponge, microfiber cloth
Not only do lemons smell great but their citric acid has incredible cleaning abilities. Just mix approximately 3 tablespoons of lemon juice with a cup of distilled water. Spray the shower door and let the solution sit about 5 minutes. Next, use a sponge or cloth to wipe down the door. Dry with a microfiber cloth if needed for streaks.
Baking Soda Shine
Items needed – baking soda, white vinegar, salt, spray bottle, sponge, old toothbrush
If you’re not a fan of lemons but like the idea of natural alternative, another easy do it yourself cleaner that really targets mineral buildups is baking soda, white vinegar and salt. First, spray white vinegar on the door and let it sit for a few minutes. Next, create a paste with equal parts baking soda and salt and apply it directly to the shower door with a sponge. While it sets in momentarily, scrub any hard to reach cracks and crevices with the paste using the toothbrush. Now you’re ready to rinse and you’re done.
The Daily Dash
Items needed – daily cleaner such as Tilex Daily or Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Tub and Tile, squeegee or cloth
If time is of the essence, this is the option for you. After your shower, wipe down the door with a squeegee or cloth and lightly spray the cleaner on the door. That’s it. You will need to deep clean from time to time but this daily routine can minimize those efforts.
Finally, one simple preventative measure that can be added to any routine is to encourage all members of the family to leave the shower door open to air out after each use. So the next time you need to clean that shower, it should be no problem. Just crank up your favorite music and scrub away.