Soap scum — nobody likes it, but nearly every shower has it at one time or another. You’ve seen it; that gross buildup that makes its way onto nearly every surface in the bathroom shower. Simply put, soap scum is a mixture of soap and hard water that dries to walls, glass doors, countertops, bathtubs, flooring and more. The good news is that there’s an easy way to get rid of it: Prevent it in the first place.
The most effective way to keep buildup at bay is to use a shower squeegee and use it often. No matter which surface you’re cleaning, it’s well worth your time to wipe it down after each use. It will take you a minute or less to do so, which will save you time, energy and frustration in the long run. The other option is to allow the soap scum to accumulate over a period of time, which isn’t nearly as appealing.
If you already have soap scum, try this trick:
- Gather an empty 16-ounce spray bottle, dishwashing soap, white vinegar and a shower squeegee.
- Pour 1/2 cup of the dishwashing soap into the empty bottle.
- Fill the rest of the bottle with white vinegar.
- Screw the spray top back on and shake the mixture gently.
- Apply liberally to any area covered in soap scum and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. (Depending on how much buildup there is, you may want to wait overnight before removing.)
- Use the shower squeegee to wipe the area clean.
Voila! Your shower, counter and sink will be good as new.
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