If your tub and shower area get at least a weekly dose of the spray bottle followed by a wipe-down, give yourself a pat on the back. You’re nailing this adulting thing.
Even the most diligent of spray-and-wipers have to turn their attention to deep cleaning from time to time, because other forces like bacteria, grime and mold are still at work. Defeat the yuck factor and add one of these tasks to your weekly routine.
Soak the showerhead: Over time, mineral deposits can form clogs and make your showering experience less than complete. Take a plastic bag, pour in some vinegar, tie the bag around the stem of the showerhead and allow it to soak overnight. Bonus: You’ll also get shiny, like-new chrome.
Pay attention to pipes: Clogs are bound to happen, especially in places where hair and gunk from products can easily collect. Keep the plumber away with regular cleanings. First, pour a cup of vinegar into your drain and allow it to sit for 20 minutes or so. Then, add a 1/4 cup of baking soda. When the fizzing dies away, carefully pour in a gallon of boiling water.
Tackle the moldy grout: Whether you go with plain old bleach or your prefer a simple baking soda scrub, the best tool to restore your grout back to sparkling clean is an old toothbrush.
Grime: Many people swear by this homemade solution to make dingy tubs and shower doors shiny and new. Heat 1.5 cups of vinegar in the microwave and pour into a spray bottle; then add 1.5 cups of dish soap, shake well to incorporate and start cleaning.
Maintain your clean: To keep your tub and shower at their elevated level of cleanliness, always keep a squeegee handy. Just a few post-shower sweeps across the tiles and door, and you’ll prevent the buildup of grime, mold and mildew, which will cut down your scrubbing time. The Crystal Squeegee has an attractive, ergonomic design and comes with a suction hook for easy storage.