Cleaning your shower/ tub might be one of the least fun things you can think of. There’s just so much to wipe down and so little space for your body when you’re trying to scrub away. We’ve spent years working on the perfect way to get the tub sparkling so get ready to take notes, we’ve got a few tips for you that’s about to make the cleaning a whole lot easier.
- Go in with a Plan
Probably one of the most daunting parts about cleaning the shower is just thinking about it. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you think about how much effort you’re about to put in. Gather the supplies you’ll need:
- Tile brush
- Cleaning solution (we recommend an all-natural degreaser/disinfectant)
- Drying towel(s)
- Baking soda
- Rinse cup
- Start on the Wall Opposite of the Shower Head
Spray down all the walls with your cleaning solution, then start scrubbing on the wall opposite of the shower head. We recommend circular motions, going top to bottom with your tile brush. Keep rotating around until you’ve scrubbed all the walls.
- Bring in the Baking Soda
Give the tub a thorough spraying with your cleaning solution and sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda in to the bottom, this is what’s really going to get the grim off the bottom of the tub. Once again, go in circular motions with your tile brush until you’ve worked most of the baking soda in.
- Time to Rinse
Fill up your rinse cup with the faucet and start on your first wall. We usually press the top of the cup right against the wall then drag it across letting the water run down the wall as it washes off the cleaner. Be sure to rinse out the bottom of the tub too.
- Dry Time
Pull out the squeegee and run it along the walls, this will really cut down your dry time and help prevent water spots. After you’ve squeegeed whip out your drying towel. We’ll usually have two on hand so that we can stand on one in the shower in order to not leave footprints. Dry off your walls and the bottom of your tub.
BOOM you’re done! That wasn’t so bad, especially since you had a plan. We hope these tips were helpful in conquering the dirty shower dilemma, but if it’s something you NEVER want to do again think about hiring Maid to Shine the next time you need a good clean.