This hack for cleaning the shower includes an easy recipe using ingredients you probably have in your cupboards already. If cleaning the shower is one of your least favorite jobs, like me, this is about to make your work a whole lot easier.
This shower cleaning hack makes it easy for kids to help clean the shower too. If you are wanting more ideas for getting kids to clean the bathroom correctly, I think you will love this idea.
Hack for Cleaning the Shower
The biggest component of this shower cleaning hack is to have a scrubber like the one you would normally use for dishes. This should remain in the shower at all times.
Here’s an Amazon link to a heavy duty dish sponge wand that holds cleaning detergent. This is just like scrubber I use for my own shower.
The next tip for this shower cleaning hack involves a homemade shower cleaner recipe. This 2 ingredient recipe will be added to the portion of the scrubbing brush that holds the soap.
Homemade Shower Cleaner Recipe
With only a couple ingredients, this shower cleaning recipe is so easy to make. I’m guessing you won’t need to shop since these are typical household supplies, but I’ll provide Amazon affiliate links just in case.
This recipe makes the perfect amount to fit inside the cleaning wand I shared with you earlier.
Mix these two shower cleaning ingredients in a liquid measuring cup so it’s easy to pour into your cleaning scrubber.
Simply stir the Dawn and the vinegar together and pour into the bottom of your cleaning sponge wand. Twist on the cap, and you are done making the shower cleaner recipe.
How to Implement this Hack for Cleaning the Shower
The implementation is simple. Keep this cleaning brush in the shower. Whenever, the job needs doing, have you or one of your kids clean the shower while taking the shower.
It’s so much easier to take five minutes to scrub the shower while you are taking a shower than to get all the cleaning supplies out when you are not in that mode.
I love that we have a hand held shower head to make this job even more easy. Alternatively, have a plastic water pitcher in the shower for rinsing away the soap bubbles.
I hope that helps make shower cleaning time easier, faster and more effective.
Note: This post was originally written in August of 2012. I’m working on updating more posts to make them better and more easily accessible.
This is a great addition to my post that I just put up today…I am going edit in a link back to this page on there if that is alright with you. Come on by and let me know what you think before I do…too funny we shared something so similar on the same day…TIP TUESDAY!
The best shower cleaning tip I ever got was from a professional cleaner who came to clean our military housing when we moved out. She told me the best way to keep the shower clean was NOT to use bar soap. The stuff that’s in it that makes the soap hard and solid is also what causes soap scum. I have a squeegee in the shower and I squeegee each wall and the glass door and then wipe them down quickly with a microfiber cloth. Takes just a few minutes each time and saves hours of scrubbing…I don’t mind spending a little extra on shower gel – my skin is softer than when I used bar soap too!
We don’t usually use bar soap, so I don’t find a lot of soap scum build up. I’m just glad I found this tip for general cleaning. I’m glad to know I’m on the right track with the liquid stuff. I hadn’t heard that before, so it is really good to know. Thanks for commenting.
I agree w/the above post! I had the grout in my showers and on the floors professionally cleaned and sealed in May- I stopped using bar soap the same day, and I’m not kidding- I haven’t had to clean my showers since! The water just sheets right off the tile and grout (I do have soft water) I feel like I’ve discovered the secret of the universe! I just use cheap shower gel from the dollar store. The showers are still clean- and they would get horrible before. I wouldn’t have believed this had I not tried it-
What a cooincidence! I pinned the same one… only the pic! So I’m going to pin yours instead! 🙂 🙂 I also filled a scrubber up yesterday and used it in the shower this morning… hooray for making cleaning easier!
I made this shower brush to clean while you are in the shower
Super cool! That’s a great product. Let me know when it’s on the market.