Walking into a pristine and gleaming bathroom has a certain rejuvenating feeling that can boost our mood in an instant, but enjoy the feeling while it lasts. After just a few days, the shower door has already turned foggy and dirty due to soap suds and has turned your orderly bathroom into a filthy mess.
Keeping your shower door sparkling clean is definitely not an easy task, but not impossible! There are lots of ways on how to maintain the spotless shine of your bathroom, and your home is full of materials that you can use for cleaning. From homemade solutions to common household items, there are different methods that you can try in order to keep your shower door as clean as possible.
Vinegar is a flexible all-natural alternative to expensive cleaning products. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and liquid dishwashing soap. Place the mixture in an empty and clean spray bottle. Spray this onto the shower door and leave it for around 10 minutes. Wipe off the dirt with a sponge or a soft cloth. The vinegar washes away the residue of soap scum while the dishwashing soap eliminates the grease. Keep in mind that vinegar emits toxic fumes, so avoid using it with ammonia at the same time. Also, keep the door and windows open while cleaning.
Another cleaning material that you can easily find in the kitchen is lemon juice, which is much more fragrant than vinegar. Extract the juice of three lemons and combine it with a cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the shower door and let it sit for five minutes. Wipe off the dirt with a soft microfiber cloth. Dry the shower door thoroughly using a fresh cloth.
Baking soda works wonders in cleaning various surfaces, and the shower door is certainly one of those. Make a thick paste with baking soda and just the right amount of water. Apply the paste on the shower door using a damp sponge or a soft cloth. Afterward, rinse off the paste with vinegar, then finish cleaning the shower door by washing it off with water.
Using vinegar as an alternative for water in making the paste is also possible. Rub the mixture onto the shower door and let it sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off with water.
Ammonia releases toxic fumes as well and can be worse than the fumes emitted by vinegar, so always make sure to leave the shower door and windows open. Don’t forget to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands when using this material.
Create a mixture of one part ammonia and three parts water in a clean spray bottle. Spray it onto the shower door and scrub with a brush while it’s still damp. Wash it off thoroughly with water and make sure that it dries completely.