Shower Cleaning 101

This is the first time in my life that I've had actual shower doors in my home. And I am absolutely in LOVE. I hate the annoyance of curtains, cleaning them (actually I never clean vinyl curtains- I wait until they get bad and then trash them) and I just don't like how they look. 

The kids bathroom has a tub/shower combo with a curtain. But our master has the glass doors. 

I was doing REALLY great with my cleaning schedule until June came. Funny thing- the pool opened, Luke was home from school, and cleaning literally flew out the window. Aint nobody got time for that. 

Now that it's getting cooler, I have a few tasks I want to tackle to help us settle in for the winter. 1 was deep cleaning all the bathrooms. I'm talking pull out the mop, pick up all the hair dust bunnies (holy postpartum hairloss), clean the moldings, and magic eraser all the hair spray overspray off e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. #finehairproblems

I was stumped with our shower door. I waited until after a shower one morning, when it was nice, hot and steamy and grabbed my windex and gave the doors a good cleaning- until I noticed that the cloudiness wasn't washing off. Whaaaaa?

I jumped on Pinterest (oh what would we do without you?) and learned that what we call "soap scum" is actually more of mineral deposits than actual scum. I really don't use a lot of soap and I always wondered why it became so cloudy. And I/we try really hard to keep water off the door since I'm worried about it dripping out. Well apparently these mineral deposits can do a number on  your shower doors. I found a few recipes of mineral cutting products to help with this- but I wasn't really in the mood to make anything new- less is more (cleaners that is). 

So I tried my disinfectant (which can be found here). It's a combination of vinegar, rubbing alcohol, a few drops of blue dawn, and water. It actually smells really clean and it's my go to for floor and toilet cleaning.
I sprayed the disinfectant over the area I was working (I started small since i wasn't sure the outcome)  
and then squirted some blue dawn on a pretty stiff brush. Then I scrubbed the heck out of the door.

A quick sweep with a dry cloth to get off the remaining suds and....

I was actually really impressed at how little elbow grease it took! I'm not sure if it was the brush or the combination of the brush and the blue dawn, but all I know is that yuckiness is GONE!

This combination also works on the shower itself. Just be sure to rinse all the soap before showering to avoid slips and falls. 

Here is the lovely shower so fresh and so clean!
Oh and be sure to clean the other side of the door too. I was scrubbing and scrubbing this one spot that wouldn't come clean and realized it was on the other side. #blondemoment #i'mallowedthemeverysooften

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