While housework, in general, is not a favorite hobby of mine, cleaning the shower is probably my least favorite chore. Unfortunately, you can’t avoid using the shower so I can’t hide from it. It’s hard to feel like you are getting clean when your shower is dirty so I eventually cave. Although to be completely honest (and please no judging), it needs to be cleaned well before I get around to it. But regardless of if I want to clean it, my bathroom shower needs to be cleaned!
Like I mentioned above and as these pictures prove, I unfortunately usually delay in cleaning the shower well past when it should be cleaned. I try to follow my Cleaning Schedule although, continuing the honesty theme, I am struggling to stay on the schedule right now since we are in the process of preparing to move. If I stayed on my schedule and made sure I included the bathroom shower in my bathroom cleaning day, it wouldn’t come to this!
Easy, Homemade Shower Cleaner
Since I hate cleaning the shower, I am always willing to find the perfect product to make the cleaning process easier. I even have a cabinet full of cleaners to prove it. Unfortunately, none of the products ever seemed to live up to their claim. Thankfully, I came across an amazing shower cleaner that I can make with a couple of ingredients I already have in my kitchen. Those are my kind of cleaners! The cleaner is simply Dawn dish detergent and vinegar.
Ingredients and Process
It really is a simple recipe and an even simpler process to clean your bathroom shower. You will need equal parts of Dawn dish detergent, vinegar, and a spray bottle. Here’s the process, as well a couple of tips to make your shower sparkle!
Dawn and Vinegar
I use a spray bottle that has measurements marked and I pour 6 oz of Dawn. (For my shower it usually takes about 12 oz of cleaner)
I then pour the vinegar into the bottle. For a stronger cleaner, warm your vinegar in the microwave before adding to the spray bottle.
Slowly mix the Dawn and vinegar together by gently shaking or moving the spray bottle. Be careful how hard you shake the mixture as it will produce lots of bubbles and be hard to spray. If this does happen, just let the bottle sit for a couple of minutes. It may require a few extra pumps before the mixture sprays out.
Once your mixture is ready, spray generously everywhere in your shower. It will start to slowly run down the shower and that’s what it is supposed to do. The next step is my favorite….
Now that you have sprayed your shower, you just wait 🙂 You can leave it for an hour or if your shower is like mine, I let it sit all day. Your bathroom will smell like vinegar so you may want to either open a window or run your fan.
After you have let the shower cleaner solution sit, simply take a sponge and wipe down your shower. Even a shower as dirty as mine takes a simple wipe down for most areas. The problem areas in my shower, such as the ones pictured, still only take a few extra wipes with the sponge.
After I have wiped everything down, I simply rinse the shower and voila! You are done!
It’s that easy!
I know this shower cleaner sounds really simple and that’s because it is! I look for the easiest cleaning solutions and this is a great one. And as much as I hate a dirty shower, I love a clean, sparkling shower.
If you are looking for an easy shower cleaner or a chemical-free cleaner, this checks off both boxes. Trust me, you won’t regret trying this shower cleaner.
I would love to hear how this cleaner works for you. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment box below.