Cleaning Shower & Tub Tips: How To Clean Walls & Floor

by Jocelyn
(Edmonton, Canada)

Jocelyn has shared her cleaning shower and tub tips, including how she cleans both the walls of the shower and the floor of her shower/tub on a daily basis, and when she does a full cleaning.

Jocelyn says:

This is what I do to keep my shower clean (daily) and what I do when I fully clean my shower.

After each shower, I wipe it out with an old towel - takes less than 2 minutes then I leave my shower curtain open. This helps prevent the buildup of hard water stains and soap scum.

As it is only me who uses my shower, I can go about 2 months before my shower needs a good scrub.

When I am going to scrub down my shower, I actually do it before I'm about to get into the shower - I can never stay clean and dry cleaning my shower, so I might as well clean it while showering.

I put on exfoliating mitts (bought at the dollar store), rub liquid hand soap on them and just rub the wall of the shower in a circular motion. Once all surfaces of the shower have been scrubbed, I turn on the shower, and repeat the process now that water is running.

For the bottom of the tub, because mine is highly textured, I use a nail brush or a brush with very stiff bristles and powdered laundry soap. I will again do this before turning on the shower.


Taylor says:

Thanks so much Jocelyn for sharing tips for cleaning shower and tub walls and floor.

I'm with you -- I can't seem to clean a shower or bathtub without getting very wet, because of the rinsing, so cleaning it while you're in it is a good idea as long as the cleaning supplies you use don't have lots of fumes or irritate skin.

I love your idea of using the exfoliating mitts. You need something to rub the sides of the walls, and this seems like it would work quite well. I may get a pair for myself, and label them just for cleaning, so I don't get them confused with what I use for myself! ;)

Does anyone else have a good method for cleaning your shower? If so, I would love to hear it. You can share your tips for how to clean a shower here, or read other tips which have already been submitted.

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best way
by: Melissa

The best way to keep your shower clean is to simply wipe it with a rag or towel after every shower, takes only a minute.

orangeish discoloration
by: Phyllis Dalton

The bottom of my show seems to be hard plastic. Has not been used (have two) in some time. Orangeish discoloration. What do you suggest?

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