Step 1: Brush Better
If you're having a tough time scrubbing away the dirt and grime in your shower, the problem likely isn't you. It's your cleaning tool! Swap out your current go-to scrubber for a brush with a diamond-shaped head. The shape reaches into corners easier than a brush with a flat head does. Plus, a brush does a better job than a sponge at loosening soap scum and water deposits.
Step 2: Deep Clean
The best time to deep clean your shower is right after you use it. The surface is already wet from your shower, and the steamy temperature has loosened dirt, making your job easier. Wipe down the walls with your favourite bathroom cleaner, or mix equal parts vinegar and dish soap in a spray bottle and get to work. Don't forget the hardware as well! Soap scum builds up on faucets and is easily forgotten.
Step 3: Spot Clean
Create a mixture of water and a few ounces of dishwasher spot-free rinse agent. Spray it on the walls, in the shower door, and on curtains. A shower squeegee quick-dries the walls to prevent water spots and soap scum buildup. Certain surfaces require special care. Be sure to use cleaning solutions and scrubbers that won't harm the material of your shower surfaces.
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