Live an active life, and you’re bound to get a sore back now and then. But that doesn’t have to stop you from having a clean tub and shower! Here’s how to clean them when your aching back just doesn’t want to bend.
- Remove all shampoo, body wash and conditioner bottles. Take out the razors and wash cloths, too. If you can’t do it yourself, get someone to help by doing it for you.
- Spray all of the surfaces, top to bottom, with your favorite household cleaner. (I use a spray bottle filled with equal parts water and, of course, white vinegar.) Let soak for 2 minutes. (Note: if you haven’t been able to clean your tub or shower for a while, you may want to use my homemade soap scum remover the first time.)
- Using a clean floor mop, or a back scrubber with a nylon brush (dedicated just for this purpose), wipe down the shower walls from left to right, top to bottom. Move on to wiping down the sides then the floor of the tub.
- Rinse your mop or scrubber thoroughly in the tub.
- Now, rinse the shower walls and tub with the shower head if yours can reach. Mine doesn’t, so I use another spray bottle filled with plain hot water and spray until the water runs down the walls.
- Get your mop or scrubber wet again and give the shower and tub a final wipe down with clean water.
- Fill the tub with a couple more inches of water, and swirl it around to make sure the sides and floor of the tub are completely clean.
- Be sure to wash your mop or scrubber again before putting it away for next time!
To keep mold and mildew from re-growing on your shower walls, keep a spray bottle filled with equal parts water and white vinegar handy and give your shower a quick spray after every use. Your back will thank you for it!
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