Friday, July 24, 2009

A Revolution in Cleaning

My least favorite thing to clean is the plastic shower curtain liner. It is not fun - it takes quite a bit of time and it usually doesn't really look very clean when I'm done. I put one hand behind each section so I have something to press it against when I'm scrubbing the other side and end up getting soap scum all over myself. Every few months I give up on cleaning it and simply throw it away... until recently!

Ryan's mom has shared a secret with me that has changed how I clean my shower curtain liners. She has saved me time and money and for that I am incredibly grateful! I will share these 5 easy steps so that you, too can save yourself some cleaning time!

How To Clean the Shower Curtain Liner:
  1. Take it off the hooks
  2. Throw it in the washing machine with a couple of towels and detergent.
  3. Slowly remove from washer (hang over deep sink to remove puddles)
  4. Throw it in the dryer for 3-4 minutes with a couple of towels to remove the wrinkles
  5. Re-hang and enjoy the glorious sparkly cleanness.


Mindy said...

amber you've been hand-scrubbing all this time!!!! ohh nooo. so glad you learned this trick - so much easier!!! :D

Heidi said...

Interesting! Maybe I'll try it. We recently bought a Method spray that you spray on after you shower and it prevents mold and mildew. I am always throwing ours away because of that, but always feel so bad putting more in the landfill! The spray seems to be working. Check it out!

Kimberly said...

Definitely a great idea! I commend you for even trying to hand-wash it... I just throw it out and buy the cheapest liner I can find. :) I'll give this one a try!

Amy T said...

I gave up on plastic liners a long time ago. I spent a few extra bucks for a fabric liner (like they have in the hotels)that you can wash and dry like other linens and hang back up again. Works great!

Sarah said...

My favorite find for this was Lysol Mildew remover cleaner. No washing machine and no annoying hook removal. It's got a strong scent but does the job without scrubbing. Definitely worth it!