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You clean your bathroom weekly, but how about your shower curtain? When did you last clean it? Ever thought about cleaning your shower curtain? Didn’t know you could clean it? Read on.
Yes, you can, and yes you should clean your shower curtain. Shower curtains should be cleaned at least 4 times a year. Do it at the beginning of each new season so you remember to clean it!
HOT TIP: When you buy a new shower curtain, give it some love. Pre-Treat it. By doing this you will stop your shower curtain from building up with soap scum, mildew & mould, faster than if you do not pre-treat your shower curtain.
To pre-treat your shower curtain, run it through the rinse cycle in your washing machine with some white vinegar. Run it on warm NOT hot, as this will melt your beutiful new shower curtain. You may want to look in and check the temperature of the water, a few minutes after you put it in.
After the rinse cycle has finished, simply hang your shower curtain up to dry.
Now onto regular washing of your shower curtain. You have 2 options. Machine Wash or Hand Wash.
MACHINE WASH OPTION
Optional: 10 drops of tea tree oil (which can kill mold and mildew).
Carefully remove your shower curtain from the hooks, and place it into your washing machine.
Place the 2 towels, washing detergent, baking soda and tea tree oil into the washing machine.
Run the gentle cycle.
When complete, hang your shower curtain up to try. You can place the 2 towels in to the dryer, or hang to dry also.
Wondering why you needed to add in towels? The towels act as a buffer. They protect the shower curtain from the washing machine. The towels also work as a scrubber. Gently scrubbing away at soap scum & mildrew..
HAND WASH OPTION
Dampen your microfibre cloth and sprinkle with baking soda. Use this to scrub your entire shower curtain.
Rinse with warm water.
If you notice any soap scum remaining, re-visit it with your microfibre cloth and baking soda.
Rinse again with warm water.
Re-hang to dry.
That’s it! Remember, to clean your shower curtains at least 4 times a year!!