Tips for moms: The mistake you make when cleaning the shower curtain


One of the most common mistakes most people make when it comes to shower curtains is that, after showering, they don’t hang the curtain to dry but leave it to hang. This results in the growth of mold especially on the points that touch the tub.

Also, it is good, if there is a window, to leave it open (along with the drawn curtain) and if not, definitely the door to let the water vapor escape.

Remember that it is not enough to rinse the curtain with plenty of water, it is necessary periodically intervals a good wash.

How to wash the fabric shower curtain

If the bathroom curtain is fabric, follow the following procedure:

  • remove the shower curtain from the rings
  • put it in the washing machine with a little detergent and a cup of white vinegar.
  • choose a washing program of moderate intensity and the shortest one. Once washed, hang it to air dry.

If you want to avoid the washing machine, soak the fabric curtain in a basin of warm water, detergent and vinegar. Rub it gently, rinse it and lay it out to dry.

How to wash the plastic shower curtain

The plastic shower curtain is machine washable (if you want to avoid the basin).

  • Add a bath towel or two and add the plastic.
  • In addition to the detergent (small amount) add either half a cup of bleach, vinegar or baking soda. Be sure not to mix any of these cleaners as they could cause a reaction with each other.
  • After washing, hang the plastic curtain to dry.
  • Never put the plastic curtain in the dryer.

How to clean shower curtain rings

In a large bowl or small basin, soak the rings in warm water and a cup of white vinegar. If they are dirty, you can rub them with a sponge or an old toothbrush and after rinsing and drying them, hang them on the rod.

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