Showers can become riddled with watermarks and soap scum meaning a little elbow grease is required to get the job done efficiently. But if you want to slash the time you spend on the task, professional cleaner Lindsay Turford suggests focusing on the job at a certain time of day.
Lindsay is known for her cleaning tips and tricks which she shares with an audience of 78.4k on her Instagram page @dazlincleaning. She explained: “Did you know, the best time to clean your shower is directly after you’ve had one? Steam is a great cleaner and disinfectant. The steam will loosen the dirt, making it quicker and easier to clean down.”
Rinsing down your shower after every use will also help to remove soap scum, hair or debris which can build up over time if left untouched.
Using a squeegee on the inside of your shower and the glass door can also help to keep mould and hard water marks at bay by eliminating mildew-causing moisture.
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“Ditch those expensive daily shower sprays, instead use a dry Marigold Let It Shine On & On! Microfibre Cloth after showering to quickly wipe away any water residue,” she recommended.
“These thick cloths are really absorbent and this will keep your screens free of watermarks and limescale, using zero chemicals – kinder on your pocket and the planet too.”
If you don’t have a hair catcher in your plug, it’s best to look for any debris which may be blocking your drain after each shower. Lindsay added: “If you do need some more elbow grease, grab a Marigold Cleaning Me Softly Non-Scratch Scourer – not just great on your non-stick pans, it removes build-up in your bathroom too.”
Lindsay added: “If you do need some more elbow grease, grab a Marigold Cleaning Me Softly Non-Scratch Scourer – not just great on your non-stick pans, it removes build-up in your bathroom too.”
How to create a quick and easy shower cleaning routine
Cleaning your shower after every use can lengthen the time between deep cleans and will also keep mould and mildew at bay.
Start by removing everything from the shower, such as bottles or soap bars which may be on the side. Next, spritz down your walls with your favourite product.
Allow the product to sit for around five minutes, this dwell time will allow the product to do a lot of the work for you.
If you notice limescale or hard water marks, you can scrub these away with a sponge. Repeat the process on the bottom of your shower or your bathtub.
Then, rinse away the product with clean water either from your shower head or using cups of water. Using a squeegee, remove the excess water and pat the walls down with a towel.
Finally, using a microfibre cloth, buff down your taps and other fixtures, before replacing all of your shampoo bottles.