Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The best way to clean your glass shower door!

The best way to clean your glass shower door

When my husband and I moved into our house last year, we were blessed to have an amazing updated Master Bath with all new "Kohler" fixtures and tile. I love our bathroom. The only thing I didn't love, the soap scum that came with it on the bottom of the glass shower door.

No matter what I used or how hard I scrubbed, there still was a cloudy soap scum appearance on the bottom of the glass door and it would drive me crazy! I tried everything...well not everything, yet.

Now, I don't know where I originally read this tip, I wish I could remember to link it up. But I figured it was worth a shot to try at least!

The best way to remove soap scum from your shower glass door is simple: Cut a lemon in half, dip the lemon half in a small bowl of salt (I used sea salt because of the big grain size). Using the salt on the lemon, scrub the glass door with the lemon (like a sponge) squeezing just a little to get the juices flowing. Keep dipping in the salt as needed to scrub the area. I made sure I was actually "in" my shower for easier clean up.

I was amazed to see the cloudy soap scum just disappearing away before my eyes! This actually works!  I scrubbed away in a few minutes what had so stubbornly refused to go away for over a year. I rinsed off the lemon residue and my shower was soap scum free at last.

I was so proud of myself, that I ran to get my husband to show him the shower! He looked at me kind of confused as to what I had just used to clean our shower, "a lemon and salt?" he asked curiously. "Well, whatever works!" he shrugged his shoulders and nodded in approval.

I wish I would've known this simple household trick a lot sooner, maybe I'm the only one who didn't know. However, just in case, I'm sharing it with you!

(Note: I tried to take before and after photos but due to the angle of our bathroom and my mediocre camera skills. It just wasn't happening.)

Have you tried cleaning with a lemon? 


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  2. I will be trying this!!

  3. This is great. I did not know. Definitely will be trying it later.

  4. I LOVE using lemons...for just about everything. They're especially nice to run through the garbage disposal...I also use them to scrub gunk off the stovetop. :)

    1. I will have to try those! Especially the garbage disposal!

  5. Tried it this morning on my shower door. Worked nicely!

    1. Ditto for me.Tried this on my door and it worked like a charm.

  6. i save my cut lemons from cooking and use them to scrub the sink ... lemons are marvelous.

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  16. I've tried cleaning kitchen counter tops with lemon. It works well for me but I don't do it all the time. Usually, if I use the lemon in cooking I'll use what's leftover to just scrub down the utensils and the counter. However, I never knew it could be so effective on soap scum.

  17. Wow! I have used lemons for cleaning utensils for leftovers but never knew they could be effective on soap scum. Thanks for sharing this tip.

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