How to remove bathroom moldDoes your shower or tub have some stains or mold that you just can’t seem to get rid of?

Are you constantly spraying and scrubbing to no avail?

Take a deep breath. Getting rid of those stains is a lot easier than you think. And no, we’re not just talking about re-caulking the whole shebang. This simple tip will help you remove that gunk without massive amounts of elbow grease. 


What You Will Need

  • Bleach
  • Medium Bowl
  • Paper Towels
  • Q-Tip


Before You Begin

Remove your bathmat, towels, and shower curtain if you have one. Bleach is not picky about what it bleaches. Anything you don’t want stained white should be removed from the area. Additionally, you may consider performing this task in your birthday suit or clothes you don’t care about. (No one wants a white spot on their favorite pair of yoga pants.)



Pour a liberal amount of bleach into a bowl.

Working with a single paper towel at a time, saturate the paper towel in the bleach. Twist it into a rope. Place the rope along the stained or moldy caulking in your tub or shower. Repeat until all discolored areas are covered.

Using a Q-Tip, push the twisted paper towel into the caulking.

Allow the paper towel to rest overnight. In the morning, remove the paper towel, carefully placing it into a plastic bag.

Rinse the area thoroughly with water. And you’re done!


Additional Bathroom Cleaning Tips We Love

  • Pull the shower curtain closed when not in use. This will help it dry more quickly, cutting down on the buildup of mildew.
  • Get as much air circulation as possible. This will help reduce the humidity in your bathroom, reducing the growth of bacteria.
  • Wash your towels regularly and hang them separately. Hanging towels side-by-side so they’re touching doesn’t allow them to dry as quickly, causing more bacteria to build up.


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