Some think there are two kinds of people — those who like shower curtains and those who like glass doors. In many cases, we’re among the latter. And if you are too (or you inherited a glass shower door), then you know the joys (and headaches) of that open, airy design.
While we love that a glass shower door reduces the visual barriers in a bathroom, allowing us to maximize our visual real state, they can be a pain to clean (and keep clean). Luckily, you don’t have to just accept water spots and foggy glass. It’s possible for your doors to look good and stay that way.
Start by De-Griming Your Shower Door
Fill a spray bottle with ¼ cup dish soap, 1 cup water, and ½ cup distilled white vinegar. This DIY solution is an easy way to keep soap grime at bay, without the use of harsh chemicals. Start by spraying it all over you shower door, paying special attention to any corners and crevices.
Let the solution sit for at least 30 minutes so that it can really penetrate and break down any grime that’s built up. Then, scrub your door clean using a sponge or cloth and warm water. Finally, thoroughly rinse your door to remove any remaining solution.
Bonus Tip: Battling some really tuck on grime? A quick and easy way to get rid of hard-to-clean spots is with a dryer sheet. Slight wet the dryer sheet and then wipe down the door. Follow that with a wipe of a cloth soaked in warm water and a thorough rinse.
Keep Your Shower Door Looking in Tip Top Shape
Do you have a glass squeegee? Great! If not, it’s time to get yourself one. You want to keep this in your shower. After each bath, do a quick wipe down of your door. This will substantially cut down on any build up and reduce the frequency with which you need to clean your shower.
But of course, from time to time, you’ll need to bust out your DIY cleaning solution and give your door a quick spritz and rinse.