Total Timesaver- How To Clean Glass Shower Doors

Total Timesaver- How To Clean Glass Shower Doors

I really love our glass shower screen. It makes the bathroom feel so much bigger than it really is.

What I don’t like about the glass is cleaning it. In the past we have tried to use a squeegee after each shower to cut down on the soap scum, but that got old fast. So, eventually we stopped which meant the soap scum started to build up. And it started to look like this. . .
Last time I cleaned the glass, it took a lot of elbow grease to get things back to normal. So, this time around I thought I would google some easy cleaning glass shower doors ideas. I read through tons of posts and suggestions until I landed one that:
1. Made sense to me and
2. Used a product I already had on hand.
So here’s the tip- Use shampoo. Any shampoo will do. Use a rag or sponge and cover it with a generous amount of shampoo and rub on the glass door. You don’t even have to scrub! Press firmly with a few passes, wait about 30 seconds and rinse! This little tip seriously saved me at least 15 minutes! And it’s so easy, I will probably clean the screen much more often!
I am not sure why it works, but shampoo is supposed to get rid of build up on your scalp/hair, so I figured there was a good chance it would get rid of build up on glass. Anybody else have a handy dandy cleaning timesaver? I am all about being efficient!!!

This article has 14 comments

  1. Mrs. Foot

    Great trick! Next time I’m out of my cleaner, I’ll definitely give this a try.

    I usually use a limescale remover by Ecover that eliminated all scrubbing. Like you, I would have to scrub and scrub and even then it didn’t all come off. I love Ecover since it’s eco-friendly and it does the trick.

  2. melinda

    We spray our our glass door with Rainex (following the instructions on the bottle). The water just rolls off and we don’t have to squeegee OR clean!

  3. Handkerchiefgal

    Great tip! (for when I have shower doors! lol!)
    I started adding a spray bottle top to rubbing alcohol and using it to clean windows! It works great- better than anything else!

  4. Lorraine

    Another thing to cut down on the water stains is to keep a squeegie in the shower and give your glass doors a quick pass with it after your shower 🙂

  5. Kara Paslay

    Thanks for all the tips ladies! And yes Lisa, we bought our shower screen here in town at Robinson Glass. And we saved money by installing it ourselves!

  6. Tracy

    LOL had the glass removed a year ago bc of this reason! But, here is a cleaning tip….for the kitchen I guess. Microfiber cloth/sponge + baby oil = clean stainless appliances.

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