Shower Cleaning Kit

This post is sponsored by Dettol

It’s handy to have a shower cleaning kit separate to your household cleaning kit.  Fill a little basket with cleaning items you would only use in the shower.  It’s much easier to carry all the products in a caddy, and can be stored easily, out of the reach of children.

Shower Cleaning KitSupplies for the shower cleaning kit

Over the years I have tried a mixture of natural vinegar/bi-carb and commercial cleaning products to clean the shower.  I have found at times the vinegar solution won’t completely remove mould, it needs more scrubbing and extra elbow grease. I’ve listed below the items I’ve used in this cleaning kit which I put together for a busy friend that doesn’t have the time to scrub and is happy to use commercial cleaning products.

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Scrubbing brush

Use a scrubbing brush to help remove stubborn mould.

Toothbrush or grout brush

Use an old toothbrush to get into the little areas the big scrubbing brush can’t reach, like areas around your taps and corners of the shower. Alternatively, you can use a grout brush, which have stronger bristles, these can be found at hardware stores.

Mould remover

Mould is what makes our showers look so grotty.  It usually grows because those areas of the shower are continuously damp or wet. To remove mould, and the source of mould allergens, use a mould remover such as Dettol Healthy Clean Bathroom Mould Remover. It usually acts on mould within minutes, then be sure to rinse thoroughly with water. Scrub with the brush if needed. It also kills 99.9% of germs (E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus). Always read the label and use only as directed.

Soap scum remover

Soap scum remover will assist in cleaning the soap built on up surfaces like the glass shower screens/door, tiles, chrome fixtures in the shower.  I have used Dettol’s Healthy Clean Bathroom Rapid Foam.  This is a new product and I quite like it because it doesn’t have a strong chemical scent, it has a pleasant lime smell that helps make the bathroom smell fresh and clean! Always read the label and use only as directed.

Cloth

The cloth is used to wipe over surfaces in the shower after using the soap scum remover, this will help lift the soap scum and dirt leaving you beautiful clean glass shower doors.

Peg Basket

Create your caddy using a plastic peg basket, as the basket will get wet.  Peg baskets have holes in the bottom for easy water drainage. I usually leave the basket in the shower for a few hours, till it’s dry then place back in the cupboard. I got this peg basket from a local discount shop.

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28 comments

Yvonne August 25, 2015 - 6:21 AM

Great tip, time to do the shower. I remember once I used a bleach substance and another cleaner. I thought I would save time and put one on and then the other. The fumes together nearly made me sick. Obviously they are not meant to put on together. I am very cautious now. Great idea with the peg basket.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 25, 2015 - 10:57 AM

Ooh no, that would have been very toxic, the Dettol Bathroom Mould Remover doesn’t have a horrid chemical smell, it’s very subtle. Yes the peg basket is a great idea as it has holes on the bottom and water can easily drain through 🙂

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Chloe August 25, 2015 - 8:04 AM

I see you use the Duets cloth. I though you could go chemical free with those. Is this your experience?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 25, 2015 - 8:09 AM

Yes used with some water they clean the bathroom mirrors and vanity, but I find you need a little more than water to clean the shower.

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Emily August 25, 2015 - 9:24 AM

Hi. Do you use the detol foaming as a glass cleaner too fornthe shower screans or would you use a windex spray?. Also do you use the foam.to clean the vanity? And what product do you use for cleaning toilet and floors? 🙂 thank you.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 25, 2015 - 10:55 AM

Hi Emily, I use the foam to clean the shower screens, usually a spray, leave for a small period of time and then rinse is all that is needed. I use the Chux Duets to clean the vanity tops and mirros. Search smelly toilet on my blog to see what I use to give the toilet a good clean and I just use vinegar and water to clean floors 🙂

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Lucy @ Bake Play Smile August 25, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Cleaning the shower is my least favourite job!!! Maybe if I make up one of these kits, it won’t be so awful?? Thanks Kat!

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Katrina August 26, 2015 - 10:04 AM

I have this soap build-up that I cannot get off my tiles! Tried most products including the Dettol.
Any suggestions?

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Kate - Kat's Assistant August 26, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Hi Katrina, I find the Dettol Rapid Foam works great on my tiles. Maybe just let it sit for a while and then give it a good scrub with a scrubing brush.

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Emily August 26, 2015 - 11:27 AM

I brought the detol rapid foam and it is fantastic. My white shower tiles had started getting a green tinge to them which i coukd not remove with other sprays. This removed it with just wiping the foam off bearly no scrubbing needed – my shower now looks as good as new 🙂

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Kate - Kat's Assistant August 26, 2015 - 11:35 AM

I love it too Emily! I find it brings my shower up looking lovely.:)

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Jacqui August 26, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Each day when I am in the shower I use the chux scrubbing cloth to scrub down the walls with the chux Magic for stubborn marks. When I turn the water off I just wipe down the shower with the second chammy cloth that comes in the pack and I don’t get any mould in my shower anymore. It’s so quick and easy.

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Kate - Kat's Assistant August 27, 2015 - 8:31 AM

A wonderful habit to get into Jacqui! I really need to start doing this myself, although i must say i do give my shower a clean twice a week so it does stay nice and clean. But i like your method.:)

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Jacqui August 26, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Each day when I am in the shower I use the chux scrubbing cloth to scrub down the walls with the chux Magic for stubborn marks. When I turn the water off I just wipe down the shower with the second chammy cloth that comes in the pack and I don’t get any mould in my shower anymore. Shower is clean and dry. It’s so quick and easy.

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Clare August 26, 2015 - 9:52 PM

I have black textured tiles in my shower- they are the most awful things to clean. I have tried various products but all leave white streaks on the tiles which I then have to scrub several times over to remove. My steam cleaner prevents the streaks but doesn’t clean it well enough. Any suggestions? Thanks x

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Kate - Kat's Assistant August 27, 2015 - 8:45 AM

Hi Clare, Have you tried the Rapid Foam from Dettol? I found it worked great and brought my tiles up really shiny. Black is definitely a harder colour to keep clean though.

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Clare August 27, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Hi Kate, thanks for coming back to me. I’ve had a look and I don’t think it’s available here in the UK. Dettol do have a Power & Pure foam so I may give that a go. Thanks x

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Kate - Kat's Assistant August 27, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Hi Clare, It sounds very similar. Let me know how you go, i am curious.:) x

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Glenn Holloway August 28, 2015 - 1:50 PM

If you want a cheap way to clean soap scum in bathrooms:
If they have heavy soap scum treat with a creme cleanser then wipe down with damp cloth.
In a spray bottle add 1 cm original palmolive dishwashing liquid and add a capful of cloudy amonia (not too much as it is very strong).
This can be used to clean your bathroom shower screen and is also very good an all mirrors.
Spray it on shower screen/mirror – wipe over with wet cloth, use good quality window squeegy then dry off with dry towel and finally use two good quality window cloths (try window wizard micro cloth) and it comes up a treat – you will be a genius window cleaner and mirror in no time – and it costs about $5 for the palmolive/cloudy ammonia/spray bottle and it will last you about a year

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Karen wright August 28, 2015 - 7:08 PM

I have hard water stains on my glass shower screens that I just can’t remove no matter what I’ve tried. Do you have any suggestions? It’s not soap scum

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Kate - Kat's Assistant August 31, 2015 - 11:53 AM

Hi Karen, Have you given the Dettol Rapid Foam a go? It is great and i as amazed at the results i got in my shower.

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Dannielle September 10, 2015 - 7:11 AM

How would you recommend cleaning the wall above the tile line that looks a little mouldy and grotty please?

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Kate - Kat's Assistant September 10, 2015 - 8:45 AM

Hi Dannielle, The Dettol Bathroom Mould Remover does say it can be used for tiles and walls. I haven’t personally used it yet but should remove the excess mould.

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Jacqui September 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM

I recently discovered CLR. It is a god send. It can be diluted but I use it undilted for the shower screens.

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Angela Ivanovici September 22, 2017 - 10:36 PM

I keep a glass swiper in the shower and always wipe the excess water off the 2 glass panels and both tiled walls – this removes most of the water and helps to minimise mould. For stubborn spots, I use 1/2 diluted bleach. I look forward to seeing how the products outlined here compare. I use a toilet brush to scrub stubborn mould.

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Kricket July 1, 2018 - 3:57 PM

I removed mould from my shower then decided to try this home remedy/trick to help prevent it building back up, to my surprise it really worked on the mould problem and as an added bonus it left my shower looking clean and shiny a lot longer in between cleans. Yes, you still have to do a thorough clean of the area on a regular basis (boo! LOL) but I truly believe this helps lessen the build up in between. Best used after the last person has used the shower. spritz all over from spray bottle then leave to dry.
The vinegar smell does disappear and it drys streak free. Also leaving a window open in the bathroom after shower for 10-15mins, if possible, has helped.

Simple Daily Shower Spray Recipe
(For fiberglass, tile, and glass showers)
Combine in a spray bottle, shake and use daily:

1 part white vinegar
3 parts water

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Heather January 28, 2019 - 6:44 AM

I use oil of cloves for mould it kills mould not just bleach the colour from mould!

Use neat on damp cloth for bad mould or dilute with water and add some tea tree/ eucalyptus or lavender to a spray bottle.

We use a window wiper after showering just really quickly after last shower or really really makes a difference to soap scum! And of shower screens etc are really yucky I use sugar soap. It’s so easy!!!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 31, 2019 - 12:56 PM

ooh very interesting!! thanks for sharing!

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