How to clean the shower

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

The shower surface can attract mildew, bacteria and grime. All quite unsightly and horrible to shower with. Here’s how to clean the shower to keep it sparkling fresh.

From shampoo to shaving cream, we use a lot of products in the shower, which can leave residue and mess. It doesn’t take long for the shower to need a good clean!




Empty the shower of all contents. Wipe over each item with a cleaning cloth dipped in warm soapy water to remove any soap build-up.


Deal with any mould. Spray Mould Be Gone Spray or mould remover onto visible mould patches. After 5 minutes, use the grout cleaning brush to remove. Rinse area.

Glass, walls, floor and tapware


Spray cleaning spray on the glass, walls and floor of the shower. Use a cleaning sponge to clean the glass. Use a sponge or scrubbing brush to clean the walls and floor. Alternatively, you could use a broom to scrub these areas if you have trouble bending.


To remove stubborn build-up around tapware, dab on cleaning paste and leave for 10 minutes. If using Lemon Soda Paste, spray with vinegar and leave for a further 5 minutes. Use a mini brush to remove build-up. Rinse with a damp cloth.


Rinse the glass, walls and floor from top to bottom with water using the showerhead or bucket filled with water. To prevent water spots, use a squeegee to remove any water from the surface

Shower door seal


Fill the bathroom sink with soapy water. Remove the rubber seal from the bottom of the shower door; it should slip off easily.


Dip a mini brush or cleaning cloth into the soapy water and clean the seal.


Spritz a dry cloth with vinegar and wipe over the seal.


Wait until the seal is completely dry before putting back into place.

Shower drain


Add a squirt of dishwashing liquid down the drain. Sprinkle in 1 cup bicarb soda and pour in 1 cup vinegar.


Allow to sit for 5 minutes. If using Lemon Soda Paste, spritz with vinegar and sit for a further 5 minutes, then pour boiling water down the drain. This method should effectively clear away most of the hair clogging up the drain. Alternatively, if your drain. has a removable cover, you can remove hair by hand.

Shower head


Dab cleaning paste over the shower head and sit for 5 minutes. If using Lemon Soda Paste, spritz with the vinegar and sit for a further 5 minutes. Scrub with a mini brush  to remove debris. Rinse.


Half-fill a bag (or bucket if the shower head is detachable) with vinegar. Insert the shower head in the gag, immersing it in the vinegar. Tie the bag with a rubber band to secure onto shower head and sit overnight (if you have a brass or gold shower head, remove after 3 minutes).


Remove the shower head from the bag and use the mini brush to clean build-up. Turn on the water to flush out any mineral deposits. Use a toothpick to poke holes to help remove mineral deposits if needed. Rinse with water.


Polish the shower head with a dry cleaning cloth.

Kat’s tip: Need to fix a rust ring? Use a cleaning cloth with cleaning paste, dab onto the spot, sit for 2 minutes then wipe away. Alternatively, cover the stain with lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt and soak for 3-4 hours. Use a cleaning cloth to gently scrub the area.

How often?

Weekly – mould, glass, walls, floor, tapware

Monthly – shower door seal, shower drain

Seasonally – shower head


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