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3 Easy Ways To Keep Your Shower Clean:
The reality is, I only make cleaning products; I’m not an expert cleaner. I am always learning about “how” to clean. One of my favorites resources to learn some solid cleaning advice is Melissa over at CleanMySpace She is practical and often has a variety of green cleaning options and I really like that!
If you are not familiar with her, Melissa Maker is host of the CleanMySpace YouTube channel and founder of Clean My Space, a housekeeping service based in her native Canada. With an ever-expanding community of YouTube subscribers (over 850,000 as of Jan 2018) and over 100,000,000 video views, Melissa dispenses useful, time-saving cleaning tips, tricks, and recommendations. This includes everything from developing a daily cleaning routine to decluttering and organizing around the home, for a global audience spanning 165 countries.
Why I like to learn from her? She wasn’t always a cleaning pro (or fan) and understands that people are looking for practical, time-saving solutions to everyday problems.
I have recently been battling a mildew problem in our master shower. So I have been starting new habits to try to beat the problem. Here are some steps I am taking. It has not resolved the problem completely, but I see improvements. There is one problem spot that I will be working on differently, because now I know it is under the grout :( I share how I learned this towards the end of this article.
1. Make and use your own daily shower spray.
Use a refillable spray bottle, preferably one that has a “mist” setting. For each 8 oz of water, add 10 drops of tea tree, oregano or cinnamon essential oil (or a blend of all three). Mist the everything in the shower area even the curtain (or doors) after each use.
2. Use a squeegee after you shower or towel-dry the tiles and tub.
This is my least favorite thing to do to keep the shower free from excess waster, but it works! The excess waster is exactly where the mold and mildew like to grow.
3. Open a window, keep the door open or use the exhaust fan. Try airing out the bathroom for a minimum of 30 minutes after a shower or bath. Not only does the exhaust fan help remove stink, it also helps remove moisture. A good indicator there is too much moisture in the bathroom is when the mirror gets fogged over.
Staying healthy is not just about what we put inside the body, it’s about what we are exposed to outside the body.
Keeping mold and mildew out of your home and using non-toxic ways of doing that is important.
Many times we see mildew or mold on the grout lines and it never seems to go away.
Here is a quick test I learned from my friends over at Sashco: on how to determine if the mold is on or under the grout.
The key to keeping mildew (or mold) from growing and coming back is to remove moisture and the environment on which it thrives. Try one, or all of these 3 Easy Ways To Keep Your Shower Clean.
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