When we put our Florida home on the market last year, we had to do a few things to make it more attractive to buyers. One of the things my realtor advised us to do was give the grout & caulk a thorough cleaning before we put the house on the market.
Unless you routinely scrub your grout and caulk it gets dirty and even becomes covered in mildew. In our new house my husband ended up recaulking the main bathroom because it was just so dirty.
Scotch-Brite has a very cool brush made just for cleaning grout! Just use a few squirts of your favorite cleaner and scrub with what my kids call- the giant toothbrush. This only takes a few minutes and if you do it once or twice a month your grout and caulked areas will stay super clean and free of mildew- yuck!
Now that the grout is nice and clean it’s time to focus on those shower doors and walls. There are several bathroom cleaners which will cut through soap scum and mildew during the weekly cleaning, but there is an easy way to keep the walls spot free throughout the week.
Simply using a squeegee after you shower every day keeps the glass very clean. I didn’t actually think it would work until I started doing it myself and I couldn’t believe the difference.
If you can find a squeegee that mounts right on your shower wall it makes this so much easier. My last squeegee laid on the shower floor and I would constantly step on it when I was in the shower.
Using on the squeegee on the glass daily keeps the grime off and makes weekly cleanings easier. I highly recommend buying one of these if you haven’t already.
My last tip for a clean shower is let the cleaners work! My husband was the main bathroom cleaner for many years. His technique of spraying the cleaner in the shower and then walking away for 10-15 minutes works really well. It cuts down on the scrubbing and amount of cleaner you need to use. He’s saving time and money, what’s not to like about that?
Did you know that you can also use products like Rain X on your glass shower doors to repel the water? This works really well and makes keeping your glass shower sparkling so much easier.