Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Odd Trick To Clean Your Shower Door

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how to clean a shower door. The odd trick that actually works using something from the laundry room!

Well, Christmas is over so all the pretty pictures are going to be replaced with decluttering and cleaning! Isn't that what usually follows? It is at our house :) I'm going to be a little vulnerable here, I usually am if you have seen my other cleaning posts. So, no hating. This is real life for me and lots of other people.

My master bathroom is designed horribly. They thought it would be great to place the toilet in a little closet with the shower. I'm not sure why they did this, but all I know is that it drives me nuts. And I try to avoid this place at all costs unless I need to take a shower. I know that's no excuse for a messy bathroom, but it does feel like a dungeon. There's no windows, and it's cramped. Anyway. That's just the story of the space. :)

So, I heard the other day a weird trick to remove hard water from glass doors and thought I would give it a try. And no, it does not involve squeegees like my picture suggests. It actually involves....dryer sheets. Yep! And that's it!

I thought that there's no way that a dryer sheet could clean my horrible door. Well, they can :) See for yourself! Here's the before. I placed the shampoo bottle in there so you can really see how you can't see through the door :)
how to clean a shower door. The odd trick that actually works using something from the laundry room!
 Next, I took my dryer sheet and wet it. I then started scrubbing the door. I wish I could say that it doesn't need a lot of scrubbing, but with my door, it did. There were parts that didn't need hardly any. So, I guess it would just depend on how bad the build up of hard water is.
how to clean a shower door. The odd trick that actually works using something from the laundry room!
 After scrubbing, I then took a wet clothe and went back over it to get rid of the soapy residue from the dryer sheet. I then finished it with some Windex.

Here's how one side looks compared to the other. The left side hasn't been touched and the right side has.
how to clean a shower door. The odd trick that actually works using something from the laundry room!
 And the after! I gotta say, this has been weird being able to see through my door again! :) And it has also been really easy to keep it clean. I do recommend using a squeegee after every shower to keep the water off your hard work...or I mean, clean glass. And if you start to see the build up again, just do the dryer sheets again! It will be a lot easier this time :)
how to clean a shower door. The odd trick that actually works using something from the laundry room!
I know there are a ton of hacks using dryer sheets for cleaning. I just had no idea this one would actually work!

17 comments:

  1. The Builder Basic needs a ton of work, I need to give this a try. Thanks.

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  2. Wow. I must see if I can find dryer sheets. I've heard of them but never used them and never seen them in supermarkets...

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    1. If i may ask where are you from?? Here in america they are in every store that carries laundry detergent. They are also known as fabric softener sheets. The main brands are Bounce, Snuggle, Gain, All and so on. Usually every laundry detergent brand males a liquid fabric softenner and fabric softener sheets. I can not live with out these things!! They make you laundry so soft and they smell fantastic!! Good luck in your ventures in findinf them!!

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  3. Dryer sheets are also great for dusting, but I didn't realize they had magic hard water vaporizing powers as well! Thanks for sharing your cray cray shower door, murky and all. Goodness knows mine isn't any better! We live where you pretty much have to chew your water (aka. hard water) and it wreaks havoc on our appliances, sinks, showers, etc. I'll definitely be trying this trick SOON!

    P.S. Did you use a fresh dryer sheet or one that had been used in a dryer? Thanks!

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  4. dryer sheets contain toxic chemicals

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    1. Dryer sheets are subject to the same rigorous safety regulations as other common household cleaners and are found to be safe.

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  5. Will be trying this tomorrow morning! Although I squeegee my glass door every shower, it's hard to keep the glass crystal clear. Thanks for the tip.

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  6. I own a small home cleaning business and many of my clients have this problem with their shower doors! I will give this a try! If it works I'll be known as a miracle cleaner and maybe even get a raise or a Christmas bonus from some of my cheapskate clients!!!....lol...thanks for the tip!!

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    1. Nora D.; As a cleaner, don't you set the rates for your clients? I pay what is asked of me - I hope my cleaner doesn't think I am a 'cheapskate' - I would be horrified! Should I be paying above and beyond the amount (plus a small tip)? As far as the dyer sheets - great idea!

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    2. Yes, they do pay what I ask of them, but when it comes to Christmas, most clients show their appreciation by leaving a Christmas bonus, which is usually one visits pay! Or when they request something extra to be done that week, a little extra is really appreciated! We cleaners work very hard for our pay and showing their appreciation will go a long way when going the extra mile for them!!

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    3. Whew! I did give them a weeks pay at Christmas. Thanks for the info! :)

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  7. Worked amazingly! My shower looks like new again! Thank you for sharing. I've tried so many things to get my glass clear and nothing worked, until this!!!!!!

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  8. Great tip thanks for sharing!

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  9. You are correct Susan, they are toxic

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  10. This is a little off topic - but what they don't tell you about using dryer sheets in your dryer is that you need to remove and wash your lint filter about once a month. The chemicals in the sheets will eventually clog up the small mesh of the screen causing your dryer to overheat and possibly catch fire.

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