31 Days of Anti-Laziness: Clean Master Shower

Sunday, October 2, 2011

In case you're just joining me, I'm participating in Nester's 31 Days of Change series, and you're just in time for Day 2: Clean Master Shower.

Do any of you have a tiled shower with a glass door?  If you do, then you feel my pain.  What you're about to see may gross you out, so be forewarned.

Now, I do clean our shower.  Really, I do.  But I spot clean it.  If there's an area of soap scum, or that pink stuff (what is that anyway?), then I clean it.  I don't let mold run rampant.  But do I clean all the grout lines?  No.  Do I worry if the shower door has some spots?  Definitely not.  So my challenge today:  Clean. My. Shower.  I've only cleaned it top to bottom once in the four years we've lived here and it took two hours.  This time went a little faster, although I was still in there for probably an hour.

This is what I look at when I walk in there every day:

Filthy, disgusting shower door.

I've tried every cleaner and home remedy imaginable (used dryer sheet, anyone?), but nothing has worked, so I googled "How to Clean a Glass Shower Door" and the consensus seemed to be that CLR or Lime-Away would take care of the spots no problem.

So I picked up some CLR at Lowes...

Diluted it 50/50 like it said and filled a squirt bottle.

Spray, spray, spray.  Scrub, scrub, scrub.

...and this was the result!

It did nothing.  Nada.  Zip.

I about cried, but I had to move on to the inside.


A little of this...

Yay, cleanliness!

The bottom of the shower was still wet when I took this photo, so that's why those grout lines look dark.

I finally cleaned our master shower top to bottom (hooray!), although I'm still left with a spotty shower door.  I'll do some more googling and see if anything will get rid of those stubborn spots.  Hmm... maybe we need a new shower door!  Or better yet, take the dad-blasted thing down and get a curtain.

1 comment:

  1. Why don't you just frost the glass with etching cream and call it good?