Quick & Easy Shower Cleaning Routine! How to Clean A Shower (Time Saving Tips) Clean My Space
Quick & Easy Shower Cleaning Routine! How to Clean A Shower (Time Saving Tips) Clean My Space

One of the most popular questions
we get asked, hands down, is how to clean a shower.
So we finally decided to put a shower cleaning video
together for you. I feel like people get
so overwhelmed when they think about cleaning a shower.
They think about the bad product smells, the scrubbing, the wetness,
the time, the gloves, etc. Honestly, cleaning a shower
need not be such a stress. I have a really easy method
that I’m going to share with you. I’ll also share some tips with you
on how to maintain your shower and possibly, possibly eliminate
the need to clean your shower at all. Okay. So a quick disclaimer.
I clean my shower regularly. And as you know, we do most
of our videos in my home. So I’m going to demonstrate
this in my shower. But if your shower is dirtier, expect
to spend more time and elbow grease than what you’ll see in the video
here on your first attempt. The results will be amazing.
And once you see how easy it is to do, you won’t fear it anymore and your
shower will be a lot easier to clean. So here’s what you’ll need.
Tub and tile cleaner. For porcelain, glass walls, glass tile
and ceramic tile, you can use any tub and tile cleaner that you like, or you
can use a homemade one, like this, which is just dish liquid and vinegar.
Now, for natural stone, like granite, marble or travertine, you can only use a
specialty stone cleaner or a neutral soap. Double sided sponge.
Now, look for the non-scratching type, because you don’t want to
scratch any finishes. Don’t use a cheap sponge here.
You’ll need a good quality sponge or else you’ll be putting in
overtime hours unnecessarily. Microfiber cloths for drying
walls and the tub. And of course, a squeegee if you have one.
Baking soda for some added abrasion just in case.
And finally, full strength vinegar for glass shower doors,
which I don’t have. All right.
Let’s get to cleaning. Start by removing everything
from the shower, like your bottles, soap bars and sponges.
Then pull the curtains out of the way and begin to spray the tiles
in your shower with your favorite bathroom cleaning product.
Let the product sit for about five minutes..
This is called dwell time, and this will allow the product
to do the work for you. When the time is up,
grab your sponge and start at the far left side of the shower.
You’re going to work clockwise until you tackle all walls.
For heavy soap scum on non-glass surfaces, you may want to sprinkle about a teaspoon
of baking soda into your sponge before you start scrubbing.
The extra abrasion will help scrape off that soap scum.
Once the walls are scrubbed, you can repeat steps two
and three for the tub. Spray it down and leave it for about
5 or 10 minutes, and then scrub it, starting at one end of the tub
and working your way to the other. If your tub is acrylic,
you’ll need to use the soft side of your sponge only since
the scrubbing side can ruin the finish. And now, the moment of redemption that
you’ve all been waiting for, rinsing. If you have a removable shower head,
start spraying the shower walls down, following the same pattern
you used to clean it. If you don’t have that,
run the faucet and use a container or a milk jug
to rinse the walls. Now once the walls are rinsed, use a
squeegee to remove all additional water, and then follow that up by
buffing it with a clean, dry cloth. If you don’t have a
squeegee, just use a cloth. And repeat this for the tub.
Don’t forget to shine your chrome. By rinsing everything at the end,
you keep things a lot dryer for yourself and your feet, of course,
and you use less water. It also makes the job easier,
more efficient and much safer. See, how easy was that?
Okay, it wasn’t easy, but it was a clear step-by-step
explanation of how to do it. If you want to be super efficient with
your showering and reduce the need to clean your shower entirely,
here’s what you have to do. Now I just want to say, I understand it’s
a bit of a time commitment, but you need to ask yourself if this is easier
than cleaning your shower every couple of weeks.
You be the judge. All you do is keep an old towel or a
squeegee handy, and when you’ve done your shower, simply wipe down
or squeegee all the walls and the tub and the glass. Follow that up with a mist
of daily shower spray. If your walls are dry, there’s
no possibility for soap scum hard water spots and mildew
to latch onto the surfaces. And remember, turn on your
exhaust fan for 30 minutes or so. Moisture is the cause of
grungy bathrooms worldwide. So if you do that every single time you
shower, you’ll never have to worry about cleaning your shower again.
I have some more great tips on our blog, which include how to check for soap
scum and a daily shower spray recipe. And that is at CleanMySpace.com.
So be sure to check it out. And of course, I’ve put the link
in the description box below for you. If you liked the video,
give it a thumbs up. And if you have any cleaning questions
or comments about this video or perhaps a shower cleaning tip that
I didn’t mention here, please, drop it in the comment box below.
And remember to hit Subscribe to catch more of our great cleaning
videos, tips, tricks, giveaways, and a whole bunch
of other cleaning excitement. Thanks so much for watching,
and I’ll see you next time. ♪ [music] ♪

100 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Shower Cleaning Routine! How to Clean A Shower (Time Saving Tips) Clean My Space”

  1. Shog Imas says:

    How much soap to add to the vinegar?

  2. Jordan Alfaro says:

    You didn't show what to use in between the tiles when they are looking gross… One tip for those that have shower curtains, double it to have a cheap clear one in the inside if the shower and your fancy/nice looking one in the outer side and just throw away and replace the cheap one when it gets to dirty. For drain hair removal, I just get a wire hanger, undo it, and fold a hook at the end. Voila!

  3. Susan Morgan says:

    Melissa … Have you heard of using "Easy Off Fume Free Oven Cleaner" to clean your shower or bath tub?
    I hear it does a great job!?!
    Thank you and Chad for all of your GREAT videos! 👍🏼😉

  4. Ariana says:

    Does this disinfect?

  5. Guts says:

    What about cleaning the tub?

  6. Audrianne Giroud says:

    Where can I find the recipes for your homemade cleaners? I don't know what you mean by "dish soap & vinegar". Like how much?

  7. Miko Gugo says:

    how about using CLR? There's a lot available at 99 cents store. It works wonderful.

  8. MaZe ProdigyZ says:

    Very helpful thanks 😉

  9. mygtxful says:

    I found using Barkeepers friend spray is great for cleaning glass doors. Even with water spots and scum.

  10. Mary Herje says:

    How do you get mildew specks out of a nylon shower curtain. Also…table cloths?

  11. Katerina K says:

    Thanks for the great videos, I'll be watching them all! I do have a request, if possible; my husband and I are buying a large B&B, and would love a video on giving one's bathrooms a luxury Inn feel, and also on cleaning variations during (daily freshening up) and after a guests' visit. Cleaning that many showered and tubs can be back-breaking – would you recommend getting inside to clean them without all the bonding and reaching? Thank you!

  12. Andrea R says:

    Can you make a video about how to clean a stand up shower?. specifically, the floor of the shower and the glass gets dirty so fast.. I think the base gets so dirty because it is completely flat and harder for dirt to drain… so can you show tips and tricks about that? also, can you clean a bathroom that's actually dirty? I feel like your bathrooms will already be pretty clean. it would be interesting to see a video series about how to fix certain problems like soap scum… dirty grout…etc

  13. Omaid Shokouri says:

    WD40 for your Chrome

  14. stephjoelmom says:

    do you use the daily shower cleaner before you dry the walls or after?

  15. Raquel Sosa says:

    love your videos! how much vinegar and dish soap do you use in your cleaner?

  16. Jessy Perez says:

    Hi, i have a stand up shower, with a glass door. my glass door constantly has im guessing water stains, How would you clean a glass door? I tried dish detergent with a sponge, but that didnt work, I tried windex, but the stains or scum is to thick. help please??

  17. Kelly Eberly says:

    What daily shower cleaner should I use?

  18. Sherrie Carr says:

    How do you clean the shower curtain?

  19. Aaron Gill says:

    Person in this video Youre hot, educated and driven. You were never a man right?

  20. Kathy Owens says:

    Does anyone know how to get rust out of the water that goes into the shower and sink? We never had any problems until our bathroom had to be redone several years ago. Now, in the shower and sink, there are orange spots that are hard to remove. The shower and the sink are acrylic so you cannot use an abrasive.

  21. Steph Korren says:

    Why does the vid start at 1:02

  22. Teri Patterson says:

    Hi Melissa. Totally love your videos. I'm a renter and the home I rent doesn't have an exhaust fan in the bathroom. Do you have any idea's on how to keep the moisture issue's to a minimum. It gets stressful sometimes trying to keep up with the mildew. It would make my day if you could find a way to make this bathroom cleaning job easier. Oh and thanks for all the diy cleaner recipes. They make cleaning so much easier to handle!

  23. Queen Vivia says:

    What's in the daily shower spray? I watch the recipe video but I didn't hear her say anything about a daily shower spray.

  24. Pamela Ulloa says:

    Thank you so much for your video . The ratio for the natural cleaner y 1part vinegar: 1part dish soap ? Or all vinegar and just a little bit of dish soap ?? Thank you 😊

  25. Zacha Vega says:

    thanks for your vídeos but will it be desinfected with the vinegar and soap?

  26. Spaghetti says:

    You're a life saver

  27. triley627 says:

    How can you keep your shower liner from getting mildew on it?

  28. A Cat Makes A Purrfect Pal says:

    You are lucky you don't need to wear gloves! Very nice presentation! Why don't you study acting on the side? If you think you'd like it, I think you have drama skills, seriously!

  29. Meme Meme says:

    U do such a good job..can u clean mine next?

  30. Jennifer Mrozek Weiss says:

    Thanks…this is helpful!

  31. Linda Claudine says:

    To clean grout: paste of creme of tartar with peroxide. Use old toothbrush.

  32. Kristi Lindley says:

    Wow!   Haven't you heard of the MAGIC ERASER SPONGE?!    THAT is the BEST item to use for cleaning the bathroom tub and sink!    What a life-saver!!    It does ALL the WORK!    It is really LIKE MAGIC!!    I used to clean houses and that MAGIC ERASER SPONGE saved my life because all that cleaning WITHOUT IT would have surely KILLED me!!     For TRUTH!   kristi

  33. man of the woods says:

    I have a normal shower without tub. Everytime I wash it I simultaneously shower 🙁

  34. Scottish Lass says:

    I love your hair, & your making me clean my bathroom again :D. I think it's been scrubbed 3 times in 2 days , thanks to those programmes lol 😀 :p

  35. James Thomas says:

    My first time watching your video, result – instant fan on your bandwagon !

  36. Poppin says:

    what's the difference between using the products in the video versus using like pine-sol or something? im not trying to take shortcuts, just trying to educate myself.

  37. Alias Orange says:

    is there one about how to clean a glass shower door? is it the same formula of vinegar and dishwashing liquid? how many parts do i use?

  38. CheetahhLover2010 says:

    where the clear door recommendations

  39. Priscilla Schaewe. creating a lifestyle says:

    Tip are helping since help keep house cleaning easy

  40. Saritah says:

    What about fibreglass?

  41. Etienne Folliot says:

    Thumbs up if you're a single male and your mum told you to clean the shower and you came here because you have no idea where to start 😂😂😂

  42. Lindsey Rebecca says:

    This makes me feel less stupid thankyou

  43. farley pants says:

    what about the curtain orz it is scummy with black and orange crap

  44. DoinThe BestICan says:

    Does this work for plastic showers?

  45. jevon rodriguez says:


  46. tim lee says:

    youve got great tips but is there anyway you could speed up the info?

  47. ray729fl says:

    I always rinse my shower with the wand after every shower to prevent soap scum buildup.

  48. Julie Massa says:

    Thank you!!! Followed the steps, and my shower looks so good!..so helpful and simple for a young person in a first apartment…wish they taught us these "adulting" skills in public school!

  49. Azzam Jaber says:

    Awesome thanks..

  50. K S says:

    lol, the sexy music in the background is hilarious… hahaha. Thank you good video

  51. Mom Rosen says:

    Why the music? It's really annoying., the best blogs are the ones without it, it's easier and more comfortable to just listened to your instructions.
    Other than that I've subscribed since you are so good at explaining and actually showing the results. Thank you.

  52. Sg Nj says:

    Hi Angel

  53. Princess says:

    It’s easy if u have one shower I have 3 showers to clean lol

  54. Escape Artist says:

    My problem is I have no idea if my tub is acrylic or porcelain or what. :/

  55. plk3202011 says:

    My husband convinced me that if we wipe the shower down every time one of us uses it (then throwing towel in laundry), the shower will rarely need to be cleaned.  Believe me, it works (and takes less than a minute to do after you shower).  Much easier to wash towels than scrub shower every week.

  56. The leonard life says:

    I use sos pads and they work great!!

  57. Carmen Dawn Allan says:

    I'm Doing your Bathtub,Tip One Now. It's In Soak Mode,Will Do this When Tiles Need Cleaned Next. Love All Your,Videos. I Watch them,Over and Over !!
    ♡ 🍁 😊 Txs Melissa and Chad 😊.👍. Awesome on ,Shower Head Dance 😊.👍 Epic !!

  58. Nancy Riggs says:

    Done! Squeegee and daily shower cleaner have been purchased!

  59. Daniella Dipol says:

    Girl, you haven't seen my shower… it's going to take industrial strength products and power tools to clean it. Hours and hours of scrubbing.

  60. Damage, Inc. says:

    I'd like to take a shower with her.

  61. Laura Simonelli says:

    Awesome info but the soundtrack makes it almost imposible to listen to

  62. Catfish Vega says:

    she's a cutie

  63. Mike Quesada says:

    You're gorgeous!

  64. Genieve Vega says:

    Good video but agree- the music is annoying

  65. Mary W. says:

    Is this chick SERIOUS? She is basically calling her viewers as stupid as she is. I wanted to watch a video on how to clean my shower and learn new tips. She said 1. Use cleaning spray 2. Wipe 3. Rinse. Does she truly think we went on YouTube, took the time to search this, to then see some lady telling us to spray, wipe, clean. Even if you weren't taught cleanliness growing up, I'd be worried if you needed this information. Now to the REAL REASON she made this. Did anyone notice she had expensive bracelets on? So, I guess she is rich enough to ruin a bracelet every time she cleans. Next look at her hair and makeup it's either professionally paid for or it took her about 4 hours herself (I'm a make-up artist). Sorry about going on a tangent I just am aggravated that I lost brain cells listening to her. Pointless.

  66. Dieter Kilimann says:

    STOP with the annoying music if you want us to keep watching.

  67. Nancy Riggs says:

    just used this method, WOW!!! First, I hate cleaning, so there is that. However, for my shower I used your homemade recipe, with some baking soda. the smell was lovely, and everything rinsed off so easily. My shower looks, smells and"feels" so clean!! Thanks for helping me to clean my space Melissa and Chad!

  68. Bellamaramujer says:

    Mr clean magic eraser with soft scrub brand liquid cleaer for your yellow grouts in between ypur tiles not clean if still yellow ?

  69. Lisa Gardiner says:

    How much dish soap & vingar do you use

  70. the lost journal of mystifying things says:

    so much make up

  71. Joe Pando says:

    Millennial power!

  72. Renee Bloggs says:

    This is not even a shower recess – it's a shower over a bath. Please…

  73. Chad Waldron says:

    You ain't seen my shower! Oy!

  74. Arixx Nexx says:

    I actually use the baking soda and little bit of water make it like gel than I put it on( leave it for like a minute or two and then just with vinegar and water take it away// is very easy

  75. Briana Santillana says:

    How do you know what’s a good quality sponge that’s anti-scratch? Are there some brands you can recommend?

  76. J Tornif says:

    Wait! I thought this video was supposed to make shower cleaning easier.

  77. Silas Frost says:

    For reach I use a bottle brush.

  78. RODDY TODDY says:

    Turn the so called music off.

  79. RedCross 504 says:

    Thank you, for the video! How do you store your sponge and how often do you switch it out?

  80. Kim D4 says:

    can you use the scrub multiple times ?

  81. Tanndo Baloyi says:

    wait, isn't this a bathtub ?

  82. Paul Meissner says:

    Paul smells vinegar call me 12062653988

  83. Samantha Toder says:

    Melissa love your vids keep em coming. Can you do a video explaining what sponges to use? What is the definition of a "high quality sponge" as you mention in this video? Thanks.

  84. connie maglish says:

    Daily shower spray recipe please!

  85. Charles Detmar says:

    you are a very beautiful and charming lady. i'm going to clean my shower now, tnx for the motivation 🙂

  86. ri pi says:

    Background music is annoying.

  87. Gloria Howard says:

    What can i clean travertine tile floors with. Or mop with
    And whats the best cleaning solution for granite counter tops
    And whats tje best way to wash windows alot of windows. Alot of windows. I clean a house. And need to be more effeciant and quick. Time is money as they say

  88. Gloria Howard says:

    Whats the best thing to clean the chrome or the handles and knobs in shower. And how do i clean floor grout and even shower grout. I mean really clean it so it looks clean

  89. Gloria Howard says:

    Love your videos. I love cleaning
    I love hearing how. Oh my house looks so clean from customers
    Its a great feeling
    I want to be better and thorough
    And quick. Lol
    I love your videos yoi inspire me to be better and. Use more natural things. Amd less is more and always read instructions.

  90. GOD メメ HYPER says:

    I got dead roaches in my shower what I do

  91. wannabemedontu says:

    what is the soundtrack for this video?

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  93. Andrew Heath says:

    Use “Your favourite bath cleaning product” absolute BS!!!!!

    Chorines and vinegars damage the surface!!!

    Daily shower spray , means anything.

    Put on the demister for 30 minutes??? Amazing misuse, cost and environmental disaster.

    This woman is a jerk, a dangerous one.

  94. tommy says:

    Dam are you single?

  95. Christine Angel Harris-James says:

    I understand that some people find cleaning therapeutic. For those that do I have plenty of free spaces available at my house for you to enjoy. No charge 😃😂

  96. marthajf73 says:

    Wet the shower. Squirt dish liquid around. Sweep scrub shower with sturdy stiff broom. Rinse with hand held shower head. No bending. No getting on your knees. No back pain. Super clean shower and surround really fast. AND its cheap

  97. G VN says:

    How much vinegar and dish washing liquid do you use?

  98. G VN says:

    Put exhaust fan on 30 mins before, during or after the shower? Thanks

  99. Jocelyn Flaming says:

    To clean the shower every time after shower is truly the gem… my mom always tells me to do that in order to maintain good clean bathroom. And thanks to her our bathroom is still clean and sturdy after about 20 years of usage. But when I am out living alone, I became lazy and let the soap scrum/mold build up… I clean the shower every couple of weeks, and that’s not enough in places like Atlanta.. so keep cleaning !!!

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