Here’s some ideas on keeping your shower doors sparkly clean for months after you move in.
Squeegees & Microfiber Cloths
A squeegee is a windshield-wiper-like tool with a handle and a long, flat rubber blade used to clean or remove
something (in this case water) from a surface. Some squeegees have suction cups for attaching to walls for easy
access and storage, while some come in colors or stainless steel for the style-conscious. Do they all work the
same? In a nutshell, yes.
Daily Shower Cleaners
Don’t have time to squeegee every day? Maybe a quick spritz will keep the dreaded soap scum at bay. Once the
shower has been wiped down, finish the job with a quick misting of daily cleaner such as Method Daily, Tilex
Daily Shower Cleaner, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Tub and Tile or your own concoction: Mix together a half-cup
of hydrogen peroxide, a half-cup of rubbing alcohol (a natural degreaser), 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap and 1
tablespoon dishwasher rinse aid in a 32-ounce spray bottle. Next, fill the bottle with water and, after capping,
rock the bottle gently back and forth to combine the ingredients without making them foam up. Store away
An Inexpensive, yet powerful Cleaner
Try the powdered version of Bar Keepers Friend for your shower door. It’s also great for
the tub and lots of other things. To use, wet the glass surface and shake the cleanser onto
a nonabrasive sponge, then scrub. Rinse with warm water or vinegar, then squeegee for
Once you’ve achieved a clean, sparkly surface, there are a few things you can do to make
it last longer. The big idea here is that hard water and soap scum won’t build up if they can’t stick to
the surface. Think Teflon shower. Several products are designed to wick water away from
surfaces, and although they weren’t created for bathroom use, the concept still applies.
Rain-X and Water Armour, both found in the automotive department, are marketed for
repelling water off windshields, but they can do the same for glass-walled showers.