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...
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.