Quick and Easy Shower Cleaning


It’s that time of year for our family when we sometimes have more dirt on us than a freshly pulled carrot!  Tonight, my husband came in from moving irrigation lines and I thought he had gotten a really fast and dark tan.  But alas, it was actually dirt so off to the shower he went.

Normally I would be discouraged at the fact he was going to spray that dirt all over the shower leaving a mess which I would have to face tomorrow.  But as I watched him and his dirt cloud head off to the shower, I had no anxiety!  That’s because for more than a year, I’ve had a secret weapon in the shower which has eliminated dirty showers.

By using this weapon every day during a shower, I have been able to maintain a sparkly clean shower on a regular basis.  And nope, it’s not that I have hired a cleaning lady to take on the mess.  It’s a simple and cheap way to keep your shower squeaky clean.

Shower Cleanser

The only two ingredients you’ll need:  Dawn dish soap and white vinegar.


Using a dish scrubber which holds liquid soap, I fill it with 50% Dawn Dish soap and 50% white vinegar.  I shake it up to mix the solution well and then place it in the shower so either of us can do a little scrubbing while we are taking our daily shower.  It really is that simple and that cheap.

Now my instinct initially was to use a dollar store scrubber.  So I bought one and brought it home and tried it.  The head of the scrubber broke off after just a couple of uses.  So, my savings just went down the tube.  I highly recommend investing in a Scotch Brite dish scrubber.  It is more expensive than a dollar store one, but you’ll save in the end by not having to replace it on a regular basis!  (Coupon Hint: Go directly to the Scotch Brite website, they frequently have downloadable coupons there or check pricing in all the newspaper inserts right here on MakeItMissoula.)

This method leaves your shower fixtures gleaming…it’s one of my favorite benefits of using this solution. Bright, shiny faucet handles and shower heads. This solution also has an amazing effect on hard water build-up and soap scum.

Shower Cleanser 2

Fill the scrubber with 50% dish soap and 50% vinegar and use daily while you shower.

You can use whatever type of Dawn dish soap you prefer.  I am currently using just the original scent but Dawn has some great “flavors” to pick from…I want to try their lavender scent.  I think that would be lovely in the shower.

So, if scrubbing the shower is one of your least favorite chores this is your ticket to freedom.  Imagine just maintaining a clean shower simply by using this scrubber during your daily shower?  It will either lessen or can even eliminate the need for a deep down cleaning.

I welcome the dirt, dust and grime this time of year throws at me because I know that I won’t have a huge chore of scrubbing showers.  One simple tool and two magic ingredients make one amazing potion that saves me time and money!


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Erin Eisenman-Turner is proud to be a native Missoulian. Along with her husband and three sons, they raise chickens, pigs, rabbits, and vegetables at Turner Family Farms in the Orchard Homes area. When the farm chores are done, the coupons clipped, and the blog written, you can find Erin exploring Montana, collecting antiques, and trying to maintain a well-run, happy, and organized home for her family.

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