In my opinion, dirt and grime seem to sneak up on me when I least expect it. I may be in the shower, when I look down and see the filthiest shower curtain liner I’ve ever laid eyes on. Or getting ready to heat up some leftover soup when I open the microwave and see that it looks as though a plate of spaghetti exploded.
Here are five tips for cleaning “unexpectedly dirty” things.
1. The Shower Curtain Liner
I’ve never been lucky enough to have a shower with sliding doors. All my life, I’ve had a shower curtain liner, and once I was on my own, I learned how quickly they can get slimy, grimy, full of mold and just plain gross! Even the liners that are mildew resistant will, over time, develop mold. Making sure to pull the curtain closed after you have finished showering can help keep it mold free for a while, but eventually you will either need to wash it or replace it. I always opt for washing. Simply place the shower curtain liner in your washing machine, fill the machine with hot water and add about a half cup of bleach. Wash the curtain on gentle, and then wash it a second time (without the bleach) to make sure it is completely rinsed.