d.i.y. shower cleaner

I finally got around to trying the d.i.y. shower cleaner that I pinned a while back.

Every one swore by it. Said their showers had never been cleaner or shinier. Sounds like a winner to me. So, I got my supplies together.

I followed the directions from the original source.

Well, except for the part where you’re supposed to microwave the vinegar til it’s hot. I got mine a little too hot.

I was starting to wonder if a d.i.y. cleaner was even worth it. But, I was really curious to see if it worked as well as ‘they’ say; especially on my teen daughter’s shower. She is responsible for cleaning her own bathroom, but we have different standards on what is considered “clean.”

I also used the cleaner on my bath tub and shower. It did a great job of shining up my glass shower enclosure and bringing some sparkle to the faucets. I can see why people like it so much.

But I will say that I don’t think the tubs or shower walls are any cleaner than with my usual tub and shower cleaner.

And I much prefer the smell of Clorox to the strong amonia smell of this cleaner. I thought I was going to have to leave the house, it was so strong. Maybe I created that problem by boiling the vinegar. I don’t know, but after having “pin there and done that,” I’m going to stick to my usual cleaning routine.

If you have tried this cleaner, I’d love to hear about your experience. Maybe you can talk me into trying it again.

Until next time,

Sharon

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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Comments

  1. Great idea.

    Cynthia

  2. Sharon, I don’t think we will be trying this at our house. Bob cleans the showers because I have so many allergies but I don’t think I want that strong a smell even in the house. Thanks for being the guinea pig, I am glad you are ok!
    hugs, Ginger

  3. I don’t blame you one bit, Ginger. What do y’all clean the showers with?

  4. Didn’t work for me! To be fair, I had used a body wash with some kind of oil in it that left the floor dark. The mixture didn’t budge it at all! But it also didn’t do much for the water spots on the chrome or the other spots on the shower wall that come off with no scrubbing using my usual brand. I count it a Pin-Fail!

  5. Thanks for sharing with me. I was curious to know how well it works for others. It doesn’t live up to the pinner comments in my opinion.
    Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

  6. Yeah, I tried one I saw too. Used almost a half of a bottle of dawn and I didn’t see a big difference. I am going to stick to what I normally use.
    It was fun to stop in and see what you have been up to. :)

  7. This worked great on my tile shower. It even cleaned the grout! The Dawn has a pleasant smell which helps to cover the vinegar odor. I’m not sure what the lady was talking about when she commented on the smell of ammonia. Vinegar is not ammonia. After rinsing thoroughly, the vinegar smell was gone. Thanks for this great “recipe”. Pat

  8. Denise Jones says:

    I used a 1/2 cup of Dawn…and 1 cup white vinegar. My daughters shower was full of bronzing lotion/ self tanning lotion…..This stuff was AMAZING……but I did use a Mr. Clean Eraser with it….Smell was not that bad after the first few minutes….but I did leave the bathroom exhaust fan on. I also used it on the white walls….and it worked…

  9. Thank you, Denise. I may need to give it another try.

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