Your shower curtain is a great bathroom accessory, but it also is prone to water, soap stains and mould. This means you need to wash your shower curtains regularly to preserve their life span and material.
In this guide, we are going to go through the essential information on washing your shower curtains.
How Often Should You Wash Your Shower Curtains?
A common mistake people make is that they think once their shower curtains get dirty, it needs to be replaced. However, this isn’t the case because shower curtains can be washed and re-used. This saves you money in the process.
A general rule of thumb is to wash your shower curtains every month. It’s important to consistently wash them monthly because they do generate bacteria and it also means you are getting rid of the mould that damages the fabric over time.
How to Wash Your Shower Curtains Using The Washing Machine?
The good thing about washing your shower curtains is that it doesn’t take much time but it does require a little more care than a normal laundry chore.
Firstly, take down the shower curtain and remove any rings. Then place the curtain in the washing machine. It is recommended to put a few white towels into the load for better cleaning results as this will provide extra scrubbing.
Moreover, add the normal amount of laundry detergent and a ½ cup of baking soda. Once that is done, put the machine in a gentle and warm setting if you have a plastic curtain and run the cycle for 30 minutes.
If you have a fabric shower curtain, set it with the highest cycle of 40 to 60 degrees but as always, read the label for care instructions.
When your washing machine starts to reach the rinse cycle, at a ½ to 1 cup of white vinegar.
Lastly, when the cycle finishes, hang your shower curtain up to dry.
How to Wash Your Shower Curtains By Hand?
Sometimes your shower curtains don’t need washing machine attention and the good news is that handwashing is also effective in washing your shower curtains.
To begin handwashing, remove the shower curtain for better handling. Make sure the curtain is a little wet and then pour some baking soda on it to scrub any mould, dirt, water, or soap stains. We recommend using a brush or a cloth to rub the baking soda into the shower curtain.
Afterwards, turn on your tap to warm water settings and begin to rinse to remove any remaining stains. If you feel happy with the results, hang it up to dry.
Everybody wants their bathroom to look spotless. Make sure you add your shower curtains to laundry and cleaning duties. If you find yourself too busy or unsure about the instructions, book with Laundryheap so we can wash your shower curtains for you!