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March 8, 2021

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It’s the one job we all hate, but these easy tips will take the stress out of removing bath and shower grime for good!

The combination of shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, tanning products, shaving cream, and general wear and tear can leave your bath and shower looking less than inviting. Imagine setting aside an hour for a relaxing bath only to find yourself unable to look away from the layer of bath and shower grime surrounding you? We can’t deny that removing bath and shower grime is close to the top of our list of most hated household jobs but with these quick and easy tips, you’ll be able to enjoy some filth-free pamper time once again. Now all you have to do is convince your partner to watch the kids…

Shower Screen

When it comes to exposing your shower grime sins, there is no surface less forgiving than glass. A dirty shower screen can significantly reduce the appearance of your whole bathroom so getting on top of soap scum before it becomes a problem is a must. Though you might be tempted to buy a specific shower screen cleaner, a clever combination of some household staples is often more efficient (and cost-effective!). Mix one cup of baking soda with a quarter of a cup of white vinegar, apply the paste to your shower screen, leave for 15 minutes, and wipe off with lukewarm water. Too easy!

Tiles

Bath and shower grime can take the shine off your bathroom no matter what colour your tiles are. It can be easy to let it build up, especially when it feels like no amount of scrubbing will restore your tiles to their original condition, but in just a few minutes you can get the situation under control. The same mixture of vinegar and baking soda that saved your shower screen will work just as well on your tiles, and when combined with the power and precision of the Oates Soft Grip Grout Brush, even the most stubborn soap scum will be a thing of the past.

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Bath

The thought of a bathtub covered in grime might make your stomach turn but putting off the glamorous task of removing it will only make things worse. Before you resign yourself to living with the problem grab a spray bottle with equal parts water and white vinegar, spray liberally onto all parts of the bath focusing on any visible bath grime, leave for 15 minutes, and remove using your Oates General Scrub Brush. If only someone had told us we didn’t need a cleaning cupboard full of products to achieve amazing results!

Taps

Unfortunately, no part of your bath or shower is safe from grime and taps often take the biggest hit, exposed to residual soap, body wash, and shampoo on a daily basis. The same shower grime that covers your tiles and glass will stick to your taps causing them to appear tarnished and, just like your shower screen, they will expose your soap scum sins for all to see. Once again, you may think you need to purchase specific cleaning products to give your taps back their shine, but the solution to grime on your bath and shower taps is more likely to be in your pantry than your cleaning cupboard. Simply dilute equal parts lemon juice and water, spray onto your taps, leave for a couple of minutes, and gently wipe off with warm water. For any stains that just won’t budge, a quick once over with the Oates General Scrub Brush and some extra lemon juice should do the trick.

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What is your top tip for tackling bath and shower grime? SHARE it in the comments!

We are proud to be working closely with the Oates team to bring you this article. We love that Oates is Proudly Australian with quality products and prices that mean all of us can make light work of every mess. Whatever mess you’ve got – big or small – clean up is easy with Oates.

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  • The bathroom is often the last job on the list, and therefore unfortunately gets missed in the hustle and bustle of washing, kitchen cleaning and making food. I wish there was a magic wand to clean it, but these are some good alternatives.

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  • Thank you, I love the idea of all natural ingredients for cleaning, instead of the chemical packed. Will be giving them a try, we always have the ingredients in the pantry.

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  • Yes, it seems vinegar is the key ingredient to getting a sparkle when cleaning.
    That’s a good tip with the use of lemon, I hadn’t heard of that one before.
    Bathrooms are such a tricky thing to clean sometimes which is why I wish I could get on top of things and clean it every week but sometimes it’s hard when there’s stuff planned for the weekend.

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  • Some great tips as our bathroom gas some stubborn bits that need a good clean!

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  • I use dishwashing liquid on the shower screens, a friend had a cleaner and this is what she recommended! It lifts dried toothpaste left my the kids too

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  • Some great tips and products by Oates.

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  • These are great tips although I can’t use the lemon juice.

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  • Regular cleaning is the biggest tip! It just has to be cleaned!

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  • Have to try this shower screen method! Thank you!

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  • love the shower method. I tried this and it worked.

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  • Definitely need to try the shower screen one as ours always looks streaky and less than clear!

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  • Love the method of cleaning shower screen.

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  • I swear by white vinegar and it makes your life so much easier and also make your if you get into the habit of spraying after your shower.

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  • I really struggle to keep mould and grime off the grout, I have tried so many things

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  • Simple and handy tips! Great for when I move into my new (well pre-loved) Home

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