How To Clean Shower Curtains

Here is a quick guide on how to clean your shower curtains and screens. This is a short article, as part of our complete series of toilet cleaning guide. Learn all about cleaning your bathroom with these free articles:

How To Clean:

  1. The Toilet Bowl
  2. The Shower Area
  3. Toilet Sink Area
  4. Toilet Windows, Ledges, Blinds
  5. Bathroom Floor Tiles
  6. Shower Glass
  7. Shower Curtains
  8. The Bathtub
  9. Shower Drain + Unclog It
  10. Bathroom Walls
  11. Bathroom Light Fixtures and Doors
  12. Bathroom Cabinets, Shelves and Fixtures
  13. Bathroom Mirror and Vanity Area
  14. Bathroom Faucets and Taps
Take care not to miss out cleaning the toilet curtains
Take care not to miss out cleaning the shower curtains

Tools To Clean Your Shower Curtains

Whether you have a plastic screen, PVC or fabric curtain, our guide at MEIDE.SG is a sure proof way to clean your shower curtains. However, before commencing the cleaning steps, get your cleaning tools in order here!

Cleaning Equipment

  1. Ladder (with rubbber base)
  2. Drying Rug and Rags
  3. Bucket / Pail Large Enough For Shower Curtains
  4. Scrubs (for the curtain)
  5. Washing Machine (if applicable for your curtain)
  6. Laundry Detergent (if applicable for your curtain)
  7. Cloths and Sponges (Appropriate Sizes)
  8. Old Toothbrush

Cleaning Supplies

  1. White Distilled Vinegar
  2. Bleach
  3. Measuring Cup and Container for Bleach
  4. Measuring Cup and Container for Vinegar

Note: (do not mix bleach and vinegar!)

  1. Hot Water
  2. Multi Purpose Cleaner
  3. Alcohol Wipes/Spray

Shower Curtains Cleaning Made Easy By MEIDE
Shower Curtains Cleaning Made Easy By MEIDE

3 Simple Steps To Clean Your Shower Curtain

Now that you got your equipment ready, let us begin the cleaning!

STEP ONE: CLEAN THE PARTS OF YOUR SHOWER CURTAIN SET

First up, ascertain the floor is dry, before placing a ladder and climbing up to reach the ceiling track. Begin cleaning your shower curtains by removing them from the hooks or rings. At this juncture, do a wipe down and sanitization of the hooks, rings and track too.

STEP TWO: CLEAN YOUR SHOWER CURTAIN BY SOAKING IT OR USING WASHING MACHINE

Using Manual Wash

Next, toss the entire shower curtain into a pail of diluted vinegar or bleach. (Caution: never mix both simultaneously!) We recommend using 1 part of the active chemical to 2 parts of water. This ratio can be made more concentrated for stronger cleansing power. Use hot water for an added sanitization effect. Leave it to soak for about ten to twenty minutes. As required, scrub and brush the shower curtain to mechanically loosen grime and mildew.

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Using Washing Machine

If your curtain is colorful or fabric, be careful when opting for bleach as this may alter the cosmetic appearances at the end of cleaning. Additionally, if your shower curtain is machine washable (read the label!), you can save some energy! Simply pour normal laundry detergent and one cup of baking soda directly into the washer’s drum. Add some purely white colored laundry to the load to facilitate better washing. Then, turn on the wash cycle with the highest (preferably 90 degree celsius or more) temperature. At the rinse cycle, add in one cup of white distilled vinegar.

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STEP THREE: SUN DRY YOUR SHOWER CURTAIN

Rinse thoroughly and hang up to dry. At MEIDE, we strongly encourage using the strong sunlight to dry items, as the ultraviolet rays have great germ-busting properties too! Thereafter, consider spraying or wiping it down with disinfectant sprays or alcohol. Congratulations on completing your shower curtain washing!

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Summary On How To Clean Shower Curtains

In case you need a summary:

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How To Clean Your Shower Curtains In 10 Quick Steps

  1. Prepare Cleansing Solution

    Prepare a pail of diluted vinegar or bleach. (Caution: never mix both simultaneously!) This is to soak the shower curtains. We recommend using 1 part of the active chemical to 2 parts of water. This ratio can be made more concentrated for stronger cleansing power. Use hot water for an added sanitization effect.

  2. Prepare Tools

    Ascertain the floor is dry, before placing a ladder and climbing up to reach the ceiling track.

  3. Remove Shower Curtains and Parts

    Remove the shower curtains from the hooks or rings.

  4. Soak Your Shower Curtains

    Toss the entire shower curtain into the pail or bucket of solution. Leave it to soak for about ten to twenty minutes.

  5. Scrub Your Shower Curtains

    As required, scrub and brush the shower curtain to mechanically loosen grime and mildew.

  6. Consider Machine Wash

    If your shower curtain is machine washable (read the label!), you can save some energy! Simply pour normal laundry detergent and one cup of baking soda directly into the washer’s drum. Add some purely white colored laundry to the load to facilitate better washing. Then, turn on the wash cycle with the highest (preferably 90 degree celsius or more) temperature. At the rinse cycle, add in one cup of white distilled vinegar.

  7. Clean The Hooks, Rings and Track

    Do not waste time! Whilst waiting for the curtains to soak and wash, do a wipe down and sanitization of the hooks, rings and track too. You can use any sponge, cloth or brush with a multi purpose cleaner for this.

  8. Sun Dry Shower Curtains

    If you used machine to wash, it can rinse it for you too. Avoid spinning the curtains. Otherwise, manually rinse it thoroughly and hang up to dry. At MEIDE, we strongly encourage using the strong sunlight to dry items, as the ultraviolet rays have great germ-busting properties too!

  9. Sanitize Shower Curtains

    Finally, consider spraying or wiping it down with disinfectant sprays or alcohol.

  10. Reinstall Components and Curtains

    Re-install all hooks, rings and replace the curtain. You have just completed a full shower curtain washing successfully!

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