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Cleaning the Shower head

01 October 2012

I've been slightly addicted to Pinterest lately. Since Mr. Collier and I are renters there isn't much beyond styling/staging of our townhome, recipes and cleaning that I can control. I wanted to try out some of the cleaning tips that I have stumbled upon to see how effective they actually are and if they make cleaning more efficient. Reading that back sounds reminiscent of a 6th grade science project.

The first is the shower head cleaning trick. Simply put, you add 1/3 cup of baking soda with 1 cup of white vinegar into a gallon sized Ziploc bag. I found that doubling this recipe raises the volume enough to cover the shower head in our bathroom. Slip this over your shower head and secure it with a hair tie, rubber band, or a wire tie. Wait for a few hours or overnight and the shower head is promised to be clean and have much better flow! 


I like the natural disinfectant properties of this cleaning combination. I always feel weird getting into the shower after it has been sprayed down with store-bought cleaner. I'm never sure all the chemicals have been washed off. Using baking soda and vinegar totally eliminates this issue. 

I soaked the shower head in our master bathroom shower for four hours and found it to be shinier but I wouldn't recommend leaving it for an extended period of time because the baking soda can cake on. It was a very easy treatment. A very inexpensive "set it and forget it" method. I'm not sure if it increases the flow but the shower heads definitely appeared cleaner! 

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