Lately, the glass in our master bathroom shower has been giving me an aneurysm. It seems like there are always smudges, soap scum, and water marks on it, and it was getting on my last nerve. I must have clean, sparkly glass! I tried Kaboom, Lysol Shower Cleaner, Scrubbing Bubbles, the “dryer sheet trick” and even a light scrub of Barkeeper’s Friend. (You’re not supposed to use it on glass, I know! I was desperate. Luckily, it didn’t scratch the glass!) Then I remembered my Aunt Dee Dee telling me about a homemade cleaner she uses all the time on her shower: 1 part Dawn, 2 parts vinegar.
Luckily, I had an extra spray bottle on hand, so I anxiously mixed up the concoction and went to work. Simply put… this stuff is magic in a bottle! I keep the bottle underneath the sink in the bathroom. When I get out of the shower, I just spray down the glass with the magical concoction, let it set for a minute, then spray down the glass and it sparkles like new!
After doing some Pin-searching (Pinterest is the new Google, right?!), I found that a lot of other people have done this as well, though they microwave the vinegar before mixing in the Dawn and mix equal parts of the two. I’m not sure what microwaving does for it, but my Aunt said if you do two parts vinegar to one part Dawn, it’s easier to rinse – making it perfect for the shower. If you want a cleaner more on the sudsy side, try doing equal parts.