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  • How to Clean Shower Head in one easy step

how to clean shower headCan I be honest with you? Lean in close so you can hear me whisper… I can’t remember the last time I cleaned the shower head in my kids’ bathroom.

Gasp! I know that’s terrible, but I just had to be honest with you.

In case you are wondering what kind of filth we live in, let me just reassure you that I clean the tub on a regular basis. The tile? Yes? Sink and toilet? Of course! What is it about the shower head that causes me to neglect it? I am not sure, but it was long overdue.

how to clean shower head before

I have to tell you, if you have been looking into how to clean shower head in your shower (or your kids’), I have a super easy solution for you. Use vinegar!

You knew I was going to say that didn’t you? Of course, everyone knows vinegar is the almighty cleaner. If you’ve been a Coupon Closet reader for a while, you know I used it to clean pee out of a mattress (and it worked great). If you have ever made a homemade cleaner before, you know most of them contain vinegar.

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Besides vinegar, you’ll only need a zip top bag and a rubber band. Are you ready to see how to clean shower head? Let’s do this!

Materials:

how to clean shower head- use vinegar

  • Vinegar (I used about 1 cup)
  • Zip top bag (I used a gallon size because this was a big shower head)
  • Rubber band

Instructions:shower head - before

Pour about 1 cup of vinegar into zip top bag. Place the shower head inside plastic bag, making sure the face of the shower head is fully immersed in the vinegar. Since I used a gallon size bag, I taped up the corners of the bag where all the vinegar wanted to stay. Taping up the sides made the liquid stay in the center. 😉

If you have a smaller shower head, you should be able to use a quart or sandwich size zip top bag. Once you have the shower head positioned well in the vinegar, use the rubber band to secure the bag. See my picture below:

shower head with bag

I let my shower head sit in the vinegar for about an hour. That was plenty of time to loosen up all the soap scum and hard water deposits. Once I removed the bag from around the shower head, I used my cleaning toothbrush to remove any remaining deposits. I didn’t have to scrub at all, everything just fell right off.

Once I was happy with how the shower head looked, I ran a little water through the shower head and then dried it with a microfiber cloth (like these).

Results:

how to clean shower head - after

I didn’t have to do any scrubbing and I now have this sparkling clean shower head! What do you think? Does your shower head need a little sprucing up? Let us know what you think of our instructions on how to clean shower head. We’d love to hear from you!

 no scrubbing for shower head

Make sure you read some of my other frugal cleaning tips:

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