5 Things in Your Bathroom You Should Clean Everyday 


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Shower/Tub
The tub is prone to mildew and soap scum build-up, so wiping it down after each us will help keep it clean.
The tub is prone to mildew and soap scum build-up, so wiping it down after each us will help keep it clean.
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Just like your shower curtain or door, the tub or floor of your shower is prone to mildew and soap scum build-up, too. The reason your shower requires daily attention is its climate. Constant moisture creates a breeding ground for unwanted grime. Get rid of any extra moisture in your shower or tub by using a squeegee or a towel to sop up extra water left after use. If your shower is made of tiles, the caulking in between each tile should be given special attention, as mildew thrives in this particular environment. Keeping the bathroom fan on during and after your shower will help wick up moisture as well. For even cleaner, shinier shower walls and tub, try a shower spray. Simply spritz the shower walls, floors, or tub on your way out, and your work here is done.

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