Thursday, June 23, 2011

Scummy Shower Curtain

No matter how often I washed that shower curtain, the hem of it just stayed icky.

Today I attacked with a three-pronged assault. First I squirted a thin line of Dawn (yes, the dishwashing detergent) on the bottom 12" of the shower curtain. Then I poured on a healthy dose of cheap white vinegar. I scrubbed briefly with a brush. Then I soaked the gooey mess (Dawn and vinegar and all) in a bucket of water for an hour or so. This time it came out of the laundry without the scum, without the yellow color, without the slimy feel.

I have no idea which one of those was the Magic Wand that broke through the nastiness. But at least I know one of them (or a combination of them) is effective.

1 comment:

  1. I washed the fabric liner of mine last week in hot water with bleach, detergent, and a couple old towels. All of the mold/ mildew along the bottom came off. I left the pretty shower curtain off, hoping the liner dries quicker and will get less mold.