The cleanest shower in Jane...

This is what you'll need.

  • Sponge I buy thick cheap ones like Homebrand or similar. They seem to last about the same amount of time as the expensive ones and if they start to smell just chuck em out.

  • A good quality cream cleaner. Bathroom cleaning often goes wrong here because people skimp on a quality cleaner eg. Chickenfeed It's WRONG people... You'll use five times more of it and still get a poorer result. I love Jif it's strong but without harsh scratching. It's more expensive but you use a lot less for top notch finish. I use it on the base of my shower about once every few weeks or when it starts to look grimy.

  • Glass screens are tricky beasts to clean and fraught with danger for new players to the cleaning game. Using a harsh cleaner eg Jif will scratch and damage the glass (I know from sharehouse experience). I really like Shower Power. It has a strong odour which puts some off however it works better than anything else I've tried. I usually spray it on, leave for a minute or two, wipe off with a sponge, then rinse. Almost perfect, it just needs the secret weapon...

  • The Secret weapon. I should really be making you pay for this tip but my squeegee above is the most integral part of keeping the shower screen clean. A good squeegee isn't cheap but will pay for it's self in the long run. A real deal industrial strength window cleaning squeegee like mine will set you back about $60, but it's worth it. You can use it to clean large mirrors, windows and glass. I probably squeegee down the shower screen every second time I use the shower. Now that may sound like too much for you but if you're diligent the most often you'll need to use Shower Power is once a month.

Finally this doesn't have anything to do with keeping your shower clean. Limiting your showers to four minutes is great for saving water and your children's children will thankyou for saving the planet. Christine got this cool frog timer for seven dollars.

So there you have it the cleanest shower in Jane (click for full glory)... and I didn't even clean it before I took the photo.



Jonny said... 10/21/2008 5:21 pm  

Wow. You are really good at cleaning your shower. I am wondering if you can come over and show us how to clean our shower.

Laura said... 10/21/2008 11:52 pm  

I can attest to the spotlessness of that shower. And the bathroom as a whole. I think everything is at right angles in the whole room.

Jonny said... 10/22/2008 6:29 pm  

Thanks Laura. I do try and keep neat.

Phil said... 10/22/2008 8:44 pm  

I've got the instructions, now all I need is a bathroom in Jane...

JK said... 10/22/2008 10:19 pm  

that frog timer looks rotten

Simon Cullen said... 10/22/2008 10:41 pm  

Jolly, do you get paid for product placement??

Renae said... 10/23/2008 2:57 am  

How do you limit a shower to 4 minutes?????? How is that even possible?????????

Anonymous said... 10/23/2008 10:12 am  

You love the frog timer... it's the piece de resistance.

Laura said... 10/23/2008 11:35 am  

Ummm... Jonny, I was clearly not referring to your shower.

ckjolly said... 10/23/2008 12:22 pm  

it's eeeeeasy, Renae.

You can shampoo, condition, wash face, shave armpits, and wash body all in four minutes. WITH 15 seconds to spare. The only thing you can't do is shave your legs (which i recommend using the sink for, anyway).

One Salient Oversight said... 10/24/2008 8:57 am  

Who's Jane?

mike said... 10/24/2008 10:26 am  

Sorry. Jane is one of the places that I work. I'm sorta a bit cryptic to stop Google invading my life further.

See more about Jane here.

Anthony Rochester said... 10/24/2008 12:14 pm  

I don't understand why you put pictures of your shower on the internet..

ckjolly said... 10/24/2008 12:35 pm  

Ah ... when Ant doesn't take his daily dose of Chill he gets a bit snarky.

Anthony Rochester said... 10/24/2008 9:21 pm  

I think most of my comments sound a bit cynical but I don't always mean them to sound like that.

Anthony Rochester said... 10/24/2008 9:24 pm  

I could post blogs about the small things in my life, but it would take time and effort

Anthony Rochester said... 10/24/2008 9:25 pm  

Also can I add that I like how on the word verification characters always seem more like words than random characters, they must have an algorithm that makes it like that so its easier to type

Anonymous said... 10/28/2008 12:29 pm  

"I really like Shower Power. It has a strong odour which puts some off however it works better than anything else I've tried. "

On the contrary, I find that the lovely lemon scent makes you feel reEEEEEEally good.

Sherrin said... 10/30/2008 11:15 am  

You know, I keep wondering how to clean our shower doors. I've even asked various people.

Your post has answered my question completely.

Have you considered doing regular instalments on homemaking :)

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