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How to Clean Your Shower Curtain Liner

Casa Quickie: Make Your Liners New Again

I'll admit that I've bought more shower curtain liners than I can remember. Just this past weekend I stepped out to buy yet another one as the soap suds and mildew have started to pop up in my bathroom. When I asked the store clerk which one she liked best, she pulled me aside and gave me some advice that was free in more ways than one. To see what she said,


Forfeiting the potential sale, the kind lady hinted that I could rid my current liners of their aged look by throwing them into the washer with my regular detergent, high level of water, and a few towels to produce friction and a scrubbing effect. Trusting her recommendation, I left the store with my money intact and headed home to test out her suggestion. The result? While I didn't get that same crystal clear vision that accompanies a fresh-out-of-the-package liner, it worked pretty darn well and I love that the only thing it required was a good suds and spin cycle. And I'm giving myself some brownie points for taking another step in the green direction.

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ella1978 ella1978 7 years
First of all casa, this idea is great! I'm all over it... but question, if you guys do a load with bleach (i never use bleach) do you do another load of whites after it, or do a faux load to be sure all of the bleach is gone from the machine? I'm always paranoid that I will destroy the next load..
EricaJane EricaJane 7 years
this is great! thank you!
brilliance13 brilliance13 7 years
this is SUCH a great idea, I'm going to try it! I was just about to get a new liner this month! yay to being more green!
lotuslight lotuslight 7 years
I do this as well. Another tip that I use, because I live in an area with VERY hard water, is to throw some vinegar into the mix and do a presoak. It literally looks like new afterwards!
luv2blazy luv2blazy 7 years
We have used the 'hotel' type liner for years. I never thought I was being 'green' in the process. Pat on the back for me!
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I second the white towels and bleach suggestion.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I never thought to do this. Mine is about at the point where I would normally replace it, so I'll have to give this a shot.
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