How A Sponge Mop Could Be The Answer To Cleaning Your Shower

Because shower walls are tall and tiled, they can be difficult to clean. This may lead some to neglect to wipe down this area of the bathroom as often or as thoroughly as they should. Perhaps you're diligent about washing your shower walls as high as you can reach. Maybe you even aim a delightful spray of cleaner across the entire height to try and clean the top portion of the walls. However, how often do you scrub the walls all the way from the floor to the ceiling? Well, not to worry, you can reach high areas in your shower with an everyday object you likely already have: a sponge mop. Not only will this hack help you reach up high, but it will also save you from having to bend down low, which could be tiring or painful. 

Unless you're genetically unique, you're probably not able to reach up to the ceiling to wash the walls using just your hands. Therefore, while this hack works for everyone, it's especially helpful for people on the shorter side. But regardless of height, using a mop will keep your back and arms from aching, or at least greatly minimize any discomfort. Further, this is the safest technique you could use, since you should never balance a step ladder inside a bathtub. This shower cleaning trick is an easy and convenient way to ensure that the walls are completely spotless.

A quick guide to mopping your shower walls

To complete this hack, we encourage you to use any sponge mop you already have even if it has a completely-flat surface. However, if you're going to purchase one, get a sponge mop with a scrubber or a grooved surface for a slight scrubbing effect. You'll need to either combine dishwashing liquid and hot water in a spray bottle or use your favorite spray shower cleaner. Additionally, fill a bucket with crystal clear water and save it for rinsing the mop. Spray the wall with the cleaner, let it sit for a few minutes, and start mopping one wall at a time, rinsing the mop as you go. For good measure, you might want to repeat the sequence — spray with soapy hot water, mop/scrub, and then rinse with clear water.

This seems to work best for shower walls because of their tiled surface. At the same time, you can certainly try this technique on your glass shower doors as well. However, to remove that vexing combination of soap scum and white hard water dribbles, you'll probably need more robust ingredients than dish soap and hot water or a regular shower cleaner.