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The Pain-Free Hack You Should Be Using To Clean Your Shower Walls

Scrubbing your shower walls used to be a literal pain. But with this genius hack, it can be quicker and easier than you ever thought possible!

There’s nothing I love more than finding creative ways to use a conventional household tool. So when I came across a new method for cleaning shower walls that’s both effective and easier than traditional methods, I knew I had to share it with you ASAP! 🙂

Cleaning the tiles or glass walls in your shower thoroughly can be an arduous task. All of the scrubbing, bending, and reaching involved can easily lead to tired arms and back pain.

While I have great tip for cleaning your tub with a broom to make it easier and less painful, I knew that I’d need to come up with a different approach for shower walls. Eventually, the perfect solution hit me: a sponge mop!

If you’ve been on the hunt for a shortcut to clean the tile or glass walls in your shower, I highly recommend giving this method a try! Using a sponge mop makes it quick and easy to restore your shower walls to a squeaky clean state, without sacrificing your back or arms in the process!

How To Clean Your Shower Walls With A Sponge Mop

You’ll need:

  • Dish soap
  • A sponge mop


Step 1 — Prep

Start by preparing your “cleaning solution by adding a big squirt of dish soap to a bucket full of hot water. Give the soap and water a stir until it’s foamy and bubbly.

(If your shower walls are particularly grimy or have hard water stains or mineral deposits, you’ll have better luck using my tried-and-true DIY shower cleaner instead. Just spray it liberally onto your shower walls and let it sit for about 30 minutes before proceeding.)

Step 2 — Scrub

Next, dip a sponge mop into the soapy water and get scrubbing! (If you’re using a spray cleaner instead, make sure to dampen the sponge part of the mop before you start scrubbing.)

I used this Mr. Clean butterfly mop with magic eraser scrubber that I found at the grocery store. It worked wonderfully for this, and the magic eraser attachment worked great on some of the tougher stains and spots. (I couldn’t find the exact same mop on Amazon, but it’s pretty similar to this one.)

Step 3 — Rinse & Repeat

After you’re done loosening up all that soap scum and grime, you’ll want to rinse the walls thoroughly to wash it away. I suggest using your mop again for this, since it’s less likely to soak your whole bathroom in the process.

Just rinse any remaining suds out of the sponge, dip the mop into clean water, then use it to go over your shower walls again.

Repeat the steps again as needed until your shower walls are gleaming! Personally, I found this method to be super fast and easy, and it left my shower virtually spotless!

I even had enough energy leftover afterward to clean both my tub and the tile floor of my shower enclosure (which is rarely the case, I can assure you!) Whether you use this method to clean a shower enclosure or a tub/shower combo, it’s sure to be much quicker and easier than other methods you’ve tried!

Do you have any tips for cleaning shower walls (or keeping them clean)?

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