how to wash shower curtain

How to Clean a Cloth Shower Curtain

Since your cloth shower curtain doesn’t hang directly next to the water, says Bowen, it doesn’t need a weekly clean. "Washing your curtain once every three months is usually enough to keep it in good shape." The simplest way to launder your shower curtain is in the washing machine, but check the tag to ensure this method is safe first.

How to Clean a Plastic Shower Curtain or Liner

A plastic curtain or liner, which takes the brunt of the spray during your shower, should be cleaned more often: "The ideal frequency for your liner [to be cleaned] is once a month to stay ahead of any mold growth, as it is the closest to all of the moisture," says Bowen.

How to Make a DIY Cleaning Solution for Non-Machine Washable Shower Curtains and Liners

If you don’t have access to a washing machine large enough for your curtain or liner, or if the material does not allow for machine washing, Bowen suggests a DIY option. "For a fast, easy fix, mix one-part vinegar to four parts water in a spray bottle," she says.

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