Have a mold free shower curtain in your bathtub

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Like other places in your bathroom, mould can even grow on your plastic shower curtain liner. Mould has a way of finding the sneakiest places to grow, and it especially loves areas that are constantly moist which makes the bottom of the inner shower curtain the best place to make a home for itself. Many people think that once mould starts growing on their plastic shower curtain, it's time to throw it in the garbage. But instead of throwing it away, you can save money and the environment by simply cleaning it. Instructables has some great cleaning tips for us that will help us clean our plastic shower curtains, so they look and feel much cleaner than before. You can also clean your shower and your shower curtain with natural cleaners like white vinegar and baking soda to keep mould out of your shower completely. It's a good preventative measure to take after you've done your cleaning. Also, instead of having a plastic shower curtain, you can also use a synthetic fabric shower curtain. You don't actually need to have a plastic one, just some extra lining to stop the water from splashing out of the shower.

It might even surprise you to find out that you don't actually need an inner and an outer shower curtain either. Many people have the two shower curtains to prevent drafts while they're taking a shower. But having the two curtains will inhibit air flow causing it to dry slowly which will, in turn, cause more mould to grow, because remember, mould likes moist areas. So if you do like to have two shower curtains, just make sure to leave them fully extended to allow the air to dry out the water properly. You can also make a way to be able to allow your shower curtain to drain out all of the water. You can attach a plastic adhesive hook closer to the back of the tub away from the drain and at about 5 feet up the wall from the floor. Then, on the bottom of the shower curtain at the furthest point from the drain, you'll sew a little hook for the shower curtain to be able to hook onto the plastic hook. If you have a plastic shower curtain, you can use a hole puncher to create a hole in the plastic. Then, through the hole you created, attach a shower curtain hook to help it hang more securely. Then, after each shower you take, just put the end of the shower up on the hook so it'll drain any excess water and prevent mould from growing.

If you have hard water in your home, you'll need to wash the curtain more often. You can soak the shower curtain in your bathtub with some water and a cup of white vinegar which will kill the mould. Then, you can run the shower curtain through the washing machine on the hottest setting with some towels. Using hot water will kill the mould spores, and it will prevent a plastic shower curtain from ripping and breaking. Then, just keep a spray bottle of white vinegar close by so you can spray the shower and shower curtain down after showers to prevent mould from growing back again. Cleaning your shower regularly is the best way to prevent the mould from returning. You can also make sure that you run your bathroom fan whenever you have a hot shower or bath to take the excess moisture out of the room. With these simple cleaning tips using natural cleaners, you'll be on your way to a mould free bathroom.***

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