Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wash Your Vinyl Shower Curtain - Cheap and Easy

Did you know you can wash your vinyl shower curtain in your washing machine?

Really. You can.

I had no idea you could do this until very recently. I was spending a night at my sister's and she mentioned cleaning her shower curtain in her washing machine.

My sister is not always frugal with money, but is very frugal with time and energy. She's got a ton of stuff going on and anything that will save her time and energy is right up her alley. So, when she mentioned this, I knew it must work. Because she just would not be doing this if it didn't save time and energy.

I went home, did a quick Swagbucks search and low and behold I found a whole bunch of people who wash their shower curtain in the washing machine. I was shocked and in amazed.

My shower curtain was disgusting by this point. I had been busy and the shower curtain had been one of the things I let go for more important tasks. I took that shower curtain down, tossed it in the washing machine with a couple of towels (to add friction) and washed it like a normal load.

It worked! My shower curtain hasn't been that clean in ... well ... longer than I'll admit to the whole wide internet.

This is definitely a tip that's frugal on my time.

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Tracey said...

I have done this as well - the shower curtain comes out great!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said... you have a good quality one? I buy mine from the dollar store so I am not sure it would hold up to all that action. But it would be a good idea...they get gross fast when you live someplace humid (NJ).

Thanks for the tip.


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Sarah said...

Great tip! I am totally going to try that!

Mommy-Wise said...

Wow... why didn't I think of that!

Buffie said...

I've done this in the past and it works really well. I tend to buy the nicer plastic curtains so they hold up much better then the cheap ones.

Amy -Cutting Coupons in KC said...

This is a great idea!!! I am going to try it today.

supermomnocape said...

I wash our shower curtains this way every other month or so, depending on how grungy they get. I also add a 1/4 c of vinegar to the wash.

The trick is to get them out of the washer as soon as the final spin finishes and then hang them before they have the chance to get too many wrinkles.


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