June Cleaver Hat: Water Marks on Glass Shower Door???

An old punky boyfriend’s punky ex-girlfriend used to refer to me as June Cleaver, since apparently I wasn’t punky enough for her tastes.  I’m about to prove that true. And to be honest, I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. Having an element of June (without the scary 50s subtext) may not be so bad.

A few months ago I became obsessed with the water marks and spots on my bathroom’s glass shower door. Those hard water marks pissed me off. So, with broken pinky in a splint, I rounded up some rubber gloves and armed myself with some internet research . Regular shower cleaner didn’t work. So I tried vinegar, then lemon juice. Nada. Then I pulled out the big guns and headed to Ace where I bought two different hard water mark removers (they know who they are) – the hard core stuff.
Still – about 4 hours later – nothing had worked. I was actually considering starting fresh and trying to convince my husband we needed new doors!
Enter my mother-in-law. The woman can be a wealth of information. No sooner had I mentioned to her my obsession (in a shallow attempt to show her that I do care about things domestic and in fact was actually spending time on them) when she mentioned that it seemed like glass cooktop cleaner should work.
And – it did! Hands down it was way more effective that the other suggestions I found on the internet – it removed the water stains, and quickly too! I now keep glass cooktop cleaner in my bathroom, just because it’s easier to clean if I have all the gear right there – if I have to head downstairs for that stuff I might get distracted!
So that’s my housekeeping tip for the year – use glass cooktop cleaner to remove water stains from your shower doors.
Now, I would post a picture, but that was back in June, and I’ve only cleaned the door once since then – so clearly, I’m not going to post a picture. But now at least now I know how to do it in 20 minutes or less.

4 Thoughts on “June Cleaver Hat: Water Marks on Glass Shower Door???

  1. Baby oil works too; and keeps it clean for about 6 months. Nice site, Trace. Miss you guys.

    • Tracey on March 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

      Thanks Kate!!! I haven’t posted anything for ages. Clearly I had to do some processing for this Facebook adventure Devon is going on!

  2. Lori Hixson on April 14, 2013 at 2:30 pm said:

    I use Method Daily Shower cleaner ( get at Target). It’s environmentally safe and no scrubbing involved. I also keep a squeegee in the shower (hangs on a plastic hook) and I sometimes use it right after a shower.

    • Tracey March on April 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm said:

      Lori – I have a squeegee too — but I always forget to use it! That probably doesn’t surprise you 🙂

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