Sometimes shower curtains get mildew on them, but that’s no reason to throw them away. It’s as easy to get it cleaned as it is to do a load of laundry – and you don’t even have to fold it afterwards!
Until we bought our house, I’d never had a half-bathroom (and stand-up shower with no tub) before. Although we can pull the shower curtain closed to let it dry a little better, it still isn’t able to dry as fast as if it were a full tub. This can quickly lead to mildew. With that being said, cleaning our shower curtain has now gone on our regular list of to-do’s around the house, with bleach being our method of choice. It’s simple fix that makes a big difference. Try them out and see what works best for you.
For each of the methods below, wash the shower curtain with a couple of bath towels or rags to prevent the plastic from bunching up too much. Although I have read it’s possible to put the curtains in a dryer on the lowest temperature setting for about 10 minutes, I would recommend just hanging it up to air-dry.
Wash the shower curtain in warm water with 1/2 cup chlorine bleach and 1/4 cup laundry detergent.
Wash the shower curtain with 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup laundry detergent during the wash cycle, and 1/2 cup vinegar during the rinse cycle.