There is nothing worse than stepping into a hot shower, and realizing you're surrounded by mildew and mold. Even the thought of it makes me cringe. It feels downright paradoxical to wash yourself in a dirty shower. But the truth is, even before your shower reaches the point of visible grime, it's a breeding ground for some pretty nasty bacteria. Luckily, there are plenty of
genius shower cleaning hacks that can help you.
When it comes to cleaning, I like to think that prevention is key. From mold-resistant curtains to caddies that cut back on clutter, these easy shower products help you stay on top of potential problems, so you spend less time scrubbing and more time enjoying a steamy soak.
If your bathroom's already pretty far gone —
don't worry! — there are plenty of solutions for that, too. And I'm not just talking about your run of the mill tile cleaner. From special sponges that repel water and lift grime to shower sprays that do all the scrubbing for you, these are the products your cleaning arsenal has been missing.
I've scoured Amazon to find products that transform your shower into a sanitary sanctuary — with minimal elbow grease required.
1.A Squeegee For A Squeaky Clean Shower BABAN Shower Window Squeegee, $14, Amazon
This durable, rustproof
squeegee wipes water off with ease, leaving you with a fog-free, streak-free surface. Water won’t be able to stain the glass and soap scum won’t hang around. Plus, it comes with a hanging hook that suctions to the wall so you can keep it right in your shower. A Caddy So Your Tub Rim Stays Mold And Clutter Free InterDesign York Lyra Bathroom Shower Caddy, $32, Amazon
Not only does this
caddy keep your shower from being cluttered, it’s wire frame also prevents mold . By storing your bath products on a rust resistant, slatted shelf, it allows the water to run off so they can dry off quickly. It’s also great for preventing metal containers (read: shaving cream cans) from leaving rust rings on your tub. A Mildew Resistant Curtain mDesign Ombre Chevron Shower Curtain, $13, Amazon Shower curtains are a breeding ground for mold. Save yourself time and money with this curtain that’s on trend and resistant to the scourge of mildew. This one easily wipes clean with a damp cloth, will last longer than its competitors, and comes in several colors and patterns to match any bathroom. Keep Your Shower Floor Clean With A Durable Bath Mat NTTR Anti-Slip Anti-Bacterial Stone Bath Mat, $16, Amazon
A great way to keep your shower floor clean without having to scrub it weekly is with a
bath mat. This one is antibacterial, and mold and mildew resistant. That means that they stay clean and your feet won’t be exposed to gross bacteria. Plus, it creates a slip-resistant surface. The Extendable Shower Brush Gets Into Every Shower Crevice OXO Good Grips Extendable Tub And Tile Scrubber, $13, Amazon
With an extendable handle that means you won't have to bend over or get on your knees to clean the shower, this
tub and tile scrubber has an anti-microbial pad for deep cleaning, and gets into those corners of the tub that are hardest to reach. One reviewer wants all her friends to get one: "The scrubbing was so much lighter and my tub actually looks way cleaner this way. The entire product seems really durable and I don't feel like it will break at all. I also noticed that I could use a lot less cleaner then I usually use because a of the sponge. I was able to get my whole tub done so much faster then usual. I am so in love with this product and I will absolutely recommend this to my friends." Scrub Your Shower Down With Eco Friendly Sponges Pura Naturals Ever-Fresh Cleaning Sponges (Six Pack) , $18, Amazon
Scrub dirty grout and limescale from your shower with a sponge that repels bacteria and germ, leaving you with a sponge that you can reuse much longer than a regular one. They’re designed in different shapes so they can clean even the toughest to reach spot. Cleaning your shower can be tough around the edges. But it doesn’t have to be with these
soap infused sponges. Neutralize Odors And Reduce The Spread Of Germs And Mold In Your Bathroom Prevent Your Drain From Getting Clogged TubShroom, $13, Amazon
The TubShroom is your answer to disgusting clogged drains. It’s a
drain stopper that fits inside and collects hair as it goes down the drain. It gathers each and every strand that passes through so you don’t have to snake the drain again. Deep Clean Your Shower So It Sparkles BISSELL Steam Shot Hard-Surface Cleaner, $37, Amazon
Sanitize your shower so it sparkles. A
steam cleaner removes grime from hard surfaces, including your shower. This one comes with a nozzle, extension hose, flat scraping tool, grout brush, window squeegee, angle concentrator, and more.The high-pressure steam cleaner will leave your shower glimmering without the use of harsh chemicals. This Splash Guard Keeps The Water Inside Your Shower Shower Splash Guards, $8, Amazon
If you're always forgetting to shower with the curtain liner inside the tub, or end up getting water all over your mat and floor, this
shower splash guard is the solution. Designed to keep your curtain flushed to the sides of your shower walls, there will be no more leaks with this easy-to-attach guard, made from Lexan plastic. This Brush Is Made To Clean In Between Your Moldy Shower Tiles Fuginator Tile Joint Cleaning Brush, $13, Amazon
cleaning brush is perfect for cleaning the grout from between your shower tiles, which can be filled with dirt and mildew. Instead of letting it turn that grody brown or rust color, keep one of these around. Reviewers love that it's effective in half the time it usually takes to clean that area. Spray Your Shower Daily To Break Down Scum Method Daily Shower Spray Eucalyptus, $10, Amazon
shower spray daily will make you want to sing in the shower. The all natural cleaning spray, made with corn starch and lactic acid, breaks down soap scum and bacteria so you don’t have to clean as often. And when you do go to clean, it will be a whole lot easier. Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.