How to Clean Shower Without Handheld

We all know how hard it can be to clean the shower without a handheld. It’s challenging to get into those tough corners, and you’re always afraid you might drop your phone or anything else you’re using to clean with.

With this blog post, we will teach you how to clean a shower without a handheld. These are our favorite household products for cleaning the bathroom because they work amazingly well on hard water stains! All-in-all, these DIY methods will make sure your shower is sparkling clean!

How to Clean Shower Without Handheld

12 Methods on How to Clean Shower Without Handheld:

1. Basic Cleaning:  

To clean your shower and tub easily, mix baking soda and vinegar. Sprinkle the baking soda on the surface and then add a few drops of vinegar. Let it sit for about an hour, and then wipe the mixture away with a dry rag.

2. Make Your Scrub:

You can create your all-natural scrub with baking soda and castile soap. The added essential oils give it a fantastic scent, but you can also omit them to make a fragrance-free version. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until they form a thick paste that you can apply easily on the surface of your choice. Once done, moisten it slightly (not too much) and start scrubbing.

3. Citrus Magic:

You can select this option if you don’t mind smelling like oranges for the rest of the day. Add some orange peels to boiling water, allow them to simmer for about half an hour, then remove them from heat and let the mixture cool completely. Finally, strain the liquid and use it as a cleaning agent on your shower.

4. Leave Those Lemon Peels:

If you don’t want to smell like oranges, then with lemons instead; here’s another similar idea. Cut some lemon peel into small pieces and boil them in water, as explained above. When the mixture has cooled down, strain it and use the liquid to clean your shower.

5. Baking Soda Paste:

12 Methods on How to Clean Shower Without Handheld

You can also make a paste out of baking soda and water. However, if you decide to use this homemade cleaning technique, make sure that you don’t scrub too hard, or else you’ll damage the surface of your shower. Using this paste on more delicate surfaces, like fiberglass, is best.

6. Make Your Cleaner:

Cleaning your shower is also possible by using some of the ingredients you already have at home. To do so, combine 1 part vinegar with three parts water and spray it over the surface that needs to be cleaned (be careful not to leave any puddles). Allow it to sit for a few minutes before wiping everything away with a wet rag.

7. Clean the Rim:

The most challenging part of cleaning your shower is dealing with the discoloration around the edges, especially around the faucet. This is due to minerals found in tap water. Fortunately, you can easily remove them with some baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice. Add equal parts of each ingredient to a small bowl, then use the mixture to scrub the affected areas.

8. Clean Your Shower Curtain:

Most people tend to ignore their shower curtains when it comes to cleaning, but that’s wrong because they’re breeding grounds for bacteria. Fortunately, you can clean them easily by simply throwing them into your washing machine and then drying them on low heat.

9. Clean the Faucet:

If you don’t want to run your shower curtain through your washing machine, there is still another method that works great at getting rid of any residue left behind by soap scum. Combine 1 part vinegar and three parts hydrogen peroxide and spray the mixture over your faucet (the same method used for treating your shower curtain is applicable here as well).

10. Clean the Mold:

Another way to clean your shower without using a handheld is by cleaning mildew. To make this technique work, you will need 1 part hydrogen peroxide and three parts water. Spray the mixture over the affected areas, then rinse it all off with warm water. The combination of baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, citric acid, and hydrogen peroxide is effective against mold.

11. Clean the Soap Scum:

The first thing you should do to clean your shower without using a handheld is to wash it with soap and water. This prevents any dirt or debris from sticking onto it after rinsing it down, but you must use an all-purpose cleaner first since soap doesn’t work against grime and heavy dirt.

12. Clean With Dryer Sheets:

Although you can clean your shower without using a handheld, an additional trick makes the job even easier. All you need to do is rub a dryer sheet over the surface of your choice (just like you would with a piece of paper). No need to break out the vacuum for this one! It’s very simple, and it works.

Tips to Prevent Rust Build-Up on Your Shower:

Tips to Prevent Rust Build-Up on Your Shower

If you know how to clean showers without a handheld, then these tips will be helpful for you to prevent them from getting dirty in the future.

1. Prevention is the key to avoiding significant cleaning problems in the future. Clean up small rust particles as soon as possible with a razor or any tool sharp enough to scrape them away without damaging the surface of your shower.

2. Start from one end of your shower wall and gradually work your way to the other side using an astringent cleaner, like scouring powder.

3. Use a wire brush to remove hard-to-remove rust stains, but do it with caution because you don’t want to damage your shower’s surface in the process.

4. To clean soap scum and mildew off your tiles, use an abrasive sponge or brush after soaking them for minutes in hot water with dishwashing liquid added to it.

5. Rinse the tiles well and dry them using a towel before leaving your bathroom to prevent mildew from forming on them again.

6. To rid your shower of mildew once and for all, mix hydrogen peroxide with vinegar in equal amounts and apply it to the affected areas using a spray bottle.

7. Wipe the tiles several times with a sponge or brush to remove the solution’s residue, then rinse them thoroughly until no more chemical smell is left in the bathroom.

8. Fill a spray bottle with equal amounts of white vinegar and water and use it to get rid of stubborn hard-water stains on your shower’s tiles. Spray the affected areas well, let the solution stay for a couple of minutes, then wipe it out with a damp cloth.


If you have a shower that is so dirty it requires the use of a handheld to clean, then your best bet for cleaning without using chemicals or bleach would be to take apart the showerhead. Soap scum and hard water deposits can build up inside, which will clog up the nozzle. Also, you’ll want to remove any screws holding the fixture in place before unscrewing it from its base (make sure not to lose anything!).

Once removed, wipe down all surfaces with soap and water before giving them a final rinse. Reattach everything back together again by reversing the steps. Make sure things are tight enough! We hope this blog post on cleaning showers without handheld has been helpful. If you have anything in mind, feel free to comment below!

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