Mildew Stains Don't Mean Your Shower Curtain Has to Go

Mildew on your shower curtain doesn't have to spell its demise.

June 7, 2010 — -- We've all encountered stubborn stains that have put an end to a favorite piece of clothing or furniture. Mildew stains are among the worst offenders.

But does mildew on the shower curtain liner mean that it has to go, too?

Not so fast. Home cleaning experts say mildew can be removed and your shower curtain liner restored to its former pristine condition.

Here's the trick: You should wash the liner in a mixture of soap and bleach. Depending on your type of liner, you may even be able to launder it in your washing machine.

Here are some other household cleaning tips:

Did you know that the best way to clean mirrors is to use warm water and soft, lint-free cloths? ShopSmart magazine recommends that you wipe the mirror with a damp cloth and dry it immediately with the other cloth. Avoid cleaners with acid, alkali or ammonia; those could damage the mirror's coating. Also, keep liquid away from the mirror's edge. Click HERE for more household cleaning tips from ShopSmart magazine.

Did you know that there are ways to clean your home that are cheap, clean and green? Click HERE to learn how you can make use of common household products – such as vinegar, lemon juice and shaving cream – to dissolve stains and make your home sparkle.

Many products have been developed for the person who's short on time but keen on a clean home. Click HERE to see Good Housekeeping's list of the latest innovative products.

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