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Home improvements: Scrape a shower sparkling

Tricks to keep your bath, shower door and walls clean and sparkling.

Here's a really neat trick to keep your shower door and walls clean and sparkling, with practically zero effort. You just need a window cleaner's scraper. Use it to wipe down the walls after each shower. It's the most efficient way to stop water from leaving limescale marks all over the walls and glass. Just get in the habit of running it over the glass and walls before you get out of the shower.

The combination of warmth and water in the bathroom makes it a perfect breeding ground for mould, so make sure that water isn't pooling behind bottles of shampoo and shower gel. When you go over the glass and walls with the scraper, make sure that you swipe all the water off the ledges of the bath or tiles.

If you already have mildew or mould, don't worry. It's really common and it's not difficult to get rid of. Just paint bleach onto any mildewed areas using an old toothbrush. Leave for around three hours while the bleach kills the mildew off. Wipe the bleach away with a disposable cloth, and then clean well with plenty of water. Dry thoroughly.

From Simply Wonderwoman: A Survival Guide for Women with Too Much To Do (Kyle Books) by Joanna Gosling, Dh103, www.amazon.com

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