How to Clean a Chrome Metal Shower Caddy? If you choose a chrome metal shower caddy, be sure it is either made of a type of metal that does not rust or provided with a protective coating to prevent rusting. Normally, brass shower caddy in chrome is the best quality free from rust. Stainless steel shower caddy cost cheaper but get rust from time to time. Choose Stainless steel 304 material is always a wise choice. Since the shower caddy is placed directly in the shower, it will rust quickly if precautions are not taken. Not only will this result in an unattractive shower caddy, but it may also leave rust stains on your showerhead or on the walls of your shower.
A Wire Basket Shower Shelf allows you to store your shampoo, conditioner, soap and other items in the shower without forcing you to bend over toward the ground or step out of the shower to use them. However, rust, fingerprints and other particles can appear on these caddies due to everyday use. While a dirty Soap basket shower caddy may seem like nothing more than a minor inconvenience, the particles found on it can transfer onto and stain items resting in the caddy. Luckily, a homemade solution can be used to thoroughly remove these particles as well as odors found on the caddy.
- Remove all soaps, shampoos and other items from the metal shower caddy.
- Place the shower caddy inside a clean, empty, stoppered tub or sink.
- Pour ½ cup baking soda and approximately 2 to 3 cups of vinegar into the tub or sink.
- Fill the sink or tub with enough water that the shower caddy is submerged. Soak the caddy in the water, vinegar and baking soda solution for roughly 30 minutes.
- Remove the caddy from the solution and dip the sponge into the solution to saturate it.
- Wipe the caddy thoroughly with the sponge to remove any remaining dirt and particles and rinse it in clear, warm water.
- Dry the caddy thoroughly with a soft cloth to avoid the development of rust.
I have always found the Wire Shower Shelf Caddy to be a useful storage utility in the bathing area. Shower caddies make bathroom supplies more accessible. It’s so much easier to get and return the shampoo without having to go out of your way. I also like to bring a portable shower caddy with me when I travel in case the bathing area of the place where I will be staying does not have an appropriate area for my bathroom supplies.
Shower caddies are also helpful for people who share a bathroom with other people. They can keep their own bathroom supplies together without getting them mixed up with the bathroom supplies of others by keeping them in the shower caddy. Because the shower caddy stores the bathroom supplies, there will be less or no clutter in the bathroom at all.
Mold and Mildew
One of the most important things I have learned from shower caddies is that they are easily prone to the accumulation of mold and mildew. Soap residue also eventually becomes stains of dirt on the caddy. Without proper cleaning, the caddy will carry more than just the bathroom supplies it will also carry odor and bacteria.
There are times when I get to grab a bit of mold when I reach for the soaps I use for bathing. I hate it when it gets to a point when that much mold has already accumulated. There are several reasons why mold and mildew easily grow on the caddy and I have learned how to effectively avoid them.
The environment of the bathroom particularly the bathing are is a haven for mold and mildew. Any surface in the bathroom is an ideal area for the molds to grow, this includes the caddy. What I usually do is to not over stuff my shower caddy. More bottles mean more surfaces to grow on. Also when a bottle is empty, dispose of it immediately the same goes for bathroom supplies you barely use. Like supplies for occasional treatments, they can be kept in the cabinets instead of the shower caddy.
Also try getting rid of the habit of scraping off the excess shampoo and soap on the caddy. Soap residue also invites more mold and mildew to grow on to the caddy. If the soap has already solidified on the surface of the caddy immediately scrub it out. Use warm water to loosen the residue. Use a plastic bristle brush so you won’t damage the surface of the caddy.
Inside and Out
Remember to clean the inner areas of the shower caddy as well. These areas may be a bit more difficult to clean but the warm water will definitely help to loosen up the dirt. Remember to always clean this area thoroughly even when it cannot be seen from the exterior part of the caddy.
The next time your Corner Basket Shower Caddy Shelf seems to have a bit of mold and mildew or if it may get a little cluttered, immediately take care of it before the mold and mildew gets the most of your caddy. Remember that mold and mildew can stain the surface permanently so keep you shower caddy mold and mildew free.