Easy Shower Mold Solution

Aren’t imaginary friends wonderful? I loved mine growing up. Her name was Candy Dish. Creative, right? I have been told that I could describe her so vividly people thought she was real. I think they probably felt pretty foolish for believing a little girl really had a friend named Candy Dish. But, even after finding out she was a figment of my imagination, there were some who took pity on me and played along. On my birthday, there were presents for me, and some for Candy (she had the same birthday as I did). Candy loved them and so did I (the presents and the people). Miss Dish has not been around for a long while, but she showed up the other day to tell me about a problem she was having. She lives in an area that is very humid, and no matter how well she cleans her shower, she has a mold problem. She uses her grout brush with gusto, but to no avail. So sad:( She had seen my post Super, Simple Shower and Tub Cleaner , and wondered if I might have an idea that would help her with the mold she had collecting in sneaky pockets of her shower. She said Super, Simple Shower and Tub Cleaner was working great  for the tile and tub, but all along the tub caulk and perimeter of her shower grout, mold was invading. And she thought it was GROSS! Well, gratefully I had recently pinned a solution shared by Jessica at This Blessed Life and we decided to try it out. On her gross bathrooms. Not mine. Mine are not gross. Mine are pristine. Nice of her, I think, to expose her mess like this. I have always been able to count on her. Check out her before and after: This solution worked well with no elbow grease! No scrubbing! Just a trip to the beauty supply. That’s right, I said beauty supply. We picked up a bag of cotton beauty coil and a fine nozzle bottle. We filled the bottle with straight bleach. Next we laid the cotton coil along the offending areas, and using the applicator tip of the bottle  to apply the bleach to the coil. We pressed the cotton lightly to really get into sneaky spots and left it for a few hours. We were pleased to find that the coil will cling to any surface, even vertically. We could just tear off the amount needed, press it to the wall, saturate it, press and we were good to go. When we came back and removed the coil carefully placing it in a bag for safe disposal….voila! No more mold! A few tips from Candy – She used was very careful so that bleach did not get on her clothes. She is also kind of prissy and used latex gloves so her hands would not smell like bleach for days. She also ventilated the area while waiting. And labeled her bottle. She didn’t want anything weird happening to her hair.

So if your imaginary friend has a problem with mold in his or her shower or tub, you can let them know Miss Dish was really happy with this method.

This Pin Rocks!

Sites we are linked with today: Memories by the Mile - Nap Time Creations - Blessed with Grace - Inside Bru Crew Life - Mandy’s Recipe Box - Sugar Bee Crafts - Today’s Creative Blog - Cupcakes and Crinoline - The Rustic Pig - Chef in Training - A Bowl Full of Lemons - Funky Polka Dot Giraffe - Carolyn’s Homework - Blackberry Vine - Home Stories A to Z - Cornerstone Confessions


  1. Omgoodness that is incredible!
    I wish there was something that easy to get rid of soap scum! Thanks for sharing! Sharing this on pinterest right now.

    • Thanks for sharing and glad you came by our site. The super, simple shower and tub cleaner works well on soap scum in the tub and in the shower. Give it a try! I am working on a perfect solution for glass shower doors. I am going to have the cleanest showers and tubs around. Or Candy is…Sherri (The Baby of the family)

  2. Debbie @ http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/ says:

    Awesome! Pinned it and will try it! Thanks for sharing at Cornerstone Confessions!

  3. I think I’m taking a trip to the beauty store after work today…

    • Jenna, You are going to love this. I ordered a whole box of cotton coil on Amazon after seeing how well it worked.

  4. Very helpful post. I hate those problem areas in the shower that never seem to dry and end up with disgusting stuff growing on it. Will have to try this! Thanks!

    • You are welcome. I think you will be happy with the results. There are just some spots we can’t reach!

  5. love it!!! your friend must be so happy now )Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to the Tasteful Tuesday party @Nap-TimeCreations.com. Make sure to follow my blog via bloglovin, GFC or facebook so you don’t miss out on my features posts… it could be YOU )

    • Emily, We always love linking with you. Thanks for coming by and commenting. You are on my Bloglovin list!

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