No matter how often I clean my shower curtain it still never really looks clean. I used to buy those really cheap plastic liners and toss them when they got nasty, but my mom convinced me a fabric one would be cheaper in the long-run. She was definitely right, but why does it always look slightly yellow even after I just wash it?
I went searching for that answer on Pinterest and found multiple posts that said the same thing -- Even though you wash your shower curtain liner, it might not ever look as clean as you want it to. But one of the posts promised that even though the liner might still be slightly discolored it would be clean and disinfected after the process.
This one was super simple. Put the shower curtain liner in the wash with some towels, add your regular detergent and then pour in about a cup of white vinegar. According to the post, the detergent will get the liner clean and the vinegar will disinfect it. So I tossed some towels in with the liner and poured in some Tide and vinegar. After a full cycle in the washing machine I tossed it in the dryer for a bit.
Pinterest do or don’t? My shower curtain liner looked as clean as it did the other times I washed it. The difference this time was that the part down at the bottom felt cleaner (the other times I washed it without the vinegar the bottom inch or so felt a little stiff…kind of like it still had soap residue on it). I would say adding the vinegar is definitely something I’ll be doing going forward. But does anyone have any suggestions, or is it even possible, to get my fabric shower curtain liner looking like new?