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'You basically don’t ever have to scrub your shower again.'
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Cleaning the bathroom is a chore no one likes doing.

Luckily, there’s a trick that could mean never having to scrub your shower again. 

Melissa Maker, the cleaning expert behind the popular YouTube channel Clean My Space, says using a squeegee is the key to a spotless shower.

Melissa explains using a squeegee “means you basically don’t ever have to scrub your shower again.”

“Your body lets off dead skin cells and oils, you use soap that has soapy film and you’ve got hard water and then this mélange of liquid gets all over the tiles and the glass of your shower,” she says.

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Once you’ve finished your shower the water evaporates. What you are left with is the residue – aka soap scum.

“Wiping down the walls and glass door with a squeegee means you’ll never get soap scum and you’ll never have to scrub your shower,” says Melissa. 

The best part is, a squeegee will set you back $1.99.

Watch the video below for more bathroom maintenance tips.

This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.

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