How to Keep Your Shower Liner Clean


Did you know that shower liners are the dirtiest surface in our bathrooms–up to 60 times dirtier than toilet seats? Here’s the best way to keep it clean!

We hate to be the one to break it to you, but chances are your shower liner is gross. A 2021 study found that shower curtains harbored far more bacteria than any other surface swabbed, including shower floors and even the toilet seat. This same research showed that shower curtains contained 60 times more bacteria than toilet seats–and that 93% of those germs were gram-negative bacteria, which are harmful to our health, can cause infections, and are often resistant to antibiotics. The bottom line? Your shower liner is dirtier than you think, but we’re here to help.

How to Clean Your Shower Curtain Liner

We recommend cleaning a plastic shower curtain once a month. Don’t worry, it’s easy!

  1. Dilute an Oxi Booster Pod in a bucket of warm water
  2. Use a sponge or rag to thoroughly clean the shower liner
  3. Allow the liner to air dry

Out of Oxi Booster Pods? You can also spray the shower liner with a mixture of vinegar and water for a DIY natural cleaner.

If you're using a washable shower liner, you can simply toss it in your washing machine with a laundry detergent pod and hang it to air dry. Because these washable liners are made with synthetic plastic fibers, consider using a microplastics filter bag to minimize shedding microplastics into our waterways.

How Often Should You Replace Your Shower Curtain Liner?

The general recommendation is to replace your shower liner every six months. If you think you may forget to replace your shower liner promptly, consider the Outlines Shower System! This revolutionary system will change your shower liner routine for the better, keeping your bathroom clean and your old liners out of landfills.

The Outlines Shower System consists of two parts:

  1. A reusable top part – “The Keep” –  made from 100% cotton and machine washable.
  2. A replaceable bottom part – “The Replen” –  made from non-toxic PEVA plastic, easy to hang at eye level with magnets and fully recyclable (which they do for free).

Outlines offers timely replenishments catered to your needs, so you never have to worry about showering next to mold and grime again. Plus, their Responsible Replenishment program ensures that their products are fully recycled, keeping your old disposable shower liners out of the landfill or the ocean.

For a limited time Outlines is offering Dropps customers an exclusive discount on any Outlines system.