This might be hard to hear, but there really isn’t really a prescribed amount of time for washing or replacing your shower curtain and liner. BUT I NEED TO KNOW! Oh, you’ll know. It’s simple, really — once there’s an obvious buildup of mold or smell of mildew, it’s time for a change (or at least a wash!).
Unless your liner is torn, a good cold wash will probably get the job done. Stick your liner in the machine with a small amount of detergent and about 1/2 a cup of white vinegar. Add a few towels to the load to avoid damaging the liner in-spin.
Does it look clean??
—> YES. Hooray, you’ve found a method that works!
—> NO. If a wash doesn’t get rid of all of the mold or residue, it really is time to buy a new liner.
Don’t forget to check out: Do You Know How Often You Should Clean Your Hairbrush? and Do You Know How Often You Should Wash Your Shower Curtain?
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