08/28/2015 05:13 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Why You Should Clean Your Shower with a Dryer Sheet

Those of us with glass shower doors know the struggle: You got 'em because they're clear and pretty and visually spacious. Then, like, a week goes by, and they're splotchy and filmy and your worst nightmare, as you give up a precious Saturday morning inhaling toxic fumes of whatever spray cleaner you're dousing them in.

There's a better way. You can use a...dryer sheet. Here's how:

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What you need: One dryer sheet--that's all. It's even fine if it's already been used.

What you do: Lightly dampen it with water, and then scrub-a-dub your doors (wherever you see hard water spots or a white film).

Why it works: Dryer sheets contain ingredients that are designed to soften fabrics. Those same ingredients coincidentally soften soap scum, so it lifts right off the glass.

Pretty genius, huh? Yeah, we thought so, too.

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