How to Keep a Shower Curtain from Blowing in


If your shower curtain blows in on you and sticks to your body, this can make taking showers frustrating. Luckily, there are lots of easy fixes to keep your curtain hanging straight down or up against the tub. Use things you already have around the house like magnets or binder clips to weigh down the curtain, or pick out a store-bought option that's right for you. Fixing your shower curtain only takes a few minutes and is super easy.
[Edit]Steps [Edit]Attaching Items to the Shower Curtain Place binder clips along the curtain to weigh it down more. If you already have 4-5 large binder clips at home, this is the perfect way to fix your curtain quickly. Clip binder clips along the bottom edge of the curtain, spacing them out evenly. The added weight will help keep your curtain from blowing in when the water is turned on.[1] If your curtain is still blowing in, consider adding more binder clips to add additional weight. Avoid leaving the binder clips on your curtain at all times so they don’t leave rust stains. Purchase curtain weight clips for an easy pre-made option. Stores sell weighted curtain clips that you can clip right onto the bottom edge of your shower curtain, keeping it from blowing in. Look for these clips at your local home goods store or online, picking out the color and design that you’d like and spreading them out evenly along the bottom of your shower curtain.[2] Shower curtain clips come in many different colors, sizes, and styles. Attach magnets to the curtain if you have a magnetic tub. Use heavy-duty magnets that you already have at home or purchase strong magnets made specifically for shower curtains that clip on or have adhesive. Attach the magnets near the bottom of the shower curtain so that when you go to take a shower, the magnets will hold the curtain up against the tub.[3] If you're not sure whether your tub is magnetic or not, test it out using a regular fridge magnet. Stick suction cups along your shower curtain to hold it in place. Shower curtain suction cups can be bought in stores and are placed along the bottom edge of your curtain with the suction cup facing the tub. When it’s time to take a shower, adhere each suction cup to the tub so the curtain stays in place.[4] If you don’t want to attach suction cups to your shower curtain permanently, use binder clips to clip them onto the curtain for easy removal. Add small weights to the bottom of the curtain to make it heavier. Weights can be added to your shower curtain in many different ways. You might glue small rocks or flat weighted objects to the curtain that you have around the house, or you can purchase ornamental weights that are made just for shower curtains. Place the weights along the bottom edge of your shower curtain, spreading them out evenly.[5] Many store-bought weights for your shower curtain can be clipped on. [Edit]Weighing Down the Curtain with Other Strategies Wet the shower curtain liner so it sticks against the tub. This is a quick and easy fix that works on most shower curtains. Before you shower, turn the shower head to the side of the tub to spray water along the shower curtain, dampening it so it sticks against the tub. It’s only necessary to wet the bottom portion of the shower curtain, and be careful not to spray water outside of the tub.[6] You can also wet the shower curtain by filling a cup with water and pouring it on the bottom of the shower curtain instead. Buy a heavy shower liner to keep your curtain in place. If you don’t want to add anything to your shower curtain, consider purchasing a heavy shower liner that will go over the curtain and hold it in place against the tub as you shower. Look for a shower curtain liner labeled as “heavy” or “weighted” from a home goods or big box store.[7] Put lead tape into the hem of your curtain, if possible. If your shower curtain has an open hem along the bottom that you can slide things into, purchase a roll of lead or magnetic tape. Flatten the tape if possible and push it into the hem of the curtain as far in as it will go. The weight of the tape will help hold the curtain in place so it doesn’t blow.[8] Using strong magnetic tape in the hem can also help hold the curtain up against a magnetic tub. Flatten the tape by placing heavy items on long strands of it. Use a curved shower rod to pull the curtain away from you. Swap out a straight shower rod for a curved one, meaning the shower rod arches out and away from you while you’re in the shower so you have more room. Curved shower rods help prevent the curtain from blowing in because they’re pulling the curtain away from the tub.[9] Curved shower rods are attached just like normal ones and use the same curtain rod hooks. [Edit]References ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑
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