Introduction: Keeping Your Shower Curtain From Sticking to Your Legs

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Have you ever taken a shower and felt the cold curtain stuck to your legs ? Ever wished it wouldn't do that ? You've come to the right place ! This cheap, easy, fast and effective solution has kept me safe for a while now, and I thought I'd share it for the Dorm hack contest.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials !

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As I said, this is a cheap but effective solution ! You will need :

  • 1 roll of double sided tape - I took the one that seemed to be the most waterproof, do NOT take carpet tape, it will not be as effective (less than 1€)
  • 1 set of cupboard magnets - I got 6 for less than 4€ at a department store. They don't need to be heavy duty, unless you intend to reenact space battles in you shower and might punch through your shower curtain.

and now tools :

  • scissors or an exact-o knife
  • paper towels

So, you see, this isn't very expensive but you can see this as a long term investment.

Step 2: Prepare the Latch

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On one side, you'll want to cover as much of the latch as you can with the double sided tape.

I used a scalpel but this can be done with scissors.

Step 3: Prepare the Surface and Stick the Latch

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You want to make sure that the area where you stick the latches are nice and dry ; a paper towel will do the trick.

To choose where the latches are to be placed, here are a few tips :

  • both at the top and to the bottom of your curtain
  • in the corners
  • where the curtain "leaves" the wall in order to make a seal
  • it helps to have an extra one on the ground

I have a square shower, so this might differ with yours.

Step 4: Et Voilà !

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There you go ! Next time you get in your shower, it'll take less than 30 seconds to get all your magnets/catches on to keep your shower curtain away ! You'll want to start from one edge (where the curtain leaves the wall) and move to the other to ensure that the curtain is stretched. Don't forget to leave a flap in order to have some material to make a seal against the wall ; you might have to remove some curtain rings to make the flap.

I don't remove all of them once I'm done, only the ones I need to in order to actually leave the shower.

I hope you enjoyed this instructable, it's an easy trick anyone can assemble in less than half an hour once you have the materials.

If you've learned something here, I hope you'll vote for this trick in the dorm contest :)

Thanks for stopping by !


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-10-09

Interesting trick. I add extra magnets to all of my shower curtains.

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