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That can't be 72 inches... - Mark's Journal
That can't be 72 inches...
Every once in a while, the plastic shower curtain liner gets to the point where cleaning it is no longer rational, and I buy a new one. WIth a house full of guests this weekend, this week seemed like a good time! So, after finding the Rite-Aid doesn't have any, I got one at the P&C. The package says it's supposed to be 72 inches tall, but it can't be!

When I put it on the rings, it didn't even reach past the top of the tub. I've lowered the curtain rod for now, so the liner should at least stay inside the tub, but I think if I have a chance later, I'll go to another store and buy a different shower curtain liner. I wonder if the one I had before was longer than 72 inches. All the ones I'm finding online say they're 72 inches, though they start at twice the price of the $4 one I bought. I guess you get what you pay for.
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fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: October 2nd, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
For a moment there, I thought you were talking about my penis!

I think all shower curtains are a standard length? And the generic cheapie ones at wallyworld / biglots are usually cheap. My mind wants to say $3.

I usually toss mine in the washer with hot water* (wash and rinse) a dash of soap and lots of bleach. This gets it like brand new for a while ... After a few years though, it begins to fall apart and those punched out ring holes do not last forever either.

*My washer actually only has a WARM/WARM setting. I turn off the cold water at the washer for this load to make it as hot as possible. You need to remember to take it out and hang it back up while it's still piping hot and maleable, or you'll have a big ball of plastic which no longer functions as a shower curtain! Oh, you also need to remember to turn the cold water intake back on before your husband does a load of laundry and shrinks your clothes to barbie size. Ooops!

Edited at 2008-10-02 04:36 pm (UTC)
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: October 2nd, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

The shower curtain, I wish to keep, and will launder periodically. The liner I consider disposable, and after wiping it off stops being effective, I wish to toss it.
fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: October 2nd, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)


Note, I am talking "liner" when I say "shower curtain" above. I wash the liner. The shower curtain? That is handmade and cannot be washed.
emaline412 From: emaline412 Date: October 2nd, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's what she said?
kitchenqueen From: kitchenqueen Date: October 2nd, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Our shower curtain liner often gets to the point where I'm afraid it will come alive if I leave it much longer. That's when I take it down, ball it up, wrestle it into the trash can, and hang a new one. I get mine at Target or Wal-Mart, usually, and it rarely costs me more than 2 or 3 bucks.
stregadelsol From: stregadelsol Date: October 2nd, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go to walmart and get one of the industrial clear ones. 5bucks, has suction cups on the side and magnets at the bottom. They are sturdy and stay clean a long time.
moxiegirl23 From: moxiegirl23 Date: October 2nd, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I get mine at the dollar store and replace it every 2-3 years.
ruhe From: ruhe Date: October 2nd, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like the new liner shortchanged you!

(sorry, couldn't resist the pun).
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: October 2nd, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
We like those fabric shower curtain liners - a little more expensive, but they wash a lot easier without the balling-plastic syndrome. Bed Bath & Beyond, if you can find them on sale !

From: ddmd Date: October 3rd, 2008 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
You didn't read the package properly.

Those were FERENGI inches.
mrliburyin From: mrliburyin Date: October 4th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Didn't you see the sign saying the shower curtains were 25% off? That was a reference to their length, not the price.
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