If you’re blessed enough to already live in a home that only has showers with built in doors…congratulations…this is something you never have to worry about again. For the rest of us, we still need to find a way to efficiently hang something from that metal rod to keep the water in.
As someone who has rented apartments for the majority of my adult life and has gone through more shower curtains than any human should have to deal with, I can confidently say that there are two main things you absolutely need to make sure you have in a shower curtain:
- Make sure it’s hookless – Dealing with separate shower hooks sucks and is a huge pain. It’s like tying a shoe since you have to run each hook through both the shower curtain and the liner. Some hooks are open ended meaning they can easily fall off the rod and just be really annoying to deal with. Companies have since come out with curtains with plastic circles that have slits in them which means you never have to deal with hooks again
- Make sure it has built in liner – This is a game changer. A few companies have come out with this innovative solution where the liner snaps into the back of the curtain about 1/3rd down from the top. This way not only does the water stays in the tub without the need for a separate liner but also you can easily remove the liner by itself for really easy cleaning
I’ve had the Conbo Mio Hook Free Shower Curtain with Snap in Liner for over a year now and it is, by far, the best shower curtain I’ve owned. The hookless hanging system works very well and the snap in liner does a good job preventing mold buildup. Every few months I’ll simply snap off the liner, throw in the washer and it comes out as good as new. There are some stitching issues as you’ll see some loose threads here and there but it doesn’t affect the performance, quality and look of the curtain as a whole.