Clean bathroom glass doors the super easy way
Does your shower have glass doors? If so, you know how difficult they can be to clean. Over time they collect hard water stains and soap scum which tend to stick around even after you give your shower a good scrub. Some cleaning tips to prevent the build-up of mineral deposits and soap scum include using a squeegee to wipe down the excess water from the glass following every shower. This works, but it only works well if you do it each and every time you take a shower. Mineral deposits form when hard water containing minerals is left to sit on surfaces. As the water evaporates, the minerals in the water such as calcium and magnesium are left behind, and they build up over time creating the hard, scaley stains. There are cleaning products that you can use to get rid of them. However, many of them include chemicals and toxins that won't be healthy for you, your family or the environment. So in order to keep a healthy household and to be eco-friendly, you'll want to use natural house cleaners. You can purchase natural house cleaners at the store, but you can also make your own homemade natural house cleaners right at home. Natural ingredients like white vinegar, baking soda and citric acid work great as natural house cleaners and they also work to get rid of hard water stains too.
Vinegar is usually the number one natural cleaning product people use to clean up their hard water stains. That's what AiPing from Curious Nut used in her glass shower. She says that she tried cleaning her shower first with plain vinegar and then with diluted vinegar mixed with water. Of course, the undiluted vinegar worked best since it was able to break down the hard water deposits with the acids that are in it. So if you want to try out this cleaning tip all you need to do is put some plain white vinegar into a spray bottle then spray it all over the glass shower doors or walls surrounding your shower. Then, just let the vinegar sit on the scum and hard water deposits for at least 10 minutes or longer and then return to clean it off. If you're using plain vinegar, you could also add in some essential oils like orange or lemon which will dull down the overwhelming scent of vinegar. It also helps to turn on your bathroom fan or open a window while you're cleaning your shower to ventilate the area.
Another great natural house cleaner and cleaning tip is to use some dish soap with the vinegar. The dish soap will lift any grease or oils from the glass shower doors. Just mix half vinegar with half natural dish soap in a spray bottle and shake up really well or tilt the bottle side to side to mix the two ingredients. If the mixture is too thick to spray out of the nozzle, you can always take some on a sponge and apply it to the glass that way. Make sure you get a good layer of the cleaning solution on the glass and then leave it to sit for 15 minutes or longer. Come back and use a scrubbing pad and warm water to scrub off all of the grease, scum and hard water deposits. Then rinse clean. If you're cleaning hard water stains from tile, your sink or your toilet, try these same cleaning tips as they will work on any hard water stains. You can even use them in the kitchen for your kitchen sink. Try out this cleaning tip and check out more cleaning tips from Curious Nut.***
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