Cleaning and organizing the bathroom is arguably the worst chore of maintaining a clean house. It’s yucky and usually takes a lot of elbow grease to make it sparkle and shine. But traditional cleaners aren’t the way to make your bathroom the greenest and cleanest. Traditional bathroom cleaners are filled with toxins, chemicals, and carcinogens. They can irritate respiratory systems and skin and harm the environment, including wildlife, marine life, and the land. Swapping out traditional cleaners for eco-friendly ones is the best way to keep a clean house. Not only are eco-friendly cleaners better for the environment, but they’re made with organic substances that won’t irritate your skin or breathing and maintain better air quality while still being naturally anti-bacterial and fantastic cleaners. So, how do you do it? Where do you start? How can you make your bathroom glisten with a greener, cleaner shine? If you’re interested in hiring fantastic cleaners to maintain that shine for you, then check this out. But, if you want the information to do it yourself, keep reading to learn all the tips for cleaning and organizing your bathroom with an eco-friendly flair.
The Showerhead, Shower, and Tub
Eco-Friendly Cleaning for the Showerhead
When it’s time to clean the house, you may only sometimes remember to do the showerhead. It’s hanging up and usually out of the way, and really, it just sprays water; how dirty can it be? But, for an extra spic and span bathroom, you’re going to clean the showerhead with our eco-friendly tips. The showerhead can get clogged and blocked with mineral buildup. But, not to worry, it’s easy to clean with vinegar. The vinegar naturally dissolves limescale buildup without releasing toxins into the air or environment. All you need to do is fill a plastic bag partway with vinegar and put the showerhead into the bag. Make sure the entire showerhead is submerged in the vinegar. Use a rubber band to secure it around the neck of the showerhead and leave it to soak for a few hours. Afterward, drain the vinegar and run hot water through the showerhead. Use a toothpick to clear any remaining blockages in the showerhead, and polish the exterior with a lint-free cloth. Ta-da! A spic and span shower head that functions as if it’s brand new.
Green-Cleaning the Shower/Tub
The first step in green cleaning and organizing the shower and tub is to remove all the bottles and have it be empty. Mix baking soda and water to create a paste and apply it to the grout lines. Leave it to sit for 15-20 minutes, working its’ magic. Mix equal parts vinegar and water and spray it on the tub, shower, shower doors, etc. Then, use an old toothbrush or scrubber to scrub
the grout lines. Use a gentle cloth to scrub the surfaces. Rinse the shower/tub with hot water, and then use half a lemon to scrub and buff the faucet for gorgeous shine and delicious freshness. Afterward, dry everything. Voila! An eco-friendly and spectacular shining shower and tub.
The toilet is the germ factory in a clean house. So keeping it clean is of high importance. Don’t fret, though, because eco-friendly cleaning can still eliminate all the germs without compromising the power of a good clean. To green clean the toilet, sprinkle baking soda around the toilet bowl and scrub with the toilet brush. After a good scrub, rinse the baking soda away with water. For the outside of the toilet bowl, use the same vinegar and water mixture you used in the shower and, give it a good spray and soak. Then, use a lint-free cloth to wipe it down.
The Bathroom Vanity
The bathroom vanity is one of the most touched places in the room, so it’s vital to keep it clean and sanitary. However, you don’t need toxic chemical cleaners to do that. A simple DIY green cleaning solution can do the trick! Mix 2 cups of baking soda, half of a cup of all-natural dish soap, one cup of water, and a half cup of vinegar in a spray bottle. After clearing the counter of products like toothbrushes, lotions, soaps, etc, spray the surface with this simple spray. The compounds in this green cleaning solution will break down soap and toothpaste residue and eliminate sitting germs. After you spray it, grab your lint-free cloth and wipe it dry.
The Bathroom Mirror
Cleaning the bathroom mirror in a green, earth-friendly manner is simple. Mix up one part water and one part vinegar. Add in drops of essential oil if you’d like a specific scent. Spray the whole mirror and wipe it clean with a squeegee or cotton cloth.
It may be tempting to reach for those chemical cleaners, thinking they work better, but that’s not true. The above eco-friendly cleaners are powerful and can help you get your bathroom to a new level of sparkle and cleanness. Natural eco-friendly cleaners are cruelty-free, safe for all parts of the environment, and more friendly to people as well. You won’t get skin irritations, headaches, or irritate asthma. Finally, cleaning your bathroom with these eco-friendly cleaners ensures that your bathroom is spic and span, as well as doing your part to protect the environment.