10 Genius Cleaning Hacks for a Sparking Eco-Friendly BathroomOctober 17, 2021
We all know how important it is to clean the bathroom. It's one of the most hazardous areas in our home, and can be time-consuming to scrub away dirt and grime if you don't have the right mix of eco-friendly cleaning products. We've put together a list of 10 easy ways that will help you get your bathroom sparkling clean with just a few minutes of effort!
Keep cleaning supplies in a caddy
Centralize all the products and tools you need to get the job done! Instead of having to go searching for supplies, keep all your essentials in one designated location. This makes it so much easier and faster when you need to clean the bathroom!
Get some bamboo paper towels or reusable rags
Cleaning up the bathroom is a big job! As one of the grimiest places in our homes, you'll need an absorbent and strong solution to wipe away those messes. While Bim Bam Boo toilet paper is a good solution for smaller jobs, it is designed to dissolve in liquid. Opt for Bim Bam Boo's tree-saving towels, or rags. Bonus points if you stash them in your caddy for easy access in the future!
Clear out all the clutter
Before you begin cleaning, move the contents of the room out of the space so you have a blank canvas. Get those dirty towels in the laundry and sort through the bathroom trash bin for recyclables, such as Bim Bam Boo toilet paper cores.
Put on some jams!
Music can help you get the job done. According to Charles Sturt University, scientific studies prove that music can improve your motivation. Music can cause the brain to release dopamine, a chemical which works to regulate motivation and goal-oriented behavior! Looking for inspiration? Cue up our Groovy Booty Jams playlist!
Clean dry before you clean wet
Starting at the top of the room and working your way down, begin by dusting and sweeping. While a little unconventional, this should include your bath tub, sink and exterior of the toilet. Although it's tempting to bust out all your toxin-free cleaning sprays, starting with a dry surface will assure you're not pushing around slug of hair or mess of moist dust that dry dusting can address. Trust us on this one!
Save money, opt for DIY cleansers and sprays
Eco-friendly cleaning products are best for you and the environment, so why not make your own? Great news, you likely have all the supplies laying around to make effective and scum-busting cleaners. The holy grail of all homemade bathroom cleaning products are baking soda, vinegar, biodegradable dish soap and lemon. Feeling fancy? Throw in a few of your favorite essential oils for a little aromatherapy. If you're looking for homemade cleaner recipes, check out this guide we're loving from our friends at Apartment Therapy.
Upcycle old toothbrushes into a cleaning tool
Those hard to reach places are the perfect job for an old toothbrush. Instead of tossing, save them for tackling dingy grout or those awkward crevices around the bathroom faucet. Simply soak in some vinegar afterwards to disinfect and they'll be good to go for another round.
Unclog shower heads for maximum water pressure
Hard water deposits can cause low water pressure. It's best to proactively de-scale every 2-3 months. To clean a shower head, fill a plastic bag with half vinegar and half water and tie it around the head with a rubber band. Make sure all of the holes are covered in liquid. Remove the bag after an hour, then run the shower on hot to rinse out debris. Finally, use a needle to unblock any remaining blocked spray holes. Voila!
Grab a screwdriver
Who would have thought? Your most underrated cleaning tool is hiding in your toolbox! Remove the seat and wipe under the toilet hinges. In this hidden area, stuff accumulates. You won't be able to access it unless you take off the seat. This is especially crucial if your "clean" bathroom has been giving off foul odors.
Spoil your future self by doing finishing touches
To complete your bathroom-cleaning session, add an air-filtering plant to your bathroom such as bamboo stalks. And of course, make sure toilet paper and other necessities are well stocked.
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