Chemical free alternatives to clean glass showerscreens

by Charlie on 03-07-2015 Showerscreens
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Chemical free alternatives to clean glass showerscreens

For a few people, cleaning the house is a therapeutic practice. They enjoy the solitude that the work provides, and they definitely enjoy the gleaming results of their labour. But for everyone else, the vast majority of us, cleaning is a chore. Whether it is vacuuming, mopping, dusting or wiping, it is a necessary (and unwelcome) part of our weekly, if not daily, routine.

When it comes to the bathroom, glass showerscreens are the preferred option for most families in Australia, they are also one of the more bothersome items on the cleaning checklist. There are numerous ways to clean your glass showerscreens, including these three simple but effective ones that are chemical free. This not only means that you get to spend less on cleaning detergents and the like, but you will also reduce the use of chemicals in your home.

1. White vinegar

White vinegar is one of those amazing multi-purpose items every home should have. As more and more people are discovering, it has myriad uses in the home, none of which involve cooking and many of which involve cleaning.

In the bathroom, white vinegar is great for cleaning soap scum off fittings such as taps, showerheads and, yes, glass showerscreens. All you have to do is spray white vinegar onto your showerscreen (using a spray bottle), scrub it (make sure you use a non-abrasive sponge, cloth or scrub), and rinse off with warm water.

2. Bicarbonate of soda

The other cleaning super-agent in your kitchen is bicarbonate of soda a.k.a. baking soda. Not only will baking soda help you get rid of soap scum on your glass showerscreen, it has the added benefit of being able to deodorise your bathroom as well.

To clean your glass showerscreen using baking soda, wet your showerscreen and wipe with a cloth that has baking soda on it. This will cause a white paste to form on the showerscreen, which will rinse right off with warm water, taking dirt and soap scum with it.

3. Magic Erasers

If you’ve never used Magic Erasers in your home before, you have to try them. In addition to easily removing stubborn marks, dirt and grime on most surfaces, they also work really well on glass showerscreens. Best of all, Magic Erasers, which are little styrofoam-like sponges made out of a melamine material, work just with water. Simply wet your Magic Eraser and wipe for a sparkling clean glass showerscreen.


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