How to clean soap scum off glass doors with a DIY cleaner

 

How to clean soap scum off a glass shower door @jayna

How was your weekend? I had a good one – did alot of office organizing and spent some time cleaning the impossible soap scum off my glass shower doors with yet another DIY household cleaner. All you need for this is an old toothbrush, lemons and cream of tartar.

How to clean soap scum off glass shower doors @jayna

I mixed the 2 elements together until it forms a paste – see how I used it here to clean hard water residue. It worked great!!

How to clean soap scum off a glass shower door @jayna

I scrubbed the paste on the glass shower door to rid the ugly while soap scum marks, then I rinsed it with water….

How to clean soap scum off a glass shower door @jayna

It’s not all gone, but you get the idea… it really worked! Lemon juice + cream of tartar = natural miracle cleaner!

See how I cleaned the impossible glass cooktop

See how I cleaned the hard water buildup off the shower head

See how I cleaned the garbage disposal

See how I cleaned rust off stainless steel 

How to clean hard water buildup off the showerhead

How to clean a hard water stain

I hate it when I have to task myself to projects like “remove the hard water buildup” off the shower head – it’s not exactly my idea of fun! For all those of you who feel the same, at least I can share a way for you to get the job done quickly with another one of my DIY natural cleaning methods.

So here’s my bathroom shower head, with the shameful hard water buildup on the outside of the faucet. Looks like a job for the jackhammer, no? Not really – here’s what I used to remove the hard water buildup:

Lemon juice, cream of tartar and an old toothbrush

Step 1: Wet the surface with the lemon juice

Step 2: Dust some cream of tartar on the affected area

Step 3: Make a paste with a few drops of lemon juice and cream of tartar

Step 4: Using the toothbrush, scrub the paste all over the area until it’s clean

Step 5: Rinsed it off with water - Good as new!!

I hope this helps! Try using this concoction on all your fixtures to shine them up!

Green Cleaning Method – How to clean the garbage disposal with natural cleaners

I hate the garbage disposal because it’s just plain gross. Not gonna go into details – because there are just too many reasons to list as to why I think garbage disposals are as gnarly as a cesspool.

Lately, I’ve been using green cleaning methods more and more for household natural cleaners. My favorite use will always be how to clean a glass top stove using baking soda. I feel drawn to natural cleaners and following green cleaning methods because I have a small child and small pets in my home. I feel like I should be sanitizing the space they live and play in with a non-toxic salt-of-the-earth type of cleaner as opposed to chemicals with names I can’t even pronounce.

Natural cleaners like baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar, fresh lemons and salt are easy to find as you probably already have them in your house somewhere! Here’s how I cleaned my garbage disposal using baking soda, vinegar, lemon, water, salt, ice and a toothbrush.

Step 1:  Sprinkle 1/2 cup of baking soda into the disposal

Baking Soda in Garbage Disposal

 Step 2: Pour a cup of vinegar on top of the baking soda. It will foam up. Let it sit for about 2 minutes.

Step 3:  Pour about a cup of hot boiling water down the disposal after letting it sit.

Hot boiling water

Step 4: Put some ice chips down your disposal.

Ice

Ice

Step 5: Run the disposal and let a small trickle of water help wash it down.

Step 6: Pour about 1/2 cup of coarse salt down the disposal. Rock salt would have been better, but all I had on hand was this and it worked fine.

Kosher Salt

Step 7: Since I know my disposal can’t digest large pieces of fruit like this, I always put a lemon wedge down in there and turn it on. It basically just grinds it up and makes the kitchen sink smell nice and lemony-scented. I reach down and pull out the pulverized lemon peel afterwards.

cleaning with fresh lemons

Step 8:  Next, I use an old toothbrush to clean under the plastic flaps with a baking soda / vinegar paste. I just eyeball the 2 parts together until it makes a paste loose enough to clean with. Then I got to work with the toothbrush!

vinegar and baking soda cleaning paste

Step 9: Rinse and run for about a minute with the hot water running. All clean!!

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