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Try This! Showerhead Cleaner

We have hard water at our house.  I’ve always found that description amusing.  How can water, which is a liquid, be hard?  But, as I was saying, we have hard water at our house and sometimes we get nasty hard water build up on things.  I can across this environmentally friendly and frugal cleaning idea on Pinterest the other day and thought I should give it a try next time I clean the bathroom.  Check it out:

You need:

-1/3 cup baking soda
-1 cup white vinegar
-1 plastic bag
-1 large bag twisty tie

Here’s what to do:

1. Mix baking soda and vinegar in bag over a sink. Caution: Pour vinegar into bag slowly, there is an “explosive” foaming action that kicks in.

2. Place bag over showerhead. Be sure it is submerged in the baking soda/vinegar solution.
3. Secure with twisty tie.
4. Let the showerhead soak in the solution overnight or for at least 2-3 hours.
5. Wipe off showerhead prior to use.

How simple is that?  There are great step by step photos (that’s their photo up above too) on the original poster’s site – Frugally Sustainable.com.  Let me know if you have any other frugal and friendly cleaning tips.  I’d love to ditch the cleaners under my sink in favor of some more eco and wallet friendly alternatives.

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