We all want a comfortable and functional bathroom but it also pays to be more conscious to the environment at the same time. You don’t have to try to do all of these tips but adapting one habit at a time can go a long way!
Try To Clean Up After Showering
This doesn’t have to be a full on deep cleaning like you do during weekends or so. Simply pulling the shower curtain close to avoid letting the water settle in the folds, hanging the towel/s you used to dry and/or wiping the shower walls with a squeegee are good practices to avoid mold buildup. This way, when it’s time for your weekly cleaning there’s less dirt to work on which also means less water and detergent consumed.
Opt For A Nontoxic Way To Scrub Your Tub
If you love taking baths, not only that you would want the tub to be clean all the time because you sit on it for at least an hour, you also want to avoid throwing out harsh chemicals to the earth every time you clean. To hit these two birds with one stone, non-toxic cleaning agents like vinegar, baking soda, and borax are great alternative for conventional cleaning products.
How To Unclog Shower heads
Shower heads gets clogged too because of the mineral deposits from the water. Now don’t bother trying to unclog yours by poking each hole hoping to loosen up the buildup. Instead, fill a plastic bag with undiluted white vinegar and place the bag over the head so it is submerged; secure and seal the bag with a rubber band. Soak overnight and then scrub the face with a toothbrush.
Learn To Clean Marbles Gently
Marble counter tops are the rage these days especially in the bathroom because it just looks so chic and expensive. But the problem with this material is that it can be easily stained, scratched and chipped. You don’t want that to happen to your Instagram-able bathroom, do you? So make sure you get your marble countertop coated with protective sealers to avoid staining. When it comes to cleaning, just wash the marble periodically with a cloth dampened with warm water, and, if necessary, a bit of mild dish washing liquid.
Swap Your Old Toilet
Maintaining and trying to repair an old toilet to work can be considered Eco-friendly, provided that the money and time you spent actually results to an efficient and comfortable toilet. If not, then you’re just wasting money and effort trying to salvage your old toilet.
If you’re experiencing recurring toilet problems. Then it’s time to replace it with a new and better one. Our new TOTO Tornado Flush toilet with completely new flushing system cleans and flushes both the rim and bowl in an innovative way where it project three powerful jets of water from inside the bowl so you won’t have to flush twice and clean manually . Aside from that, tornado flushing also reduces the use of chemical cleansing, thus it is environmental friendly.
Typical towels use conventional cotton, a crop that accounts for about 25 percent of the world’s insecticide use, including some of the planet’s most hazardous chemicals. What’s more, manufacturers often use dyes derived from petroleum in a high-polluting process that leaves chemicals gushing into waterways, ravaging aquatic habitats, and clinging to the towels you bury your face in. Look for Eco-friendly organic cotton and bamboo towels made with plant-based or low-impact dyes.
Try To Learn At Least Basic Bathroom Repairs
Getting your leaking toilet and taps fixed as soon as possible saves you water, energy, and especially money for not paying for something you didn’t even use. But, you’ll save even more if you learn how to DIY simple plumbing fixes around your house. This means you won’t have to wait for a costly plumbing service (and let the leak go on until they arrive) but you also learn a new skill that allows you to be more self-sufficient that can really benefit you for the years to come.
Use Recycled Toilet Paper
You’ve probably know by now how beneficial washlets can be in your bathroom. It doesn’t just completely eliminate the need for toilet paper which lessens the trees getting cut, it also saves you money, improves your hygiene, lessens consumption of chemical toilet cleaner due to TOTO washlets has EWATER+ technology which is an antibacterial liquid, and saves energy usage because it records your habits and automatically select the best time for standby mode!
But, if you must have toilet paper in your bathroom for backup or whatever reason you deem important, you should at least go for recycled ones. This allows a more sustainable way to consume toilet paper since we would be able to save 423,900 trees in a year for replacing one roll of conventional toilet paper with a roll of 100-percent-recycled material in every household in US alone!
Make Homemade Air Freshener
Unpleasant bathroom odor is not only annoying but also embarrassing in case you have visitors. This is why most people find themselves grabbing a can of air freshener in attempt to not just eliminate the smell but to also make the house smell good.
But did you know that most store-bought air fresheners doesn’t eliminate the foul odor, it just overpower that smell. So the bad smell is still there but it’s simply being masked by the air freshener. The problem is that the scent that air freshener produces, though pleasant, can be dangerous to your health because they’re made up of chemical compounds. Most air freshener contain Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), benzene, formaldehyde, aerosol propellants, and allergens which can not only cause headaches and nausea but is also bad for those suffering from asthma.
This is where homemade air fresheners can help. Things like charcoal purifying bag contains activated charcoal that absorbs excess moisture to avoid the mold and bacteria which creates that mildew smell that we all hate. Mixing essential oils like lemon and lavender with a cup of water in a spray bottle so that you can spray every time someone went number 2 or just to keep the bathroom smell good.