Say Goodbye To Hard Water Stains With This Clever Household Item

Hard water stains can make any faucet look old, tired, and weathered. And if you don't have a water softener in your home, you might find yourself struggling to keep faucets looking like new. Thankfully, you can use a piece of parchment paper to remove these unsightly hard water stains, returning your faucets to their former glory. And the best part? You probably have parchment paper in your home, making this a hack you can effortlessly carry out without an unnecessary trip to the grocery store. Chemical cleaners can pollute waterways and harsh abrasives can damage your faucets. But when you use parchment paper, it won't scratch any surfaces or ruin the environment.

So if you were debating on replacing your faucets, think again: a piece of parchment paper is going to be your new cleaning best friend. This hack is great before guests come over or if you're in the process of selling your home and want everything to look its best. You won't have to spend much money (or any!) to try this incredible hack, and you can clean your faucets in a flash, removing those pesky stains with ease. Here's everything you need to know about this amazing cleaning hack. 

Crinkle up some parchment paper

Parchment paper does so much more than offer a stick-free base for baking cookies. TikToker @ken.c.long says that all you have to do is rip a piece off the roll, crumple it up, and rub away stubborn hard water stains. Keep in mind that it won't remove caked-on mineral deposits (that requires a bit more elbow grease), but it will remove those tiny little spots that have been plaguing your faucets for months now. Since you don't need any chemicals to carry out this hack, it seamlessly blends into a non-toxic cleaning regimen. 

If you need a little help with this hack, grab some white vinegar and soak a paper towel in it. Next, cover your faucets with your paper towel and leave it there for half an hour. This should break up any hard water deposits. Grab your parchment paper and give your faucet another scrub. All traces of hard water stains should be wiped effortlessly away. You can then use this cleaning hack all over your home. This includes all faucets, shower doors, and any other surfaces where you need to remove a stubborn hard water stain.