Clorox Bleach is a staple in most people’s homes when it comes to cleaning. Most people use it in their laundry, and occasional all purpose cleaning, but Clorox Bleach has so many other uses! Here are 10 ways you can use Clorox Bleach around your home.
Unique uses for Clorox Bleach
1. Use Clorox Bleach to remove mildew out of your shower curtains. Just soak in a solution of equal parts water and bleach or for prevention, spray equal parts water and bleach on your vinyl curtains after ever shower.
2. Do you love shopping at yard sales or thrift stores? Use a couple capfuls of Clorox bleach in ½ gallon of water and dunk your second hand items like plastic toys, kitchenware, cutting boards and other non-porous items in the solution for 30 second. Rinse off with warm water and allow to air dry.
3. Did you know you are supposed to sanitize your hair brushes and combs every month or so? Clorox Bleach can help you do this by adding a capful to a liter of water and allowing them to sit for a few moments. Remove from solution, rinse and allow to air dry.
4. Hard water and buildup can be removed from glasses by adding ¼ cup Clorox bleach to soapy water when you are washing your dishes. Make sure to rinse well.
5. Make trash can stench say goodbye with a rinse of equal parts water and bleach. This is easiest when done with a spray bottle. Allow to soak in and rinse out with a hose outside. Dry with a clean towel or allow to air-dry. Do this about once every 2 weeks and you won’t have to worry about the smell anymore.
6. Make some fun and trendy t-shirts. Get a dark colored t-shirt and place a piece of cardboard between the layers. Using a Clorox Bleach Pen, “draw” a design o it. Allow the bleach to completely dry and then wash in cold water by itself.
7. If you use sponges for cleaning, you know they get smelly and unsanitary after a while. Bring them back to their former self by soaking them in 2 parts Clorox Bleach and 1 part water for a few minutes. Rinse out and use again!
8. With the cold and flu season here, you may be using your humidifier on overtime. The one problem with a humidifier is they can build up mildew and bacteria pretty quickly, especially if they are the heated mist kind. Keep all of this at bay for longer by adding a single capful to the water each time you fill it. The bleach will keep everything sanitary inside and prevent the buildup of hard water, mold and mildew.
9. If you have some fresh-cut flowers and want to keep them nice for a while, try adding a ¼ of a teaspoon (or just a few drops, really) of Clorox Bleach to your water that you place them in. Your vase will stay cleaner and clearer, longer because the bleach will inhibit the growth of that nasty sludge that builds up in the vase.
10. This last trick makes me a bit uneasy, but it makes sense. If you have very smelly feet, try soaking them in a solution of a couple capfuls of bleach with a pinch of salt and about a gallon of hot (not scalding!) water. Soak for about 15 minutes. When you take your feet out, allow to air dry. This sounds like it might be pretty drying to the skin, so make sure to not do this too often and apply a good moisturizer after.