Sure, it will clean your dishes, but you can also use your favorite brand of biodegradable detergent or dishwashing liquid to clean and disinfect surfaces in kitchen and bathrooms that commonly contain grease and/or bacteria. Think outside the dishwasher next time a jug of your favorite brand is on sale.
It has a strong odor and is an extremely effective cleaning agent. Vinegar acts as an antiseptic to remove stains and other antimicrobial substances from the surfaces in your home. If you have kids, vinegar will help you remove sticker and crayon marks from walls or countertops. If you mix one part vinegar with three parts water, you can use it to clean glass and mirrors and rinse clothes that discolor easily (like bright reds and blues). Need a scouring agent? Create a paste of vinegar and shortening to loosen grime from pots and pans.
Another household product with a number of properties and uses, baking soda is good for removing odors and stains in closets and refrigerators. You can also mix it with water and make a paste to clean ovens, freezers and refrigerators. Baking powder will typically absorb odors, so keep an open box of it in the refrigerator to keep your kitchen smelling fresh.
Microfiber is commonly used for apparel, upholstery and industrial filters but more recently, it has become a popular cleaning product. Dry or with water, microfiber cloths will grab dust from surfaces, shelves or corners without the use of cleaning products. Its gentle material won't scratch your floors or furniture and is an ideal cleaning product for anyone suffering from allergies or athsma.
Also known as sodium borate, Borax is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid. It is usually a white powder consisting of soft colorless crystals that dissolve easily in water, sold in your local grocery or drug store. Borax is a common ingredient in many detergent brands but to use on its own, dampen clothes, mattresses etc. with water then sprinkle Borax, let dry and vacuum or rinse to remove odors and bacteria. On clothing, Borax is typically more gentle than harsh detergents.
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