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10 Fascinating Uses For Bleach That Have Nothing To Do With Laundry

Date March 16, 2018

Many of us only use bleach to get stains off our clothes, but did you know there are a lot more uses for this product. Check them about below.

1. Getting rid of mold and mildew

You can rid your bathroom tiles, shower curtains and painted surfaces or mildew by mixing chlorine bleach with water. If you want to clean your bathroom tiles, for example, all you need to do is mix equal parts of chlorine bleach and water in a spray bottle and spray over the area. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then use a stiff brush to scrub and rinse with water.

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2. Sterilizing secondhand items

Mix 3/4 cup of bleach, some dishwashing liquid and one gallon of water. Soak waterproof items in this mixture. Rinse, and dry in sunlight.

3. Kitchen countertop

1 teaspoon of bleach should be diluted in 2 liters of water. Dip a brush in the mixture and scrub in small circles. Wipe and dry off with a clean cloth.

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4. For a sparkling glass silverware

Add a teaspoon of bleach to your soapy dishwasher. Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth.

5. Disinfect your home

Mix one tablespoon of bleach in one gallon of hot water. Fill a spray bottle with the solution. Spray on a paper towel to clean countertops, lawn furniture or anywhere it's needed.

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6. Wash and disinfect trash cans

Flush out any loose debris using a garden hose. Mix one cup of bleach, some dishwashing liquid and one gallon of warm water and pour in the can. Then use a long brush to scrub away all dirt. Make sure to reach all corners. Rinse off with warm water.

7. Make your flowers last longer

Add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach per quart of vase water. This will keep your flowers fresh for a very long time.

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8. For plastic lawn furniture

Wash with mild detergent mixed with 1/2 cup of bleach and 1 gallon of water. Rinse off and air-dry.

9. Kill weeds

If you have weeds in the cracks of your walkway, bleach can solve this problem too. Pour some over them and leave for a couple of days. After which you can just pull the weeds out. The bleach you added will keep them from coming back.

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10. Eliminate moss and algae

Scrub brick, concrete or stone walkways with a mixture of 3/4 bleach and one gallon of water. Ensure you don't get the bleach on your plants.

Be careful when using bleach around the house as it's pretty potent. But the great news is, it not only cleans, it also disinfects.


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