Uses of Dish Soap : Did you know dishwashing liquid can clean more than your pots and pans? These housecleaning tips are super easy. Here are 12 surprising uses of dish soap you should try this week.
Household cleaners can be pricey. And with so many things around our house to polish and shine, there’s a long list of cleaning supplies we could easily accumulate to haul around when we’re cleaning from room to room.
Did you know dishwashing liquid can be used for more than scrubbing your pots and pans?
A bottle of dishwashing soap can be an inexpensive way to clean all sorts of items around your house. From greener lawns to defogging eyeglasses, a drop of liquid detergent can make cleaning and upkeep of household items a cinch.
Here’s a list of surprising use of dish soap to make your cleaning super easy and cheaper, too.
12 Surprising Uses of Dish Soap
1. Prevent Foggy Eyeglasses
Defog your eyeglasses with a little dishwashing soap.
2. Erase Greasy Stains
Dishwashing soap is gentle enough to use on most any fabric, so it’s great for treating stains on your clothes–just rub a little on the spot before adding to the wash.
3. Add Life to Dull Hair
Adding just a bit of dishwashing soap to your shampoo can work out the grease in your hair, too!
4. Clean a Blender
Just fill your blender halfway with warm water and a little dishwashing soap and blend. After a couple of minutes running, simply rinse and air dry.
5. Create a Greener Lawn
Create a Lawn Tonic. Here’s a recipe created by a former groundskeeper of a golf course using everyday items that may surprise you: Classic Lawn Tonic
6. Keep Ants Away
Nothing is worse than ants at your picnic. Mix half dishwashing liquid with half vinegar in a spray bottle and spray around your deck and patio to keep those ants away.
7. Clean Hairbrushes
Add just a bit of dishwashing liquid to warm water and easily work away hairbrush buildup.
8. Shine Windows
Dishwashing soap is awesome for cutting grease from windows, too! Just add a drop or two to warm water to get your windows sparkling again.
9. Clean the BBQ Grill
Brush your grill surfaces with dishwashing liquid to clean it, just as you would your pots and pans.
10. Make an Ice Pack
Partially fill a resealable plastic bag with dishwashing soap and freeze it for an inexpensive ice pack, too.
11. Kill Weeds
Add 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and 1 cup of salt to a gallon of white vinegar. Mix together and pour where those weeds keep sprouting.
12. Clean Tiles
Add a little dishwashing soap to your mop water, then mop back over with warm water to remove any excess soap.
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