Common Household Cleaning Multitaskers

household chemicals for cleaning

In the ongoing battle against oil, grease and other stubborn stains, these everyday household products are your first line of defense.


Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria built up on your toothbrush by breaking down the bacteria's membrane. Soak your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide, then rinse thoroughly with hot water.

Acetone (nail polish remover)
Acetone breaks down the molecules in adhesive, making it easy to remove stickers from glass. Apply a small amount of nail polish remover to a cotton ball and saturate the sticker, then remove.

Lavender oil
Lavender oil contains a natural antiseptic and deodorizer that freshens up your home. Sprinkle a mixture of lavender oil and borax over carpet, let sit for a few minutes, and then vacuum.

Hair spray
The alcohol in hair spray neutralizes the pigment in ink stains so they disappear. Spray a small amount on the stain and gently scrub before washing.


What other household essentials do you use to clean?

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