By Mrs. Mathis
Image by Alisha Vargas
Many people donâ€™t realize that there are as many uses for borax as there are for bleach or vinegar. In fact, some homemakers donâ€™t even know what borax is for or how using borax can help both their families and the environment. Here are just a few borax cleaning uses:
- Try using Borax to unstop your sink. Pour a half cup of Borax into a clogged drain, let it sit for 15 minutes and run the hottest water possible through it to dislodge clogs.
- Put ÂĽ cup Borax in a 32oz spray bottle and fill it with hot water. Shake well to dissolve and use as a mirror and glass cleaner.
- One of the best uses for borax is for toilet cleaning. Keep a few tablespoons in the cup of your brush holder and you will have a clean and fresh toilet every time you clean.
- Sprinkle a little borax on the weeds coming up in your driveway cracks and theyâ€™ll die off.
- Many people donâ€™t know of the many uses for borax as a bug deterrent. Sprinkle a little around your homeâ€™s foundation to keep ants out.
- Borax is a safe and effective cleaner for cutting boards. Just be sure to rinse well after each application.
- Do you have dingy or mold stained tile? You can scrub them clean with a damp toothbrush dipped in a little borax.
- Obviously boraxâ€™s most famous use is as a laundry booster. Just add a half cup to a regular load and you will have whiter, better smelling laundry the first time out.
- Spread a thick paste of borax and vinegar on burned on spots in your oven and let sit overnight. The next day you should be able to wipe them away with a damp sponge. As always, be sure to rinse well when youâ€™re done.
- Sprinkle borax on your carpet before you go to bed. After you vacuum the next morning you will have sweet smelling carpet.