Do You Have This Common Household Product?

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H2O2…or for non-science nerds…Hydrogen Peroxide! Did you know Hydrogen Peroxide has magical cleaning powers? Well, OK, maybe not magic but it is a pretty awesome green product to have handy around the house. Here are some of my favorite ways to use it to get my home nice and clean. Be sure you are using the  3% solution.

Whiten Grout

Cleaning grout is not a fun household chore but the good new is DIY grout paste is AH-MAZE-ING. Mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda and then spread it over your grout. Let is sit for about an hour and then use the rough side of a sponge to wipe away the grime. Voila!

Disinfect Sponges

Dirty sponges…yuck. Who wants to clean the items they eat with or off of with something covered in germs. Um not you and definitely not me. Give your sponges a new life by soaking them in a bowl of hydrogen peroxide for half an hour.

Disinfect Your Fridge

We all know you can use HP to disinfect a cut (ouch, I know) but did you know you can also use it to sanitize your refrigerator? Yup, that’s right! Just spray some inside (make sure the bottle you use is opaque) and let it soak for about ten minutes then wipe away the grime.

Looking for other ways to use this product as a green way to clean up your home? Here are TEN more:

Whiten Laundry
Clean Your Cutting Boards
Clean Rugs (test a small area first)
Clean Toilets (even if you have a septic!)
Clean Children’s Toys
Remove Tablecloth Stains
Clean Doorknobs
Clean Glass Surfaces
Disinfect Countertops
Clean Your Veggies (Yes, really! Read more here)
Do you have another way to use this magical solution in your home? Let me know!