8 Simple Cleaning Hacks You Can Do with Dishwashing Soap
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Did you think that your dishwashing soap is only good for washing dishes? Think again. From removing stains to lubricating hinges – here are 8 surprising ways you can use dishwashing soap.
Dishwashing soap can be found in every home; we all use it to wash dishes that have piled up in the sink. It’s more advanced than ever before – powerful at removing tough grease but gentle on hands, making it a unique multi-purpose solution.
Here are 8 surprising ways you can use dishwashing soap to make your life easier:
- Fast and Easy Way to Clean the Blender
After each time we use the blender we find ourselves debating how we’re going to clean it. But you’ll be happy to discover that the easiest way to clean it is also the best way. Fill the blender with water and add a drop of dishwashing soap. Turn it on for a few seconds. Turn it off, spill it out, and rinse well. The blender is now clean and ready for its next use.
- Best Easiest Way to Clean Burnt Pots
Sure, you can use especially tough cleaners and scrub away. Or you can try this easy hack – fill the pot with water, add dishwashing soap, put it on the stove, and let it boil. Remove from flame, allow it to cool and clean as you usually would. The heat combined with the active ingredients will melt the burnt grease, and removing will be easier than ever.
- Gentle Jewelry Cleanser
Polishing jewelry with tough cleaners can damage metal. Instead, try soaking the jewelry in a bowl of club soda (yes, the stuff you drink), add a tablespoon of dishwashing soap, and watch the effect of the bubbles and active ingredients cleaning away the dirt and dust. Remove the jewelry from the bowl, scrub with a soft toothbrush, and rinse. Your jewelry will shine, guaranteed.
- Get Rid of Tough Stains
Oil, grease or paint stains can be easily removed with dishwashing soap. All you have to do is rub a small amount of dishwashing soap directly on the stain, let sit for a day, and wash regularly.
- Purify Your A.C. Filters
With summer in full force, your air conditioner is probably working overtime. Make sure it runs efficiently by cleaning the filters.
Remove the filters from the air conditioner, soak in warm water and dishwashing soap, scrub with a toothbrush, and rinse. After drying, return them to the air conditioner. We recommend repeating the process every two months.
- Squeaky door? Use dishwashing liquid.
Squeaking door and cabinet hinges can be annoying. Rub some dish soap between the hinges and fix those squeaky doors instantly.
- DIY Natural Weed Killer
Every garden owner knows what a nuisance weeds can be. To eliminate them, most people resort to toxic chemical substances that are harmful to both humans and house pets. Instead, use this natural and winning tip. In a spray bottle, combine one teaspoon dishwashing soap with one tablespoon salt and one tablespoon vinegar. Spray on weeds. That’s it. Within a few days you’ll be rid of them.
- The Home Mani-Pedi You Have to Try
Soak your hands and feet in warm water and a few drops of dishwashing soap. The active ingredients will remove the layer of oil that has accumulated around the nails and cuticles. The warm soap and water will give nails a natural shine and make them look and feel healthier and stronger.
What's your favorite non-obvious use for dishwashing soap?