DIY Cleaning with Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a medicine cabinet staple, but it also has a lot of surprising, money-saving uses. Here are a few you can try out today.

If you want to remove stubborn perspiration stains on your clothes, hydrogen peroxide can be a great alternative to bleach and other harsh chemicals. Simply combine one part dishwashing liquid and two parts hydrogen peroxide in a bottle and mix. Spray a good amount on the stained area, then let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. No stain, no sweat.

Hydrogen peroxide can also tackle the grime you can’t see, like the bacteria on your toothbrush. The average toothbrush can be a breeding ground for germs, but with a little hydrogen peroxide you can disinfect them easily. Simply soak your bristles for a few minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with hot water. A cleaner, germ-free brush also means you won’t have to buy replacements as often.

Got persistent mold under you sinks and other damp places in your home? No problem! Hydrogen peroxide is an anti-fungal and anti bacterial solution that eliminates mold on a wide variety of surfaces. Just spray the undiluted solution directly onto the mold and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then, simply scrub it right off. It’s also great for sanitizing your counter tops and cutting boards, too.

One more thing: When it comes to these applications, it’s best to use the standard 3 percent concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which you can find at your local pharmacy. Try these tips out and you might be surprised at how much you can save, one bottle at a time.

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