by Lit Jack June 24, 2020 7 min read

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Most cleaners out there are really expensive.

Some contains harsh chemicals and don't work well when it comes to cleaning stubborn stains.

Well, it turns out, you can replace some of your cleaning agent with hydrogen peroxide (3%) to save money and clean more efficiently.

In fact, the 19 tips i am about to share with you has helped me reduce my spending by 57% while achieving the same cleanliness with less scrubbing.

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19 hydrogen peroxide cleaning hacks

 

1. Whiten Grout Lines

Spray the grout lines liberally with undiluted hydrogen peroxide (3%) and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Scrub the grout line with a used toothbrush or grout brush (if you have one).

Pro Tip: While you are at it, you should see the dirt fall off otherwise, you may have to soak it for another 30 minutes

Rinse the area with water, wipe clean and let it dry for an hour and you should see your dirty grout line transform into sparkling white color.

 

2. Whiten & Sterilise Your Cutting Board

Did you know that your cutting boards are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and germs?

Sterilise them by adding 1 part hydrogen peroxide & 2 parts water in a spray bottle and spray directly on the cutting board.

Let it sit for a 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing, wiping and leaving it to dry.

P.S: Is your cutting board stained?

You can spray the cutting board with hydrogen peroxide, sun dry for an hour before rinsing and drying.

 

3. Disinfect Kitchen Sponge

Dirty sponge?

Don't throw them away!

Disinfect them in hydrogen peroxide by soaking them in a mixture of 1 part hot water and one 1 hydrogen peroxide for 15 minutes.

Rinse thoroughly,

To kill off any germs remaining, heat the sponge in a microwave oven for a minute. 

 

4. Brighten Your Teeth With Hydrogen Pero Paste

This is an formula proven to kill germs that cause bad breath and gingivitis.

Add half a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide to a teaspoon of baking soda, mix well until it becomes a paste.

It is going to taste different from your regular toothpaste but, is way more effective when it comes to cleaning your teeth.

Tip: You can add a few drops of peppermint essence to get the minit taste that regular toothpaste brings.

 

5. Remove Stains from Clothes

if your laundry pile got stained with dirt, blood or any other difficult to remove stain...



Mix 1 part dishwashing detergent, 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 1 part warm water to create a mixture.

Apply liberally to the stained area and let it sit for 20 minutes before scrubbing with a laundry brush.

If the stain did not come off, let it soak for another 20 minutes before scrubbing again and it should do the job.

 

6. Revive Your Old Makeup Brush

Are your makeup brush old and dirty?

Don't throw them away yet!

Use the 3 steps below to get your brush in top working condition again.

Add a cup of hydrogen peroxide and a couple drops of castile soap into a bowl and soak your makeup brush for about 15 minutes.

Swish the brush around a few times as it is being soaked.

Remove the brush from the solution to rinse and dry off any remaining moisture.

Tip: Remember to reshape the brush so that it looks as good as new

 

7. Disinfect Steel Water Bottle

Water bottle can get really dirty and breed bacteria when used daily and when not washed, it can be the cause of illness.

Protect yourself by following a simple remedy below.

Add half cup of hydrogen peroxide to bottle, close lid, shake well, and release a little through the drinking spout.

Let sit for approximately 10 minutes, then rinse clean.

 

8. Relieve Dry Heels

You've probably experienced painful dry heels, they are unsightly and can feel very uncomfortable.

But there is a solution that you can use to treat this problem

Combine 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide and hot water adding a couple drops of your favorite essential oil in an appropriately sized soaking container.

Soak your feet for 30 minutes, before patting to dry.



When your feet are dry, remove the dead skin by using a pumice stone then, moisturizing lotion of your choice.

However, if you should not be using this remedy if your heel is already cracked.

 

9. Clean Your Fruits & Vegetables

You may have noticed that sometimes your fruits and vegetables comes with shiny coating that you want to remove because its gross.

Here's a quick fix

Give your fruits and vegetable a quick rinse before placing them into a bowl

Add a quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide and as much water as needed to completely cover them.

Let it soak for about 15-25 minutes before rinsing and draining the water out.

This will remove pesticide, wax and other nasty stuff that the grocer put there.

 

10. Disinfect Your Countertop

Before you starting to clean your countertop, test with a small drop of hydrogen peroxide on a small area in the corner to see if it reacts.

If no discoloration or side effect is observed, you can proceed to the next step.

Create a paste by combining half cup Hydrogen Peroxide with 1 cup of flour and add 3 tablespoon of cold water.

Apply the paste to the countertop and allow it to sit for 2 hours.

After it dries, scrape off the dried paste with a soft bristle brush. then wipe with a clean wet cloth.

 

11. Get Rid of Mildew & Mold

Too much moisture in your home can cause a buildup of mold and mildew making it difficult to clean.

Spray and saturate the affected area with undiluted hydrogen peroxide and allow it to sit for 40 minutes before attempting to scrub.

Then, spray the area liberally with hydrogen peroxide and allow it to sit for another 15 minutes before rinsing and cleaning.

 

12. Deodorize & Clean Your Fridge

Accidental spills inside your fridge can cause the once sparkling transparent glass shelves to dull out.

These spills can dry and develop into hard stain when not wiped properly or when left to sit for too long.

But luckily there is a simple solution

Spray some hydrogen peroxide onto the glass, allowing it to soak for 5-10 minutes before wiping them off

Now your glass should be free of marks and will look clean and streak-free.

 

13. Clean Your Glass Stovetop

Don't feel like spending hours scraping hardened food stains or using chemicals to clean your stove?

Simply mix equal part of baking soda, detergent and hydrogen peroxide together to get a paste.

Spread the mixture over the stove area and scrub the affected area. Then, let it sit for 5 minutes before wiping with a wet microfiber cloth.

Your Stove top should sparkle and look brand new!

 

14. Keep your Floor Clean

Here's an easy way to keep your floor clean.

Even if you have a large family living together!

Mop your floors with a gallon of hot water and a 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide.

This mixture will sanitize & clean your floors without the need for any toxic chemicals!

 

15. Clean Your Gadgets

The computer, keyboard, and mouse are the most prone to bacteria building up and can be a major contributor to cross-contamination.

Damp a soft clean cloth with hydrogen peroxide and wipe down your computer set.

You should use the same method for cleaning your phone too as they are the dirtiest object you use everyday!

 

16. Sterilise and Clean Your Toilet Bowl

You might have expected this one as i've mentioned about hydrogen peroxide disinfecting properties quite a few times in this post.

Again we will start by making our spray. Combine one part hydrogen peroxide and one part water into a spray bottle.

Begin by spraying the toilet bowl with mixture from the top down so you don't miss any spots.

Add about half a cup of hydrogen peroxide into the bowl and let it soak overnight or for about 8 hours.

Wipe the bowl with paper towel or scrub and rinse with water.

 

17. Disinfect and Deep Clean Your Sink

It is a well known fact that your sink is a breeding ground for bacteria and hence, they need to be sterilised oftenly.

Mix 2 part hydrogen peroxide with 1 part water. Spray the sink with the mixture and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Scrub, rinse and your sink is clean!

Alternatively, you may mix 1 part rubbing alcohol to 1 part hydrogen peroxide to be used as the spray. 

 

18. Disinfect your Trash Can

Your Trash can is probably exposed to food and fluid that leaks out of the plastic bags. This can create an environment for bacteria to grow.

Here's how you can fix it with hydrogen peroxide.

Combine 1 part Hydrogen peroxide with 2 parts water to a spray bottle

Spray the inside and outer layer of the trash can and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing and drying. 

 

19. Remove Mattress Stains

For stubborn stains like blood stain, add a small drop of liquid dish soap to some cold water.

Dip a microfiber cloth into hydrogen peroxide solution and dab at the stained area until it's gone.

Allow the area to dry and the stain should be gone for good.

  

What Do You Think?

Now i'd like to turn things over to you!

Which hydrogen peroxide tip from this list was your favourite?

Was there a tip that i didn't cover here?

Do let your comment go in the section below.


2 Responses

Mandy
Mandy

July 09, 2020

Hi Eileen!

We use 3% hydrogen peroxide, we will add that information in our post. Thank you for letting us know

Eileen
Eileen

July 08, 2020

You don’t say what percentage your peroxide is. Whether it is food grade or not. Mine is 35 percent food grade, is this what you use or stuff you buy at the drug store at 3 percent?

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