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How to Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Clean Your Home

Domestic CEO unlocks the secret powers inside that little brown bottle of hydrogen peroxide hiding in your medicine cabinet. Learn the 7 cheap and easy ways to use H2O2 to clean your home.

By
Amanda Thomas
4-minute read
Episode #4

Tip #4: Sanitize the Bathroom

For a more natural way to clean and sanitize your bathroom, fill a spray bottle with diluted peroxide (about a 50/50 mixture with water) and spray down the sink and toilet areas. Wipe them with a clean rag and you will have germ-free surfaces, without the harsh chemical residues. Added bonus: It helps eliminate odors as well as germs.

Tip #5: De-germ Toothbrushes

You use your toothbrush to keep your chompers, clean but how clean is that toothbrush? A lot of germs can collect on your toothbrush in the 3 months between recommended switching, especially the mechanical toothbrushes that have lots of nooks and crannies for germs to hide. You can purchase expensive toothbrush cleaners, but hydrogen peroxide offers a cheaper and dare I say, easier option. To prevent ingesting any unwanted germs, pour a little hydrogen peroxide over the toothbrush after you use it each day. Another quick option is to pour a little hydrogen peroxide in a cup and allow your brush to soak for a few minutes.

Tip #6: Grow Lush Plants

Not only is hydrogen peroxide good for keeping the things we humans touch and eat germ-free, it’s also great at keeping our houseplants free of fungus. Add an ounce of peroxide to a cup of water and spray houseplants daily. It helps prevent fungus growth, which will let plants grow greener and fuller.

Tip #7: Renew Plastic Kitchenware

You know those stains we get on our plastic storage containers or cooking utensils that no amount of scrubbing will conquer? Whether it’s from tomato sauce or turmeric, hydrogen peroxide is your solution again. Just soak the item in peroxide for a day. Depending on how old or bad the yellowing is, you will either see a noticeable reduction of the staining, or your plastic pieces will be returned to like-new condition.

These are a just a few ideas to get you started. Once you get in the habit of using hydrogen peroxide, you will find many more ways it can be used in your day-to-day life.

Have a question about anything in this episode? Or a suggestion for a future podcast? Send me an email at DomesticCEO@quickanddirtytips.com or post it on the Domestic CEO Facebook wall.

Until next time, I’m the Domestic CEO, helping you love your home.

Hydrogen Peroxide image from Shutterstock

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