This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoostWithBorax #CollectiveBias
As a military wife and the mom of a toddler, my life can be unpredictable, hectic and very messy. Between my husband who constantly comes home smelling like jet fuel, my toddler whose main mission in life is to get as messy as possible and my two yellow labs who have never seen a puddle they don’t want to jump in – I am constantly cleaning.
Being that I have a toddler and two yellow labs that get into everything I don’t like using lots of chemicals to clean my house. I love using 20 Mule Team® Borax because not only is it a multi-purpose household cleaner that can be used in a variety of ways, but it is all-natural! While Borax is commonly used in the laundry room, there are several ways that you can use this ONE product to keep your entire house clean!
I was able to spot Borax at my local Wal-Mart down the laundry aisle with the additives.
1. Laundry Booster – As I mentioned earlier my husband always brings home his uniforms that smell like jet fuel. Since we’re currently stationed in Alaska, he loves to take advantage of the fishing on his time off from work. So either he’s coming home smelling like jet fuel or Salmon, neither or which smell good at all. Borax is a must for cleaning my husband’s stinky laundry. I always sprinkle Borax in with our laundry in the washing machine. This softens the water and enhances the detergent performance, therefore making our clothes smell MUCH better!
2. Boost Carpet Cleaner – Living in Alaska means it rains a lot. Which also means that everyone is tracking in dirt, mud and more. I always steam clean when big messes happen, but I try to also steam clean about once every few weeks. Adding ½ cup of Borax per gallon of water in the reservoir to my carpet cleaner boosts the cleaning power. I can always use a little extra boost to my cleaning power, so I gladly add Borax each and every time!
3. Toilet Bowl Cleaner – Add 1 cup of Borax to your toilet bowl at night before going to bed. Let sit overnight. In the morning, using a toilet brush, you will be able to easily brush away any grime or deposits.
4. Deodorize Refrigerator – Spilled food can leave our refrigerators stinky. By mixing 1 tablespoon of Borax mixed with 1 cup of water, and dipping sponge into mixture, you’ll be able to clean and deodorize your refrigerator in one.
5. Clean Humidifier – With cold and flu season slowly sneaking up on us, family humidifiers will be in constant use again soon. However, with lots of use and sitting water, these humidifiers can get gross and full of mold if not cleaned properly. Add ½ cup of water to one gallon of water and run for 15 minutes. This will clean out the entire humidifier. You can also do this for essential oil diffusers.
6. Garbage Disposal Cleaner – Place ¼ cup of Borax down garbage disposal. Let sit for an hour before rinsing with warm water.
7. Clean & Deodorize Mattress Stains – Dampen affected area and then sprinkle heavily with Borax. Rub Borax into mattress and then allow to dry completely. Once dry vaccum up remaining powder.
8. Cleaning Solution to Mop Floors – Mix 3 tablespoons of Borax with 1 gallon of warm water for mopping vinyl or tile flooring.
9. Clean Baseboards – Mix ½ cup of Borax with 1 gallon of hot water in spray bottle. Spray onto baseboards and scrub with sponge or clothe.
10. Clean Kitchen and Bathroom Countertops – Mix ½ cup of Borax with 1 gallon of hot water in spray bottle. Spray generously and follow up by wiping down with sponge or clothe.
11. Deodorize Dishwasher – If your dishwasher is starting to stink, sprinkle Borax generously on the bottom. Leave overnight and wash through normal cycle in the morning.