Do You Have This Common Household Product in Your Cleaning Arsenal?

This common household cleaning product is MAGIC. #scienceyo

H2O2…or for non-science nerds…Hydrogen Peroxide! Did you know Hydrogen Peroxide has magical cleaning powers? Well, OK, maybe not magic but it is a pretty awesome green product to have handy around the house. Here are some of my favorite ways to use it to get my home nice and clean. Be sure you are using the  3% solution.

Whiten Grout

Cleaning grout is not a fun household chore but the good new is DIY grout paste is AH-MAZE-ING. Mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda and then spread it over your grout. Let is sit for about an hour and then use the rough side of a sponge to wipe away the grime. Voila!

Disinfect Sponges

Dirty sponges…yuck. Who wants to clean the items they eat with or off of with something covered in germs. Um not you and definitely not me. Give your sponges a new life by soaking them in a bowl of hydrogen peroxide for half an hour.

Disinfect Your Fridge

We all know you can use HP to disinfect a cut (ouch, I know) but did you know you can also use it to sanitize your refrigerator? Yup, that’s right! Just spray some inside (make sure the bottle you use is opaque) and let it soak for about ten minutes then wipe away the grime.

Looking for other ways to use this product as a green way to clean up your home? Here are TEN more:

  1. Whiten Laundry
  2. Clean Your Cutting Boards
  3. Clean Rugs (test a small area first)
  4. Clean Toilets (even if you have a septic!)
  5. Clean Children’s Toys
  6. Remove Tablecloth Stains
  7. Clean Doorknobs
  8. Clean Glass Surfaces
  9. Disinfect Countertops
  10. Clean Your Veggies (Yes, really! Read more here)

Do you have another way to use this magical solution in your home? Let me know!

Lindsay is the the Senior Manager of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and recently welcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016. Lindsay and her two Joes love spending their time playing with their cat Rory, watching sports and vacationing in Cape Cod.

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