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When you get a small cut, or your little one comes running to you with a small wound, perhaps the first thing you reach for that bottle of hydrogen peroxide. There is no doubt this first aid staple has a lot of uses for disinfection and is a must-have.
But did you know that you can also use hydrogen peroxide for so many other tasks around the home? The solution itself usually consists of a concentration of about 3 to 10% peroxide, with the 3% being most popular. The next time you get that brown/black bottle of hydrogen peroxide, try it for any of the following tasks, and you will see just how effective it is:
Every single time you use your manicure and pedicure tools, including tweezers and eyelash curlers, you are exposing them to bacteria and body soil. What you can do is dip those items in a little hydrogen peroxide for some disinfecting action. Let them soak in there for a while and then rinse with water. Alternatively, instead of soaking, you can rub the items with a cloth that has some hydrogen peroxide on it. That ought to keep them in a clean and sanitary state, ready for your next make-up session.
Retainers, mouth guards and, most notably, toothbrushes, are usually subject to a lot of bacteria. You may not like this, because these are the items you put in your mouth. To sanitise them, you can use hydrogen peroxide. Soak them for a few minutes in the solution and then rinse.
Believe it or not, one of the dirtiest items in your home is the kitchen sponge. It accumulates a ton of germs and bacteria over time, and it is up to you to either replace it or sanitise it. With hydrogen peroxide, you can easily do the latter. Make a mix of 50% water and 50% hydrogen peroxide and soak the sponge inside. That should get rid of plenty of bacteria.
Cutting boards are another potentially-dangerous item, which can harbour million germs and bacteria. This is especially the case if you have used one such item to cut meat. The little scratches on the board can be true havens for bacteria. Spritz the board with hydrogen peroxide, to keep the surface bacteria-free.
After you have wiped the interior of the fridge, spritz some hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit there for a few minutes. The goal is simple – this will kill lingering bacteria and germs and keep the interior of the appliance fresh and clean.
It is an excellent thing for the environment to go with reusable grocery bags, but you have to clean them from time to time. It is an excellent idea to do this with hydrogen peroxide. Just spray the interior with some and then wipe clean.
Forget about all of the troubles associated with cleaning grout lines. Hydrogen peroxide is here to make the task super straightforward. To make grout white again, mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda. Apply on the tile and leave it there for a few minutes before rinsing with water. That should take care of annoying stains on the area.
As you can see, hydrogen peroxide can help you in many cleaning tasks. Make sure to use it well!