There are many ingredients that always prove to be very valuable aids in the home for doing cleaning in the most effective and environmentally friendly way possible. To date, there are many people who are concerned about environmental impact by choosing products that do not pollute the air too much. Among these we can mention hydrogen peroxide, an element that we always have in our eyes, but about which we know almost nothing. Let’s see together how to use it to clean various areas of the house every day!
When it comes to getting rid of limescale, hydrogen peroxide really comes into its own! In fact, its cleaning property can dissolve even the most stubborn limescale stains in no time and effortlessly. All you’ll need to do is put a few drops of the product directly on the sponge and rub it on all the affected areas, in particular I recommend it in the bathroom. Alternatively, you can fill a vaporizer half with hydrogen peroxide, half with regular water and add the juice of 1 lemon. Spray on the limescale stains, leave for a few minutes and then rinse. The result will be fantastic!
No more mold
Not only limescale, but mold is also a big problem in the home. To say goodbye to mold you need ingredients that can be effective and at the same time does not ruin surfaces. In this case, hydrogen peroxide comes to our rescue! All you have to do is dampen a microfiber cloth and add hydrogen peroxide, then dab it on the areas that have mold such as walls, bathroom corners, furniture and so on. Wipe the cloth gently and let it work for several minutes, then you will need to rinse and remove the residue with a soft sponge. Once rinsed, mold will be just a memory!
For blackened joints
How many times do we look down at the floor and notice that the joints are particularly blackened? Unfortunately, the dust and dirt that creeps in them are beyond our control, which is why, from time to time, you need to degrease them thoroughly. You will need to prepare a thick paste with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide flush to make a gel-like consistency. Put on a soft-bristled toothbrush and start scrubbing on the tiles, then leave it on for 5 minutes. Afterwards, rinse and your grout joints will be new again!
N.B. You cannot use this method on floors such as marble or natural stone.
In the shower
The shower is one of the areas of the house that tends to get dirtiest ever! Perhaps you did not know, however, that it is in the shower that hydrogen peroxide proves so valuable that you cannot do without it. You will have to use it as a natural cleaner to clean it entirely, from limescale and soap residue to stubborn stains. One popular method is to wet some absorbent cotton with the product and place it in a row on the blackened shower rails to remove all the mildew. Simply let it sit for a while and then scrub and rinse away the residue. For all other areas all you will need to do is use hydrogen peroxide on a microfiber cloth or sponge.
In the washing machine
The washing machine is also part of household cleaning, so I can’t help but mention it! In this regard, hydrogen peroxide is great for performing several tasks, let’s see some of them:
- Vacuum washing: 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide will be enough to start a high temperature vacuum wash that will clean the entire appliance.
- For the washing machine drawer: wet a soft sponge and spread a substantial amount of hydrogen peroxide on it, then place it in the drawer and leave it for a few minutes. Afterwards simply rinse and it will be as good as new.
- To pretreat stains on whites: even stubborn stains such as blood stains can go away if you sprinkle a little product on the dirt before putting in the washing machine.
White furniture is no longer very common in apartments, but some people still choose them to furnish their homes! However, these tend to turn yellow over time and have those particularly unsightly halos, but hydrogen peroxide is fantastic in order to send them away. You’ll need to put some product on a soft sponge and rub vigorously on the stain, then leave for a few minutes and rinse. Repeat the step until the stain is gone for good; you can enhance the cleaning action with a little baking soda.
To whiten ceramics
The last method we see with hydrogen peroxide in house cleaning is to whiten ceramics! You know when bathroom fixtures get a little dark from dust and lose their typical shine? Well, hydrogen peroxide is great for making them shine again! Sprinkle some on the sponge, then pour some into the inner bowl of the toilet as well so you can prevent yellow halos. Rub it all over the ceramics and rinse thoroughly afterward–they’ll be good as new again!
I remind you to use the remedies described above in hidden corners so as not to risk damaging or staining the elements.