Week 4, Day 3 – Using Borax

by StephBuckwalter on June 29, 2011

I bought some borax the other day to kill some ants. It comes in a big box, so I thought I’d better find some other uses for it. I have a shower mold problem in one of the bathrooms that doesn’t get a lot of air circulation, so I thought I’d use it there. I put it in a dish, then used a brush dipped in water to apply it directly to the grout. I was surprised at how well it worked. It worked better than one of those modern miracle cleaners and didn’t have any fumes!

Other uses for borax:

  • Mix with powdered sugar to kill ants and roaches.
  • Kills fleas when sprinkled directly into carpet.
  • Removes stains, rust, and oxidation.
  • Removes urine smell from fabric.
  • Unclogs drains.
  • Kills weeds (well, kills any plant)
  • Laundry booster.
  • Skin care product.

Who knew?

[Kamikaze Cleaning Challenge - Week 4, Day 3]

  • Anonymous

    Out of the house most of the day. It was beautiful here so that’s probably not a bad thing.

  • Rebekah McClain

    Cleared out project cupboard so that everything fits in it now. Took about 1 hr.

  • Amy

    Spent another hour in the sunroom. Sorted through 2 boxes, consolidated, threw away and made a donation pile.

  • Amy

    Spent another hour in the sunroom. Sorted through 2 boxes, consolidated, threw away and made a donation pile.

  • Elizabeth Bowen

    Spent 1/2 hour scrubbing bathroom! Used Borax and it worked great. Worked on filing, but mostly tossing old papers for 1 1/2 hours!

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