Using borax is one of the cheapest and most efficient methods of cleaning. I used to use borax only for laundry. I was surprised how borax can be useful in so many other ways.
I love using borax as it saves me a lot of time. It is quite obvious; cleaning takes time.
There were times when I used to keep half of my weekends only for cleaning my house. Well, that’s some serious commitment. You might feel the time is not worth the hassle. You can try my hacks to motivate yourself to clean more often.
After browsing for a few weeks, I found out how borax can be used for different cleaning purposes. You will have a clean house as well as enough time to spend the evening with your family.
Let’s see what those 31 borax cleaning hacks that I’ve been following for months are.
The Best Borax Uses to Clean Your Home
1. Use borax to unclog the drain
Take a half cup of borax and pour it in your clogged drain. After pouring, use one tablespoon of lemon juice.
After 1 or 2 minutes, pour hot boiling water. After running tap water, you will see that your drain has become unclogged.
2. Deodorize and clean your clothes with borax
You can use up to half a cup of borax while you wash your clothes.
Borax will not only clean your clothes but also will deodorize them. You will hardly find any type of stain that borax will not be able to remove.
3. Say goodbye to those dirty carpets
Borax works pretty well in cleaning dirty carpets. To get rid of the dirt and stain from the dirty carpet, use half a cup of borax.
Borax is quite strong. As a result, do not use more than half a cup in one gallon of water.
4. Try using borax to get rid of the mold and mildew in your garage
My garage gets mold and mildew quite often. You can easily get rid of these molds and mildew by mixing one cup of borax with one liter of warm water.
Spray the mixture on the area and wait for two hours. After rinsing, you will see that the mold has gone for good.
5. Make your toilet bowl clean and shiny again
Pour a cup of borax and stir it so that it gets dissolved in water. Placing the borax overnight will provide you a clean and fresh toilet.
6. Kill weeds by using a sprinkle of borax
A walkway with little weeds never looks good. Recently a friend suggested that I should use a sprinkle of borax on the weeds to kill them.
Well, on the other hand, if you want to preserve your plants, make sure you don’t let borax touch them.
7. Get rid of those watermarks from the faucet
You will no longer see those watermarks once you start to use the borax solution. USe borax solution at least once a month never to see these watermarks in the faucet.
8. Pretreat hard stains on the clothes with borax
Soak the hard stains in a solution of borax and warm water up to 30 minutes, based on the type of material. It will be a lot relaxed to clean the clothes afterward.
9. Make your stovetop new again
You will be able to get rid of those burnt food particles very easily if you use borax.
Borax will loosen up the hard particles and make your cleaning process easier.
10. Disinfect plastic containers
I always use plastic containers to store food. That is why I always disinfect them with borax before using them.
11. Get rid of the label and sticker residue from the glass containers
Nothing can be more annoying than those sticky label residue. I have the perfect solution for you.
Take to tablespoons of borax and one tablespoon of water that will form into a paste. Scrub the mixture, and the residue will start to come off easily.
12. Don’t keep the grouts of the tiles dirty
Take a toothbrush and apply the borax paste in it. Then, scrub the area well. Your tiles will no longer have any black spots.
13. Aluminum cookware & borax cleaning
If you are finding the right ingredient to use for cleaning aluminum cookware, my suggestion to you is to use borax.
Use a sprinkle of borax on your aluminum cookware and rub it with a dishcloth.
14. Use borax to clean your car upholstery as an alternative to expensive cleaners
I love to eat in my car, although my partner hates it. And it is quite a common phenomenon to drop food in the car upholstery.
I no longer stay worried, because using borax is one of the cheapest ways I can clean my car upholstery.
15. Deodorize and clean your fridge with borax
Use a mixture of warm water and borax to clean your fridge. Not only will it clean the fridge, but it also will deodorize it.
16. Scrub shower doors and get rid of the watermarks
You will no longer have those watermarks in your shower door if you use borax.
Apply a sprinkle of borax on a sponge and rub it in the shower door. Rinse with clean water.
17. Make your old artifacts new again
I always have a soft spot to collect old artifacts. I use borax to keep them clean and rust-free.
Try using one tablespoon of lemon juice with the borax paste for an effective solution.
18. Remove odor from your washroom or kitchen
I use borax almost every time when I smell something bad in my washroom or kitchen.
Take a gallon of water and add half a cup of borax. Cleaning your kitchen or washroom with this solution will make the odor go away.
19. Bid goodbye to sink stains
Borax works as a great cleaning solution in terms of cleaning stainless steel sinks. You will no longer have a dirty sink if you use a paste made of borax and lemon juice.
20. Mop your floor once every two weeks to disinfect
Borax will come of great use if you have a kid. Disinfecting the floor will make sure there is no germ or bacteria on the floor.
Mop your floor once every two weeks and let your child crawl in the house freely.
21. Clean the kitchen countertop after cooking
You can use borax to clean your kitchen countertop as well. Especially if you have baked something or cooked for a while, borax will help you to get rid of the sticky mess.
22. Make your bathroom tiles go shiny and sparkly again
Mix one tablespoon of dish soap with borax and warm water to clean your bathroom tiles. Scrub the corner of the tiles with the solution, and your bathroom will shine more than ever.
23. Prevent bed bugs by using borax in your mattress
You should know that borax can be a great solution to prevent bed bugs. Use warm water and borax to clean your mattress. Add a few drops of essential oil as well.
24. Make those chinawares look great again
After using it for a few months, I could see a round-shaped stain in my chinaware mug. Using borax and warm water make these stains go away for good. Make sure to soak them for 10 minutes before using them.
25. Use borax and hot water to clean your garbage disposal
Pour a half cup of borax in the drain of your garbage disposal. And flush with hot water.
26. Disinfect your hair tools with borax
You can clean your hairbrushes in a few minutes using borax and dish soap. Soak the hair brushes for 5 minutes before cleaning.
27. Wipe away the sticky dirt from your sofa
Recently I have realized that you can use a borax solution to clean your leather sofa as well. You will no longer need to depend on those expensive cleaning solutions.
28. Get rid of pencil marks from walls
I never stop my nieces from playing around the house, even if they start drawing on my walls. I use a mixture of borax and warm water to clean any pencil marks from my walls.
29. Make your bathtub go shiny again
Cleaning bathtubs can be quite a hassle if you do not know the right process. Simply use borax and warm water to clean your bathtub.
30. Clean the outdoor furniture once every month with borax
You can use one teaspoon of borax with dish soap to clean the outside furniture. Make sure not to use more than that because it can cause damage to the material.
31. Whiten your pillow covers
You can add a sprinkle of borax while washing your pillow covers. Borax will disinfect and clean the pillow covers and make them white.
Before using borax for so many cleaning purposes, I always wondered if it is safe enough.
You should not worry as borax is completely safe. As long as you store borax in a safe place and out of the reach of kids.
Try using these methods to clean your house and let me know what you think of these hacks.