Sprucing Up

Sprucing Up

  • Sarah Kennedy
  • 01/19/24

Do you find yourself wanting to start fresh and clean with the new year?  I know I do.  I also find myself wanting to find “cleaner” methods to clean my house.  I recently found while searching for “cleaner” cleaning products, that one many of us have in our medicine cabinet is a very good one. Hydrogen Peroxide.  It can be used to clean many spaces because of its oxidizing properties.

Here are a few ways to use Hydrogen Peroxide to clean your house.

1.Deep cleaning the oven- Create a paste with baking soda, water, and 2 Tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide.  Leave the paste mixture on to sit and work its magic.  Wipe off with a clean damp cloth.

2.  Cleaning wooden cooking utensils-  Spray or apply the hydrogen peroxide directly to the utensil.  Let it sit, scrub and rinse with water.

3.  Disinfecting surfaces-  mix hydrogen peroxide with equal parts water in a spray bottle.  Let it sit and wipe with a clean damp cloth.

4. White sinks and showers- Sprinkle with baking soda and spray with the hydrogen peroxide.  Watch it work its oxidizing magic.

5.  Dehumidifiers are known to gather bacteria in their water reservoirs.  Use hydrogen peroxide to clean the water reservoir at least once a month.

6.  Clean grout lines- mix 2 parts baking soda and 1 part hydrogen peroxide.  Wait about 10 min, scrub and rinse with water.  You may need to repeat the process.

7.  Stains out of clothing- use hydrogen peroxide to spot treat any stains.  You can also apply 8 oz directly to a normal size load in the bleach compartment and 

8.   Stains and odors out of carpets-  mix with a small amount of dish soap.  Scrub the area with a cloth or sponge, starting on the outer edge of the stain and work your way in wards.  This is to prevent the stain from spreading.

9.  Disinfecting toothbrushes and other personal items- with it being cold and flu season, disinfecting your toothbrush and other items such as your hair brush are a good idea.  Fill a bowl with 3% hydrogen peroxide and the rest water.  Let it sit for 5+ min.  Rinse with warm water.


Hope that you have a wonderful New Year and happy disinfecting with hydrogen peroxide.

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