Let’s face it. There can never be too many cleaning hacks. That’s especially true if the cleaning hacks involve something we already have on hand and makes the job easier. Today we’re going to talk about dish soap. We all know that it can clean the dishes. We also know it gets used to clean oil and other muck off animals. But what else can it do? Here’s a list of six things that dish soap can be used for.
Dish Soap To Clean Windows
Cleaning windows inside and out makes a huge difference in the curb appeal of your house. But it is such a huge chore. One easy way to tackle it is to add a teaspoon of the soap to a bucket of water and use it to scrub the windows. You can even add a small amount of vinegar or rubbing alcohol to give it a streak free shine!
Dish Soap For Fleas
If you have animals, you know what a pain fleas are. One simple way to get rid of them is to bathe your pet with dish soap. This will easily loosen all the dirt and oil in their fur, trapping the fleas, and allowing you to simply rinse them away.
To Repel Ants
Once ants get into the house, it is a struggle to get rid of them. If you have small children or pets, you may not want to use chemical insecticides around them. Instead you can lay down a thin bead of dish soap, to repel them.
For Hair Buildup
Living in Florida can be tough on your hair. The heat and humidity make it necessary to use a lot of products to keep it all tamed. But after a while this leads to buildup in the hair and scalp. You can use dish soap once a month to scrub your scalp and remove all the buildup and excess oil that can get trapped at your roots.
Another place you might want to avoid using chemicals is on your hard floors. With small children and pets crawling around on them, you want to keep them safe. Add a teaspoon of dish soap to a bucket of water and use that to mop. Your floors will sparkle, and you can rest assured knowing the floors are clean and safe.
An easy first aid solution that’s good to have on hand is an ice pack. You can easily make one yourself with a Ziploc bag and some dish soap. Just fill a sandwich size bag with the soap and place in the freezer. The soap won’t freeze, allowing the bag to mold around whatever body part may need relief.