10 Useful Dish Soap Tricks You Need To Know
Dish soap can do more than we think. Let's take a look at all the different uses for dish soap except for washing dishes.
1. Remove Grease Stains On Your Clothing
It's tough to deal with grease stains on your clothes. Next time, try dripping a few drops of dish soap over the stain, wait for a moment, then rub with your hands and toss in the washing machine. The dish soap is powerful enough to lift the grease from most fabrics. Remember, the earlier you rub the dish soap over the stain, the easier it is to remove.
2. Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets can become pretty filthy with food splatters and grease stains. Over time, it can be harder to scrub off. Don't panic, as your dish soap can help you. Try employing a mixture of hot water and dish soap to clean the cabinets, and you'll find it's gentle enough and won't ruin the finish on your cabinets.
3. Clean Your Floors
Don't waste any more money on those expensive floor cleaners! Use dish soap instead to make them sparkling clean floors! Just add a few tablespoons of liquid soap to a bucket of warm water, then mop floors with the mixture, and you’ll see it makes a massive difference to both tiled and vinyl flooring.
4. Remove Carpet Stains
Cleaning carpet stains can be a nightmare, but things can be easier if you use dish soap to solve the problem. Again mix warm water and dish soap, blot the stain with a cloth, then repeat the blotting action until the stain disappears and finish off with some cold water.
5. Clean The Bathroom
Everyone wants a clean bathroom, but cleaning work is pretty tiring. Some of those specialist bathroom cleaners just don't do enough to scrub away the dirt. So why not try dish soap? It is surprisingly effective. Mix equal parts of vinegar and liquid dish soap, spray this mixture over the bathtub, sink, and toilet bowl, let it stay for a while, and rinse. There will be no further scrubbing required.
6. Polish Jewelry
Jewelry looks sparkly, but over time grime and dirt will take away from that. A straightforward solution to make it look like new is as follows. Soak your jewelry in seltzer water and a dish liquid mixture for about five minutes until the suds and bubbles loosen up the dirt, then use a soft toothbrush to scrub away the stubborn grime, and finally rinse it in some cool water to finish the job.
7. Trap Fruit Flies
Those annoying fruit flies can be a big problem in the kitchen. Try the following trick, and you will never be bothered by them again. Take a few drops of fruity-scented liquid detergent, like apple blossom, orange, citrus, etc., mix with some vinegar in a bowl, and the fruit flies won’t be able to resist. The vinegar will attract the flies, and the liquid dish soap will keep them in the container.
8. Clean Patio Furniture
Dish soap can also be used to clean your outside patio furniture. Use a mixture of dish detergent and warm water to wipe away the grime, and then rinse it off with the garden hose. Look, your patio furniture looks as good as when it was first bought.
9. Remove Oil Stains From Concrete
If you spot oil stains on the garage floor or driveway, you can use this method to get rid of them. Sprinkle some baking soda over the stain and then cover the baking soda with dish soap. Let it soak in for a few hours then scrub with a brush. Your driveway and garage floor will be clean again.
10. Clean Stainless Steel
Stainless steel cleaners are pretty pricey, and you can just as easily use dish soap to save money. Although stainless steel can be tricky to clean, you can get great results by using a simple mixture of dish soap and water to clean your stainless steel appliances.