10 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen with Borax
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It is well known that 20 Mule Team® Borax is commonly used in the laundry room but today I am sharing 10 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen with Borax. From the floors to kitchen sink to coffee maker and fridge. We are cleaning it all with just one product!
I recently saw a hilarious but very accurate meme on social media. You may have seen it, ” Cleaning your house with kids is like brushing your teeth while eating cookies.” Oh how true it is! My house is wrecked after the kids being on summer vacation and I am doing some much needed scrubbing.
To start my “back to school” cleaning mission, I stopped by my local Meijer to pick up Borax which is found down the laundry aisle with “additives”. I have two major reasons to reach for Borax to help clean my messy house. Borax is a Multi-Purpose Household Cleaner that can used in a variety of ways and is an “All Natural” product. Plus, it gets the job done!
I also picked up a set of gloves, lemon, sponge, spray bottle, small bucket and vinegar. Oh and coffee. The coffee is for my motivation, not cleaning.
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10 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen with Borax
The kids are in school, coffee is brewing and this mom is ready to get cleaning! I did a quick reorganization of the counter space and got out my supplies.
- Garbage Disposal. Place 3 tablespoons Borax down the garbage disposal, wait 15 minutes and run lukewarm water through. You can add some lemon peels and turn the garbage disposal on to help clean and freshen up the sink.
- Sink. As you wait for the Borax in the garbage disposal to settle, make a paste to help clean the entire sink. Use .5 cup Borax to 1/8 cup lemon juice to create the paste and place on a sponge and scrub.
- Dishwasher. Using your paste, scrub the inside door of the dishwasher. Sprinkle Borax at the bottom and run cycle as normal.
- Garbage. Place 3 tablespoons Borax on the bottom of the trash can to help deodorize.
- Coffee Maker. Sprinkle Borax on coffee maker and wipe clean with a sponge. Run equal parts vinegar and water through a half a brew cycle. Let sit for 1 hour and complete the brew cycle. Run one more cycle with water only.
- Counter Tops. In a bucket, mix .5 cup Borax to 1 gallon hot water. Scrub counters with a sponge and wipe clean.
- Floor. Using the bucket solution, scrub floors.
- Pots and Pans. The bucket solution can also help clean your pots and pans.
- Fridge. Dip your sponge in a solution of 1 quart water to 1 tablespoon Borax to help clean and deodorize messes in the fridge. There were some mysterious spills in my fridge that are now gone!
- Unclog a drain. Have a clog? Place .5 cup Borax with 2 cups hot water into the drain, let sit 15 minutes and run hot water to help unclog.
You now have 10 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen with Borax but that is just the beginning of how Borax can help you get your house clean! Have Borax help you clean the microwave, oven, china and take to the rest of the house. Use it on mattresses, in bathrooms and the laundry room! The list goes on and on so visit Borax to find more uses.
Thanks for all of these cleaning suggestions! My house is quite a mess after summer vacation, so we can definitely get some help from Borax. #client
Thanks Carrie. Glad I’m not the only one due for back to school cleaning.
I think it’s going to take me 2 more weeks to get my house clean after summer vacation. My kids have been in school for 2 weeks and I’m still working on it! Thanks for the cleaning tips!!
Lol. Its amazing how quickly and efficiently kids can dirty the house.
I just recently started using Borax in my laundry and I’m so impressed with it! It makes our clothes so much brighter! I haven’t tried to use it elsewhere around the home. I need to try some of these tricks! Great post!
Its great stuff and has a lot of uses. Try it elsewhere for sure!
back to school cleaning sounds WONDERFUL! i’ve only used borax in the laundry but cleaning the kitchen sink sounds necessary after reading this 😉
I cringe at the thought of whats on my sink. A good clean is a must!
I’ve wondered about borax. That’s for all of this!
Thanks for sharing this 10 ways in a clean kitchen, nice article.