5 Amazing Ways to Use Bleach - A Bountiful Love

5 Amazing Ways to Use Bleach

Bleach is one of those underrated household products. It is not only great for keeping our white clothing white but it is a trusted product when it comes to cleaning. With proper use and water dilution, I think a container of bleach can save you lots of money. I have stopped buying special toilet bowl cleaners, Instead, I just our in about a cup of bleach, swirl it, and let it stand for a few minutes before flushing it. It removes toilet bowl stains and disinfects too!

I also use bleach to clean our floors, baseboards, and walls. It is also excellent for disinfecting kitchen sinks and tubs. When in doubt about using bleach, I think you should test it first on a small area whether it is safe for your clothing, textile, or surface. As always if you have small kids or babies at home, there is absolutely nothing wrong with natural home cleaning products. I am also a fan of good ole vinegar along with other homemade cleaning products. When using bleach or any of the ways mentioned below, always use gloves and remember to use bleach in a well-ventilated area.


Cut a little bit of the bottoms of the flowers. Add 1/4 tsp of bleach to every 1/3 gallon of water you use in the vase. Best to refresh every week.


In addition to the bleach, you will need 3% hydrogen peroxide and 2 dishpans. First, add 1 cup of bleach to 1 gallon of cold water to a dishpan, and swirl to mix. Rinse your measuring cup to the 2nd dishpan, and add the hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of water.

Submerge the jeans into the first dishpan making sure it is saturated. Aside from wearing gloves, it is best to wear an apron or be careful not to splash the bleach solution on what you are wearing. Check the color change after 2 hrs. If you have not reached the desired fading yet, put the jeans back in the bleach dishpan. if you are happy with the color change, submerge the jeans into the hydrogen peroxide dishpan. Swirl it until the fizzing stops. Rinse the jeans thoroughly with cool water. Air-dry the jeans.


You will need 1 cup corn syrup, 2 tbsp Chelated iron (can be found at any garden store.nursey), and 1 1/2 tsp of bleach. 

Few things to keep in mind: 

-Protect your floor first and foremost with a plastic sheet (from hardware stores). Cut the plastic sheet to fit under the tree skirt. Place the tree stand on top of the plastic. Cut the tree next, cut at least ½ inch off the bottom of the tree. 

-Never let the cut edge of the tree dry out. Add the solution as needed.

 Mix the solution: by adding 2 tablespoons of chelated iron and 1 cup of corn syrup to a one-gallon container, and then add 8 cups of hot water. Finally, add 1½ teaspoon of bleach, and stir to mix. 


Few reminders:

-If you are purifying collected water that hasn't been treated,  let it sit long enough to let any debris settle to the bottom of the container. Next, decant the clarified contaminated water into a clean container, then add the bleach. 

-Allow the treated water to stand for 30 minutes. To know if you properly treated the water,  it should have a slight chlorine odor. If there’s no chlorine odor, then you need to repeat the process. Just add the same amount of bleach, and wait for another 15 minutes. Check again for the chlorine odor before drinking the water.

-Do not use scented bleach. If possible use only reputable brands of bleach.

For purifying one quart of water, add 4 drops of bleach. For 1.75 gallons of water, add 25 drops or 1/4 tsp of bleach.


Pour bleach into the bleach compartment of your washing machine. Select the hot water temperature and extra rinse. Make sure that your washer is empty so you can do a proper clean cycle. Repeat the process if the washing machine still has a moldy and funky smell.

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