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5 Cleaning Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

by Lisa Fitzgerald, REALTOR®, Lic. MA & NH 06/16/2019

There are several items included in a regular home-cleaning arsenal. The common ones you would find are cleaners, vinegar, and dishwashing soap. Hydrogen peroxide is gradually becoming more popular in the cleaning industry because of its invaluable uses. If you are well informed, then you would know it's hard to beat hydrogen peroxide in price and results. Here are five smart applications of hydrogen peroxide in house cleaning.

  1. Clean cutting boards and disinfect home surfaces.In the kitchen, hydrogen peroxide can clean cutting boards and disinfect surfaces. Use it to wipe down cutting boards after use periodically. The chemical bubbles away germs, and grime left by cutting meat or fish. Hydrogen peroxide also disinfects surfaces such as countertops. Use a spray bottle to distribute hydrogen peroxide on home surfaces, then wipe down after a few minutes.
  2. Clean the toilet. A high number of germs and dirt hide on the toilet. Skip buying a separate toilet cleaner and pour a cup of hydrogen peroxide in the toilet bowl. Wait for a few minutes, then scrub and flush clean.
  3. Eliminate grout and mold. Grout and mold can develop from the build-up of moisture in the bathroom. Thankfully, hydrogen peroxide serves as an excellent cleaner to eliminate them from most parts of the bathroom. Spray a substantial amount of hydrogen peroxide on affected areas and leave to sit for a few minutes. Use a toothbrush or cloth to clean it afterward.
  4. Remove Stains. Hydrogen peroxide acts as a mild bleach. Use it to remove most stains on clothing, carpets, and furniture. Mix two parts of hydrogen peroxide to one part of dish soap and apply it to a stain with a soft brush. Allow the mixture to absorb into the fabric and sit for a few minutes. Rinse off with cold water and the stain should be gone; if not, repeat the process.
  5. Safe cleaner for toys. Unlike most cleaners, hydrogen peroxide is safe for cleaning personal items such as toys. It is not a lung irritant, nor does it cause allergic reactions in most people. Soak a clean cloth in hydrogen peroxide solution and use it to clean toys. It kills germs and eliminates dirt. 

 Hydrogen peroxide is cheap, available in almost every store, and easy to use. Upgrade your cleaning arsenal with a few bottles with a visit to the store. Clean stains out of the carpet with hydrogen peroxide before putting your house on the market.

About the Author
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Lisa Fitzgerald, REALTOR®, Lic. MA & NH

PERSONALIZED REAL ESTATE SERVICES, PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE & EXPERTISE, DELIVERED WITH SENSITIVITY TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.

This year I’m celebrating 15-years of service as a full-time REALTOR®! Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many wonderful clients and customers. I’ve sold hundreds of homes and helped many people achieve their real estate goals with great success. I’m equipped with a higher level of experience to help you sell and/or find the right home that will meet your needs for years to come. As a full-time agent, I have the flexibility to accommodate those busy schedules. My listing services include helping Sellers stage and prepare their home for the market. As a Certified Interior Stager, I have great staging ideas and resources to transform a home into a show place. I offer listing website marketing, professional photography, visual tours, floor plans, aerial photography, social media marketing, video marketing, print advertising, professional signage and much more. When it comes to my listings, every home gets special treatment. As a Buyer’s Agent, I’ll listen to your preferences and needs so we can find the right home within your budget. And I have great strategies to help your offer get accepted over other competing buyers. My professional achievements consist of several real estate designations Accredited Sellers’ Rep. (ASR), Certified Buyers’ Rep (CBR), and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). I also specialize in working with First-Time Home Buyers. Over the years, I’ve achieved many Top Producer Awards, a National Award for Excellence in Client Satisfaction and most recently, Coco, Early’s President’s Circle Award for the company’s top 10% sales achievement. 

I’m celebrating in a BIG way! I’m offering special promotions for Buyers and Sellers all of 2020! I’m licensed MA and NH. To find out more, call me at (617) 816-0300.