The general perception is that detergents are meant to clean clothes. But do you know there are several other uses of laundry detergents, which make life easy? Amazing, isn’t it?
Here’s how you can use detergent, apart from washing clothes of course!
Get rid of oil spills
Yes, it is easy to get rid of oil spills by using detergents. Detergents absorb most of the oil, if the stain is fresh. But if it is not, sprinkle some water over the stained area and apply detergent. Leave for 5-10 minutes and then use a stiff brush to remove the stain.
Removes sticky car grease
You can effectively remove car grease from your hands after applying a mixture of vegetable oil with a tablespoon of detergent. The vegetable oil is used to keep your hands soft saving it from the irritation caused by the detergent.
You can easily remove spot stains on carpets and upholstery using detergents. Mix a teaspoon of detergent with water and spray on the stains. After applying the diluted detergent, you can use an old toothbrush to remove the stain.
Cleaning hard toys
Don’t waste soap to clean hard toys. The best thing to do is use some moderately diluted detergent, spray it over the toys and rinse them.
Cleaning cook tops and stoves
It is easy to clean cook tops and stoves with detergents. Apply a mixture of detergent and water on the grease and leave it for about 5 minutes. Rub it with a brush and the grease comes off.
Other uses of detergents include scrubbing the sinks and tubs, mopping the floors and washing the walls. Even mild detergents are quite useful.