This is why you should put dish soap in your toilet

This is why you should regularly pour some dish soap in your toilet

We can’t think of a lot of things that are more frustrating than a clogged toilet. When you flush, the water rises and you hear an ominous kind of gurgling. If you’re out of luck, the nasty water will spill over the edge as well, which makes the whole thing even worse.

Dish soap is something everybody always has a bottle of at home. Even if you own a dishwasher, you’ll probably have a bottle of the stuff in a cupboard to wash a couple of dishes with every now and then. The cleaning product is composed in such a way that it’s not irritating to the skin but it does dissolve grease. That’s why it’s also used to wash animals and birds with that have come into contact with oil. Now, we’re not about to wash some wild animals, but we are happy with these ten bonus dish soap tips before giving away the ‘toilet trick’!

1. Remove stains
Did you spill something on the carpet or on the fabric of a sofa or chair? Mix a tablespoon of dish soap with two cups of hot water. Drench a clean cloth in this soapy water and dab at the stain until it disappears. Rinse it with a clean sponge and cold water and then dab it dry with a tea towel or some paper towels.

2. Floors
You can mop floors made out of ceramic tiles, vinyl or linoleum using soapy water made with dish soap. Add one or two tablespoons of dish soap to a bucket filled with hot water and use this to mop your floors with. Don’t use this method for wooden floors, though, they might end up looking very ugly!

3. Windows
Has it been a while since your windows have been cleaned and are they looking very smudgy? Make some soapy water with hot water and dish soap and use this to clean your dirty windows with. You’ll remove most of the grease and dirt this way. When you’re done with this, clean the glass with glass cleaner as well to make them shine.

4. Surfaces
Use a mild type of dish soap to clean surfaces like kitchen counters, window sills and baseboards. Dilute a little bit of dish soap in hot water and transfer this to a spray bottle. That way, you can easily spray some of the mixture onto the surface in question and then simply wipe it clean. You can also very easily clean the greasy tiles on the walls above your kitchen counters with this.

5. Jewellery
Add a droplet of dish soap to a bowl of sparkling water and let your dirty jewellery soak in this for five minutes. Use a soft toothbrush to brush off the dirt.

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