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This product I will brag about! My friend over at Houston Texas Painters gave me a GREAT cleaning tip! Who knew how much one product could do!

Wikipedia introduces it as:

Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid. Powdered borax is white, consisting of soft colorless crystals that dissolve easily in water. A number of closely related minerals or chemical compounds that differ in their crystal water content are referred to as borax, but the word is usually used to refer to the decahydrate. Commercially sold borax is partially dehydrated.


Carpet Cleaning

Boost the cleaning power of your carpet cleaning machine by adding a 1/2 cup of borax per gallon of water in your reservoir.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Pour 1 cup of borax into the toilet bowl at night before you go to sleep. In the morning, give the toilet a good scrub with your toilet brush. The borax will loosen any grime or deposits and make it easier to scrub away!

Shower, Tub & Tile

Sprinkle borax on a damp sponge or soft cloth and use as you would a powdered cleanser. This can even be used on fiberglass surfaces without scratching the finish. Rinse thoroughly.

Sink Cleaner

Remove stains from stainless steel or porcelain sinks with a paste of 1 cup borax and 1/4 cup lemon juice. Using a sponge or cloth, rub the stain with the paste. Rinse with warm water.

Outdoor Furniture

Mix 1 teaspoon dish soap, 1 teaspoon borax and 1 quart warm water in a spray bottle and use to clean outdoor furniture.

Garbage Disposal Cleaner

Clean and sanitize your garbage disposal by putting 3 tablespoons of borax down the drain. Let it sit for an hour and flush it with warm water.

Clean Mattresses

Remove urine odor from a mattress. Wet the mattress, rub in borax with a damp cloth. Let dry, then vacuum up the remaining residue.

Garbage Can Deodorizer

Deodorize your garbage pail by filling it with borax and water. Let it soak then rinse it out. Sprinkle some borax in the bottom once it’s clean. This will keep the bugs away and absorb any odor-causing moisture.

Mold Inhibitor

Make a thick paste of borax and water, and smear it on the moldy area. Let the paste sit until it dries, or at least overnight. Sweep up the powder, and rinse the area clean.

As you can see, this stuff does wonders for cleaning your house. And, just in case, if you need to make slime, the recipe is below. Take Care!

Instructions For Slime

  1. Squeeze about 4 ounces of glue into a glass bowl.
  2. Mix in 1 1/2 bottles of warm water. …
  3. Add your food coloring, if desired. …
  4. Mix 1 teaspoon of Borax into 1/2 cup of water, and slowly add the solution to the glue mixture.
  5. Stir in the Borax solution until the slime started to come together. …
  6. Knead the Flubber.