BORAX VS. WASHING SODA Washing soda more of a laundry booster (water softener); Borax more of a general cleaner as well as laundry booster. When you use borax in the washing machine, do not add bleach because of the danger of toxic fumes. Both are safe for septic, plumbing and machines.
Did you know that Borax has all kinds of awesome uses for around the house? Here are 25 awesome uses for borax from getting rid of pesky critters to topical uses. Super thrifty, natural and it works like a boss!!
It's great when you find things around the house that can work for multiple uses. Like baking soda, for example. This humble powder is good for much more than your recipes. Got crayon marks on the wall? A little baking soda and they're gone. Rub your fruits and veggies with a mixture of water and baking powder to clean off any remaining pesticides. Want more multipurpose uses for baking soda? Get 18 clever baking soda hacks from eBay.
(great to remember for move-out or in) Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.... good to do every 6 mths
I started doing this and will never stop! My tub shower are always spotless-so simple. Simple shower and tub cleaner: fill wand half and half. Wet surface and scrub. wow! leave in shower wash while you are already in there