If you’re searching for frugal uses for borax, you’re in luck! This “old-fashioned” cleaner does wonders both inside and outside your home. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Frugal Uses for Borax
Clean and Deodorize Carpet
Mix together one cup of warm water and 1/4 cup borax until fully dissolved. Either pour or spray on stained area and scrub lightly. This cleaner does a great job on pet stains.
Have bedbugs invaded your home? Don’t panic, try this instead. Liberally sprinkle borax on your mattress. Allow it to sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Vacuum it up and your problem is solved!
This one takes a bit of elbow grease on your part. A paste made out of lemon juice and borax is an excellent rust remover. Once the rust has been removed from the object in question, simply rinse it off and pat dry with a absorbent cloth.
Eliminate Garbage Disposal Odors
Clean your smelly garbage disposal with borax. Pour a few tablespoons of borax down the drain. Let it sit for 45 minutes or so. Turn on the warm water and let it run for a few seconds. Easy-peasy!
This tip is recommended for killing weeds along your sidewalk or patio and in your driveway. Sprinkle a bit of borax wherever weeds are growing and let the borax do the rest. Be careful doing this near gardens, as using borax in your garden will kill your plants as well.
Clean Your Stove Hood Filter
When was the last time you cleaned your stove hood filter? It’s easy when you use borax. Fill your kitchen sink half full with very hot water. Dump in 1/4 cup borax for every gallon of water. Soak the filter until it’s clean… very little scrubbing necessary!
Freshen the Litter Box
Sprinkle no more than two tablespoons of borax in the bottom of your cat’s litter box to help eliminate orders. How much easier does it get?