Bail a boat. Cap an empty, clean bleach bottle, cut diagonally across the
bottom, and scoop out the water.
Clean a rubber sink or bath mat. Fill the sink or bath with water, add
one-quarter cup bleach, and soak the sink mat five to ten minutes.
Clean a toilet bowl. Pour in one cup bleach. Let it stand for ten minutes.
Brush and flush.
Clean butcher blocks to prevent bacteria from breeding. Wash the cutting
board with hot, sudsy water and rinse clean. Then apply a solution of three
tablespoons bleach per gallon of water. Keep wet for two minutes, then rinse
Clean caulking around bathtubs. Scrub with a solution of three-quarters
cup bleach to a gallon of water.
Clean mildew from grout. Mix three-quarters cup bleach with one gallon of
water, and use an old tooth brush to scrub off the mildew.
Clean mildew from shower curtains, shower caddies, bath mats, and plastic
soap dishes. Place all the bathroom accessories into the bathtub, fill with
two gallons water, and add one and a half cups bleach. Soak for five to ten
minutes, then rinse and drain. The leach also will have cleaned the bathtub
also, so sponge it down too.
Clean mops. Rinse mops in a bucket of sudsy water and three-quarters cup of
bleach per gallon of water.
Deodorise the garbage disposal in your sink. Pour bleach down your drain,
then run the hot water for two minutes.
Deodorize coolers and thermos bottles. Wash with diluted bleach, then rinse.
Disinfect garbage cans. Wash the garbage cans with a solution made from
three-quarter cup bleach to one gallon water. Let stand for five minutes,
then rinse clean.
Extend the life of freshly cut flowers. Add one-quarter teaspoon (twenty
drops) of bleach to each quart of water used in your vase.
Freshen old sponges. Soak sponges for five to ten minutes in a mixture of
three-quarters cup bleach per gallon of water, then rinse well.
Improvise a funnel. Cut an empty, clean bottle in half, remove the cap, and
keep it in the trunk of your car as an emergency funnel for motor oil,
antifreeze, and water.
Make a bird feeder. Cut a hole in the side of an empty, clean bleach jug
opposite the handle.
Make a carrier for small children's toys and crayons. Cut a hole in the side
of an empty, clean bleach jug opposite the handle.
Make a clothespin holder. Cut a hole in the side of an empty, clean bleach
jug opposite the handle, and punch a small holes in the bottom for drainage.
Hang your new clothespin holder on the clothesline.
Make a fishing or boating buoy. Cap an empty, clean bleach jug tightly, tie
a rope to the handle, and tie a weight to the other end of the rope. These
buoys can also be strung together to mark swimming and boating areas.
Make a hot cap. Cut off the bottom of an empty, clean bleach jug and place
the jug over seedlings. Take the cap off during the day, and replace the cap
at night. To anchor these hot caps, simply cut off the top of the handle,
insert a sharp stick, and drive the stick into the ground.
Make a megaphone. Remove the cap and cut off the bottom of an empty,
clean bleach bottle.
Make a paint bucket. Cut a hole in the side of an empty, clean bleach jug
opposite the handle.
Make a scooper. Cap a empty, clean bleach bottle, cut diagonally across the
bottom, and use it to scoop up flour, sugar, rice, dog food, sand,
fertilizer, or snow.
Make an anchor. Fill an empty, clean bleach bottle with cement.
Make dumbbells. Fill two empty, clean bleach bottles with sand.
Make glasses sparkle and silverware shine. Add a capful of bleach to the
Remove coffee or tea stains from china cups. Soak clean china cups for five
to ten minutes in a solution of one tablespoon bleach per gallon of water.
Remove mould and mildew from outdoor siding, tile, brick, stucco, and
patios. Clean with a mixture of three-quarters cup bleach per gallon of
Remove stains from baby clothes. Mix one-quarter cup bleach to one gallon of
water in a plastic bucket. Add colourfast clothes and soak for five minutes. Rinse well, then run the clothes
through a regular cycle in the washing machine.
Sift soil. Cut the bottom off an empty, clean bleach bottle at an angle to
make a scooper. Insert a six-inch-diameter piece of one-quarter-inch
hardware cloth to rest above the handle hole. Scoop up dirt, sift through
the narrow opening, and stones will be caught by the hardware cloth.
Whiten a porcelain sink. Fill the sink with a solution of three-quarters
cup bleach per gallon of water. Let sit for five minutes.