Powder and liquid detergent can be used for other purposes besides cleaning clothes or dishes. This can save you money from having to buy multiple cleaning products.
Either form of detergent can be used to clean tiles, floors, counters, tubs and toilets. Mix 3/4 of a cup of bleach, 1 cup of detergent and 1 gallon of hot water together and pour it into spray bottles for a supply of all-purpose cleaner.
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Sprinkle powdered detergent on moss that is growing in the cracks of your steps, sidewalk or driveway. Give it a few days to turn brown, then brush it from the cracks with a broom.
Powdered detergent can absorb oil that's spilled on a garage floor or on the street.
Both types of cleaner can be added to carpet steam cleaners to make the carpet smell fresher and boost the appliance's cleaning power.
Instead of buying Drano to clean out a drain, put 1/4 cup of liquid detergent into the drain, then pour in a boiling pot of water after a minute to flush out to blockage.
If your kids like to make bubbles with wants or play with bubble-making guns, make the bubble solution yourself by mixing liquid detergent with water.
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