You may have a jug of household bleach that you keep on hand for heavy-duty cleaning jobs or brightening your laundry whites. However, there is a myriad of uses for this substance, and some of them are surprising. Check out this list of 17 items you can treat with bleach. Keep in mind that it is critical to avoid breathing in bleach fumes. Furthermore, take care to keep undiluted bleach away from your skin and to protect fabrics that may be discolored by contact with this product.
17. Coffee Mugs
You may notice that coffee or tea has stained the interior of your favorite, light-colored mug a murky shade of brown. If so, this problem can be easily resolved with a solution of bleach and water. Mix ½ tablespoon of bleach with a half-gallon of water. Soak your stained coffee mugs in this solution for an hour and then scrub the mug before rinsing it clean.
16. Kitchen Counters
You can mix up your own disinfecting solution by combining a half cup of bleach with a gallon of water and pouring it into clean spray bottles. To clean your kitchen countertops, spray the surfaces with a fine mist of the solution. Then allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes before wiping your counters with a clean, damp cloth.