Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Other Uses for Laundry Detergent

Category Advice
Laundry detergent can be put to other uses around the house. This is a guide about other uses for laundry detergent.
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
September 18, 2008

I just bought a new front-loading wash machine and I have to use special low suds detergent in it. So, I am left with a very large box of regular Tide detergent. Any ideas on how I can use the Tide in other cleaning tasks?

Marcie from Prairie du Sac, WI

Answers

September 18, 20080 found this helpful

Some people use Tide in carpet steam cleaning machines such as Rug Doctor that you can rent at Wal-Mart or other stores.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
September 18, 20080 found this helpful

Dilute with water and use it in a spray bottle as a spot treater before washing laundry. I've been doing this for years.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 18, 20080 found this helpful

I have used laundry detergent to absorb motor oil from leaks fom cars or changing the oil in cars or lawnmowers. It cleans as well as absorbs.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

September 18, 20080 found this helpful

If your bathroom sinks, toilets, showers aren't extremely dirty and don't need real heavy duty cleaning, you can dilute it and put it in a spray bottle and use that to clean up with. And, it makes the bathroom smell good too. Also, you can put some in a little bowl and dilute with water and sit it around in different areas of your house on days when you have your windows open and it will make the whole house smell wonderful! I also keep some under my kitchen sink near the trash can to keep that from smelling.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 18, 20080 found this helpful

Use your Tide the next time you mop your floor instead of "special" soap for your floor. My husband worked at a fast food place for over 10 years and they used Tide w/Bleach to clean their floors. It's an excellent cleaner and degreaser and it will make your whole house smell fresh.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

By guest (Guest Post)
September 19, 20080 found this helpful

Put it on cheapcycle in your area, someone will buy it.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
September 19, 20080 found this helpful

I remember my mom using Tide to wash dishes when her dish soap ran out. I now keep a foaming type pump bottle with water and a little tide for that really stuck on food "stuff" and soak awhile. Works great.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 19, 20080 found this helpful

Cheap or expensive detergent (in powder form) kills moss on your sidewalks. Just sprinkle some one, wait about 4 days till it turns a rusty color, then spray or sweep it off.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers

February 12, 20150 found this helpful

I have some old packages of Oxydol. I don't need them to go to hazard waste, but just to garbage; before that, I thought maybe there still might be some way to salvage them without polluting the environment.

Ad


Any use in gardens? Bug deterrent when diluted in water? Etc.?

By Sylvia

Read More Answers
Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning AdviceJuly 10, 2014
Guides
More
🍂
Thanksgiving Ideas!
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/19 12:25:14 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!