How to Clean with Clorox Bleach

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Bleach should be part of everyone's cleaning arsenal.
Bleach should be part of everyone's cleaning arsenal. (Image: Cleaning materials image by TekinT from Fotolia.com)

While the benefits of using Clorox Bleach on wash day are well known, it can be used for many other household tasks as well. It removes soap scum from bathtubs, keeps toilet bowls sparkling clean and germ free, sanitizes plastic cutting boards and strips the mildew off lawn furniture. Use it to clean linoleum floors, refrigerators, sinks, toilets, countertops, trash cans, faucets, and painted walls and woodwork. Its powerful disinfecting properties make it a must-have in every home.

Things You'll Need

  • Clorox Bleach
  • Large bucket
  • Hot water
  • Floor mop
  • Sponges
  • Cloth rags
  • Scrub brush
  • Plastic gloves

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Make a solution using 3/4 cup Clorox Bleach for each gallon of hot water. Use a mop, sponge or rag to apply the solution to whatever you are cleaning. Rinse with clear water and allow to air dry.

Use Clorox Bleach full-strength to clean toilet bowls. Flush toilet, pour in the bleach, scrub the bowl thoroughly and let sit for five minutes. Flush toilet again.

Wipe down high chairs, crib mattresses and painted furniture with a solution of 3/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water. Leave solution on, then rinse and allow to dry. Fill potty seats with solution and allow to sit for five minutes. Drain and rinse with clean water. Use this same method to disinfect diaper pails.

Sanitize dishes and cutting boards with a solution of 1 tbsp. Clorox Bleach in 1 gallon of water. Wash items and rinse thoroughly. Soak items in bleach solution for at least two minutes. Allow to air dry.

Keep cutting boards germ free with Clorox Bleach.
Keep cutting boards germ free with Clorox Bleach. (Image: knife and cutting board image by R MACKAY from Fotolia.com)

Wash down outdoor furniture with a solution of 1/2 cup Clorox Bleach to 1 gallon of hot water. Leave solution on for several minutes, then rinse well and allow to air dry.

Clorox Bleach keeps outdoor furniture looking like new.
Clorox Bleach keeps outdoor furniture looking like new. (Image: lawn furniture image by Joann Cooper from Fotolia.com)

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