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Dish Soap Hacks

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

Hands and Soap Hands and Soap

Trust us when we say we have plenty of experience cleaning and using soaps, but did you know you can use dish soap for more than washing dishes?

Kill Fruit Flies

Do you have a fruit fly problem? Well, I think we all do it from time to time. The simplest solution we have found is to fill a jar or bowl ¼ full of apple cider vinegar or old wine. Next, pour a bit of dish soap, maybe a spoonful or so in. Wrap the top with a bit of cling wrap and poke holes through it with a toothpick. The flies are attracted to the sweet smell of vinegar or wine, but the soap coats them and they cannot get back out.

Get Out Wine Stains

Everyone has a secret red wine stain remover. We have found that the best household cures are salt or dish soap. Yup, the simple dish soap with some cold water and get scrubbing. The stain comes out rather well as long as you get to it fast. As for the salt, you can pour salt directly over the stain and the salt will soak up all the excess wine. Afterward, there is a surprisingly small stain.

Keeping Weeds at Bay

There are few things worse than weeds creeping around your perfect garden. Well, a bottle of dish soap mixed with water can take care of a lot of common weeds. It is by no way as effective as a normal weed killer, but it also doesn’t have all the harmful chemicals.

Oil Stains

Like before with the wine, soap does wonders on oil stains. Think about what the dish soaps advertise, “Effective against grease and grime.” Well, grease is oil, so take some dish soap on those oil stains and watch them disappear.


Well, not everything should be serious. Grab some dish soap, water, and your kids and have fun in the backyard blowing some bubbles in the summer sun.

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