10 Household Uses For Borax

10 Household Uses For Borax

10 Household Uses For Borax

Borax, also known as sodium borate, is a naturally occurring substance and an eco-friendly solution for many things around the house. Most commonly used as a cleaning agent, the uses extend far beyond that.

  • Get rid of bedbugs by sprinkling on your mattresses.
  • Kill lice, fleas, and mites by diluting 2 tsp into one 16oz spray bottle of warm water(to help with dissolving the Borax) and spray on all furniture, carpet, and bedding.  Also, add 1/2 to each large load of laundry to kill any that are on clothing and blankets.
  • Remove stubborn stains with 1 cup Borax and 2 cups warm water and mix it into a paste.  Spread the paste on and let sit for 30 minutes and then launder like usual.
  • Goo Gone Remover with a 2 to 1 ratio of Borax to water mixed together.  Just rub on the sticky stuff and it will come right off.
  • Clean outdoor furniture by washing it with this mildew killing solution: In a quart sized spray bottle, mix 1 teaspoon dish detergent, 1 teaspoon borax and 1 quart warm water. Shake and then spray on your furniture outdoors.
  • Make dishwasher detergent by mixing 1 Tablespoon borax and 1 Tablespoon baking soda.  Mix and add the 2 Tablespoons into the machine like normal dry detergent.  Big batches are easy to make and store as well.
  • Clean your garbage disposal: Pour 3 Tablespoons of borax down the drain. Let sit for at least an hour (longer if it is very stinky or clogged) and flush it with warm water. This will sanitize it, taking care of any smelly bacteria.
  • Unclog drains: 1/2 cup of borax directly followed by 2 cups of boiling water.  Let it sit for 15 minutes, then run your water for a few minutes to flush it out.  (Does not work too well with standing water.)
  • Deodorize your garbage can: Fill it with a borax and water solution (you want the borax completely dissolved so don’t add too much). Let it soak then rinse it out. Sprinkle some borax in the bottom once it’s clean.  The added powder will deter bugs from coming and will soak up any moisture.
  • Kill weeds by sprinkling borax where you’ve seen weeds previously appear. This is useful for weeds that surface in concrete cracks and on walkways, but shouldn’t be used in the garden because it will also kill your plants.  You can also spray weeds in your yard with a borax and water solution to kill them.

(Safety Warning: Just because borax is natural, that doesn’t mean it’s harmless. You should always use gloves when handling it and keep it out of reach of children and pets. While safe in the diluted solutions, borax could be very harmful to children and pets if ingested.)

CVS Coupon Matchups | Week of October 26, 2014

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See the complete list of CVS Coupon Matchups and Deals for October 26, 2014

Don’t forget to register your Extra care Card for even more savings! New to shopping at CVS? Make sure that you read my How To Save Money at CVS post!. Don’t forget to print out the most recent CVS Coupon policy and keep it in your coupon binder in case you have any issues in the store!

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CVS ExtraBucks

Get $1 ECB wyb 1 Participating Softsoap Body Wash; Limit 1

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Softsoap Body Wash, 15 – 18 oz – $2.99

  • $1.00/1 Softsoap Body Wash, 12 oz or Larger – 10-26-14 SS – (exp. 11/15/14)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.99
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $1/1 Coupon; Includes $1 ECB Savings

Get $1 ECB wyb 1 Participating Speed Stick Gear; Limit 1

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Speed Stick Gear Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2.7 – 4 oz – $3.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.99
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $2/1 Coupon; Includes $1 ECB Savings

Get $1 ECB wyb 3 Participating General Mills or Cascadian Farm Cereals, Limit 1

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General Mills Cereals, 10.6 – 14.1 oz – $2.33

Excludes: Fiber One

Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.33
Final Price: $1.00
Buy 3; Use (3) $1/1 Coupons; Includes $1 ECB Savings

Get $2 ECB wyb 2 Participating Lash Blast Mascara; Limit 1

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CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara – $7.50

    • $1.00/1 Covergirl Product; Excludes Accessoiries, Trial and Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 10-26-14 PG – (exp. 11/30/14)
    • $2.50/1 Covergirl, Lash Blast Mascara ETS; Excludes Trial and Travel Size, Limit 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day - 10-12-14 RP – (exp. 11/30/14)
    • $3.00/2 Covergirl Eye Products; Excludes Accessories, Trial and Travel Size, Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day – 10-26-14 PG – (exp. 11/30/14)

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  • $4.00/1 Cosmetics Purchase of $12 or More; Limit 1 Offer Per Household (CVS Coupon) – CVS In Store Coupon From Coupon Kiosk (Valid from 10/26/14) – (exp. 11/01/14)
Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.00
Final Price: $2.00
Buy 2; Use (2) $2.50/1 Coupons and $4/$12 CVS Coupon; Includes $2 ECB Savings

Get $2.50 ECBs wyb 1 Participating Band Aid, Limit 1

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Band Aid Decorative Bandages – $3.49

Includes: Select varieties

Out-of-Pocket Price: $3.49
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Includes $2.50 ECB savings {No Coupons Needed}

Get $5 ECB wyb $25 in Participating P&G Products; Limit 1

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Tide Laundry Detergent, 19 – 32 Loads – $5.94

Final Price: $3.94
Use $2/1 Coupon; Additional ECB Savings wyb $25 in Participating Items

Get $5 ECBs wyb 1 Participating RENU, Limit 1

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RENU Multipurpose Solution, 12 oz – $7.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $5.99
Final Price: $0.99
Buy 1; Use $2/1 Coupon; Includes $5 ECB savings

Beverages

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Celestial Tea, 18 – 24 ct – $2.00

Final Price: $1.00
Buy 1; Use $1/1 Coupon

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Pepsi, 2 L or Kickstart, 16 oz – Prices vary

Limit 1 CVS coupon$0.24/1 coupon at the in-store CVS coupon machine

    • $0.25/1 Sierra Mist, 2 L – 10-12-14 SS – (exp. 11/30/14)

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Cookies, Snacks & Candy

Halloween Candy Mix & Match; Limit 10 Items

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Hershey’s Snack Size Candy, 8.8 – 12 oz – $1.88

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Final Price: $0.83
Buy 2; Use $1.10/2 Coupon and $1/2 CVS Coupon
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Walgreens Coupon Matchups | Week of October 26, 2014

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Here are the best Walgreens Coupon Deals and Matchups that I see for the week of October 26, 2014! New to shopping at Walgreens? Make sure that you check out my How To Save at Walgreens post. Don’t forget to register for the Walgreens Balance Rewards program so that you can start earning points on […]

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Easy Recipe for Crockpot French Onion Soup

recipe for french onion soup in the crock pot

The weather is starting to get warmer, but that doesn’t mean that we have to give up on soup (one of my favorite foods). Once Spring hits, my crockpot is practically a permanent fixture on my counters because it lets me cook so many things (like my crockpot pepper steak recipe) without raising the temperature […]

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How To Green Your Laundry Routine

How to Green Your Laundry Routine and Save Money

Laundry is one of the biggest ways we impact our environment. There are chemicals leached into our water supplies that are potentially damaging, running the machines themselves are often huge drains on our energy resources and the amount that we do each week really can make this all add up. If you are trying to […]

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