I read this article online, and reminded me how much I wanted to speak about this subject! (Hey mums deserve the right to forget about things sometimes).
Borax is a jack of all trades when it comes to household cleaning. This substance can clean, shine, and freshen almost any surface you can think of. It also comes in handy as a deterrent for mice and pests. Check out our infographic below for some of the best uses of borax!
Borax is so versatile it can be used in any room of the house, and even outside as a weed-killer and rust-remover! One of its main benefits is its deodorizing power. Use it to freshen carpets, garbage cans, garbage disposals, and mattresses. You can even create household products from borax; learn to make dishwasher tablets and even homemade candles!
To use borax as a deterrent for mice, sprinkle some along floors and baseboards where mice are likely to travel in your home. Alternatively, try mixing borax with sugar and sprinkle the mixture along areas where you notice ants, roaches, and other pests entering your home. Borax can also repel that other creepy pest: mold! Mix with water to create a paste, and then apply it to any areas where mold is occurring. Let it dry overnight, then remove the borax and enjoy your fresh walls and ceiling. For more ideas on how to incorporate borax into your home maintenance routine, read on below!
Article found in: http://www.ereplacementparts.com/blog/borax-housekeeping-guide/