Last week I made glitter glue slime with the Lucy and Liam. It took me awhile to find Borax and when I did it came in a 4 lb. 12 oz. box. I needed two teaspoons. Leftovers!!!! Since I hadn’t even thought of Borax for years, I wondered what to do with the leftover borax. Yes, I knew it was a “laundry booster” and I vaguely remember possibly using it to soak diapers when the kids were little, but don’t have any diapers to soak and wasn’t sure what boosting my laundry really meant. Then I started really looking at the back of the box (I’ve had a lot of practice reading the backs of cereal boxes so I was curious).
It seems Borax has been all natural since 1891 (I guess that means it was natural before natural was cool). So I looked at the ingredients. There is one item. Sodium tetraborate (a natural mineral). I read more. It is also a Multi-Purpose Household Cleaner. It removes stains and neutralizes odors. How about that! Here’s some uses I found on the back of the box.
- baby clothes
- laundry stains
- toilet bowls
- hard water
- carpets and rugs
- garbage disposals and sinks
- bathroom and kitchen – cleaning and deodorizing
- learn more uses at 20MuleTeamLaundry.com
I have now found some ways to use up the left over borax, and I might possibly be buying more if it works well. I plan on starting out with using it as a laundry booster with towels…let me rephrase that. I will have Danny use it as a laundry booster with towels as he does the laundry. Yes, I know. I trained him well. I also plan on using it in the dishwasher to get my dishes sparkling clean. Yes, he’s getting better at using the dishwasher.