No, not fish that are destined for the grill – these would be the fish that are colorful and fun and ready for a home in your aquarium. If you’re moving them around in a plastic bag, you can add a little bit of hydrogen peroxide. HP is H2O2, and the extra oxygen keeps fish happy.
But watch out! This shouldn’t be the liquid HP that the rest of this article is talking about. There are little tablets that dissolve in water for a controlled release of oxygen. It’s even possible to save a fish by adding a handful of these tablets to water as a last resort.
Make Sure Tiles Get the Best Treatment
Hydrogen peroxide works on the grout between tiles, but what about the tiles themselves? Here's what you do if you want the cleanest tilework around: mix hydrogen peroxide with flour until it's thick enough to spread as a paste, and use it to cover your tiles. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it sit overnight. The next day, take the plastic wrap off and clean up the paste.
Use some water to make sure you get all of it away (you don't want it to get into your food) and you'll find your tiles look amazing. No, no, don't thank us. We're just doing our jobs.
Get Rid of Unwanted Weeds
First off – make sure those are actually weeds. Then, mix one ounce of three percent hydrogen peroxide with one quart of water in a spray bottle, and take aim at the weeds that have sprung up in your garden or around your house. Leave it for about fifteen minutes, and by then those weeds will have given up the ghost.
Make sure to be careful with the spraying – but know that if you hit any bigger plants with the mixture, they may actually appreciate it, since hydrogen peroxide has plenty of benefits for plants. For smaller plants like weeds, however, it's dangerous stuff.
Get Rid of Mites
Bed Bugs. Chiggers. Red dots. Whatever you call them or wherever they're showing up, mites are an incredible problem. They suck your blood, they infest your home, and they're basically impossible to see. But, if you know where some are hiding, then you have a way to fight against them. All you have to do is pour some hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and go wild.
Let it sit for a little while, and then wipe it up, and you won't have any more living mites where you sprayed. It won't get rid of the entire problem, but it will strike a blow against the little buggers.
Make Tablecloths Ready for a Fancy Dinner
Have you ever brought out the best tablecloth for Grandma's visit, only to find that it's become yellowed with age? You won't need to run out and buy a brand new one, but you might need some hydrogen peroxide. If there are yellow areas, wipe them down with some hydrogen peroxide and then rinse them out.
Or, throw it into the washer with all your other whites and put some hydrogen peroxide in instead of bleach to get everything bright again. This also works with white curtains and other white pieces of fabric.