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.
Safely Transport Fish
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.
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 if you hit any bigger plants with the mixture, they may even appreciate it, since hydrogen peroxide has plenty of benefits for plants. For smaller plants like weeds, however, it's dangerous stuff.
Protect Your Sandals and Your Feet
Showers are super dirty – that's just a fact of life. No matter how much scrubbing or peroxide-dousing you're going to do, you won't be able to get rid of everything on the floor, which is why many people wear sandals. But those sandals can get just as dirty. Thankfully, the soft material is much easier to clean. Douse your sandals in hydrogen peroxide and let them sit for a little while, then rinse them off.
If you're interested in keeping yourself clean and free of potential health issues, a few things could be easier and more worth your time. It removes any potential fungus or bacteria.
Turn the Tables on Your Washing Machine
Your washing machine keeps your clothes clean, but how often do you give IT a clean? If you have a high-efficiency front-load washer, you might have noticed a funky smell. That would most likely be mold and mildew due to detergent and fabric softener that is left inside the washer drum, where it can't be rinsed out.
To rectify this, throw two cups of hydrogen peroxide into the empty washer drum, and turn on the hot water. Not only will doing this at regular intervals (once a month is plenty) keep your washer from smelling, it will also keep your clothes fresher. Can't beat a win-win.