But for now it's cold and a bit mushy outside. The days are short and the nights are long. My mantra of "too much" is already been repeated more times than I should admit. Today is a forced day at home. We completed school on schedule and I've actually had some time to clean. Yay! So I pulled out a trusty box of 20 Mule Team Borax and got to work!
Have you ever used Borax for cleaning? I became acquainted with Borax a few years ago and I've been a fan since then. My husband brought home a box and mixed a little with jelly. It got rid of our ant problem! After that we had almost a whole box still left and I'm not one to waste things so I took to the internet to find more uses for Borax.
I found that Borax is generally used as a laundry booster. It naturally softens hard water and improves detergent's cleaning power. I've found that it gets my whites whiter so I like to add a 1/2 cup to the load.
20 Team Mule Borax is 100% natural mineral from the Earth. It is rare but use gloves when you first use it as some do have skin allergies to it. I made cleaner as a Christmas gift this year and a week later my niece had broken out from it.
So Borax is for more than pest control and laundry. It also makes a great cleaner. Pinterest is a great place to find all sorts of uses for it. Simply type Borax in the search bar and see all that you will find! I like to use it for cleaning my tub. I just wet the tub, sprinkle in some Borax, let it sit a few minutes, and then scrub with a stiff brush. Rinse and ta-da you have a clean tub!
Borax has generously offered to give 3 of my readers a coupon each for 1 box of 20 Team Mule Borax. To enter:
**Tweet "Spring Cleaning Giveaway-Enter to win a box of #Borax from #CarterChaosBoraxContest! http://carterchaos-ecarter.blogspot.com/2013/01/get-started-on-your-spring-clean.html" and leave me a comment below with the link to your tweet and an email address to contact you.
**Leave a comment below telling me YOUR favorite use for Borax
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Do one or all 3! The giveaway will end on January 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm CST. I will pick 3 winners the following day!
Borax provided a free sample of their product so I could review it. All opinions are my own.