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    7 Ways To Use Dish Soap That Will Change Your Life

    Sorry, dish-washing is still going to suck.

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    1. Mix a 2-ingredient all-purpose cleaner.

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    Combine 3 cups of water and a ½ teaspoon of soap in a spray bottle and apply to basically everything with a clean cloth. It's just like you're washing a dish in your sink, so it's super effective, but you will have to rinse the solution off to prevent soap scum buildup — try following with a second washcloth soaked in clean water, that you rinse off regularly.

    2. Remove oil buildup in your hair by switching out your shampoo with dish soap once a month.

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    *Do not do this more than once a month or you will dry out your hair.*

    3. Prevent or de-ice your porch, sidewalk, or driveway.

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    Combine 1 gallon hot water, 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol, and 2 teaspoons dish soap in a bucket. Pour all over the pavement.

    4. Clean your jewelry to return it to its former glory.

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    Soak 2 cups seltzer water and 1 teaspoon dish soap in a small bowl for 5 minutes. Scrub any excess dirt off with a toothbrush.

    5. Remove stains.

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    Squirt dish soap over the stain and rub it in with a toothbrush. Immediately wash and dry in your machine. This will help with most stains but is especially effective on greasy stains from food or oil-based cosmetics.

    6. Unclog your toilet.

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    Pour 1 cup of dish soap into your clogged toilet and let it sit for 15 minutes. Flush it out with 1 gallon hot water. Unfortunately, tougher clogs will still require a plunger. Try this one.

    7. Kill weeds.

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    Combine 3 cups vinegar, ¼ cup salt, and ½ teaspoon dish soap in a spray bottle. The spray bottle is especially important for this one because if you pour too much, you could stop anything from growing there for a long time. Learn more here.

    Watch the full tutorial here.

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