Borax?

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  1. SDSorority

    SDSorority Traumatized by Magic Journeys and Haunted Mansion

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    Does anyone use Borax? I bought a box the other day and don't know what to do with it! :lmao::confused3
     
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  3. crisi

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    All the time. I use about a 1/4 cup in my laundry (and much less detergent). I use it to clean my sinks and bathrooms. I use it to kill ants outside the house.
     
  4. disneydreamersx4

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    Borax? I'm trying to remember why I bought a box that's been sitting under my sink for months LOL Oh yeah, the kids wanted to make slime :rotfl2:

    Does Borax in the laundry help the clothes come out cleaner??
     
  5. mrodgers

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    Borax will soften your water, which allows the detergent to work better allowing much less detergent.

    It will also help a lot if you have well water because our water from the laundry smells really bad and the clothes were clean, but smelled bad too. Then the washer drains into a pit in the floor and gets pumped out with a sump, so that water sitting stunk up the whole basement, which then permeated up the steps and through the ductwork to the upstairs. 1/4 cup in the laundry and now the clothes are clean, clean smelling, and the basement doesn't smell either.
     
  6. DisneyMomma81

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    A quick google search gave me this ~ sounds neat.
     
  7. java

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    I bought some when I MADE my own detergent(Oh yeah that was very little house on the prarie-) But then I got a front loader and started buying special stuff(which I know is silly since I could just use less of my homemade stuff- but I was out anyway)

    I add it now just in with the detergent. Seems to clean better.
     
  8. Gigi22

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    Borax? Killer stuff. My Mom always used it. You put it in the washer with the detergent, and you use a lot less detergent. If you want proof, put in the suggested amount of Borax and your regular amount of detergent, and stand back! You get a tub full of bubbles! It leaves no smell on laundry, and is OK for sensitive skin, like mine. You can use it instead of a fabric softener--so it works well on everything that has to be drip dried.
     
  9. MickQuinn

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    Borax is also great at killing off ants.

    Another use .... If you sprinkle it on mushrooms it kills them without destroying the grass. We had a shady spot in the yard that had loads of slimy mushrooms on it. The Borax worked great.

    I also use a little along with dishwasher detergent. Because it softens the water, things rinse much nicer.
     

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