Are you looking for a way to get rid of stains, but worried about using bleach? Do you fear that your favorite shirt or tablecloth will be damaged if you use a solution with harmful chemicals? If so, then you need to learn all that you can about bleach alternatives.

Believe it or not, there are many different bleach alternatives out there. If you know what to use instead of bleach then you can avoid the risk of damaging your carpet, favorite clothes, tablecloths, furniture, and more.

See below for more information on all of the best bleach substitute solutions out there. 

1. Vinegar

If you consider yourself to be a walking encyclopedia of home remedies, then you’re no stranger to the power of vinegar. Vinegar is made of acetic acid in the water, which gives it all kinds of uses; stain removing is one of the biggest ones.

Some people might be turned off by the idea of using too much vinegar due to its pungent scent, but we want to remind you that this is a temporary issue; it’s a small price to pay for removing a stain. What’re a few hours of stinky vinegar if you can wear your favorite shirt hundreds of more times?

Better yet, vinegar can be applied in several ways. If you’re using it to clean the bathroom, apply it via a spray bottle. If you want to remove stains from clothes, place them in the washing machine. You can also simply dip your clothes into a mix of vinegar and water.

Placing vinegar in your washing machine will serve several purposes. Not only can it remove stains from your clothing, but it can also help clean out your washing machine’s system and remove all traces of mold growth. Be sure to stock up on white vinegar to have for any cleaning needs you have!

2. Baking Soda

Speaking of all-purpose cleaning products. If vinegar is the Batman of home remedies, then baking soda is the Robin. 

Baking soda has so many unique benefits. People use it to ward off pests, remove stains, disinfect surfaces, eliminate odors, and even clean the toughest areas of your house (oven, fridge, tile, etc.)

Believe it or not, baking soda can provide additional benefits to those that drink it, such as relieving heartburn and indigestion, as well as eliminating muscle fatigue. How’s that for a helpful product? You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of it around the house!

Just like vinegar, baking soda can be applied in several forms as well. You can make it into a paste to clean tile grout or get rid of grease buildup inside your kitchen appliances. You can mix it with water and spray it around the house to clean hard surfaces. It too can be thrown in the washing machine.

If you have an odor inside of your fridge, simply open a box of baking soda and place it inside. The odor will be eliminated within an hour.

For those of you that are uncomfortable with using bleach to clean, baking soda can be your saving grace. It doesn’t require any additional effort to clean and is safe for humans to inhale. 

3. Lemon Juice

Have you ever wondered why cleaning solutions always have a citrusy aroma to them? They aren’t just using that scent because it smells good—although, that is one of the reasons.

Lemon juice is also a tremendous cleaning tool. For those of you that don’t like the harsh implications of bleach, lemon juice can be applied to clean counters and leave them looking and smelling fresher than ever.

Also, bugs despise the smell of lemon, especially common pests like roaches and sugar ants. The acidic taste and smell of the lemon will ward them away from your home.

We recommend cutting up half a lemon and squeezing it into an unused spray bottle. Mix it with water and boom! You have a way to disinfect any hard surface.

4. Salt 

If you’re looking for a scentless, natural way to skip the bleach and clean any hard surface, then look no further than your spices cabinet for salt.

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, salt (sodium chloride) aren’t just tasty, it’s handy! It does a great job of soaking up stains and can help you get rid of things like grease build-up by scrubbing it in with a sponge.

Take a bowl and fill it with 1 part salt and 4 parts water. The result with being a sodium chloride-rich solution that you can use to disinfect and break down hard-to-eliminate stains.

5. Tea Tree Oil

We know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t that the stuff that people put in their hair?!” Yes, yes it is. 

Tea tree oil is natural and can be placed in a spray bottle with water to create a harmless cleaning solution for you and your family. Even better, tea tree oil smells amazing, so you’ll have a Febreze effect after you wipe down your counters with it.

This is just one of the many natural cleaning substances that we use in our professional top to bottom cleaning services.

Try These Awesome Bleach Alternatives Out for Yourself Today

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on several awesome bleach alternatives that you should be considering, be sure to try them out in your household.

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