Clean And Sanitize With Clorox Bleach 101

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How to Clean And Sanitize With Clorox Bleach 101…. I have really been thinking about cleaning and sanitation needs in a disaster. We probably have some kind of bleach in our house. I use the brand Clorox Bleach because it comes in a “splash-less” type. The containers are just the right size for my family. Two adults and a Shih Tzu, Boston.  I want to suggest to everyone to get some kind of cleaner that suits their lifestyle to sanitize things.

If we had a disaster what would you have in your house today to clean and sanitize an area of a sewer line broke on your street and started to back up into your house? Or if our local sewer system was interrupted for say two weeks…..do you have the necessary cleaning and sanitizing products you might need? Here is my choice.

Here are some items I clean with Clorox Bleach:

1. I use it for mildew in a shower or tub..diluted

2. I spray areas with mold to try and eradicate it

3. I like to wash my plastic shower curtain liners with a little in the washing machine

4. I sterilize second-hand items I purchase if they can be sanitized with a diluted solution

5. I clean my wood butcher or cutting boards with bleach and rinse immediately with HOT water-rub mineral oil into wood ones after

6. I love to disinfect trash cans with it inside out outside ones

7. My sister, Denise taught me to use it for fresh flowers-approximately 1/2 teaspoon per quart of water they will stay fresher longer

8. Be sure and sterilize garden tools-so you don’t spread a disease to the next plant-then rub a little oil on them so they don’t rust

9. Have you seen a “scratch or pitted” white sink-soak it in a little bleach…cleans it and the drain. Rinse with hot water.

10. I use it in all my laundry batches of “whites” rags, towels, dishrags, etc.

Please pick up an extra gallon or two of your favorite product this week for your “sanitizing” storage area. We just might need it…. keep in mind bleach typically only stores well for about 9-12 months. So, store only enough that will be able to use effectively.

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11 thoughts on “Clean And Sanitize With Clorox Bleach 101

  • September 18, 2013 at 7:07 am
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    Ohhh I sooo love my bleach….love the list…here is one for you..
    I have a glass bowl filled with water water in my small sink, I always have my wash cloth in there with a bit of dish soap and a couple tb of bleach, this way, it is always clean and free of any “stinky wet cloth smell” lol I change it everyday, this way, when I wipe counters or messes, everything is always disinfected too! Ok, so I have to buy washcloths quite often, but I get those on sale and a dozen last me a year. So much cheaper than paper towels.

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    • September 18, 2013 at 8:37 am
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      Hi Samm, I just added this idea to my post!!!! Love it! Hugs! Linda

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    • September 19, 2013 at 4:45 am
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      This is an absolutely fabulous idea that will be implemented in my kitchen today! Thanks!

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      • September 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm
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        Hi Patti, this is why I added that comment! I am going to do it as well! Hugs! Linda

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  • September 18, 2013 at 10:51 am
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    Great tips! Thanks again for sharing it with us!

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    • September 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm
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      Jamie, I am hoping some people go and get an extra gallon of bleach….thanks for commenting! Hugs! Linda

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    • September 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm
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      HI Carol, I think we all can add an extra gallon of bleach to our storage! Thanks for commenting! Hugs! Linda

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  • September 21, 2013 at 11:31 pm
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    I made a trip to the store the very day that I read this note on bleach. As I was unloading at home I noticed what may have been (?) Termites on the move or some other type of bug that was right next to the house on the sidewalk. Well……since the bleach was in my hand and this looked like a take care of it right now kinda job….the bleach killed them dead! And there was a lot of them. I do not know if that had a negative effect on the environment. I sincerely hope not. It did however have a profound effect on the bugs! 🙂

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    • September 23, 2013 at 8:23 pm
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      Patti, termites….oh know!!!!! I hope you can get rid of them….Hugs! Linda

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  • September 21, 2015 at 9:18 am
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    Linda, bleach can be critical after an emergency. After Hurricanes Rita, then Ike, bleach was in short supply at the grocery store. As in NONE left on the shelf! After flooding bleach is necessary for sanitizing items, washing down walls and floors to kill and prevent mildew/mold, and possibly for water sterilization. You don’t have to be in a major flood to experience mold…a broken water pipe can cause the same damage and need the same clean up! Bleach is one of the things at the top of my list for disaster supplies. Also you might want to purchase gloves as working with bleach is hard on your hands. (And always work in a well-ventilated area!)

    One more note: I worked at a daycare once and the state required us to add a tablespoon of bleach to a sink full of water if we hand-washed any dishes. Today, I use the same principle and add a teaspoon or so of bleach in a LARGE bowl of water to clean fresh produce. Swish veggies and fruits around, then rinse well. It’s amazing how much longer produce will last in the fridge – I’ve had strawberries last 2 weeks without molding! And with the outbreaks of e-coli contaminated produce lately, it gives me a little more peace of mind. (I also peel off any labels before washing…you never know what pesky little bacteria could be hiding under there! 🙂

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