17 Genius Ways to Use Cleaning Agent Around Your House

15. Fruit Flies

Did you leave your fruit for a bit too long or did you forget to wash the dishes for a while? Chances are that sooner rather than later your house will be swarming with fruit flies. Fortunately this can be solved with a little disinfectant. The fruit flies don’t handle disinfectant well at all, so if you spray them with it, they will die quickly. Then you can easily clean them up with a vacuum cleaner or a dustpan and a brush.

16. Muscle Pain Relief

Had a good workout? Chances are your muscles are feeling a little bit sore then. Some people spend a lot of money on expensive massages or painkillers to remedy this pain. But a little bit of cleaning agent is all you need! Applying a cloth soaked in disinfectant on aching muscles can create a cooling sensation and stimulate blood flow to aching areas. This will relieve the pain and cause your muscles to recover more quickly. Only apply the cleaning agent to a small area, though. Putting it on your entire body could cause harmful neurological effects.


17. Disinfecting Your Phone

One of the dirtiest items that you use on a daily basis is probably your phone. You use it pretty much everywhere and all time: after you’ve had a meal, while you’re outside, maybe even on the toilet. Yet you never clean it. But you probably should. To do this, prepare a mix of 60% water and 40% cleaning agent. Then lightly dampen the corner of a soft, lint-free cloth, microfiber cloth or cotton square with the water and disinfectant mix. Make sure the cloth is soft enough, so you don’t scratch the screen of your phone. Also, don’t apply or spray the mix directly onto your phone, as this can cause damage to the phone’s internals.