How to Clean With Hydrogen Peroxide: 64 Hacks for a Spotless Home

Knowing how to clean with hydrogen peroxide will change the game when it comes to keeping your home sparkling.

You might think it’s just for going from brunette to blonde, but there are so many other uses for this hero product.

Hydrogen Peroxide is a non-chlorine bleach, so it also makes one of the best, safest household cleaners and sanitizers that you can use.

We’ve created a list full of borderline-genius hacks that will show you how to clean with hydrogen peroxide around the home. 🧽

These tips all require a standard 3% hydrogen peroxide which you can buy from most grocery and drug stores.

For even better value, pick up a gallon bottle, this was the best deal we could find online:

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide

The only other things you will need to clean with hydrogen peroxide are a good quality spray bottle so that the hydrogen peroxide doesn’t evaporate, and (a few) microfiber cleaning cloths.

Choose a UV-proof spray bottle like this

Spray Bottles

Amber Spray Bottle & Storage Set

We love these cloths that are affordable, color coded for different uses, and come in a pack of 50 (yep 50, you’ll need them, trust us)

Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths (50 pack)

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Prepare to learn how to clean with hydrogen peroxide and hack your way to a cleaner, better home!

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  1. Clean any and all surfaces
    Hydrogen peroxide will clean and disinfect any household surface. Fill up a spray bottle with undiluted hydrogen peroxide and ditch those toxic, expensive commercial cleaners. For stubborn marks, let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  2. Lighten dull and dirty bathroom grout
    Simply spray hydrogen peroxide directly on your kitchen or bathroom tile. Leave for a few hours or overnight, then return with a cloth and bucket of warm soapy water. With a little scrubbing, your tile grout will be good as new.
  3. Remove limescale
    No need for expensive limescale sprays. A spray of hydrogen peroxide, wiped with a clean cloth, will have steel surfaces sparkling again. It’s particularly effective on kitchen sinks and the dish drainer.
  4. Wash shower curtains
    Forget about soap scum and mildew, handwash your shower curtain in equal parts hydrogen peroxide and warm soapy water, and they won’t stand a chance.
  5. Or a glass shower screen
    Make a paste with 1 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. Scrub the surface of the shower screen with the mixture. You will need to wear gloves and only use in a ventilated area, as mixing hydrogen peroxide with vinegar can irritate your skin and is toxic in extreme cases.
  6. Save bad-smelling shoes
    Spray your favorite tired sneakers with hydrogen peroxide to completely deodorize them.
  7. Clean dishes and pans
    To remove stubborn food that’s dried onto kitchen dishes and pots, mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda into a paste (adding more or less hydrogen peroxide until you get the desired consistency, and spread over baked-on food.Leave to sit for an hour. Once you return, fill your sink half-way up with warm water and dishwashing liquid, soak the pans for a minute and then wipe off.
  8. Baking Soda

    Baking Soda, Aluminum Free (1 Gallon Bucket)

    This gallon bucket is great value, I'd not normally recommend buying this much but this one is well sealed to stop the soda losing it's oomph!
  9. No more mold
    Hydrogen peroxide will kill all traces of mold and remove mold staining. Fill a spray bottle with undiluted hydrogen peroxide and soak the affected area, leave to work for 10 minutes, then wipe clean.
  10. Sanitize your toothbrush
    Soak your toothbrush directly in hydrogen peroxide for 10 minutes at least once a week to completely remove all harmful bacteria for healthier teeth and gums.
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  12. And clean your mouth
    Before you put the bottle away swish a small amount of hydrogen peroxide around in your mouth for 15 seconds to boost oral health as a germ-killing disinfecting mouthwash. Be careful not to swallow it, not that you will want to.
  13. Whiten your teeth
    Using a mix of ½ hydrogen peroxide and ½ water as a mouthwash not only sanitizes but will also help to whiten and brighten your teeth for a better smile.
  14. DIY your own toothpaste
    Covering all the bases, a paste made from a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda is also an effective at-home natural toothpaste. It will remove bacteria and whiten teeth all in one!
  15. Treat Gingivitis
    Hydrogen peroxide releases oxygen bubbles, which make it hard for bacteria to survive in your mouth, so it’s perfect for treating gum diseases like Gingivitis flare-ups. For a homemade treatment, make a paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, apply the paste to the affected area, cover thoroughly, and leave to work for a few minutes before rinsing with water. Repeat daily to treat gum disease.
  16. Bring old oven trays back to life
    No matter how careful you are, oven and baking trays are something that seems to need replacing more than any other kitchen item. Renew yours by removing built-up stains and giving them a deep clean every 6-12 months so they stay good as new. Remember the dish hack from earlier? Use the same for them, just use a little more paste and leave for 2-3 hours before washing off.
  17. Get streak-free mirrors
    Spray undiluted hydrogen peroxide onto any mirrored surface and wipe clean right away with a paper towel using smooth circular motions for an unbeatable shine on mirrors and reflective surfaces.
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