25 Crazy Effective Dawn Cleaning Hacks That Works For Even The Dirtiest Home On Earth
Dawn Dish Soap are extremely effective at cleaning, is gentle on the skin, irritation free and they smell great!
They are cost effective, extremely versatile and will get you hooked on the first use!
In today's post i'm going to share 25 of my favorite Dawn Cleaning Hacks and reveal before and after cleaning photos .
Let's get started!
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- 1. Eliminate Shower Soap Scum
- 2. Whiten Your Grout Line
- 3. Remove Grease stains From Clothes
- 4. Unclog Your Toilet
- 5. Clean Outdoor Furniture
- 6. Remove Carpet Stains
- 7. Remove Cabinet Grease
- 8. Cleans Stainless Steel
- 9. Leak or Puncture Detector
- 10. Use it as a Lubricant
- 11. Wash Sticker Residue away
- 12. Remove Oil Based Paint from Your Hands
- 13. Dawn Window Cleaner
- 14. Remove Oven Grease
- 15. Dissolve Armpit Stains Instantly
- 16. Clean Upholstery Stains
- 17. Remove Chewing Gum From Hair
- 18. Clean & Freshen Up Your Fridge
- 19. Clean your Grill
- 20. Remove Engine Grease Fast
- 21. Repel Ants Effectively
- 22. Enhance Your Dishwasher
- 23. Jewelry Cleaner
- 24. Make Ice Packs
- 25. Freshen up Your Bathroom Instantly
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1. Eliminate Shower Soap Scum
If you have cloudy and dull looking shower glass or bathtub, then it's probably soap scums.
When soap mixes with hard water, the magnesium and calcium reacts with the soap and form insoluble substances (soap scums) which is impossible to remove even if you scrub real hard.
But here's what you can do:
- Fill the spray bottle with all 3 ingredients.
- Spray on your glass shower or bathtub
- Let the solution sit for 5-10 minutes
- Grab a damp sponge or scour pad and start wiping
- Rinse with water and let it dry
This mixture causes the soap scum to dissolve, making it easy to remove while leaving a fresh smell behind.
Increase the amount of vinegar and dawn dish soap for harder stains.
Instead of filling up a sink with soapy water you can now quickly wash knives, bowls, and pans without taking more time and wasting water.
So easy to use, just fill with soap to clean and rinse. With magic dish wand you'll never go back to a normal sponge scraper now.
Plus, you also don’t have to use rubber gloves anymore and inserts are easy to replace.
2. Whiten Your Grout Line
Want to clean your grout lines without having to buy expensive and toxic grout cleaners?
We've got you covered! You'll need some white vinegar and dawn dish soap.
- Wet the grout line with vinegar or lemon juice, then add 2-3 drops of dawn dish soap.
- Use an old toothbrush to spread the mixture and start scrubbing.
- Wipe away with a damp cloth and your grout line should be whiten
For me, it only took 50-70 secs to completely whiten the grout which shows how effective this duo is.
In the photos, i used dawn platinum + lemon juice, vinegar is stronger but i ran out of them
Of course you can make it into a spray as well, make sure you use a stronger concentration and here's how
Combine 2 cups of white vinegar with 3 tbsp of dawn dish soap into a spray bottle and shake well.
Follow the same cleaning steps as outlined above you'll love this simple spray.
Here's a stiff and narrow scrub brush designed for cleaning the windowsills, grout line and narrow space.
It comes with a built in scraper at the ends to trap and pick up debris trapped in the corners.
A great handy tool that is there when you need it.
3. Remove Grease stains From Clothes
It happens! Whether you are dinning, cooking or you happen to bump into something, the next second your clothes is stained with grease.
Apply dawn dish soap to the stained area of the fabric and use your finger to rub it in.
Allow it sit and let the dawn dish soap do it's work to dissolve the greasy stain.
Depending on how long you've left the stain before treating it, you will have to allow the soap to soak for 10-20 minutes
Wash the stain away and toss it into the washer as usual.
4. Unclog Your Toilet
Are you surprised that the dawn dish soap can unclog your toilet? Here's how you can do it in 3 easy steps:
- Boil a Kettle of Water
- Pour a cup of dawn into the toilet bowl and wait for 15-25 minutes
- After 15-25 minutes, pour the hot kettle of water into the toilet bowl and flush
This should clear the clog and get the toilet flush working again.
5. Clean Outdoor Furniture
Outdoor furniture get dirty and dull after sitting out for extended period of time especially if they are made of plastic.
To get them to look good again, Squeeze a couple drops of dawn dish soap onto a cleaning cloth or sponge and use some white vinegar.
Give your furniture a good wash, rinse with warm water and allow it to air dry.
This should get rid of water marks or the cloudy look and restore it's natural shine.
6. Remove Carpet Stains
If you have kids and pets at home, you carpet is almost guaranteed to have stains at some point.
Fortunately you for, here's a homemade recipe that you can use to get rid of these stains.
Combine 1 part dawn dish soap and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide into a dark spray bottle.
Spray it onto the carpet stain to loosen up the stain then use a paper towel to repeatedly dab at the stained spot until it is gone.
7. Remove Cabinet Grease
If you cook frequently, love frying stuffs, your cabinets are going to get sticky and greasy.
Dawn dish soap are perfect for this job because they dissolve greasy and goo very quickly.
To clean your cabinet, squeeze 4-6 drops of dawn dish soap on a damp sponge or microfiber cloth then wipe your cabinets and cupboards.
Squeaking clean, works every time!
Take note not to use the scour pad of the sponge or it will leave scratch marks on your cabinets.
Here's our premium microfiber cleaning cloth that's perfect for this hack
8. Cleans Stainless Steel
Whether it's your fridge stainless steel door or your kitchen sink, they always seem to have a lot of fingerprint on them.
To remove the fingerprint and make your kitchen appliances shine again, add a couple drops of dawn dish soap onto a damp cloth and wipe the surface.
Wipe with a damp cloth and this will remove any fingerprint marks on your stainless steel appliances.
9. Leak or Puncture Detector
If you want to know if your have a tiny puncture in your bicycle or vehicle tyre, then using some dawn will reveal the truth!
You want to mix some dawn dishwashing soap with water then, brush the area of the tyre you think is puncture.
If you see bubbles forming on the surface of your tyre then you know you have a puncture and take remedy actions.
10. Use it as a Lubricant
Do you have annoying door and window squeaks? If so, use some dawn as the lubricant.
Simply add a drop of dawn onto your door hinge or window rails and you'll stop the squeaking noise for good!
In case you are concerned, dawn does not cause your hinge to go rusty or corrode and they work just as well as oil lubricant.
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11. Wash Sticker Residue Away
Sometimes you really want to keep that glass jar but removing the label made it look really ugly.
Here's what you can do
- Simply wet the area and drop 2-3 drops of dawn dish soap and spread it over the sticker residue.
- Wait for 10 minutes before rubbing it with your finger.
- Next, watch the residue melt away
Rinse and you have a clean looking glass jar!
12. Remove Oil Based Paint from Your Hands
After painting your home, you probably end up with a hand full of paint and have to resort to scrubbing it with thinner solution.
So why not prevent it from happening?
Before you paint, apply some dawn onto your hands and arms, let it dry.
This makes removing paint stain so much easier.
In case you are concerned,
Dawn is skin friendly and will not cause irritation, making safe even for your child!
13. Dawn Window Cleaner
Hate it when dust gets onto your windows during the summer? Here's what you should do the next time you clean your windows.
Fill a bucket with 1 quart of warm water and 2 teaspoons of dawn dish soap to mix well.
Dip a microfiber cloth or sponge into the soapy water mixture to wipe your windows.
After wiping, immediately dry the windows with a dry microfiber dry for streak free windows
Dawn removes the grease on your windows making it harder for dust to stick.
As you can see from the photo above, the window is shiny and dust free.
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With this all in purpose squeegee, streak almost never happens because of it's innovative design that uses only the best materials.
14. Remove Oven Grease
Is your oven filled with permanent stains that you gave up removing?
Then your in luck, here's a recipe to get them sparkling clean in no time!
- 1 fluid ounce of dawn dish soap
- 2 fluid ounce of hydrogen peroxide
- 1-2 Tablespoon Baking Soda
- Mixing Bowl
Create a paste by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl ensuring that the paste is slightly wet but not too wet!
Apply the paste onto the stained and grime area
Let the paste sit for 20-40 minutes
Use a scrub sponge to clean the affected area.
Wipe with a damp cloth, followed by drying your oven or cookware with a dry cloth.
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Wide, narrow, corner, these brushes have you covered.
15. Dissolve Armpit Stains Instantly
To remove Armpit stains, you'll need 2 ingredients:
1 part dawn dish soap + 2 parts hydrogen peroxide
Mix these 2 ingredients together and apply it to the stained laundry.
Allow it to sit for an hour before scrubbing and placing it into your regular wash
P.S Tip: For heavier stains, add some baking soda and let it sit for a longer time
16. Clean Upholstery Stains
If you have guest, then it's probably important to take care of your couch since it will be the first thing they go to!
You want to make a spray
Spray at the stained area and scrub with a cloth until the stain goes away.
17. Remove Chewing Gum From Hair
If you ever come into a situation where you have chewing gum stuck on your hair.
Don't panic and Don't cut them yet!
Dry massaging the affected area with dawn soap dish and let it sit for a few minutes.
Afterwards, the gum should start to disintegrate and will eventually come off
18. Clean & Freshen Up Your Fridge
I'm sure you won't like to have your fridge smelling sour and all weird right?
The next time you clean your fridge, wipe the interior with some dawn soap water so keep it cleaned.
Here's how to do it
Fill a spray bottle with 1-2 drops of dawn dish soap and spray it on the shelf partition and sides
Scrub with a damp sponge and wipe it clean with a clean damp cloth.
This should sterilize and noticeably freshen up your refrigerator
19. Clean your Grill
If your BBQ grill is stained with thick oil and grease that is impossible to remove then you need some dawn.
Start by mixing filling up large bucket with hot water and then, add 3-4 tablespoon of dawn soap (remember to stir).
Soak your BBQ grill in the bucket for about 20-30 minutes before removing it to scrub.
The grease and char should come off pretty easily and you'll have fresh and clean grill bars again for your next BBQ!
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That's precisely what this drill brush set is all about!
Say goodbye to elbow grease and power your way through stubborn stains, dirt and grime effortlessly with the push of a button!
20. Remove Engine Grease Fast
Are your hand tools stained with grease after use?
Grab some Dawn
Get a large tub or bucket, fill with water and add a small amount of dawn. (Just enough so you can feel the water feels smooth between your fingers)
Soak your tools in the tub for about 20 minutes before washing and rinsing off
For tools with part prone to rusting or joints, spray some WD-40.
You can use the same cleaning method on garden tools as well.
21. Repel Ants Effectively
Have uninvited pest that you want to get rid of?
Here's a safe and simple solution using Dawn dish soap
Grab a cup of hydrogen peroxide, 1 tsp dawn dish soap and 1 spray bottle
Combine the ingredients and spray directly on countertops, floors, sinks and places you think the ants are hiding.
This solution create a hostile environment for the ants causing them to flee from your home quickly.
22. Enhance Your Dishwasher
If your dishes don't feel clean and you drinking glasses are cloudy, you can use dawn dish soap to change all of that.
Place about 3 drops of blue dawn dish soap into the soap slot of your dishwasher.
Fill the rest of the slot with baking soda and close it. Select the wash cycle and the dishes will be clean without residue.
23. Jewelry Cleaner
If your jewelries are losing luster, then dawn dish soap is perfect for getting them to shine again.
Despite being hard on grease, dawn dish soap is gentle on jewelries and will not damage them.
Mix 7 parts of hot water and 6 drops of dawn dish soap in a bowl, dip an old toothbrush into this mixture.
Scrub your jewelries gently until you start to see a difference, then rinse and polish with a jewelry cloth
24. Make Ice Packs
Ice packs are great for relieving a sprain and you never know when you need one.
Good news is that you don't have to buy one, you can make it yourself with just dawn dish soap and water.
Fill a zip lock bag half way with dawn dish soap and place it into the freezer and this is your ice pack.
Dawn dish soap will not freeze completely and feels like gel, making it the perfect choice for making ice packs.
25. Freshen up Your Bathroom Instantly
The next time you want to get rid of odor coming out from the toilet, add 1-2 tbsp of dawn dish soap into the toilet tank.
This will get your entire bathroom smelling fresh and free of odor with every flush.
You may also grab a small bowl, fill it with dawn dish soap and place it in the bathroom.
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Just place the mop head into the wringer, step on the pedal until you get the desired moisture before mopping.
It's special microfiber cloth is great at picking up everything on the floor so pebbles, pet hair and dirt are not a problem.
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Which one of the dawn cleaning uses you think is most useful?
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