Hydrogen peroxide has fabulous disinfectant properties. Note: Because it breaks down easily when exposed to light, it's best to store it in its original brown plastic container. Just add a spray nozzle for easy spritzing on your shower walls, sink and toilet.
Hydrogen peroxide also works as a substitute for chlorine bleach in your laundry. Add half a cup to your whites and watch them come out whiter and brighter!
Baby shampoo is as gentle on fabrics as it is on baby. Fill a plastic tub with warm water and add a teaspoon of baby shampoo to wash your delicates, such as lingerie or finely knit sweaters.
It's also great for cleaning hair and makeup brushes. Thoroughly wet your makeup brushes in the sink. Place a drop of baby shampoo on a paper towel and swirl the brush around in it. Rinse thoroughly and hang to dry.
Crush an aspirin with the back of a spoon and add it to the vase before arranging your flowers. The salicylic acid in the aspirin will help keep the water clean and free of flower-damaging bacteria.
Tea tree oil is antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial, which makes it great for cleaning. Mix two teaspoons of tea tree oil with two cups of water and spray it on moldy grout.
Need to clean the guck out of a narrow vase? Fill it with water and toss a denture tab in. Leave it for an hour and then rinse. It will lift all of the tough-to-reach debris. Denture tabs also work well on stained coffee carafes and ceramics and even as a no-fuss toilet-bowl cleaner!
In a pinch, toothpaste works wonders for polishing jewellery, silver and chrome. Jus be sure to use normal toothpaste and not gel.