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Dishwashing liquid hacks

Make sure to keep a bottle of Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid on hand for a whole host of household hacks from oil stains on clothes to making bubbles for kids.

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A dishwashing liquid such as Sunlight is something no household cleaning arsenal should be without. Not only is it ideal for cleaning cutlery and crockery, cutting through greasy pots and pans, and ensuring that your serve wear is spotless, but it actually has a few great hacks beyond its traditional scope of work. Here are dishwashing liquid hacks that showcase the versatility of this humble product:

Clear foggy lenses

People are required to wear protective face masks as a measure to protect against the spread of viruses in the face of the global pandemic. People who wear glasses are faced with a dilemma, the fogging of their spectacles and sunglasses while wearing a mask.

The solution? A drop or two of Sunlight dishwashing liquid applied directly to your glasses in a thin but even layer. Apply it to both the inside and outside of the lenses with a good quality microfibre cloth. Allow the soap to dry for a few minutes and then buff it out with a fresh cloth. Make sure to use a cloth that doesn't shed or leave bits of cotton on the lens.

This process will help to prevent your spectacles from steaming up when you wear a face mask. It will also work perfectly to prevent your bathroom windows and mirrors from fogging up.

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De-grease and pre-treat laundry stains

Oily stains can be difficult to remove from clothes. Although the solution lies in your detergent cupboard, it’s not one that you would necessarily expect to help with your laundry. Apply a small amount of dishwashing detergent to the stain. Next, gently rub the fabric together to evenly spread the soap and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Finally, rinse and wash the item according to the wash care label instructions.

Degreaser for automotive spills

If you fancy yourself as a little bit of an at-home mechanic or so, then you'll know that somehow, automobile grease can end up on your paving or somewhere else that it shouldn't be. However, there is a way to clean it quickly and easily without having to replace it. Apply a small amount of the detergent to the affected area and spread it with a brush. Allow the product to soak for a few minutes and then rinse it off. It should leave the surface looking as good as new.

Make bubbles for the kids

Home crafts for kids are so enthralling – it’s wonderful for them to learn how a simple home detergent can be turned into hours of entertainment with a little bit of imagination. To create the bubble solution, combine 1/2 a cup of white sugar with 4 cups of warm water. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, add 1/2 cup of liquid dish soap! Tip: let it sit for a few hours to maximise the size of the bubbles.

Key points:

Always have a bottle of Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid on hand. The versatile detergent can help with a variety of household hacks. From clogged toilets to fogged spectacles, dishwashing liquid is the king of versatility.

As this list proves, no household is truly complete without a little bit of dishwashing liquid.

Excerpt: You won't believe the amazing things that can be achieved with a humble bottle of dishwashing liquid. Here are 4 hacks that show the power of Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid far beyond its traditional use.

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