When cleaning, it can be a hassle to have multiple cleaning solutions to use at every turn.
Some products can be used to clean in multiple circumstances and will save you a lot of money.
One such product is Murphy’s oil soap. A vegetable oil soap that is organic and will protect every surface it touches from ware.
Here are 20 Murphy’s oil soap hacks.
Leathers can take a little cleaning now and again. Using just about any chemical to clean leather can cause permanent damage. Murphy’s is considered to be a safe cleaning solution.
Clean your leather by adding a small amount of Murphys on a dry cloth and wipe away dust and marks from your leather. Your leather will be shiny and look great.
Bad stain on the carpet? Murphys is known for its stain-removing abilities, so it is capable of removing stains too from carpets.
Pour the soap directly onto the stain. Allow it to soak through. Use a cloth to rub the area in a circular motion until the stain is no longer visible. Rinse well and allow the carpet to dry before using it.
REMOVE PAINT FROM PAINT BRUSHES
Murphy’s oil soap is something you might want to keep close if you are planning on painting. It is well known from years ago for removing paint from paintbrushes.
Simply, lather your paintbrushes as soon as you are through with them. This is a low cost and efficient.
Combine lemon juice, vegetable oil, Murphy’s oil soap, and water Add to a spray bottle and use to spray any area that has the pest issue.
Spraying around the windows and doors will be a good place to start.
Banisters on the stairs turn really ugly over the years. They get sticky and just have an unpleasant look. They can be cleaned with Murphy’s oil soap. It will remove the dark sticky build-up. Leaving your banisters looking brand new.
Here is a tip… Instead of removing surface damage items and throwing them in the dumpster, try cleaning and see what happens.
SHINES LAMINATED FLOORS
Murphys is an excellent source if you are looking for a cleaner for your laminated floor. Just using any cleaner may damage your floor.
Murphy’s oil soap will do a great job of getting your floor sparkling clean. Add 1/2 cup Murphys to 2-gallon warm water. Use a Bucket for this and a mop.
PERMANENT MARKER REMOVER
To remove permanent markers. Especially from erase boards and places you had no intention of them being.
Use Murphys and a magic eraser to wipe this away in a second. It is so convenient to have a Murphys at hand reach at all times.
DIY ALL- PURPOSE CLEANER
You can easily create your own all-purpose cleaner using Murphy’s oil soap as one of the main ingredients.
All you need to have are essential oils, 2 cups of warm water, a bowl and 2 tbsp of Murphys. Mix well to combine. Pour into a spray bottle or just simply use to wipe surfaces straight from the bowl.
Murphy’s can also be used to clean your bathroom. Simply mix soap with water to create a bathroom cleaner. You can use this solution to clean the walls, sinks, shower, and floor.
CLOTHES STAIN REMOVER
One solution known for removing stubborn stains is Murphy’s. Pour full strength onto the stain. Then place it in the washer and continue to wash.
Add your regular laundry detergent, as Murphys is not a laundry detergent by itself.
REMOVE GRIME FROM HARDWOOD FINISHES
Mix equal part of Murphy’s and paint thinner to remove grime. This works well on hardwood finishes.
The thinner will more than likely remove a thin layer of the surface with the grime. Apply with a sponge, then wipe away residues with a dry rag.
CLEAN YOUR CLOGS
If you manage to soil the heel of your clogs. Murphy’s oil soap is really good at cleaning these off. Using a bowl, add warm water then pour a few drops of Murphy’s into it.
Use an old washcloth to scrub the smears off. Then use the mineral oil to give it a shine.
STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES
Stainless steel appliances tend to lose their beauty over the years, and sometimes months. Most chemicals we use on these only work for a while.
Shortly after, you may see some dark spot formation appearing. You can remove these spots with Murphy’s oil soap without adding any further damage.
STOP CRACKS ON FLOORS
If your laminated floor starts cracking. Do not panic or run to call a carpenter. It’s great that you caught it soon. Stop the cracks from going any further.
Each time you mop, pour Murphys in between the cracks. This will condition the floor and stop the cracks where they are.
DIY CLEANING WIPES
Murphy’s oil soap is made up of 98% natural ingredients. Therefore it is a good candidate for making homemade cleaning wipes.
Pour diluted Murphy’s oil soap in a container filled with unscented wipes. Closed tightly to keep it from becoming dry. Use to wipe furniture, and appliances whenever you are cleaning.
CLEAN CAR INTERIOR
You can use Murphys to clean your car’s leather interior. Pour onto a soft cloth and wipe your seat’s dashboard and steering wheel. Who is to tell, maybe you found the secret the carwash has been hiding all this time.
Murphy’s oil soap is perfect for getting your tile clean when mixed with other cleaners. Mix Murphys with baking soda and water to create a scrub.
This does justice to your tiles and even other areas in your house that could do with a scrub.
GLASS TP STOVE CLEANER
Use Murphy’s oil soap to remove grease from your glass-top stove. Not only will it remove the grease from your stovetop.
It will also shine. Make a solution using 2 tbsp Murphys to 1-quart warm water. Give your stove a good wipe. For the finishing touch use a dry cloth to wipe away the soap. This will leave your stove looking radiant.