A New Use for Shaving Cream

Add this to the list of uses for shaving cream: Use it as a helper when cleaning mildew from grout. The thick consistency of shaving cream (not gel) helps keep bleach on mildew-y tile joints long enough to fight the mildew...

Combine equal parts shaving cream and bleach and apply it along the grout lines in your shower. The shaving cream will provide the thickening needed for the bleach to sit vertically on the grout overnight. Rinse in the morning and the mildew should be gone. We only suggest this for white grout, however, as bleach could discolor dark or colored grouts.

For five more shaving cream uses (including cleaning carpet stains as Gregory's clued us in on in the past), see our photo's source: Reader's Digest.

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