Its sounds like a poison but it’s far from it. Borax has been around for decades and is most often used in homemade all purpose cleaners. It’s great for cleaning grime from toilets, tile floors, baseboards, and even carpet by making a paste. Mix borax and water (2:1 ratio) and you have your own goo be gone recipe for gums and sticky residue. Pour a tablespoon and gallon of water into your humidifier to get rid of that musty smell. You can also mix boiling water and borax and pour down clogged drains. Nothing’s too hard for borax!