People must have randomly tried using dish soap for jobs besides washing dishes to figure out all of its other amazing uses. Some of them are downright strange, but if it works, it works. It turns out, dish soap can be repurposed in many ways. These five are some of the most useful.

Remove Stains Like A Pro

We’ve all been there, cooking or eating dinner, and the next thing we know, there is a greasy stain on our clothes. Rather than potentially ruining the item with bleach, reach for the dish soap instead. Just a tiny bit on the stain scrubbed in with a toothbrush should do the trick to get that stain right out.

It Doesn’t Just Work On Drinking Glasses

It makes sense that if dish soap makes drinking glasses sparkly clean, it would do the same on other glass. Combined with a bit of water in a spray bottle, it works on windows and even on your eyeglasses. Finish it off with a microfiber towel to avoid streaking. All the glass around you will be spotless and beautiful.

Soothe Your Sore Body

Instead of going to the store for an expensive ice pack to soothe soreness on your body, all you have to do is freeze a sealable bag a dish soap for a few hours. It will get very cold without hardening, staying in its gel form. This will make it easier to mold to whatever part of your body you need it for.

Works Better Than A Plunger

When your toilet pipes are clogged, you can use dish soap to unclog them. Simply pour a cup of dish soap into the toilet bowl and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before flushing with hot water. It will lubricate the pipes and clear them of anything that is stuck there.

An Expert De-Icer

Cold winters can be hazardous with all the ice on your sidewalks, but it’s nothing a little dish soap can’t take care of. Instead of slipping on the ice and falling flat on your bottom, combine one tablespoon of dish soap and rubbing alcohol with a gallon of water. Now pour the whole mixture on your sidewalk over the ice. Not only will the ice melt, it will prevent it from re-freezing.