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Outside the Laundry Room: A Bleach Tip to Keep Bouquets Fresher

By Dr. Laundry April 18, 2014

A Bleach Tip to Keep Bouquets Fresher

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Here’s a Clorox® Regular Bleach tip to keep bouquets fresher:  Drop ¼ teaspoon of bleach for each quart of vase water to ensure the water stays clear and free of that nasty smell that starts to brew about a week after the flowers bloom. (I know, I know you’re supposed to change the vase water every day, but anyone who has time for that deserves a medal or probably doesn’t have kids.)

With a couple cents worth of Clorox® Regular Bleach, bouquets can last longer and water doesn’t get funky as fast.