Get a better manicure
Get a better manicure by soaking fingernails in a soapy solution of dishwashing detergent and water, rinse hands, and apply polish. The polish will adhere better to the nail and spread more smoothly.
Pre-treat oil based laundry stains
Pre-treat oil based laundry stains such as lipstick or grease with a small amount of dishwashing detergent.
Soak oily and grimy tools
Soak oily and grimy tools in a solution of water and dishwashing detergent to get them clean.
Kill fleas by washing pets in a soapy water bath of a small amount of dishwashing liquid and water.