USES FOR COMMON HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Added on: 11th Dec 2014
TEA BAGS AS DEODORIZER
Put some used tea bags in a jar and place them in your refrigerator
to absorb odours.
KITTY LITTER AS CELL PHONE SAVER
If your phone gets wet you can try drying it in a box of cat litter.
Remove the battery and SIM card, then dry the phone off and
slide it into a sock. Tie the sock closed and put it in a container
filled with the litter. After three days, check to see if there’s any
moisture left on the screen. If so, put it back for another
couple of days.
BABY WIPES AS GADGET CLEANERS
Before you go out and purchase pricey electronics cleaners,
keep in mind baby wipes work just as well.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AS STAIN REMOVER
Unfortunately bleach has left hydrogen peroxide with somewhat of a
bad rap. Commonly used as an anti-septic nowadays it makes for an
awesome disinfectant and stain remover.
CEREAL BAGS AS ZIPLOCS
Ziplock bags cost a fortune and the store-brand stuff is
rarely worth its weight in flimsy plastic. Plastic cereal bags, however,
are great liners that can be reused. You can use them to store baked
goods or a sandwich, apply breadcrumb coatings to meat, fish and
poultry, roll up cookie dough logs, contain ingredients to be crushed
with a rolling pin, or as a trash container in your car.
ALUMINUM FOIL AS DRYER SHEETS
If you never knew it was safe to put aluminium foil in dryers,
join the club. Turns out, however, that they make excellent
alternatives to dryer sheets.
VINEGAR AS PET SHINER
That’s right, just mix a cup of the white distilled variety with
one quart of water, then rub down your pet’s coat with your hands
and your pet’s fur will be sparkling.
BEER AS SLUG BAIT
If you have a slug problem, just leave some open cans of
beer hidden at ground level and the slugs will just wander
BAKING SODA WILL UNBLOCK DRAINS
Before you pay out cash to unblock the kitchen sink, try
some baking soda instead. First, pour about 1 cup of baking soda
down the drain. Then, add some white vinegar and let it sit for five
minutes. Lastly pour about one gallon of boiling water down and
check your results.