50 Easy Uses for Common Household Items – Part 1

Most people are watching their dollars and working off a budget to make ends meet. Many are also now looking for natural alternatives to live a more wholesome and chemical free life. Following are a few ways in which you can have both of the above. These uses are becoming more prevalent and are easy to do it yourself. So, here are great easy uses for common household items to make your life more chemical free and your wallet a little fatter.

1) Toothpaste: Buff a CD/DVD

Apply toothpaste to a cotton ball and wipe the disc.
Wash with water afterwards and you’ve got a brand new disc!


2) Cornstarch: Untangle Knots

Sprinkling cornstarch into tough knots,
such as shoe laces, helps loosen them.

3) Walnut: Buff Dings out of Wood Furniture

Get rid of unsightly scratches and dings on wood furniture
by rubbing a walnut on the areas.
The blemishes will vanish quickly and your furniture and pocket book will be saved.

4) Club Soda: Make Your Breads Fluffier

When baking, where recipes call for water, add club soda
instead to make pancakes, waffles, and any other breads fluffier.

Club Soda

5) Salt: Keep Windows Frost Free

Pour a cup of salt into a liter of water. Sponge the liquid onto the inside of window
to prevent frost from forming during the winter months.

6) Rubbing Alcohol: Remove Permanent Marker

Dab the surface that has the permanent marker on it with a cloth
or cotton ball covered in rubbing alcohol to make it disappear quickly.

7) Chap stick: Stops Bleeding When Nicked Shaving

Cut yourself shaving? Just swipe some chap stick over the cut
to stop that constant bleeding. No more tissue squares!


8) Apple Juice: Removes Dandruff

Don’t ask how it works, but it does! Instead of buying a special shampoo,
just wash your hair in apple juice to rid your scalp of pesky dandruff.

9) Aspirin: Get Rid of Armpit Stains on T-Shirts

Grind up an aspirin tablet or two, then make a paste out of it using water, lemon, or vinegar.
Spread the paste on the stained area and let sit for an hour before washing.

10) Olive Oil: Make Pets’ Coat Shinier

Add a bit of olive oil to your pet’s food to give them a healthier, shinier coat of fur.

olive oil

Parts 2-5 will be published soon.
Stay tuned…

Have any of these tips worked for you?
Leave your experiences in the comments below.

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