50 Easy Uses for Common Household Items – Part 4

See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 here.

31) Lemons: Deodorize Garbage Disposal

Toss whole slices of lemon into the garbage disposal then run it.
The acidity of the lemon will rid your sink of all odors and leave a fresh scent
that usually lasts for a few months.


32) Alka Seltzer: Remove Burnt-On Grease and Food Stains

When letting your pots and pans soak, throw in one or two Alka Seltzer tablets and
the caked on residue from cooking will come off easily when you scrub/wash.

33) Apple Cider Vinegar: Relieve Diarrhea

Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into
eight ounces of water to soothe your stomach.
The taste may not be the greatest, but the antibacterial properties of the vinegar
will end the unpleasantness of the bowel problems.


34) Toothpaste: Remove Scratches from Glass

Apply toothpaste to scratch, then rub with a cloth until the scratch is gone.
Make sure the glass is clean beforehand.

35) Cheerios: Relieve Pain from Poison Ivy, Chickenpox, and Sunburns

Pound one to four cups of Cheerios into a powder and add to your bath
to soothe your skin while you soak.
You may not feel relief while in the tub, but you will soon after.

36) Buttons: Sort Earrings

Organize your earrings and prevent them from becoming entangled
by using spare buttons as holders for each pair.

Button Earring Holder

37) Corn Oil: Prevent Hairballs for Pets

Add a few drops of corn oil to your pets’ food to prevent hairballs from forming.
The thick oil helps the fur pass through the animal’s system much quicker and easily.

38) Whipped Cream: Remove Gum from Hair

There are many remedies for removing gum from hair, but this is a lesser known one.
Give it a try rather than peanut butter the next time you’re in need.

Whipped Cream

39) Coke: Remove Oil Stains from the Driveway

Oil stains are very difficult to remove from pavement,
but one method guaranteed to work is Coke.
The highly acidic drink will eat away at the oil until clean.

40) Brown Sugar: Facial Scrub

A scrub is good to do about once a month to remove
dead skin and bacteria built up in pores
and remove excess oil from the skin. Brown sugar does just as well as expensive products
and will definitely result in a clearer and smoother complexion.

Brown Sugar

Stay tuned for Part 5!

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

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