Vinegar, Baking Powder, Lemon And Other Household Items

Unusual Uses for Everyday Items

We’ve all got these items kicking around our homes but they have way more uses than just their original purpose. Here’s your chance to go and really shake it up.

Coffee Grounds

  • Can be spread over flower beds and will act as a natural fertiliser.
  • Put dry grounds into a cleaned out margarine container and poke holes in the lid. Place in the fridge and the grounds will act as an odour absorber.
  • Keep grounds near your kitchen sink. You can use them as a natural cleaner to get rid of garlic, onion and fishy smells from your hands.

 

Cream of Tartar

  • This can be used to clean your coffee pot. Fill the coffee pot with water and add about 2 or 3 tsp of cream of tartar. Let it brew, then let the water cool and scrub the pot with a plastic scrub brush or any other non-abrasive tool then rinse well.

 

Fabric Softener Sheets

  • Can be used to freshen the inside of shoes. Or stick them under the seats in your car to keep it smelling fresh.

 

Packing Peanuts

  • Spray with perfume and place in a bowl out of sight and they will act to freshen the room.
  • Stuff the peanuts into an old pillowcase to use as soft bedding for your pets.
  • Sprinkle peanuts into the bottom of potted plants to help with drainage.

 

Ice Cube Tray

  • Use as an organiser in a drawer for earrings, cuff links, or other small nick-nacks.

 

Shower Caps

  • Use as shoe covers when traveling to protect them. Also can be used to separate makeup or toothpaste etc. from the rest of your luggage.

 

Toothpaste

  • Clean chrome taps and fixtures.
  • Eliminate cleaning odours from your hands.
  • Polish silver.
  • Soothe skin by putting on any bites or irritated areas.

 

Vinegar

  • Eliminate odour by placing some into a bowl in a freshly painted room.
  • Relieves itching from insect bites.
  • For shiny hair rinse freshly washed hair with a solution of 1 tbsp of vinegar with 1 cup of water to get rid of any excess soap.

 

Yoghurt and Margarine Containers

  • Clean and use to store odds and ends in the house.

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