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Alternative Uses Of Daily Household Items You Didn't Know

Thursday, Aug 12, 2021, 4:35 pm


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1.Old Butter Wrappers Instead of Cooking Spray

One person's trash is another person's treasure. Cooking sprays are not cheap and you can never get that last drop out of the can. Save yourself some money and time and just re-use your butter wrappers. Once you've finished those sticks of butter, stash those wrappers in your fridge for later use. The butter 'grease' left on the wrapper is great for greasing your pans and trays for baking and cooking.




2.Use Lemons as a Deodorizer

Lemons are a refreshing fruit with a smell that can travel for miles. Because of the fruit's refreshing nature, it is a great deodorizer. You can use the actual lemon juice to disinfect your appliances and kitchen, or you can just cut the lemon up and place it in your garbage can to get rid of any unwanted smells.



3.Coconut Oil for Teeth Cleaning

Toothpaste contains lots of ingredients that the regular Joe has never even heard about. If you're weary of the items in your toothpaste brand, you can always switch to using coconut oil instead. Coconut oil is a natural element that can be used to get your teeth clean and glistening. Mix two tablespoons of organic coconut oil, three tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Once everything is combined, you can use the mixture just like you would use toothpaste.





4.Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning

Hydrogen Peroxide is one of the most useful household items. It's great for ouchies, buts, bruises and boo-boos. Though it can be toxic, if you add a little water it becomes a great disinfectant. Mix as much or as little as you want to aid in cleaning your countertops, walls, shower, bathtub, sink and much more.



5.Cinnamon Prevents Ants

Adding cinnamon to your baked good can have your house smelling like Thanksgiving morning. However, this aromatic ingredient is also great for keeping ants at bay. Sprinkle some shaved or store-bought cinnamon on the area in your home where you see these pesky ants dwell and within days your ant issue will be no more.





6.Baby Wipes for your Gadgets

Baby wipes aren't just for tiny tots anymore. Baby wipes are great for cleaning household items. If you need to clean in between your keyboard keys or small crevices in general, a couple of baby wipes will clean up that mess in no time. In addition to cleaning your items, baby wipes also keeps them smelling fresh.



7.Kitty Litter Fixes Wet Cell Phones

If you get your phone wet, then kitty litter can save you from spending money on a new device. Kitty litter is extremely absorbent. Remove the battery and SIM card from your cell phone, wrap it in a dry cloth and put it in a container of kitty litter overnight.




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8.Baking Soda for your Clogged Drain

Buying bottles of Drano each month can get expensive. If you want a cheap alternative to help fix your clogged drain, then pick up a box of baking soda. If you pour one cup of baking soda down the drain and add equal parts white vinegar, your drain will thank you later. Let that mixture sit for a few minutes and then pour a gallon of boiling water down the drain afterwards.



9.Spoon for your Eye

People who suffer from puffy eyes scramble to find the right item to remedy the unflattering sight. There are several creams on the market to help puffy eyes, but a cold spoon can do a better job. Place two spoons on the freezer at night, so when you wake up in the morning, you can put the spoons on your eyes and reduce the puffiness.



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10.Vinegar To Make Your Doggy Shine

Dogs that are active and playful have a tendency to have dull coats. This 'problem' can be fixed with a little help from vinegar. It has been said that vinegar can help make a pup's coat shine. Just mix one cup of the white distilled variety with one quart of water. Once you have done that, you can proceed to rub down the pup's coat with your hands.



11.Olive Oil For Shaving

If you've run out of your favorite shaving cream, never fear for olive oil is here. Olive oil is a great household item to use instead of shaving cream. It doesn't lather or great soapy like shaving cream, but it leaves the skin looking and feeling soft. Not to mention it makes the razor glide on the skin with ease.




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12.Black Tea Bag - Deodorizer

No one wants to be around someone with athlete's feet. If your feet smell so bad that you could clear the room, then invest in some black tea. Boil three black tea bags in quart of water. Cool it down with some cold water and submerge your feet in the mixture for 30 minutes. This concoction will make your tootsies smell 100 times better.



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