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Alternative Uses For Salt

Posted 9/30/2016

It's easier than you think to keep your home looking in top condition without the need to spend a fortune on cleaning products. Some of the best items we can use are the everyday things already in our home. This week, we're putting  the focus on salt! That's right, salt may be a typical condiment to make a dish taste better but, it also has various other functions that can help improve your home! We hope some of these tips can benefit you also.

 

MAKE AN OLD SPONGE NEW AGAIN
No need to throw out sponges so quickly, you just need to soak them overnight in a liter of water that has one 1/4 of salt added to it.
 
 SEE YA LATER TO GARBAGE ODOR
Nobody likes the stink of waste or compost stinking up the place. Getting rid of the funk is as easy as adding just a half a cup of salt and a little water will freshen the smelliest garbage bins.
 
 UNSTICK CLINGY FOOD
There's nothing worse than food caked onto a plate or baked into a pan. Not only is it stinky but, it's also a pain to remove. However, a little salt makes things much easier. Just sprinkle salt on the hard parts and add a little water and let them soak a little while. When you go to wash, the gunk will wipe right off!
 
 DROPPED AN EGG? USE SALT!
If you accidentally drop an egg on the floor, you can clean up your mess quickly by sprinkling salt on the fallen egg. When you wipe it up with a paper towel, the egg will come up easily.
 
 STOP GREASE FIRES
Let's face it, little kitchen fires can happen to the best of us, especially working with greasy or fried foods. A quick way to extinguish a grease fire is to throw a handful of salt on the open flames!
 
 PREVENT CHEESE MOLD
Quality and fresh cheese can spoil quickly after purchase. However, if you wrap the cheese in a salt water soaked paper towel before putting it in the fridge, it will help prevent it from turning so quickly!
 
PROLONG MILK LIFE
Salt in milk? It may sound crazy but, it works! A little pinch of salt, when added to milk or cream, helps it stay fresher for a longer period of time.
 
SHELL NUTS WITH EASE
Nuts with hard shells, when soaked in a saltwater solution for a few hours, are easier to crack. Yummy!

 HELPFUL WITH OVEN CLEANING
Our ovens require a lot of attention and that’s because food is always going to bubble up or spill over. To prevent the food that makes its way over the edges of your dishes into your oven from creating a stuck-on, burnt mess, sprinkle any spills with salt immediately.When your oven has cooled down, you’ll then be able to wipe the stain right up with a cloth or sponge.

 SHINY, SPARKLING GLASSES
Water spots on glassware can be the worst but, salt can help make your glasses looking brand new again. Simply soak them in a salt and vinegar solution overnight. When you wake up the next morning, your glassware should be as good as new.

GET RID OF LIPSTICK SMUDGES
Long lasting lipstick may make your lips look great all day but, when lipstick stains your dishes too, it makes them hard to clean. A little salt rubbed on lipstick-stained dishes will remove the stuff before you wash them.

CHECK AN EGGS FRESHNESS
Eggs typically don’t have an expiration date on them. If you have some eggs in your fridge that you want to use, but you aren’t sure about, place the egg in a cup of water that has two teaspoons of salt in it. If the egg is fresh, it’ll sink. If it floats, it’s old.

CLEAN YOUR FRIDGE
A chemical-free way to clean your fridge is to use a handful of salt mixed with a gallon (3.7 liters) of water. You can use the mixture to sponge clean the inside of your fridge without harming surfaces.

BUH-BYE TO COFFEE STAINS
Coffee is like blood to a lot of individuals and because of that love we often notice little stain rings appearing in our much-loved coffee mugs. You can get rid of those stains by salting a sponge and rubbing it directly on the rings.

CLEAN YOUR COFFEE PERCOLATOR
A dirty coffee percolator makes icky, old tasting coffee. Clean dirty percolators by adding four tablespoons of salt and filling the percolator up with water. Allow a test run through to clean it out and fill back up normally again. Your next batch of coffee should taste great.

REMOVE EGG SHELLS EASILY
Removing shells from hard-boiled eggs can be tricky. A little salt added to the water you boil your eggs in will help you enable you to take the shells off effortlessly.

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVE USES FOR SALT? LET US KNOW!