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Great Alternative Uses for Common Household Items

Have you ever looked at some of the stuff in your house and wondered what else it could be used for? If not, we’re going to tell you anyway! There are a multitude of uses for those common household items you probably already have lying around. Here are just a few.
Have you ever looked at stuff and wondered what else it could be used for? If so, here's some other uses for common household items you already have at home.

Salt

If you’re sick of waiting for your windows to defrost in the morning, here is a little trick that can save you time. Pour one cup of salt into a liter of water, shake or stir well, then sponge the mixture onto your windows. Salt is great for melting ice, and it’s great for keeping ice off windows to begin with.

Lemon and Aspirin, or Coke

Mash two aspirins, two teaspoons of water, and two teaspoons of fresh lemon juice. Apply the paste to the armpit stains on t-shirts and allow it to dry. Wash as normal and the stains disappear! Soak bloodstained clothing in coke and wait for the stain to dissolve. Then wash the clothing before the coke dries.

Chalk

Get a piece of cheap chalk and draw lines around your doors and windows. No, you aren’t painting, redecorating, or trying to perform some spell to keep ghosts out. But you are going to keep ants and slugs out! Those crawly critters hate chalk and won’t go near it, so putting it around entryways for them will deter them from entering.

Mayo

We’ve all been there and done that- we slapped a bumper sticker on our car thinking it was so cool or so right, and then we forgot about it. Years later, it’s an embarrassment on our cars or it is fading and looks bad. Either way, getting them off can be a challenge. Enter Mayo! Spread the stuff over the sticker, allow it to sit about 15 minutes, and then wash off. Your old bumper sticker wipes right off!

Cheerios

These little “o’s” aren’t just a breakfast or snack- they can also relieve skin irritations! Mashup four cups of the whole grains and add them to your bath water. Soak in them about 30 minutes. When you get out of the tub you will start to feel relief from whatever ails your skin- whether it be chicken pox, sunburns, or rashes from poison oak or ant bites.

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Have you ever looked at stuff and wondered what else it could be used for? If so, here's some other uses for common household items you already have at home

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