Different uses for household items
December 11, 2006 12:16pm CST
There are hundreds of itmes around the house that can be used for things other than there intended use. Do you have any items you use. This is my use of toothpaste: polish silver and gold, remove crayon marks from walls, treat acne, remove ink spots from cloth, remove fruit punch "moustaches" from kids, deodorize smelly hands, remove scuffs from shoes, and fill holes in walls. Use chewing Gum to fill small nail hole in you walls before painting. Baking soda and vinegar make a great drain opener without all the chemicals. Lemons or oranges cut in slices are excellent to clean tape goo or any other stick surface. To remove bubble gum from an item, freexe it with ice and the gum just breaks away.
13 Apr 07
Another use for toothpaste is putting on a coldsore or pimple, as it has a drying action and will help to heal both of them very quickly. Eucalyptus is another good home remedy .... it can be used as a decongestant, either an an inhailant or by putting on a handy; clean grass marks off white shoes; clean gooey/glue gunk off bottles when you take the label off. Put an open box of bi-carbonate of soda in the fridge ... it will remove all the smells there and keep the fridge smelling fresh and clean. good topic and some interesting uses I hadn't though about ... good of you to share them with us wildguy.
14 Apr 07
Thank you oldboy, another use for baking soda is if you have cats sprinkle baking soda in there litter when you change it and this will kill the urine odour. Amonia if anyone has every used it is a powerfull household cleaner the pure stuff you buy in grocery stores, but did you know that it is also a great hardwood and hardwood floor stripper? If you are thinking on refinishing a table or chair buy some ammonia pure strenght and put it on the furniture first, this will strip any wax and polish of the surface as well as most of the finish, its cleaner than strippers, BUT before warned USE a face mask as it does have a very harsh odour, if you have breathing prpoblems then DO NOT use ammonia.
10 May 07
Thanks for the additional tips. They all all handy to know and more so for us (my partner and I), as we grow organic fruit and vegetables. That means we cannot use a lot of things on our place and that includes in sheds and the house as well. If on an inspection anything remotely like some of the products that are available are found, we could lose out certification.