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10 'Miracle' Ways Salt Can Tackle Common Household Hassles

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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10 'Miracle' Ways Salt Can Tackle Common Household Hassles

by Mary Fischer

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Are you a major salt lover like I am? Man, I just can't seem to get enough of the stuff. I add it to everything, from salads to eggs to vegetables and meats. You name it -- I put salt on it.

But besides being a great seasoning, there are actually some other great uses for salt in your home that just might make your life a bit easier -- not to mention saving you a few bucks.


Check out these 10 cool things you can do with salt.

  1. Get rid of ants -- Ugh! Ants are the WORST. But they hate salt, so if you sprinkle it by doorways and on windowsills, it should deter them from entering your home.
  2. Repair holes in the wall -- Who knew salt was good for this? Simply mix 2 tablespoons of salt and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with water to make a paste to fix holes with.
  3. De-ice your driveway and walkway -- Nobody wants to try and walk from the car to the house on a sheet of ice. Salt does the trick in melting it quickly!
  4. Get rid of water rings -- How many coffee cup rings are on your end tables? Rubbing salt and a little vegetable oil onto the spot will help remove the rings.
  5. Remove stains -- Yep, salt acts as a stain remover on laundry for things like blood, wine, and perspiration stains.
  6. Sanitize cutting boards -- Instead of running them through the dishwasher, sprinkle salt on them and then rinse with a damp cloth.
  7. Kill weeds -- Did you know that pouring salt around weeds will take care of them in a jiffy? Me neither.
  8. Stop pipes from freezing -- Pouring salt in your drains will save you from having to run the water to avoid having your pipes freeze and burst.
  9. Clean china -- Sure, you probably only use your china once a year, but salt will keep it shining. Mix salt and white vinegar and let it sit on the china for a few hours. Remove, and the stains are gone.
  10. Banish mold and mildew -- Mix salt with lemon juice and put it on the mildew and/or mold, then leave the item out in the sun to dry.

Do you have any creative uses for salt to add to this list?

by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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AzariahsMother
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:25 AM
Tfs
AzariahsMother
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:25 AM
No thoughts come to mind.
gsprofval
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Regular table salt sprinkled on floors, carpets, furniture, even mattresses and pets is a good way to get rid of fleas.  Just leave it on for a day or so and then vacuum it up.  It works really well and doesn't hurt any thing or any one--it's even safe for pets.

matreshka
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Thanks! I didn't know it could repel ants.

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