Uncommon Ways to Use Salt

If you think that salt is used only to season food, think again. There are literally hundreds of ways that salt can be used as a natural cleaning aid, kitchen helper, stain remover, and even for medical purposes!

BY: Jo Ann LeQuang

 

If you think that salt is used only to season food, think again. There are literally hundreds of ways that salt can be used as a natural cleaning aid, kitchen helper, stain remover, and even for medical purposes!

Here are 10 ways to use salt in your household.

1. Sprinkle salt on shelves as a repellent to keep ants away (safer than many bug killers!)

2. Use salt to clean discolored coffee pots

3. Problem with pancakes, waffles or flapjacks sticking? Rub a little on the griddle and they come out beautifully

4. Create a paste that consists of salt, vinegar and flour, and you have the perfect cleaner for brass, copper and pewter

5. A mixture of salt and lemon juice cleans the keys of your piano

6. Fill in nail holes or other imperfections in the wall with a stiff paste made of equal parts salt, starch and enough water to moisten

7. On freezing days, you can still dry clothes outdoors. Just soak the clothes line in salt water to prevent clothes from freezing to the line

8. Salt water can also be used to prevent wicker furniture from turning yellow

9. Oven cleaning can be made much easier if you sprinkle salt in the oven before you start

10. Discolored or foggy glass can often be cleaned with a mixture of salt and vinegar

Here are 5 more ways to use salt outside your home.

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