7 simple and quick ways to use salt in your life

You think salt is only good to use in your meals? Here are a few ways to use it outside the kitchen! You will be surprised!

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This might seem strange and surprising but table salt is not only useful in the kitchen to season your favourite foods. There are many ways to use this seasonning outside the kitchen. Salt can save you a small fortune in house cleaning products.

Discover 7 fast and simple ways to use salt to your advantage. You will use these tips again and again, we are sure about it.

8. Clean your clothes iron

Something sticky won’t come off your clothes iron? No problem! Place you iron vertically on your ironing board and turn it on. While it’s heating, lay out some wax paper and deposit a large amount of salt on it. Iron the salt in circular mouvements for one minute.

7. Clean up an egg mess

If you accidentally drop an egg on the ground, clean the mess with some salt. Pour some salt on the egg and leave it there for 10 to 15 minutes: the salt will act as a coagulant. Your cleaning sponge will clean up this mess more easily.

6. Stop a fire started by cooking grease

One of the worst things that can happen while cooking is a fire caused by cooking grease. To rapidly stop the fire, pour some salt directly on the flames. It will cut the oxygen flux and choke the flames.

5. Clean a burnt skillet

You forgot to clean your skillet right after making your meal and now it looks impossible to clean? Don’t panic! Cover the bottom of the skillet with a thick layer of salt and add a bit of water. This mixture will slowly remove all the grease and burnt food that is stuck on. After about 10 minutes, wash the grime off and wash your pan normally with some water and soap.

4. Clean a greasy sponge

Fill a bucket with water and add 4 cups of salt. Put the sponge in the bucket and leave it there overnight. Your sponge will be clean in the morning.

3. Get rid of bathtub stains

In a bowl, mix equal parts turpentine and salt. We suggest 1 cup turpentine and 1 cup salt. Make sure your windows are open and wear gloves. Mix the ingredients together, put a bit on a sponge and scrub your bath stains. You will see results after one or two minutes.

2. Unblock your bath and sink drains

Your bathroom drains are blocked with hair? First, take out all the visible hairs by hand. Then, measure a 1/4 cup baking soda with a 1/4 cup of salt. Mix it and pour it directly into the drain. Take 1/2 cup white vinegar and pour it in your drain (it is normal if it bubbles). Leave it for 15 minutes and to unblock the rest of your drain, pour some boiling water in the drain.

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Sources:

  • HouseholdHacker
  • astucesdegrandmere.net
  • Little Things