Salt can be also be used in many different ways around the home. It acts as a more environmentally friendly compared to harsher synthetic chemicals. It is also very cheap. So you can save money in the process. Presenting here a list of helpful and simple ways to make most of the humble table salt:
Dropped an egg: When an egg is dropped on the goud and it breaks, you find it very messy to clean the area. But dont worry. Just sprinkle salt on the dropped egg and let the egg stay for 15-20 minutes. It becomes easier to clean the area after this.
Food split over in oven: Suppose while cooking in the oven, food spilts over. Now dont panic. Sprinkle salt in ovens where food has split over. This will help to clean the spill faster . Moreover salt absorbs the burnt smell.
Soothe a bee sting: Wet the sting area immediately and then cover it with salt.
How to avoid discolouring of clothes while washing ?: In a buckt of water, add a handful of salt and ½ cup vinegar and soak coloured clothes in the mix. The garment won't bleed and colours will get fastened.
Cleaning glass tea and coffee pots: Salt can be effectively used to clean glass tea and coffee pots. Add some salt to the pot, drop in some ice cubes, swivel the mix and lo, the pot will come out sparkling clean. For removing tea stains in china crockery, rub these with salt.
Cleaning artficial flowers: Artificial flowers can be cleaned by putting them in a bag of salt. The dirt will get transferred on the salt.
Prevent browning of sliced potatoes and apples: Keep potatoes and apples in a bowl of cold salty water.
Mouthwash and gargle:Add a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Swish it around your mouth and gargle. This is helpful in dealing with toothaches and throat problems.
Cleaning a chopping board: Salt and bleach mix is ideal for cleaning a chopping board. Rub the mixture on the chopping board and scrub off with a stiff brush. Rinse in warm, running water.
Keep your toothbrush bacteria free: For this soak your tooth brush in hot salt water just once a week.
Removing ink stains: Just apply some salt to the ink stained area and then wipe off with a damp cloth.
Keeping away flies: While mopping the floor, add a pinch of salt to the water. This keeps away those flies.
Give a good shine to stainless steel taps: To clean stainless steel taps, scrub it with tamarind and salt. This gives a good shine.
Salt as fire extinguisher: Keep salt close at hand as an emergency fire extinguisher for grease fires. It makes for a good backup.
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