Shopping is the most critical aspect of our weekly to-do-list. Especially when it comes to shopping for household stuff, we’re very particular about not spending much. Did you know, most of the home products could have alternative uses apart from their actual usage? If not, this article will provide you with all the tips you need to utilize in your daily life to be ‘household intuitive.’
Here is a list of eight such multipurpose articles and their use in daily life!
White Vinegar- A Fascinating Cleanser
Are you tired of rubbing greased surfaces? Well, you might have spent heavily on buying disinfects and dirt, grease removers. For the next scrub, make your natural cleaning agent by just using some white vinegar. It is also for cleaning clogged pipes. Again, vinegar and a mixture of dishwashing soap or powder can do wonders. It will help you sanitize as a disinfectant and kills certain microorganisms such as E. coli, which are pathogens most common to surfaces.
Did your pet drop some tea on your favorite white shirt? Or did he mess up your clothes with his fur? The answer to your problem is just the use of white vinegar in cleaning. It will save all your laundry time and money.
Apple cider vinegar is also for the same purpose; because vinegar is acidic, avoid cleaning surfaces that include marble, granites, soapstone, and solid wood furniture.
Tennis Ball- The Surface Protector
Buying your choice of chairs with cut-through edges can be problematic sometimes as they can give rise to scratches on the floor. Their dragging sound, too, can be bothersome to the ears. Well, we have a solution to this issue. All you have to do is take a few tennis balls and give them a cut in the center. Next, place all your four-chair arms into this socket created. There you go!
These balls will protect all the scratches and scrapes aligned on the floor due to your pointy chairs. To make it eye-catching, you could paint them with some spray color, contrasting with your chair color, and give them a dangling look. Apart from this, they will also protect the chairs from rolling, and you do not have to worry about sliding.
Go Clean With A Strip Of Aluminum Foil
Aluminum foil is a must in most household pantries. Right from baking to packing food, aluminum foil has essential uses.
Cleaning silverware is made easy with this trick. All you have to do is boil some water, add baking soda and sea salt into it. Line a baking dish with silver foil and pour this mixture into it (be careful of burns). Next, place your silverware into the bottom of this dish and let it soak for 2-3 minutes. Once done, remove the silver using tongs and let it dry for some time.
Besides being a well-known component in the food industry, coconut oil is an excellent body lotion. Studies have suggested that applying coconut oil can protect you from the harmful ultraviolet radiation of the sun.
Ran out of toothpaste? Well, if you are too lazy to step to the store and fetch some toothpaste early in the morning, we have a coconut oil hack for you! Mix a teaspoon of baking soda and coconut oil until it gets into a gel-like texture, and use this organic toothpaste.
Coffee Filter To Your Rescue!
For many of us who love to sip on coffee early in the morning, these coffee filters are necessary. But a part of its essential sieving use; here is a list of multipurpose usage of the coffee filter;
- It can be a disposable bowl that can hold on to your snacks, peanuts, dry fruits. If you are cautious about your portions, its bowl size is good enough for eating the right snack portion.
- It is lint-free and can be used to clean window glasses and panes, including mirrors.
- It is to coat baking pans or muffin bowls as an alternative to parchment papers.
- Spilled oil on the floor? Before you dirty cloth material, please take a few coffee filters and let them absorb all the excess oil.
Shaving Cream- The Multitasking Agent
Apart from its daily routine, shaving cream is also for cleaning your dry feet due to its smooth, silky structure. For your next pedicure, do use it and see the difference! It is also to clean your nails; it’ll leave your nails spotless without any dry skin or marks due to its foamy soap nature.
Sunburnt? Apply some shaving cream, and it will provide relief to the burnt areas. Did you know shaving cream is also used to clean your dull-looking jewelry? All you have to do is place your jewelry into a bowl of shaving cream, massage it well and wipe it.
Apart from its versatile use in salads, cooking, massaging, and even in beauty care, you can have a list of hacks using olive oil.
- Get rid of tarnish and corrosion by brushing your stainless steel and brass vessels with some olive oil.
- Earache? Olive oil can be a home remedy to clear your ears from wax.
- It can be used as a shoe polish to keep your shoes well shined.
- Acrylic paints take quite some time to go from your skin. Apply some olive oil, and it will help loosen the stain.
- Shine your wooden furniture by wiping off the dust on it. The glazy layer will be beautiful.
Drying sheets are the actual jugglers as they have an enormous usage. From cleaning stains to being used as soles for your shoes, here is a list of easy hacks with them.
- Polish stainless steel
- pure surfaces, glasses, and pain
- clean water or oil spills
Next time you go shopping, purchase reusable dryer sheets as they are made of natural fabric and cleaned in the washing machine.
Thinking outside the box can help you utilize daily products for a better alternative. Now that you know all the uses, you can get started with it right away! Many items in your home have multiple purposes so be sure to utilize every item before throwing anything entirely.