New Uses For Banal Home Items

We’re back with new ideas today showing us how items mislaid in the pantry or on kitchen shelves can turn into viable solutions to different situations we run into every day. These are time tested ideas that will surely prove helpful when needed. So here are new uses for banal home items, today focusing on vinegar and baking soda, as seen on Realsimple.com.

If you paved your yard or an alley across the garden, and you’re sick and tired of killing all those weeds between cracks in paving stones and sidewalks, then find help in the kitchen cupboard. Fill a spray bottle with straight vinegar and spray multiple times. Next time you take a walk, there’ll be no weeds coming your way.

If you want to save some money, then you should know your clothes can get that fluffy feel without having to use washing balm. Drop in a couple of capfuls of vinegar during the rinse cycle for an extra-soft feel. You can also rely on vinegar to clean and sanitize a dishwasher. Once a month, with the machine empty, run a cup of vinegar through an entire cycle to reduce soap and lime buildup on the inner mechanisms and glassware. Do the same with a washing machine.

Did you know baking soda is a very good skin exfoliator? Wash your face, then apply a soft paste made of three parts baking soda and one part water. Massage gently with a circular motion, avoiding the eye area and then rinse clean. If forced by circumstances, use baking soda as a deodorant as well.Just dust baking soda under your arms to absorb body odor.

An upset stomach can be kept under control if you stir 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into 1/2 cup of water and drink for a safe and effective antacid which also works to stop bloating.

Finally, you can erase crayon, pencil, ink, and furniture scuffs from painted surfaces, especially walls. Just sprinkle soda on a damp sponge, rub clean and rinse and no forms of artistic expression will adorn your walls anymore.

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