Alternative Uses For Household Items
The multitasking approach is now in fashion, especially from the human resources perspective. The know-it-all is the ideal of any employer. Leaving aside this joke reeking of some realism, let’s see how various everyday things can be used for many other purposes that the primary ones they were created for. There are tens of examples, this is why we will come back with more. So here are the first alternative uses for household items.
Vinegar is definitely a multitasking liquid. We can write about that for hours, but we will today select an idea which benefits those with pets at home. Mix a cup of the white distilled variety with one quart of water, then rub down its coat with your hands. The pup’s fur will shine and look brand new.
Lemon also ranks among the fruit with numerous practical skills. Just cut a lemon in two and then rub a wood or plastic chopping block or a grater to disinfect it and remove the food stains. Adding some salt to a lemon wedge and then rubbing the interior of copper cookware will bring back that characteristic shiny look. Finally, brighten laundry whites by adding 1/2 cup lemon juice to the wash cycle of a normal-size load.
In the digitalized era, newspapers risk turning into a fine memory. But if you have one around, just wrap some newly bought tomatoes and which are not ripe yet individually and leave them out at the room temperature. They will ripe and become tasty in a matter of days. If you went sledging and come back with wet boots, place some crumbled paper in them overnight and moisture will vanish by the time you put them back on.
Coffee is the new alarm clock of modern man. If you want to take pride in a shiny and healthy hair, then take a strong pot of black coffee after it’s cooled and pouring it on freshly shampooed strands. Let it soak for about 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with cool water.
They say snails like beer. Well, for those with gardens behind the house and a myriad of intruders just waiting to make a feat of it, bury some mugs with some empties still in them for a few days, making sure the rims of the jars are at ground level. The critters will easily fall into these traps and all you have to do is dispose of them properly by taking them into a nearby forest.
Sources: Realsimple.com, Businessinsider.com