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5 New Uses For Salt Around The Home

It can help you keep the home spotless!


Every homemaker knows a little salt goes a long way. Whether you're cooking or in need of a quick remedy to sore throat, this wonder condiment can help save the day.

Aside from its usual uses, you can also maximize it around the home. It's great for cleaning oven spills, washing veggies, unclogging drains and so much more. We listed down five hacks that can be very useful when cleaning your home: 

Main photo from: Dietheek.  

Polish metal accessories 

To make brass and copper look new again, make a paste with equal parts salt, baking soda, and warm water. Apply to what you are cleaning and let it sit for a few mintues. Rinse and wipe dry with a soft cloth. 

Remove watermarks on wood surfaces

For stubborn stain rings, mix a teaspoon of salt with a few drops of furniture polish. It should remove dirt without dulling the wood's finish. 

Photo from Inspiration For Moms.  

Sanitize cutting boards

For discolored cutting boards, a popular method is to cover the board in salt and rub half a lemon over the board to remove any stubborn spots. This is also a great way to disinfect your boards and prevent grime build-up.

Erase coffee stains from cups

If you're dealing with soiled coffee mugs, dipping your sponge in salt before scrubbing should rid it of all unwanted coffee splashes. If that isn't strong enough, add a few drops of vinegar to the mix! 

Photo from Culture.  

Clean your iron

It's possible to make your iron's steel plate smooth again! Simply pour salt on a paper bag, place it over your board and run the hot iron over it. 

Photo from Rose The Living Space Organizer

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