Below are the 8 unusual household uses for different food items:
1. Banana peels as polisher
Banana peels make a great silver polish. Simply rub the inside of a banana peel along the tarnished parts on your silver, whether it’s your jewelry or serving spoon. The acids in the fruit will remove the tarnish buildup on silver and restore the glow.
Not just silver, your can also polish your shoes with banana peel. Just rub the inside of the skin all over your shoes in a circular motion, just like when applying regular shoe polish. Take a soft cloth and buff your shoes until they look shiny and new.
2. Use ketchup to brighten up copper pots and pans
Remove tarnish from copper and brass cookware using a ketchup. Simply dab some of ketchup on a cloth on a copper item you have that needs some polishing, and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a towel. The acids in the condiment will remove the tarnish.
3. Use Baking Soda as Toothpaste
A paste made from baking soda and a 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution can be used as an alternative to commercial non-fluoride toothpastes. You can also just dip your toothbrush with toothpaste into baking soda for an extra boost.
4. Green Tea as Deodorizer
Tea leaves are extremely efficient in absorbing odors from refrigerator. Place used green tea bags or leaves in a small bowl, uncovered, in your refrigerator to help absorb odors from onions and garlic for about three days.
5. Use Coca-Cola to clean your toilet bowl
Diet Coke is better than most chemical cleaners. It can clean a toilet bowl to get rid of mineral stains. Pour a bottle of cola into the toilet bowl and leave it for a few minutes. Then flush it all away. The baking soda and acidity of the Coca-cola will remove tough stains easily.
6. Use Onion to Clean Grill
Clean your grill without using chemical by rubbing an onion against the grate of the grill. Cut an onion in half, and turn on your grill. Using a fork, glide the onion on the grill to scrub it clean.
7. Use Lemons To Clean Faucets and sinks
Lemon can remove limescale buildup on your sinks, faucets, shower,and tub. Rub the cut lemon directly onto the faucets. The mild citric acid in lemon dissolves the minerals. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Your fixtures will look bright and shiny.
8. Vinegar as glass cleaner
Glass windows and mirrors easily collect dirt, even if you clean them too often. Instead of glass cleaner, use vinegar spray on glass surfaces. Simply mix roughly equal parts distilled vinegar and water into the spray bottle. Spray the glass surfaces with the mixture. Now, rub the surface with a cloth to work the vinegar in.
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