Salt is a commodity everyone has at home.
Shared presents 10 unusual ways to use table salt aside from flavoring your food.
1. Cleaning a drain
Pouring table salt down the drain helps to unclog a drain.
The trick is to pour 1/4 cup of baking soda and the same amount of table salt in a bowl. After being mixed, pour the concoction straight into the sink. After that, pour 1/2 cup of vinegar in the sink. Rinse with hot water after at least half an hour.
2. Removing bad odor from shoes
Shoes will start to smell bad over time. Salt can help eliminate the stink from shoes. Sprinkle some salt on your shoes and let it sit for at least a night. Adding baking soda also helps.
Aside from absorbing the smell, salt also serves to deter bugs from nesting in your shoes.
3. Getting rid of ants
Salt can deter ants from occupying your home. Simply sprinkle salt on surfaces where ants love to hang out in your home.
4. Removing bubbles while doing the dishes
Bubbles don't help get the job done when you're washing dishes. Sprinkling a pinch of salt will help one see the bottom of the kitchen sink.
5. Stopping a fire
It's wise to always keep a bottle of table salt around when you're out barbecuing. Pouring a generous amount of the condiment directly on the flame will extinguish it immediately.
6. Cleaning the bathtub
Using strong chemicals to clean the tub can be hazardous to one's health. Salt offers a good alternative. Simply mix salt with vinegar, grapefruit, turpentine, or lemon and scrub.
7. Removing pan grease
Salt absorbs grease. Rubbing salt around the pan using a dry sponge is effective in removing stubborn stains and baked-on grease.
8. Removing stink from hands
Salt can be a go-to condiment when it comes to removing bad odor. Scrubbing your hands with salt after holding stinky stuff like fish, garlic or onion will eliminate the bad smell.
9. Cleaning shower curtains
Table salt helps prevent mold from growing on your shower curtain. Simply wash the curtain with salt. Doing this right after buying the curtain would be wise.
10. Removing carpet stain
Removing stain from a carpet can be so frustrating. But table salt can make the task less difficult. The salt can absorb blots of spilled red wine and other stains from the carpet. Simply pour a lot of salt over the stain and let it sit for at least half a day.