Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wacky Uses for Household Items

Yesterday I was on snopes.com checking out some "facts" about Coke. (The drink, not the drug, in case you were wondering.) In the article (found here) it referenced another website that sounded interesting so I hopped on over for a visit, and I'm glad I did. The site, wackyuses.com has all kinds of interesting information on other uses for common household products.

For instance, did you know that if you run out of shaving cream, you can use Reddi-wip or Cool Whip instead? Or that Cheerios can be used to relieve dry, chapped hands? Or that mustard can prevent your hens from eating their own eggs? (I know you are especially excited about this one.)

Other useful tips:
  • Clean a toilet bowl. Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl. Let the real thing sit for one hour, then brush and flush clean. The phosphoric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china, according to household-hints columnist Heloise.
  • Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.
  • Remove grease. Rub Crayola Chalk on a grease spot on clothing or table linens, let it absorb the oil, then brush off. Launder as usual.
  • Eliminate static shock on carpets. Mix one capful of Downy Fabric Softener into a spray bottle filled with water, and spray the carpets.
These are just the tip of the iceberg - take a peek at wackyuses.com for more helpful tips and ideas!

1 comment:

Sara Luke said...

Have you found anything good for removing pet stains from carpeting?