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Other Uses for These Common Household Items

Last updated on: February 7th, 2020

There are instances when the things that you really find unimportant can become the most useful things that you can ever have in your home. It helps a lot when you simply look for ways and be innovative with the things that you commonly have in your own household and in the process, you’ll realize that you’ll even be able to save more money. You don’t need to be a genius to learn a few tips and tricks that will help you in your daily life.

Common Household Items

Below are other uses for some common household items and a few helpful guides that will provide you with more information:

Baking Soda

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a common household item that can be used not just for baking. It is a versatile item that is non-toxic and can also be used for personal care and home cleaning. For personal care purposes, you may use it as a natural breath freshener, tooth polish, deodorant, face exfoliation, relief of skin irritation, insect bites and diaper rash, feet pampering, comb and hairbrush cleaner, no ‘Poo hair care, natural antacid and more. As a house-cleaning product, it can be used in a variety of ways like cleaning floors and as an additive to laundry detergents. It is a natural air freshener and deodorizer that also helps freshen up your home.

Lemon

Lemon is an awesome fruit. It is filled with vitamin C and antioxidant properties called flavonoids. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps in fighting heart disease and cancer. It is beneficial to your health and well-being and a common ingredient in different types of food and drinks. Lemons can also be very useful for personal care, and as a cleaning product and air freshener. There are more than five dozen uses of lemon as compiled by Business Insider.

Coffee Grounds

If you’re one of those people, who love brewed coffee, your fresh and used coffee grounds and even used coffee filters can actually be converted as natural fertilizers. All of these are beneficial to your garden and plant growth, especially for citrus fruit-bearing trees. However, even if these things are known to be good for gardening, you still have to learn the different tips and methods about composting and using coffee grounds for your garden, and it would help to check for the right amount that you have to use and which plants really thrive in ground coffee compost.

Vinegar

Vinegar comes in different types; however, the most common types that you encounter in the kitchen are either white or apple cider vinegar. Vinegar is commonly used for cooking and in making sauces and salad dressings, and it has a lot of health benefits especially the organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, which, according to studies, has functional therapeutic and healing properties. As a common household item, vinegar can be very versatile, and because of its acidic and antibacterial properties, it serves as a very good best friend for cleaning and disinfecting in the home. Reader’s Digest has compiled a list of household uses for vinegar, and this can serve as your helpful guide.

Salt

It would be safe to say that salt is not just a common household item, but it is a necessity in every home. Salt is a seasoning that brings out the flavor and taste in every dish, and a bland and saltless food can be very disappointing to the palate. But other than food, salt has many uses in the household. It can be used for personal care, cleaning, gardening, insect repellant, and there’s so much more. For sure, salt is something that you will never run out of.

Transparent Adhesive Tape (or Scotch Tape)

Transparent adhesive tape or Scotch tape is an adhesive commonly used for sealing purposes. But, contrary to this common usage, it can actually be used in many ways. It can be used as a lint remover, keyboard cleaner, and it can be used to pick up small broken glass pieces, and even for nail art. Check out some of the surprising uses of transparent or scotch tape that you never really thought about before.

Rubber Bands

Most of the time, rubber or elastic bands are taken for granted and just thrown away. These common little items are not just cheap, but sometimes you even get them for free because they are used to hold things together when you buy produce and other products from the supermarket. Rubber bands can also be used as an eraser, a handle grip, a sliced apple keeper, and a bottle holder, among many others. When you realize that rubber bands can be very useful in your home for a few lifehack tricks, maybe you’ll think twice before throwing them away.

Eggshells

For most people eggshells are just useless trash; after all, they already got what they needed from the egg itself. Well, it might change your mind when you realize that eggshells are not just trash but recycling them can be beneficial for you and for the environment. Eggshells can be used in different ways for your home and garden, for personal care, and also for arts and crafts. They are actually ideal fertilizers and can be added as compost, which gives out good nutrients for your soil because eggshells are rich in calcium that plants need. They can be used for art mosaics, and believe it or not, you can even eat them or use them to create your own calcium pills. For a better understanding, it is important to read more information on how you’ll be able to use and recycle eggshells.

These things that were mentioned are just a few common household items, and when you come to think of it, there are still a lot that remains undiscovered. Sometimes, it will not hurt to do a bit of research and do some experiment on your own just to check if something should work or not. At some point, you might fail, but then again, what if you succeed and discover something new? End result? It never hurts to give things a try.

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