13 Salt Home Hacks
Salt isn’t usually the first thing that springs to mind when looking at your fireplace or iron let’s be honest. But this magical mineral can be used in all areas of the home. Here are 13 ways to use salt around your home, which don’t involve food!
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Clean Your Iron
Is your iron looking worse for wear? This simple trick will have your iron looking like new in no time! Simply sprinkle salt over your ironing board and run the warm iron over it a couple times. Unplug iron and wait for it to cool, then wipe clean with a soft cloth.
Wooden Laundry Pegs
Extend the life of your wooden laundry pegs by boiling them in salted water.
Too Much Laundry Detergent?
Accidently put too much detergent in the washing machine? If you’re faced with overflowing suds, simply pour some salt into the machine and watch the suds disappear.
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Keep Colors Vivid
Colors tend to fade with multiple washes and can end up looking quite dingy. Before you go buying some product that promises bright and vivid colors, look no further than your kitchen cupboards! Adding salt to your washing machines rinse cycle will help sharpen colors and keep them bright.
Refresh Your Sponge
Kitchen sponges can get pretty gross fast. You can keep yours fresh by soaking them in salt water.
Wooden Chopping Boards
Wooden chopping boards should be cleaned after each use. Avoid harsh chemicals by spreading salt onto the board and rubbing in. Rinse with warm water and allow to air dry.
Don’t worry if your chopping boards are not made of wood you can still use salt on your plastic chopping boards too.
Rust stains are annoying and removing them is even more frustrating. Scrub away rust stains with a mixture of salt and turpentine.
Clean With Salt
Copper, bronze, brass, and pewter can easily be cleaned with salt and white vinegar. Mix the two ingredients together to create a paste. Rub the mixture over the copper with a soft cloth, rinse and dry.
Watermarks on wooden tables are unsightly, but luckily there is an easy way to remove the eyesores. Make a paste of salt and water, rub into the stain and wipe dry. No more watermark!
Scrub wicker furniture with a stiff brush dipped in salt water to spruce it up.
Extend the life of a straw broom by soaking the bristles in a bucket of hot salt water. Let the broom air dry before using.
Prevent Creosote Buildup
Prevent creosote buildup in your chimney by throwing some salt onto the log fire.
Frost Free Windows
Keep your windows frost free this winter by wiping them down with a soft cloth dipped in salt water.
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