Life-saving household hacks using salt as your companion

Salt is a common ingredient that is found in every kitchen on the earth. It is generally used for flavoring our food and making all of the dishes yummy and delicious.

But, it is unknown to many of us, that salt can also help us in making our house better and getting rid of many of our problem we face in the kitchen and especially in cleaning lots of stuff.

Here are few great uses of salt in our household.

1.  Clean your clothing iron
The clothing iron can collect a lot of gunk after being used on different kinds of clothes. Sometimes you have to dry some clothes instantly, despite them being still wet and that causes the iron to collect dust and other grime which is then deposited on the iron itself, due to the heat. In order to remove this grime, all you have to do is sprinkle some salt on some wax paper. Then set the iron on its highest setting and move it on the wax paper. The salt will cling onto the dust and grime and fall right off.


2. Clean up after egg cracking
Everybody loves eggs and ham for breakfast. But the annoying part about making eggs for breakfast in any form is dealing with the aftermath of a cracked egg that got away. Cleaning up such cracked eggs off the counter or sink or anywhere is a big problem and to solve that problem, all you need is some salt. Cover the whole egg mess with lots of salt and leave it for 15 mins or more. The salt will transform the gooey egg to sand like substance and you can easily wipe that thing off the counter.


3.  Dishwasher soaps
Out of dishwasher soap and don’t have time to go to the grocery store.But you do have salt and baking soda in your kitchen,  the no need to go the grocery store. Using these two ingredients, you can make your own dishwasher soap. Just mix equal parts of salt, baking soda and normal dish soap and load it into the dishwasher. It will work like charm and clean your dishes spotless.

NOTE– your can add a few drops of lemon if you want the best results.

4.  Clean a grimy sponge
The kitchen sponge usually becomes unusable within weeks, because of cleaning spilled drinks, food, grease and other grimy stuff that clings on the sponge. To clean such a sponge, prepare a mixture of 2 cups of water and add a quarter cup of salt in it. Leave your sponge in this solution for the night and in the morning, wash it under running water. The grime will be removed easily and the sponge will become reusable in no time.


5.  Clean a cloggy drain
The drain of the bathing tub becomes clogged with many things from time to time and one big culprit is hair. In order to make your own drain cleaner, mix ¼ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of salt. Try and clean and remove as much hair as you can from the drain with your hands (and we hope you wear gloves). Now pour the mixture in the drain and then pour ½ cup of white vinegar and leave it as it is for 15 minutes. Now boil a pot of water and let it down the drain, to clean the drain of hair and grime.

We hope our salt hacks worked for you.

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Author: Yash

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