Wednesday, February 2, 2011

10 Interesting Uses Of Everyday Household Items

Get a Grip

Occasionally, you’ll need to rest your broom or mop against a wall. To prevent it from sliding (leaving a scuff mark on the wall) and crashing to the floor, cut off a finger from an old rubber glove and fit it over the handle—securing it with some tape or glue. Now brooms and mops stay put where you put them.
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Self-Cleaning Microwave
Before you spend time and elbow grease trying to remove tough baked-on food splatters inside your microwave, try this tip and let your oven do the work for you. After wiping away any loose crumbs with a paper towel, heat a microwave-safe bowl filled with 2–3 cups of water and the juice of one lemon (or 2–3 tablespoons of pre-squeezed lemon juice) on high for as long as it takes the water to come to a boil—somewhere between 1 and 5 minutes. Let the bowl cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing it. Then just wipe away the loosened food stains with a paper towel. (right at

Use ketchup

Remove tarnish from copper and brass cookware. Squeeze ketchup onto a cloth and rub it on pots and pans. They should go back to their coppery color in minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a towel.

Clean a Shower head

Pour little white vinegar in a ziplock bag , rubber band it to the shower head and soak for half an hour.

Turn an ice cube tray into a jewelry organizer

If you've got an ice-maker, you probably don't need those extra trays that are sitting in your freezer. But the trays are perfect for sorting rings and small earrings. (

Honey remedy for Skin Blemishes

Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a band-aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight. (

Use a candle to release a stuck zipperIf you have a stubborn zipper, you can just lightly rub a candle along the teeth on both sides. Then pull your zipper back and a forth a few times and it should be working better!(

Baking Soda as Silver-Polisher

Take a large container and line it with aluminum foil. Place the silver items on top of the foil. Pour boiling water over the items and quickly add 1/4 of baking soda and a few teaspoons of salt to the water. A chemical reaction takes place and silver cleans up nicely. Let it sit for a few minutes and repeat if necessary. (

Clean with Alka Seltzer

Clean Toilets in minutes ,place two tablets of Alka Seltzer in your toilet for ten minutes then wipe the grime and scum away.

Vanilla refreshness

Put a couple teaspoons of vanilla extract in a small bowl and microwave for one minute for the same upscale smell.


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  2. Wow very useful tips i will follow them thank u for sharing dear.