White bread as glass magnet: After picking up the big pieces of shattered glass use a white bread slice to remove the little remains. Small pieces will cling to the bread.
Salt as drain cleaner: Before using chemical products, try using salt to unclog the drain. Pour a solution of 1/2 cup of salt for every quart of hot water down the pipe.
Baby oil as paint remover: Baby oil is not just for babies. You can use baby oil to remove paint splash from your skin.
Colander as toy scoop: Colander might be a very popular as a kitchen tool but its ability is not limited by the kitchen. If your little one refuses to have a bath without his/her toys draining the tub after the bath can be challenging. Use a colander to scoop all the toys before draining the tub.
Chalk as tarnish prevention: You can slow down the tarnish on your good silverware by tying a few pieces of chalk to them. Use a cloth to put them together. Chalk will absorb the moisture and slow down the tarnish.
Orange peel as garbage disposal freshener: Drop a few orange or lemon peels down the drain and run the disposal.
Lemon as laundry brightener: If you are looking for a greener way of brightening your laundry try lemon juice instead of bleach. Add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle. Be sure that you distil little pieces of pulp which might clog your machine’s system.
Lint roller as glitter pick-up: If you have a little one, glitter around the house might be inevitable. Lint roller is your saviour. It can pick up all glitter spilt around.
Rice as vase scrubber: If your favourite vase is stained and you don’t know what to do, add a tablespoon of rice and a lot of soapy water. Shake and rinse until it’s clean again.
Tape as keyboard cleaner: Slide the tape between the rows of your keyboard. The adhesive side will pick up dust and crumbs.
Oil as adhesive remover: Apply oil to the sticker using a paper towel. Rub it then rinse it with warm soapy water.
Sugar as hand degreaser: Rub your greasy hands with a mixture of sugar and water.
Mustard powder as jar deodoriser: Sometimes no matter what you do the smell sticks in the jar. To get rid of it, wash the jar with a mixture of one teaspoon of powdered mustard with one quart warm water.
Cornmeal as grease absorber: Cornmeal can absorb grease on light coloured fabric. Cover the stain with cornmeal and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Vacuum it to clean the grains.
We hope these little tricks will help you during your daily life. If you have any surprising hacks that you do while cleaning, don’t hesitate to share.