5 Life-saving house hold hacks using salt as your companion
Salt is a common ingredient that you can find in every house. It is normally used for flavoring our food and making all of the dishes yummy and delicious. But, unknown to many of us, salt can also help us in making our house better and getting rid of any problems we face in the kitchen and especially in cleaning lots of stuff. Here are 5 very great uses of salt in our household and a video with 2 bonus uses of salt.
1 Clean your clothing iron
The clothing iron can collect a lot of gunk after being used on different kinds of surfaces and 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 so. The salt will transform the gooey egg to sand like substance and you can easily wipe that thing off the counter.
3 Dishwasher soaps
You need to do some emergency dishes and find yourself out of dishwasher soap. Now you do not have time to go to the grocery store and buy soap, but you do have salt and baking soda in your kitchen. 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. With these home remedies, you may be able to keep your dishes clean, but what about your dishwasher? Grime and Limescale can build up within your washer and end with it breaking down. Then what will you do? Wash your dishes by hand? If your dishwasher breaks down you may want to get in touch with an appliance repair service similar to Moto Appliance Repair who may be able to get your dishwasher working again.
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
Side note: If you try this and you find that using salt, unfortunately, hasn’t worked for you, you could always find companies who offer plumbing services Charlottesville (if you reside in this area of Virginia) to get this sorted. 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 DIY 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.