There are many things in your house that can be used not for its main purpose alone. These things have hidden properties and can solve some problems that are less obvious in their capabilities. Below are very helpful tips that may be of help to you…
To keep the ants away, place the skin of cucumber near the place of ant holes. Cucumbers are one example of natural pest control. It’s using natural and generally non-toxic ingredients to repel or get rid of bugs including ants and other insects.
To make your mirror shine, clean it with spirit. Alcohol, nail polish remover and methylated spirit (denatured alcohol) have great cleaning properties. They can clean almost everything. Plus it eliminates germs for a very little cost.
To remove chewing gum from clothes, keep the cloth in the freezer for an hour. By hardening the gum through freezing stops it from sinking deeper into the cloth. Scrape it with knife once hard.
To give shine to your hair, wash it with 1 teaspoon vinegar then rinse. The vinegar will remove all the residue of different hair products and the scaly build up that accumulates in the shaft.
To avoid tears while cutting onions, chew gum. When you cut onion, it releases sulphur dioxide which make you cry. If you chew gum, the gum will absorb the sulfur fumes before it can react with your eyes.
To remove ink from clothes, put toothpaste on the ink spots generously and let it dry completely, then wash. The toothpaste acts as a very mild abrasive that will gently work away the ink stain on washable fabric.
To get rid of mice or rats, sprinkle black or cayenne pepper in places where there are mice or rats. Peppers are good rats and mice repellants because of its stinging odor.
To clean toilet and tiles, drop Alka-Seltzer tablets in the toilet, wait for 20 minutes then brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china and tiles.
I hope you find these tips helpful.