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Part 1: How To Use Everyday Household Items For Cleaning

Updated on November 26, 2012
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Money Saver

In these economic times, most people are looking for ways to save money. Some clip coupons, others bargain shop, and while others use everyday items for cleaning. We have an abundance of cleaners at our fingertips by just using several of our staple items within our home. In most cases, these staple items are much cheaper than purchasing all the different cleaners to do the job.

Dishes

Did you realize salt can be used as a cleaner? Well, I'm going to give you a few ways in which to do just that.

Do you have mugs or cups with coffee or tea stains? Take some salt and a little water and rub the stained area. Now wash the item as usual.

Does your thermos, travel mug, or closed container seem to have a lingering odor? Sprinkle some salt into the container. Let it set in the container overnight, now rinse.

Appliances

If you're like me, stove-top spills are troublesome. Are you worried about abrasive cleaners marring the surface? Stove-top spills can be easily cleaned by sprinkling with salt first. Salt is mild abrasive and won't mar the stove's surface.

Has your glass pot from the coffee maker developed a build-up of coffee stains and minerals? If so, add one cup of crushed ice, four teaspoons of salt, and one tablespoon of water to the glass pot. Gently swirl, rinse and wash the coffee pot as normal.

Cookware

Can't seem to get your glass casserole dish clean? Well, fill it with boiling water and add three tablespoons of salt. Let it stand until the water cools. Once cooled wash the dish as normal.

Do you want to get rid of the additional grease in your roasting pan? Sprinkle the pan with salt, then wipe with a damp sponge. Once completed wash the pan as usual.

I hope these tips save you some time and money. Happy cleaning..............

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    proudmamma 6 years ago

    When I'm extremely tired, I really should proof-read my typing. Oops....thanks again Marla Rose not "ago".

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    proudmamma 6 years ago

    I'm doing well Marla Rose. Thank you for taking time to visit my hub and the comment. It truly is amazing how so many staple items we have in our household can be utilized for household cleaners.

    Thanks ago for taking the time to read and comment. I really appreciate the feedback!

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    Marla Rose 6 years ago from Aventura, Florida

    Hi Proudmamma. How are you? Thank you for following my hub on "Why I didn't" Make Coffee for the Boss. I really appreciate your sincere comments.

    What a great hub this is on salt! I never knew what salt could do when it comes to household cleaning. I am amazed. These are very helpful tips that I will put to use. Thank you for those tips on salt.

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    proudmamma 6 years ago

    You're quite welcome The BestMouseTrap. Thanks for stopping by to read my hub.

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    proudmamma 6 years ago

    You're quite welcome The BestMouseTrap. Thanks for stopping by to read my hub.

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    Pam Valentine 6 years ago from The Heartland, USA

    I love salt and not for cooking too. I use it for oven spills, add some salt to stop it from burning and smoking, wipe if out later. Thanks for the reminder.

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    proudmamma 6 years ago

    Chasing Riley, thanks for stopping by to take a read. When I started researching, I was just as shocked.

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    Chasing Riley 6 years ago from Los Angeles

    Wow, that's so interesting. I knew baking soda had a lot of uses but I'll have to break out the salt.

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    proudmamma 6 years ago

    Thank you Dirt Farmer for stopping by to read my hub. It's amazing what you can clean with just a few simple everyday items. Thanks again for the vote up.

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    Jill Spencer 6 years ago from United States

    With salt and vinegar, you could clean the whole house! Thanks for the tips. I'd no idea that salt would take out odors and coffee stains. Vote up & useful.

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    proudmamma 6 years ago

    Thank you JenJen for the vote up. I appreciate you stopping by to take a read.

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    Jennifer McLeod 6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

    This was useful information. I had no idea that salt could be used as a cleaning agent. Voted up!

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