42 Unexpected Uses For Everyday Household Products

Hey everyone! Check out this list of everyday products that serve more than one purpose. It's a fun bit of trivia, or maybe you'll want to try some out yourself for a little satisfaction. Hope you find them helpful, or at least intriguing!

Discover 42 handy tips for common household items

1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair

2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish

3. Cool Whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes

4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair

5. Elmer's Glue -- paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any

6. Shiny Hair -- use brewed Lipton Tea

7. Sunburn -- empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water

8. Minor burn -- Colgate or Crest toothpaste

9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!

10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings, too (WD-40 is made from fish oil)

11. Bee stings -- meat tenderizer (or my favorite Ammonia)

12. Chigger bite -- Preparation H

13. Puffy eyes -- Preparation H

14. Paper cut -- Crazy Glue or Chap Stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)

15. Stinky feet -- Jell-O (pick your favorite flavor!)

16. Athletes feet -- cornstarch

17. Fungus on toenails or finger nails -- Vicks Vapor Rub

18. Kool Aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff!!??)

19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!

20. Peanut butter -- will get scratches out of CDs! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper

21. Sticking bicycle chain -- Pam no-stick cooking spray

22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby.

23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls.

24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with cornstarch and watch them slide on.

25. Heavy dandruff -- pour on the vinegar!

26. Body paint -- Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice! (No I have not tried this one!!)

27. Tie dye T-shirt -- mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak

28. Preserving a newspaper clipping -- large bottle of Club Soda and cup of Milk of Magnesia, soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!

29. A Slinky will hold toast and CDs!

30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with Colgate toothpaste

31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton Salt and watch it absorb into the salt.

32. To remove wax -- take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.

33. Remove labels off glassware, etc, rub with peanut butter!

34. Baked on food -- fill container with water, get a Bounce softener sheet and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked-on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use two Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!

35. Crayon on the wall -- Colgate toothpaste and brush it! (not the gel kind)

36. Dirty grout -- Listerine

37. Stains on clothes -- Colgate

38. Grass stains -- Karo Syrup

39. Grease stains -- Coca Cola will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries! (We drink this stuff??!!)

40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax -- sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.

41. To keep fresh flowers longer add a little Clorox or two Bayer aspirin, or just use 7-Up instead of water.

42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you "squeeze" for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Each day has a different color twist tie. They are:

Monday = Blue

Tuesday = Green

Thursday = Red

Friday = White

Saturday = Yellow

So, if today was Thursday, you would want to pick the red twist tie, not the white, which is Fridays and almost a week old. The colors go alphabetically by color -- blue, green, red, white and yellow -- Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors.

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