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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Salt and many uses

Uses for House hold Salt

If you drop a whole egg on the floor, pour salt all over the egg, let it sit for awhile, then use dustpan, the egg will come right up, without all that mess.  

Soak stained hankies, white shirts, etc. in salt water before washing.  

Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.  

Add a little salt to your boiling water when cooking eggs. This not only helps prevent cracking, but should it happen, it will stop the egg from coming out of the shell.  

A tiny pinch of salt with egg whites makes them beat up fluffier.  

Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to perk them up.  

Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your flapjacks won't stick.  

Soak toothbrushes in salt water before you first use them; they will last longer.  

Use warm salt water to clean your discolored coffee pot.  

Soak your nuts in salt brine overnight and they will crack out of their shells whole. Just tap the end of the shell with a hammer to break it open easily. This does NOT work for walnuts. 

Boil clothespins in salt water before using them and they will last longer.  

 Make a paste made of salt and vinegar, then thicken it with a little bit of flour. Use it to clean brass, copper and pewter.  

Add a little salt to the water your cut flowers will stand in for a longer life.  

Pour a mound of salt on an ink spot on your carpet. The salt will soak up the stain.  

Clean your iron by rubbing some salt with a  damp cloth on the ironing surface.  

Adding a little salt to the water when cooking foods in a double boiler will make the food cook faster.  

Use a mixture of salt and lemon juice to clean piano keys.  

To fill plaster holes in your walls, use equal parts of salt and starch, with just enough water to make a stiff putty.  

Rinse a sore eye with a little salt water.  

Mildly salted water makes an effective mouthwash. Use it hot for a sore throat gargle.  

Dry salt sprinkled on your toothbrush makes a good tooth polisher.  

Use salt for killing weeds in your lawn.  

Eliminate excess soap suds with a sprinkle of salt.  

A dash of salt in warm milk makes a more relaxing beverage.  

Before using new drink glasses, soak them in warm salty water for awhile.  

A dash of salt enhances the taste of tea.  

Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier.  

Put a few grains of rice in your salt shaker for easier pouring.  

Add salt to green salads to prevent wilting.  

Salt improves the taste of cooking apples.  

Soak your clothes line in salt water to prevent your clothes from freezing to the line; likewise, use salt in your final rinse to prevent the clothes from freezing.  

Rub any wicker furniture you may have with salt water to prevent yellowing.  

Freshen sponges by soaking them in salt water.  

Add raw potatoes to stews and soups that are too salty.  

Soak enamel pans in salt water overnight and boil salt water in them next day to remove burned-on stains.  

Clean your greens in salt water for easier removal of dirt.  

Gelatin sets more quickly when a dash of salt is added.  

Fruits put in mildly salted water after peeling will not discolor.  

Fabric colors hold fast in salty water wash.  

Milk stays fresh longer when a little salt is added.  

Use equal parts of salt and soda for brushing your teeth.  

Sprinkle salt in your oven before scrubbing clean.  

Soaked discolored glass in a salt and vinegar solution to remove stains.  

Clean greasy pans with a paper towel and salt.  

Salty water boils faster when cooking eggs.  

Add a pinch of salt to whipping cream to make it whip more quickly.  

Sprinkle salt in milk scorched pans to remove odor & speed up the cleaning.  

A dash of salt improves the taste of coffee.  

Boil mismatched hose in salty water and they will come out matched.  

Salt and soda will sweeten the odor of your refrigerator.  

Cover wine stained fabric with salt. Wait for at least two hours and rinse in cool water. Repeat if necessary.  

Remove offensive odors from stove with salt and cinnamon.  

A pinch of salt improves the flavor of cocoa.  

To remove grease stains in clothing, mix one part salt to four parts alcohol.  

Salt and lemon juice removes mildew.  

Sprinkle salt between sidewalk bricks where you don't want grass growing.  

Polish your old kerosene lamp with salt for a brighter look.  

Remove odors from sink drain pipes with a strong, hot solution of salt water.  

If a pie bubbles over in your oven, put a handful of salt on top of the spilled mess.  The mess will not smell and will bake into a dry, light crust. Wipe off easily when the oven has cooled. 

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