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Got salt? part 2

Part two in Tightwad’s series on handy household uses for salt. Who knew?

1. Add a little salt to the water your cut flowers will stand in for longer lasting blooms.
2. Boil clothespins in salt water before using them to make them last longer.
3. Clean brass, copper and pewter with paste made of salt and vinegar, thickened with flour
4. Mix salt with turpentine to whiten you bathtub and toilet
5. Pour a mound of salt on an ink spot on your carpet; let the salt soak up the stain.
6. Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your flapjacks won't stick.
7. Soak nuts in salt brine overnight and they will crack out of their shells easily.
8. Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to perk them up.
9. Soak toothbrushes in salt water before their first use to make them last longer
10. Use salt to clean a discolored coffee pot.


Classic NYer said...

I didn't know salt did anything more than raise my blood pressure... thanks for posting!

stopping in from the lbs tea party.

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