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Got salt? part one

Salt has a myriad uses that go far beyond seasoning. Pest control, food safety, cleaning buddy. Here is the first in a Tightwad series on handy household uses for our pal NaCl.
1. If an egg breaks on the floor, sprinkle salt on the mess and leave it there for 20 minutes, after which you'll be able to wipe it right up.
2. Soothe a bee sting - wet the sting right away, and then cover it with salt.
3. Pour salt on top to smother a grease fire (never use water!).
4. Sprinkle salt on spilled food in the over to stop smoke and odors. When the oven is cool, brush away the spot.
5. Kill poison ivy. Add three pounds of salt to a gallon of soapy water then spray on leaves and stems.
6. Make whipped cream more easily and egg whites whip faster and higher with a pinch of salt.
7. Put an egg in a cup of water to which you've added two teaspoons of salt. A fresh egg will sink.
8. Repel fleas. Wash the doghouse with it.
9. Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.
10. Soak fish in salt water before descaling; it will be easier to descale.
Bonus: Add ... you guessed it... salt to green salads to prevent wilting.


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