While generally used for the relief of heartburn or indigestion, these powerful pills can be helpful in many other ways around the home. If you’ve got extra Alka-Seltzer in the medicine cabinet, check out some of the creative uses that DIY Life says you can put the tablets to.
- Clean Your Toilet: drop two tablets in, wait 20 minutes for the citric acid to loosen the grime, scrub and flush. Should work just as well as conventional cleaners.
- Clean Burnt Food Off Glass Cookware: drop 5 tablets in a sink full of hot water. Soak your cookware for about an hour and the burnt food should come off easily.
- Polish Jewelry: put two tablets in a bowl of warm water. Let your jewelry (do not use for pearls or opals) soak for about 20 minutes. It will come out looking brand new.
- Go Fishing: put a tablet inside your tube jig and cast off. Fish love bubbles, so they will gravitate toward the fizzing.
Head over to Unusual Uses For Alka-Seltzer for more great household uses for these fizzy tablets.