7 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Use Salt

Salt has a lot of great uses apart from flavoring your food. Let’s take a look at some of the surprising ideas you may not have thought of courtesy of care2:

Make Sponges Last Longer

Soak your sponges in a bit of cold water with a handful of salt to prevent and remove odors and extend their lifespan.

Stop Wine Stains

If you did the unthinkable and spilled red wine on a tablecloth or rug, just blot up what you can with a rag and pour salt on the remaining stain. Once the salt dries, just rinse the area with cold water and vacuum up the stain.

Fight Dandruff

Instead of purchasing a special dandruff shampoo, just rub your head with salt before your next shower. Then shower and shampoo as usual.

Scour Your Cutting Boards

Deep clean your cutting boards by slicing a lemon in half and sprinkling some sale on the open side. Use your homemade “sponge” to scrub down those cutting boards when they need a serious cleaning.

Get Out Coffee and Tea Stains

Use some salt to rub coffee or tea stains out of your mugs. The salt buffs them away, then all you have to do is wash the mug as you normally would.

Clean Your Iron

If your iron is a bit sticky, then just sprinkle a little salt onto a piece of paper and iron over it on low. This should take care of the problem.

Prevent Weeds

Stop weeds from popping up between tiles on your patio or cracks in your driveway by pouring some salt into those crevices.

Find dozens more hacks and tricks over at care2’s 24 Surprising Uses for Salt.