Most homes are full of things that have more than one use, but most people don’t take advantage of this. The following are a number of multipurpose items you probably have in your home that could be used in more than one way, reducing your need to buy extra stuff.
You might think baby wipes are only good for babies, but they have multiple uses that can end up saving you money. The most common use for wipes besides cleaning infants is for removing makeup. However, they can be used for much more.
For example, you can use them to clean off nail polish if you added too much since the wipe has a little moisture and soap on it. The texture of the wipe also makes it perfect to remove dust, which is great when you are trying to clean areas that are hard to reach, like the top side of the blades of a ceiling fan.
Baking soda is another product people have at home but fail to use to the fullest extent possible. For example, in addition to helping control odors in your refrigerator, baking soda can also be used to clear blocked drains in your kitchen and bathroom sinks. You can also sprinkle baking soda across your carpet as a deodorizer. Let it sit on the carpet for about an hour, and then vacuum like you normally would.
You may think olive oil is only good for cooking, but that is not the case. This oil is pretty expensive, so it’s a good idea to find other uses for it beyond cooking. For example, you can use olive oil on your skin, and it will help your skin feel soft and healthier, thanks to the skin-friendly nutrients in olive oil.
You could also use a little olive oil to treat leather furniture and give it a little luster; just make sure you put a small amount of oil on a cloth that you’ll run across your leather. Olive oil can even be used to deep condition your hair. Just heat it up a bit, and brush it into your hair. Let the oil sit for a while before washing it off.
Sometimes, things people think are trash can still be used a little longer before throwing them out. You’d be surprised how many things you can still use, like how you can crumble up old foil paper and use it to scrub pots and pans. Old toothbrushes can be used in many ways as well.
An old toothbrush is perfect to clean between difficult areas, like the grout on the cracks of a floor or around tiles. The toothbrush can also clean those hard to reach places under your shoes. Toothbrushes can also be used to groom your eyebrows, but you probably want to clean them well before you use them like this.
Nail varnish is another item you probably have that you aren’t using to its full potential. Those who need to reseal an envelope can use clear nail varnish to do so. All you need to do is use the varnish like it were glue, but make sure you don’t use too much.
Those who have a hard time getting that thread into the needle can use varnish to make the task easier. Dip the tip of the thread into varnish, and let the thread rest for a few minutes. This little trick is going to make the thread stiffer than normal, and that should make it easier to get it through the needle. If you have different colors, then use those to color code things, like your keys.
These are just some ways you can use everyday products in a number of ways.