Finding new Uses for Household Products
Fogless bathroom mirrors – The next time you cut yourself shaving because you can’t see your reflection in the mirror after taking a shower, coat the mirror with non-gel toothpaste and wipe it off with a soft cloth before you get into the shower. When you get out, to your amazement, the mirror will stay clear and you will have a worry free shave.
Bathroom sink cleaner – So you’re out of bath cleaner your sink is a mess and the girl friend who is a clean freak is on her way, no time to head down to the corner store to get some Mr. Clean, no problem.
Grab you trusty tube of non-gel toothpaste; rub with a sponge, rinse and presto you have a shiny clean vanity sink and as an additional benefit, the toothpaste will kill any odors coming from the drain pipe.
Unclog a toilet – You can use a straightened wire coat hanger to dislodge some foreign object from your toilet.
Extend the life of your soap – Everyone has those tiny left over soap slivers lying around their bathroom. For those frugal spenders out there this can seem like such a waste to throw them all away.
Well there is a simple solution to this problem; gather up those pesky slivers of soap and place them in an incised sponge or bundle them up in a wash cloth or sock. The soap will last for several more bathing’s and you will get your moneys worth of use out of your soap.
Toilet bowl cleaner – Plop, plop, fizz, fizz oh what a relief it is. If you’re old enough you will remember the old Alka-Seltzer commercials. Well if you have a dirty toilet, you can just plop in a few of the antacid tablets; wait for 25 minutes and with a few swipes of your toilet bowl brush you’ll have a sparkling clean toilet bowl.
More Applications for Ordinary Items
Unclog your bathroom drain – For mild clogs in your washroom you can also use Alka-Seltzer tablets along with a cup of vinegar to clear the drain. Wait a few minutes after pouring down the mixture then run the hot water at full blast to power away the clog. This also helps to eliminate drain odors.
How to clean a sluggish toilet – Over time toilet rinse holes under the rim can become congested with mineral deposits, by taking a hand held mirror and a coat hanger to poke out any built up deposits, you can clean out the blocked holes without getting your hands dirty.
Gout haze cleanup – So you just finished tiling your bathroom, you stand there hands on hips beaming in your accomplishment when you notice a white haze over everything. Your valor wanes and your smile is replaced by a “what the heck” look.
You scratch your head, but I just wiped everything down you say to yourself. Yes you did, but did you use microfiber cloth? Micro what? The thousands of microscopic fabric hooks in microfiber cloth are perfect to clean up dried grout haze left on the bathroom tile after a tiling project.
Just like ordinary cleaning cloths, you will have to rinse it a couple of times but the microfiber rag will cut the clean up time in half and will do a much better job in the end.
There are so many other uses for the things around our homes that we take for granted, with a little experimenting or going to the public library or doing research online you too can discover the multitude of uses these ordinary everyday products we have lying around our homes can do for us.