- Remove tough food stains from plastic and light-colored wooden cutting boards. Slice a lemon in half, squeeze the juice onto the soiled surface, rub, and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with water.
- Relieve a sore throat. Cut a lemon in half. Skewer 1/2 over a medium flame (stove) and roast until the peel turns golden brown. Let cool slightly, then mix the juice with 1 teaspoon of honey. Swallow the mixture.
- Whiten fingernails. Rub a wedge on the surface of your nails.
- Brighten laundry whites. And 1/2 cup lemon juice to the wash cyctle of a normal-sized load.
- Deodorize food containers. Stuff a balled-up piece of newspaper into a lunch box/thermos, seal it, and let sit overnight.
- Ripen tomatoes. Wrap them individually and leave them out at room temperature.
- Dry shoes. Place crumpled paper in them overnight.
- Keep the refrigerator veggie drawer dry/free of smells. Line the bottom with newspaper.
- Shave. Olive oil can provide a closer shave when used in place of shaving cream.
- Moisturize cuticles. Apply a small amount of olive oil to the nail beds.
- Treat dry skin. Rub a thin layer over the skin after a shower or a waxing.
- Dust wooden furniture. Apply a bit of oil to a cloth and wipe.
- Freshen smelly shoes. Insert a dryer sheet into the offending pair and let sit overnight.
- Clean pet hair from the floor/furniture. Rub a dryer sheet over the spot where Fluffy left her fur.
- Loosen-caked-on food from a pan. Place a fresh sheet in the bottom of a dirty pan, fill with lukewarm tap water, and let sit in the sink overnight. The pan will be easier to clean in the morning.
- Tackle suitcase/gym-bag odors. Place a dryer sheet in your suitcase/gym bag so your clean clothes won't take on the odors of the dirty ones.
Tomorrow I will post "New Uses for"... Coffee Filters, Vinegar, Baking Soda, and Salt! You Live, You Learn.