Many everyday items people have around the house can be used for multiple purposes. Their houses are full of hidden treasures and everyday items have the potential to be so much more.
Reusing items is a great way to save money and it can make people’s life easier. So, instead of filling the homes with more things, people can declutter by learning how to use the things they already have in multiple ways.
Some everyday items have uses that many people probably don’t even know about, and we are presenting you 10 of them.
1) Lemon Juice
In addition to numerous health purposes, this superfood can also be used to clean certain parts of the house, but also for use to clean hair, skin, and nails. Lemon juice is also used for:
- Treatment of acne and hyperpigmentation,
- To clog pores,
- To lighten nails and
- For the treatment of dandruff.
Consuming lemon juice can help kill sinus infections and prevent kidney stones. Drinking a cup of warm water with lemon juice every morning can control blood pressure and high cholesterol. Use lemon around the house – try this DIY ant spray:
- Mix 1-part lemon juice and 1-part water in a spray bottle and use this mixture in your home wherever ants may come inside.
Since it is not always possible to have lemons in the house, you can start freezing lemons.
2) Coconut oil
The wide range of health benefits of coconut oil includes its use to relieve constipation, boost metabolism, and even treat yeast infections. moderate consumption of coconut oil is also great for heart health and weight loss, so you can use it instead of coffee cream and cook with it instead of butter. Due to its cosmetic properties, it can replace a number of more expensive products for removing make-up, body scrub or moisturizer.
Using coconut oil around the house.
- It has the properties of natural varnish for wood, and even for removing chewing gum from carpets or hair!
- If your pet suffers from itching that is not related to fleas, try massaging him with a little coconut oil in his skin, which will help alleviate all the allergies and dryness that causes discomfort.
3) Apple cider vinegar
Due to its many health benefits, apple cider vinegar is fast becoming popular and is used by a huge number of households. Apple cider vinegar is great for gut health and can cleanse the colon, as this fiery tonic kill the germ, cures infections, and lowers blood pressure. It also has an amazingly positive effect on the skin due to the pH level that is close to the skin, so it relieves irritation and numerous natural acids. which gently removes dead skin cells and tighten pores. It is applied to the face as a natural tonic and a huge number of people use it to relieve painful sunburns and even to treat athletic feet.
Using apple cider vinegar around the house
- Dilute vinegar in a spray bottle for DIY kitchen disinfectant
- Use apple cider vinegar as a safe and non-toxic weed killer
Here you can find more great tips on using apple cider vinegar.
Listerine is one of the best mouthwashes necessary for good dental health, but it can be used in many ways, such as:
- Antibacterial agent,
- DIY deodorant
- Gargle to prevent coughs and throat infections
- Killing bacteria that cause stinky feet,
- Fights nail fungus. Additionally, Listerine can treat both dandruff and lice.
- Household cleaner
- It is a strong antiseptic and has the smell of freshness.
5) Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a very versatile product, which is used diluted and carefully for safety. It is used for whitish nails and to reduce the accumulation of wax in the ears.
In the house it can be used for:
- Removal of wine stains
- Clean countertops of stone or glass
- cleaning thick wrinkles with a make-up brush
- Removal of mold from shower curtains.
See this article for more tips.
6) Baking soda
Baking soda is a product that is in everyday use of every household. In terms of health, it is used to relieve upset bellies, to remove rashes and ingrown hairs, and to alleviate bee stings. It is widely used as an effective natural deodorant and tooth whitening agent. Bicarbonate of soda wrap can be used to soothe swollen eyes, athletes drink it before exercise because it helps absorb lactic acid, reducing muscle pain. Mixed with honey and lemon juice, it is effective for treating hands that fight dryness, cracking, and age spots.
In households, baking soda is used as a natural shampoo and is added to laundry as a natural stain remover and fabric softener.
7) White vinegar
Diluted vinegar spray can be used to fight spiders because vinegar is a natural repellent. With such a spray, the kitchen can be disinfected, the microwave can be cleaned, and wooden cutting boards can be disinfected. White vinegar very effectively removes limescale build-up in the kettle and refreshes coffee machines.
8) Rubbing alcohol
Ethyl alcohol is a relatively inexpensive product that has been used for years in many households as a disinfectant, but it has a number of other benefits that we want to present to you. It successfully acts to remove ticks and kill mites and fruit flies. Because of its potential as a deodorant, it can be used to soothe foot odors and remove food odors (like garlic from your hands). It also successfully treats sore throats and cold sores and is great for cleaning eyeglasses.
9) Castile soap
Castile soap differs from ordinary soap in that it is made using vegetable oils instead of animal fat. It was named after the place where it was first produced – Castile (modern Spain). Due to its excellent fat trapping, biodegradability, and non-toxic properties, Castilian soap has a number of excellent health purposes and those around the house. Use Castile soap as a laundry detergent, floor cleaner, and toilet scrub. You can successfully protect your houseplants from bugs by spraying a mixture of Castilian soap and using the same spray to separate the ants.
Borax (sodium borate) is a natural mineral found in many laundry products, toothpaste and hand soaps. It can be obtained at a grocery store or local store. It is commonly used to deter ants, cockroaches, and other animals from the house, and is also great for absorbing unwanted odors in the house. In combination with other natural scents such as essential oils, borax can be made into a natural air freshener that smells great.
This is a recipe for an excellent DIY cinnamon carpet freshener that we recommend.
Natural Carpet Powder
- 1/2 cup borax
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 30 drops essential oil (s) OR
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or cloves
Dissolved borax in a bath can soak your skin which will soften and even cure some skin conditions.
In addition to being cheap and readily available, these products are astonishingly versatile and effective and most of them have no chemicals.