Everyday Items with Different Usages

There are undoubtedly many items sitting around your house that you can use for purposes they were never intended for. You might think that fruit is only for eating, but it can serve other purposes when necessary. The same holds true for “dirty” water and sour milk. Even deodorant, aspirin and batteries can be utilized in different ways to accomplish some goals.

Below is a list of seven ways to improve conditions in and around your home with common, ordinary items you probably already have:

— Batteries will last longer if you store them in the refrigerator, and they’ll get an extra energy boost if you place them in direct sunlight before using them.

—  Take away the itch from small insect bites by forming a paste with a crushed aspirin and water, and applying it to the area.

— Deodorant soap bars hung on trees and bushes can keep a variety of critters from eating fruit and berries growing on them.

— If you place fresh coffee grounds in an open container and put it in your refrigerator, it will help take away unpleasant odors.

— House plants are negatively affected by dust and smoke, but you can rejuvenate the cells in their leaves by cleaning them with sour milk.

— The next time you change the water from a fish aquarium, instead of pouring the old water down the drain, use it to water your house and garden plants. Marine life waste contains nutrients your plants can appreciate.

— Cut-up apples can remove wood and cigarette smoke from confined areas, even after they’ve turned brown.

What other items that you have around your house have you used for alternative purposes and how has that worked out for you? Our readers would love to know.


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