Think bananas are only good for eating? Or makeup brushes can only apply your makeup? Think again. Check out these 10 household wonders that can perform more than one task — and save you some money.
Did you know you can use a banana to clean silver? According to Huffingtonpost.com, you can use the inside of a banana peel to clean up tarnished silver.
This Old House actually recommends using Turtle Wax Interior Cleaner to shine up your stainless steel appliances. According to the magazine, it will remove fingerprints without leaving streaks.
You know that yellow, leather-like towel your dad used to clean the car? Well, This Old House says they’re perfect for cleaning windows, mirrors and polishing silver.
Another car-cleaning tool also makes a great tool for dusting furniture. This Old House says the material will attract dust like a magnet.
If your toilet could use a quick clean, but you’re all out of toilet bowl cleaner, Woman’s Day suggests a couple Alka-Seltzer tablets. Leave them be for 10 minutes, and the fizzing action cleans up all the ickiness.
You know how you eat while working on your laptop and all the crumbs get stuck in the keyboard? Yeah, we do it, too. Luckily, Woman’s Day says cheap makeup brushes can easily brush out the nooks and crannies.
This common, yet magical, combo is a go-to for many homeowners, and it works especially well on gunky tile grout, Practically Functional says.
Another baking soda combo can make your sink shine like the sun, according to Fabulessly Frugal. Just cut a lime or lemon in half, dip it in baking soda, and scrub.
We’ve all seen the speckles that hairspray can leave on walls after spraying it on our hair. Use a recipe from Real Simple that mixes one part rubbing alcohol, two parts water and a drop of dishwashing liquid to spray on and wipe off the hairspray from wallpaper and semigloss paint. (Note: This won’t work on flat paint).
If you have weeds growing up between the cracks of the sidewalk in front of your home, you can kill them naturally by spraying them with white vinegar, according to Good Housekeeping.