10 Odd and Surprising Ways Junk Food Will Help Around the House

  • July 01, 2016
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White Bread Cleans Wallpaper

Overtime dirt and fingerprints build up on walls, and while there are loads of chemical solutions to spiff this up, something as simple as white bread can rub away fingerprints. This is because of the bread's gluten content and texture.

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Sugar in Your Garden

Stepping back outside for a moment, let's give your greens a good punch in the arm. Adding sugar to your garden will feed microbes that help breakdown soil, making it easier for the plants to get the nutrients they need. One Tbsp. per planting hole is enough to do the trick.

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Mayonnaise vs. Adhesives

Unhealthy as it may be, mayo can help clean up around your living space. Though it has a few uses we'll focus on removing adhesives. Apply mayo to the item in question to dissolve the glue. Just let it sit for a few minutes before attempting removal.

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Coffee As a Deodorizer

Should you not need the sweet, sweet caffeine boost, coffee can be used as a deodorizer in your home. Simply leave out a bowl of unused grounds and let it sit for a day or two. So effective are coffee grounds that they can even eliminate the stale stench of cigarette smoke.

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Salt to Freshen Your Sneakers

Salt can be used as a cheap alternative to chemical solutions when it comes time to de-stink your sneakers. After removing any insoles (but not the sole itself), dab the entirety of the inside of your shoe with a damp paper towel. Let it dry, then sprinkle salt to cover the inside and rub it in with the wet paper towel. Let it sit for a few hours, take out the salt, and you're done.

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