If you are making your list for early spring cleaning, your pantry may be on your to-do list to clean and de-clutter to start off a new season. Before you go throwing everything out of your pantry, look at 10 secret ways to use items in your pantry you may have never known existed. Parry Custom Homes, a premier Pittsburg build on your lot builder, shares options that may have you looking at what you consider junk in your pantry in a whole new way!
The first thing to look for in your pantry that you can get more use out of than just seasoning your food, is from your salt shaker. If you have a beautiful arrangement of flowers or get any this spring, add a dash of salt to the water of your flowers when they start to wilt. The salt acts as food for the flowers and prevents bacteria growth. Thanks to your salt shaker, you will be able to enjoy your beautiful flowers a little awhile longer.
The next tip is most likely located next to the salt shaker in your cabinet, and that is your pepper shaker. Next time you do a load of brights in your laundry, add a teaspoon of pepper to your wash. Pepper naturally prevents colors from running in the wash and can save you from fancy detergent that promises to do the same.
The third tip is one that will be extra helpful next time you cook a meal that gives off a strong odor (or burn something in the kitchen), simmer a pot of boiling water on your stovetop and add 3-4 tea bags into the boiling water. This will eliminate the odors in your kitchen and you can even rise your hands with cold tea after you prepare the meal, to help eliminate the odors that may be on them as well.
If you are having a party or bringing a fruit dish to a get together, you will appreciate this next tip. You can keep fruit fresh and eliminate it from browning by sprinkling a few drops of lemon over the cut fresh fruit. If you don’t have lemons handy, you can do the same thing with citrus soda!
If you have scuffs in dark wood furniture, look no further than your coffee pot… our grounds, that is. Take a cotton swab and rub it on old coffee grounds, then dab it on dark wood furniture that has white scuff marks. It will help conceal it and leave your furniture looking more like new without costing you a dime!
Finally, use your old paper towel holders for jewelry storage. You can slide your bracelets, bangles and belts on the towel holder and wrap your belts around it to keep them in place.
These simple tips can have you putting your everyday household items to use this spring!
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