Odd Uses for Everyday Things in Your House!

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    Apparently the inside skin of a banana peel is wonderful for shining shoes. I’d remove all the stringy bits first though!

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    Used tea bags will sooth a sunburn, or you can add a few to your bath and soak your body to ease the sunburn pain.

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    We’ve all had price tags that leave that sticky guck behind. Try rubbing it with peanut butter. It will help the price tag peel away with ease.

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    Vanilla Extract is excellent for deodorizing your refrigerator. Pour a tiny bit on a cotton ball or paper towel and lay it in your fridge, it will smell wonderful!

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    A great way to repel ants is by using chalk powder. Spread chalk powder around the exterior of your house. Ants are repelled by the calcium carbonate in the chalk.

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     Instead of using baking soda for deodorizing the fridge, use it to control dandruff.  Create some homemade baking soda shampoo. Use 1/8 cup of baking soda mixed with warm water each time you wash your hair, you’ll find your hair free of flakes and softer.

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    Deodorize your garbage disposal. Pour 1/2 cup of salt into the bottom of the disposal and rinse it with warm water. The smell will be gone in a flash. Add a little lemon squeeze if you want to freshen things up a little more.

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  1. The chalk one was new to me…but I want to save that calcium carbonate for making my own chalk paint!!!

  2. I am definitely going to try the peanut butter and vanilla tips. I had no idea. I hope they work.

  3. Interesting! I could use some help in making my fridge smelling better!


  4. Awesome tips! I’m going to try these:)


  5. I can personally endorse the tea for a sunburn cure. Being a fair skinned redhead I have had more than my share of bad sunburns, and the ONLY thing that worked to soothe and heal them was tea! We would brew up a big batch of it and soak a washcloth in it, then place the washcloth on the burn and leave it there until it cooled and repeat. The Tannins in the tea help to pull out the pain and heal the burn. It really works. Neat tips all the way around, thanks for posting them.

  6. Interesting ideas! Thanks for the tips!

  7. These are great tips :) Looking forward to giving them a whirl!
    Stopping by from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop – glad to be your newest follower!

  8. thanks for the tips…pinning this from the pin party!~

  9. Great tips! Totally pinning this for future reference.

    I would love for you to link up to my Pinterest Party: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/search/label/Link%20Party

  10. Wonderful helpful hints ~thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^

    You might consider my new blog hop Magical Monday Meme with your creative ideas ^_^

  11. The peanut butter one is great, thanks. Come from pin it to win it, I’m winning!

  12. Surely useful tips that I do not know before. I’ll start using them now. Thanks and nice meeting you from UBP.

  13. Great tips!!! Pinned this! Im from the pin it to win it party!

  14. I enjoyed these, thanks for sharing them!!

  15. That’s very interesting. Do you wonder who was the guy who first started rubbing his shoes with banana peel??

  16. Love the peanut butter idea! I am always trying to find the Goo Gone…..but the peanut butter is so much easier!

    Thanks for sharing.


  17. I didn’t know about the vanilla for the fridge. Thank you for sharing these great tips. Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop! xo

  18. Great tips Sarah. Some I knew about others not. Always fun to learn unusual uses for every day items. Thanks for sharing with my party!

  19. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. This is such a great list of tips for everyday household items. The salt one is totally new to me and I’ll be trying it tomorrow.

    Hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  20. You got some terrific tips, here! Some of them I’ve used but I’ll sure try the rest, too. I love posts like this…thanks!

  21. I knew of some of these tips, but not the chalk powder and though I love the scent of vanilla, I never thought to use it in my fridge! Great tips.

  22. These are some great tips! I would love you to link it up to Fantabulous Friday going on now!


  23. Timely ideas! I have ants in our (new to us) home. I also have chalk. Maybe I could have the kids draw a chalk outline around the house? :) Ha ha.

    Thanks, Bobi


  24. Thanks for these great tips! So glad to have you at Things I’ve Done Thursday!

  25. Thanks so much for linking up to Project Pinterest, but I am most curious, did you actually try any of these? Did they work? I would LOVE to know the results! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  26. What neat tips! I’ll have to try some of these. Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

  27. Hi Sarah! I am your newest follower :)

  28. I love simple tips and tricks like these. ^_^ They make being a mommy SO much easier. I’ve pinned these to my “Mommy Magic” Pinterest board. Thank you again for sharing.

    ~Nicole @ http://www.shabbybeachnest.com

  29. Great ideas Sarah. Shining shoes with the inside of a banana peel? Who would have thought!

  30. these are all great ideas, thank you for sharing Sarah!!! I’m taking notes…and will be using these tips!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  31. Sarah these are great tips!! I am just now learning about the chalk trick. We are battling ants in our guest bath. Urgh. Hope your weekend is going well and thanx for coming to the party!:)

  32. Thanks so much for linking up all these great tips @CountryMommaCooks….have a wonderful Sunday:)

  33. Great tips. I would love you to link it up on my real nappies/thrifty link up

  34. Hi Sarah! Happy to follow your blog from the Grant Life Blog Hop… also following you on Twitter and Pinterest and on FB thru my personal page! I love these types of household tips and tricks… I have similar posts on my blog too. Hope you can follow back! :)
    S.O.S. Mom

  35. Very informative and interesting! Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday!

  36. So many unusual hints and tips!
    I’ll definitely try the tea bag in the bath one.

  37. Great ideas…never heard of the chalk one or tea bags, either. Will definitely have to try! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Mop It Up Mondays! Have a wonderful week!

  38. Great tips, have to try the banana peel.

  39. Wow. Love the vanilla idea. I am hosting my 1st Linky Party tomorrow I would love it if you would link up. Have a wonderful afternoon. Diane @ MamalDiane.com

  40. These are great tips! Thanks for sharing.

    Hopping by and following your FB, twitter and Pinterest.

    The Quiet Mom @ http://olahmomma.com

  41. Very neat tips Sarah…who knew?
    Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations Party at Embracing Change!
    So happy you were here!

  42. great tips! I’ve tried the chalk for ants, and my ants were perfectly fine with it. lol


  43. Awesome tips! I received a tip from my grandmother recently – my daughter had a horrendous rash – a mixture of tea bags and baking soda in her bath took the rash away almost IMMEDIATELY… only took one treatment. When she woke up the next morning the rash was gone. Hmm… more to these products than meets the eye! Thanks so much for sharing!


  44. Wow..I had no idea..these are so great! Now I just have to put them to use! Thanks for linking up at Loves on a Thursday!

  45. I never knew that about teabags! Definitely will have to try that one! Thanks for sharing!

  46. THanks for linking up on SweetTalkin’ Sunday! Here is a tip that works too! If your child or a loved one uses dish washing liquid in your dish washer instead of the “Dishwasher Liquid”, as soon as you realize the mistake pour a cup of white vinager and a hand full of salt in the bottom of the dishwasher and rinse. May take a couple of cycles to get all the bubbles out but it will work. My cousin found this out on Easter.

  47. I love finding new ideas for things!

  48. We love ideas like this – and we have a pinterest board to prove it! Thanks for sharing at Beautify It Monday! We hope we’ll see you again next week!

  49. What great information! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  50. Thanks so much for linking up these great tips at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  51. What cool ideas. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Sunday Round Up. See you next week.
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

  52. Thanks so much for sharing this at my party! You are being featured tonight! :) Hope you stop back!

  53. Thank you for sharing these tips on Blog Stalking Thursday. You have been featured with this weeks party! Don’t forget to stop by and grab a feature button and wear it proudly!


  54. Sarah,

    Great tips thanks! Vanilla Extract I’m going to try right away in my fridge. :)


  55. Thanks so much for all the great tips! I featured this post today!

  56. I like the idea of the vanilla in the fridge!

  57. Loved learning about the odd uses for everyday items. Love the idea of vanilla in the fridge, it would smell so good. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Par.tay!

  58. Wow, who woulda thunk it? I’ll have to give some of these a try! Thanks for sharing these great tips at my linky party. You’re so great!

    Warmly, Michelle

  59. Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!!
    This week’s Linky Party is up!!!! http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/you-inspire-linky-party_28.html
    I hope you will stop by an link up another lovely project..
    Claire x

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