If you think toothpaste is only good for brushing teeth, cooking spray only belongs in the kitchen and beer is only for drinking, we have news for you. We're spilling what everyday items in your home can come in handy for other surprising uses.
Surprising uses for everyday items: Olive oil, lemons, moreJuly 6, 201503:34
Set your manicure with cooking spray
One multipurpose kitchen item to pull into your beauty routine: cooking spray. Next time you give yourself a manicure, spritz a coat of cooking spray on your nails to set the nail polish. Avoid banging your nails on any hard furniture, but you should be able to spray and go without damaging your fresh mani.
Remove coffee/tea stains from rugs with beer
Dribbled your morning latte onto the floor? Beer can actually remove coffee and tea stains from rugs, says Erinn Valencich, an Los Angeles-based interior designer. "Pour a bit of beer on the stain. Rub the beer lightly into the rug and the stain should come out." If the stain is being stubborn, repeat the process a few times until it's gone.
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Remove tarnish from silver jewelry with lemon juice
The acid in lemon juice also works to remove tarnish. “I'd recommend using just a tablespoon of lemon juice concentrate to 1 1/2 cups water,” cleaning coach Leslie Reichert, author of "The Joy of Green Cleaning." “You can also dip your silver into lemon soda and it will come out sparkling. But don’t use this combo on gold or pearls.”
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Remove water rings with toothpaste
No coasters? No problem. Home expert Bob Vila recommends removing water rings on wood furniture by a gentle rub of white, non-gel toothpaste. Focus on the ring only, since toothpaste can potentially damage a wood finish.
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Remove makeup with extra virgin olive oil
If you don’t have makeup remover handy, or are looking for a natural way to remove your makeup, head to the kitchen. Soak a cotton ball with extra virgin olive oil and use that to remove your makeup. It will come off thoroughly without the use of harsh chemicals.
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