11 Household Uses for Food

Food is obviously great to eat, but not just for that. You can actually use several types of food and drinks around the house and even implement them in your daily beauty and health routines.

Here are 11 tips on how to use food in other ways than the obvious that will surely blow your mind!

1. Use rice to dry electronics

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If you think you ruined your smartphone or other electronic device because you dropped it into the toilet, you might be wrong. First of all, disassemble the device and then use a blowdryer to dry most of the water. Finally, submerge all the pieces in a bowl with uncooked rice, seal the container and let it do some magic during 48 hours.

2. Remove a broken light bulb with a potato

How to Remove a Broken Light Bulb with a Potato mod

To remove a burned out light bulb, cut a potato in half and press it against the socket. Then, use it as a protection to spin the light bulb.

3. Use Pepsi and bottled water clean the battery terminals

Use Pepsi and Bottled Water Clean Battery Terminals mod

Buy a bottle of Pepsi (Coke is fine, as well) and a bottle of water. Then, pour small amounts of the soda to the battery connections and let it work. Finally, rinse off the soda with small amounts of clean water and repeat until the battery is clean.

4. Use coffee to keep your car smelling fresh

Use Coffee to Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh mod

Place a small open container filled with freshly ground coffee beans inside your car, in a safe place. The grounded beans will absorb any strong odors.

5. Pick up broken glass with bread

Pick Up Broken Glass with a Piece of Bread mod

If you break a glass bowl or cup, use a piece of bread to clean the area where it shattered. The bread will pick up the smaller slivers of glass better than anything else.

6. Use olive oil as makeup and paint remover

Olive Oil as Make Up and Paint Remover mod

Olive oil can be used to effortlessly remove makeup, but also paint, chewing gum, and other sticky substances.

7. Make shampoo with oatmeal and baking soda

make shampoo out of oatmeal and baking soda mod

To make your own dry shampoo, mix one cup of oatmeal (mash it until it becomes a fine powder) with one cup of baking soda. Rub a bit of this mixture into your hair during a couple of minutes to soak up the oil and then brush it to remove the shampoo.

8. Use ketchup as a tarnish remover

Ketchup Tarnish Remover Home Remedy mod

This magical condiment can actually remove tarnish. All you need to do is dab some ketchup onto a soft cloth and gently rub what you want to clean. Then rinse with warm water.

9. Use vodka as a skin remedy

Use Vodka as a Skin Remedy mod

Vodka can actually be used to soothe a jellyfish sting, a poison ivy rash or to repel insects.

10. Use table salt to clean an iron

Use Table Salt to Clean an Ironbox mod

Pour some salt on a towel and iron over it on a medium heat for several minutes. The dirt in the iron will slowly be transferred to the salt.

11. Use beer to wash your hair

Use Beer to Wash Your Hair mod

Of course your husband will say this is a waste of beer. However, if you want smooth hair and don’t mind the initial smell, try to wash your hair with beer, replacing the conditioner with the drink. One day before trying this method, pour a bottle of beer into a mug and let the alcohol and the fizz evaporate completely.

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