Chemically speaking, salt is sodium chloride (or NaCl for you scientists). And this chemical formula can do a lot more than just make things taste better. Stop spending so much money on cleaning supplies — salt is highly efficient in cleaning as well! Here is how you do it.
Remove wine from the carpet
Could there be anything worse than spilling red wine on your brand new Persian rug? Not much. There are those who might tell you to pour white wine over it, but that’s actually not the best idea as it will only dilute the color. Plus, your house will smell like a vineyard!
Instead of using the white wine trick alone, combine it with salt. First, pour over the white wine and then wipe down the area with a damp sponge and cold water, generously sprinkle salt and wait around 15 minutes. Finally, vacuum up the area, and the stain should disappear.
Say goodbye to grease
The reason grease is so difficult to get rid of is because it isn’t water-soluble. But luckily, salt easily soaks up grease! When your next pot or pan is greasy, you can easily clean it up with the right amount of salt. Sprinkle some salt over till it’s all soaked up.
After it’s absorbed the grease you simply wash as usual. Also, you can sprinkle salt onto your pan before your next fry-up. This will prevent grease from splattering all over the kitchen.
No more dirty sponges
We all go through so many sponges, as they get so dirty and worn that we have to dump them in the trash. Alas, there is a way we can preserve them so they last a little longer.
As soon as your sponge starts looking a little grubby, try soaking it overnight in salt-water. Add a 1/4 cup of salt per liter of water and when you drain it in the morning you will see the sponge puff up and look as good as new!
Cleaning the iron
Irons can be tricky, sometimes we burn our clothes, other times, a piece of plastic may melt onto the metal plate which can be tough to remove. But salt is quite durable and can clean those pesky messes your iron may make.
So what you must do is spread a newspaper over your ironing board and sprinkle some salt over it. Now, turn your iron on high and run it over the salt. This helps remove anything that’s on the iron – including any sticky bumps that make it impossible to use.
Remove grass stains
Kids do love to get dirty when they play outside, but those grass stains! They sure are stubborn and trying to get them out in the wash may prove to be more difficult than we’d care to admit.
Instead of shelling out your cash on expensive cleaning products, you can get rid of the grassy green stains by creating your own solution from lemon and salt. First, bedew the stain with lemon juice and then sprinkle with salt. After that, simply wash regularly.