Lots of stuff around your home that seems like it needs to be replaced can actually be cleaned or repaired instead—often at a cost of just pennies. For instance:
- Showerheads with lime scale residue that clogs up the water flow can be soaked in vinegar to get rid of the residue. Simply detach the showerhead and soak it or put the vinegar in a plastic baggie and tape the baggie to the showerhead. You can also use vinegar to clean out your coffee maker and washing machine.
- You can use a walnut to repair minor scratches and dings in wood furniture and flooring.
- You can use salt to remove wine stains from cotton and to remove rust from various metals around your home.
- Have a grease stain on an item of clothing? If you haven’t yet washed it, try rubbing chalk, baking soda or cornstarch on it.
As you can imagine, this short blog post only shares a couple of hints. If you’ve got an item in need of repair or cleaning, do a web search to see if there’s an easy solution before you give up on it and replace it. If you’ve got any tips—feel free to share them below!