Banana peels can be used to polish silver. 1
Blend the peels with a little bit of water to make a polish paste perfect for cleaning your silverware!
Rice is great for scrubbing. 2
Have a vase or thin-necked bottle that you can't get completely clean? Add a tablespoon of uncooked rice, fill the item three-quarters full with warm water, and shake!
Cornstarch absorbs grease. 3
Cornstarch is actually really useful for cleaning up any grease spills off carpets. Just let it sit on the stain for half an hour, and then vacuum.
Ketchup can restore shine to your cookware. 5
If you have any tarnished brass or copper cookware, try squeezing ketchup onto a cloth and rubbing it into the affected pots and pans. Their normal color should return! Afterward, rinse with warm water and dry.
Buff pots and pans with olive oil. 6
Use olive oil to buff your stainless steel pots and pans until they're spotless. You can also use it to clean cast-iron skillets--just mix the oil with some salt, and scrub.
White bread is great for delicate dusting. 7
It might seem crazy, but soft, fluffy white bread is perfect for gently removing dust from delicate items like artwork and framed photos.
Oatmeal can be used as an abrasive. 8
Dry rolled oats are commonly used as an exfoliant in skin care products, but those same exfoliant properties can also help you scrub and scrape up household messes without roughing up your hands.
Tea has multiple household uses. 9
Brewed tea can be used to dust and restore shine to wood furniture and floors as well as to clean mirrors. Then you can use the used tea bags to deodorize your refrigerator.
Use walnuts to fix your wood furniture. 11
Well, not exactly fix, but you can use a shelled walnut to cover up scratches and scuffs on wood furniture. Simply rub the nut into the damaged area to camouflage it.
Get more use out of cream of tartar. 12
Cream of tartar may have very different purposes in baking, but it can actually also be used for cleaning. You can combine it into a paste with white vinegar to remove residue from aluminum utensils and cookware. You can also boil it in a pot of water with lemon juice or vinegar to remove stuck-on food.
Vodka makes a great deodorizer. 13
If you have a bottle of vodka lying around that you don't enjoy drinking, you can actually use it to deodorize your laundry. Pour undiluted vodka into a spray bottle and mist clothes and shoes with it to freshen up.
Don't throw out those orange peels! 14
OK, so technically you are throwing them out. Running orange peels through your dishwasher is an awesome and effective way to deodorize the appliance and get your kitchen smelling wonderful.
You'll never guess what you can use rosemary for. 15
Rosemary has both antibacterial and antiviral properties, which makes it an excellent all-natural floor cleaner. Add it to a container of white vinegar, and after letting it sit for about two weeks, you can remove the herb and use the infused vinegar to clean your floors.