When you have a problem, don’t run to the store and waste good money, just open your pantry door—and EXTRAORDINARY USES FOR ORDINARY THINGS. You’d be amazed at what you can do with baby oil, bleach, duct tape, tea, rubbing alcohol, and dozens of other handy items. This book will open your eyes to over 2,300 creative and helpful uses you can make of familiar household products. You will discover how to save time and money with items in your pantry, medicine cabinet, wastebasket, and recycling bin that you can use to solve common household problems or to substitute for products that you would otherwise buy.
The over 2,300 extraordinary uses includes:
Aspirin can revive a dead car battery and a coating of petroleum jelly will keep the battery’s terminals from corroding
A dab of shaving cream can keep your bathroom mirror from fogging and can remove juice stains on carpeting
Petroleum jelly makes a great lip balm, makeup remover, and moisturizer
A turkey baster is the perfect tool for watering Christmas trees and hard-to-reach plants
Beer can be combed through your hair as a setting lotion, used as lure to trap insects, and polish gold jewelry
Sandpaper can be used to sharpen needles and scissors, roughen slippery soles of new shoes, remove ink stains and scuff marks from suede, and remove stains on grout lines
Wax paper will prevent a cast iron skillet from rusting, restore the nonstick surface on your iron’s sole plate, and use on bottom of a microwave when cooking messy foods
If you hate to throw things away or if you delight in dreaming up new ways to use ordinary items, then you’ll love the ideas in this book. You’ll be amazed at the problems you can solve. It’s a book you’ll be sure to turn again and again for the helpful ideas, trustworthy advice, and entertaining reading.
A trusted friend in a complicated world, Reader’s Digest brings big ideas to your kitchen table, shares stories you can’t put down, offers clever ways to live your life and the chance to laugh and cry together about what makes us all human.