Cleaning Hacks with Pantry Staples
It’s frustrating to run out of a household cleaner when you need it, or hunt for a sponge when you’ve tossed them all out. Instead of making a special run to the grocery store, make your own substitutes using food on hand. You probably already know a few natural cleaning hacks: vinegar is a genie in a bottle for household messes, and that lemons and salt can scrub and disinfect. But did you know what an ordinary slice of bread can do? How about turmeric?
Best of all, experts say these work as well as or better than conventional solutions, so you might use them all the time. And that’s a great way to save money!
This article first appeared on Mint.com’s Mintlife blog.
Plenty of kitchen items, including baking soda, lemons and even coffee, can work well as substitutes for other household products. In some cases, the experts swear, they’re even better.