How to use ordinary objects in extraordinary ways
See how ordinary, unassuming household products have hidden superpowers
See how ordinary, unassuming household items have hidden superpowers. (iStock.com photo)
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67. Organize jewelry, small nuts and bolts and buttons in easy-to-stack trays.
68. Get rid of chlorine green hair with a ketchup shampoo. Massage ketchup generously into your hair and leave it for 15 minutes, then wash it out, using baby shampoo.
69. Relieve a sore throat. Cut a lemon in half. Skewer one half over a medium flame on a gas stove or an electric burner set on high and roast until the peel turns golden brown. Let cool slightly, then mix the juice with 1 teaspoon of honey.
70. Whiten fingernails. Rub a wedge on the surface of your nails.
71. Remove soft cheese or other sticky foods from a grater. Rub both sides of the grater with the pulp side of a cut lemon.
72. Create blond highlights by adding 1/4 cup lemon juice to 3/4 cup water and rinse your hair with the mixture. Then sit in the sun until your hair dries. Lemon juice is a natural bleach.
73. Condition your hair by massaging it into your hair and scalp. Cover your head with a shower cap, wait several minutes, and shampoo.
74. Relieve sunburn pain by slathering mayonnaise liberally over the affected area.
75. Clean piano keys. If the keys to your piano are starting to yellow, tickle the ivories with a little mayonnaise applied with a soft cloth. Wait a few minutes, wipe with a damp cloth and buff.
76. Remove bumper stickers by rubbing some mayonnaise over the entire sticker. Let it sit for several minutes and wipe it off. It will also remove tar and pine sap.
77. Stop ice cream drips by placing a large marshmallow in the bottom of the cone before adding the ice cream.
78. Keep brown sugar soft by adding a few marshmallows to the bag before closing it.
79. Use milk to shave with if you have nothing else to use as a barrier.