Of course, what happens when you are stocked up on salt and then are told you need to cut back on your salt intake? Well, you should probably get that salt out of the house as quick as you can before you are tempted to use it on your food! Lucky for you, there are tons of useful ways to use salt that don’t involve eating and that will help you out immensely in your day to day life.
The video below will show you how to clean things you thought were impossible with salt, and even better, to clean them easily. It will also show you how to use salt to clean up spills, put out fires, and even clean and unclog drains. All you’ll need for any of these hacks are some salt and a few household ingredients. Be ready to be totally astounded and break out your salt for more than just cooking!
Tempted to go out to stock up on salt to have some handy when you need it for these awesome hacks? It will be money well spent and probably cost much less than what you would normally buy to solve the problem. You’ll save on paper towels and sponges alone. Salt has great absorptive properties, which is one of the reasons it makes those wet messes easier to clean up. For grease fires, if you don’t have salt on hand, flour works as well. You just need something to smother those flames. You’ll save tons not having to invest in any Drain-O, though it’s the acidic vinegar and the basic baking soda that make the satisfy bubbling. Salt has another job to do.
If you want even more awesome ways to use salt, check out this list from Reader’s Digest. There are 60 great uses, and most of them you probably haven’t considered before. If you’re curious about how salt is actually composed, because it is the chemical composition that allows salt to be so versatile, check here. And finally, if your just curious about the different types of salt in relation to food, this page will help you out.