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Although you may not realize it, simple table salt has a great

number of uses other than simply seasoning your food.  The

following list will give you sixty uses of salt, many of which

you probably didn't realize:

1.  Soak stained hankies in salt water before washing.

2.  Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away.

3.  Soak fish in saltwater before descaling;  the scales will

come off easier.

4.  Put a few grains of rice in your  salt shaker for easier


5.  Add salt to green salads to prevent wilting.

6.  Test the freshness of eggs in a cup of saltwater;  fresh

eggs sink;  bad ones float.

7.  Add a little salt to your boiling water when cooking eggs; 

a cracked egg will stay in its shell this way.

8.  A tiny pinch of salt with egg whites makes them beat up


9.  Soak wrinkled apples in a mildly salted water solution to

perk them up.

10.  Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your  flapjacks won't


11.  Soak toothbrushes in salt water before you first use them; 

they will last longer.

12.  Use salt to clean your discolored coffee pot.

13.  Mix salt with turpentine to whiten your bathtub and toilet


14.  Soak your nuts in salt brine overnight and they will crack

out of their shells whole.  Just tap the end of the shell with a

hammer to break it open easily.

15.  Boil clothespins in salt water before using them and they

will last longer.

16.  Clean brass, copper, and pewter with paste made of salt and

vinegar, thickened with flour

17.  Add a little salt to the water your cut flowers will stand

in for a longer life.

18.  Pour a mound of salt on an ink spot on your  carpet;  let

the salt soak up the stain.

19.  Clean your iron by rubbing some salt on the damp cloth on

the ironing surface.

20.  Adding a little salt to the water when cooking foods in a

double boiler will make the food cook faster.

21.  Use a mixture of salt and lemon juice to clean piano keys.

22.  To fill plaster holes in your walls, use equal parts of

salt and starch, with just enough water to make a stiff putty.

23.  Rinse a sore eye with a little saltwater.

24.  Mildly salted water makes an effective mouthwash.  Use it

hot for a sore throat gargle.

25.  Dry salt sprinkled on your toothbrush makes a good tooth


26.  Use salt for killing weeds in your lawn.

27.  Eliminate excess suds with a sprinkle of salt.

28.  A dash of salt in warm milk makes a more relaxing beverage.

29.  Before using new glasses, soak them in warm salty water for


30.  A dash of salt enhances the taste of tea.

31.  Salt improves the taste of cooking apples.

32.  Soak your clothesline in saltwater to prevent your

clothes from freezing to the line;  likewise, use salt in your

final rinse to prevent the clothes from freezing.

33.  Rub any wicker furniture you may have with salt water to

prevent yellowing.

34.  Freshen sponges by soaking them in saltwater.

35.  Add raw potatoes to stews and soups that are too salty.

36.  Soak enamel pans in saltwater overnight and boil salt

water in them then on the next day remove burned-on stains.

37.  Clean ur greens in saltwater for easier removal of dirt.

38.  Gelatin sets more quickly when a dash of salt is added.

39.  Fruits put in mildly salted water after peeling will not


40.  Fabric colors hold in a salty water wash.

41.  Milk stays fresh longer when a little salt is added.

42.  Use equal parts of salt and soda for brushing your teeth.

43.  Sprinkle salt in your oven before scrubbing clean.

44.  Soaked discolored glass in a salt and vinegar solution to

remove stains.

45.  Clean greasy pans with a paper towel and salt.

46.  Salty water boils faster when cooking eggs.

47.  Add a pinch of salt to whipping cream to make it whip more


48.  Sprinkle salt in milk-scorched pans to remove odor.

49.  A dash of salt improves the taste of the coffee.

50.  Boil mismatched hose in salty water and they will come out


51.  Salt and soda will sweeten the odor of your refrigerator.

52.  Cover wine-stained fabric with salt;  rinse in cool water


53.  Remove offensive odors from the stove with salt and cinnamon.

54.  A pinch of salt improves the flavor of cocoa.

55.  To remove grease stains in clothing, mix one-part salt to

four parts alcohol.

56.  Salt and lemon juice removes mildew.

57.  Sprinkle salt between sidewalk bricks where you don't want

grass growing.

58.  Polish your old kerosene lamp with salt for a brighter look.

59.  Remove odors from sink drainpipes with a strong, hot


60.  If a pie bubbles over in your oven, put a handful of salt

on top of the spilled juice.  The mess won't smell and will bake

into a dry, light crust which will wipe off easily when the oven

has cooled.


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