Now, we have more low-budget tips and tricks using salt — enjoy.
1. A little salt can make water plants grow stronger and the flowering period last longer.
2. A little salt added to boiling oil can minimize oil popping and will heighten the aroma.
3. Rubbing some salt on fruit while washing it can help to dislodge pesticidal residues.
4. Adding a little non-iodized salt to your fish tank can help make your fish live longer.
5. Boiled noodles become chewier when salt is added during cooking.
6. Adding salt while boiling dumplings can keep the wrapping from breaking and sticking together.
7. Adding salt to your toothpaste can help to kill germs in your mouth.
8. Soaking your new pair of jeans in salt water can make the color last longer.
9. Salt is a perfect tea stain remover.
10. Put a lot of salt on a piece of wax paper. Iron the sheet on high heat. The dirt and stains on the iron’s base will come off instantly.
11. You can quicken the chilling speed of a drink by putting it in a bucket with salt and ice. It is ready for serving sooner than you can imagine.
12. A broken egg can make a sticky mess. Sprinkle salt on the mess. Wait about 15 minutes and the mess becomes easy to clean.
13. Add salt and water to an oil stain. Wait for 10 minutes and the stain will come off easily.
14. Bad smells and stubborn stains on clothes and towels can be cleaned with a paste made with salt and lemon juice. Clean twice and then dry under the sun, this will freshen them up.
15. Mix a quarter cup of baking soda with a quarter cup of salt. Pour into your sink or toilet, and then pour in a half cup of vinegar. Wait for 15 minutes, then flush with a kettle of boiling water. The pipe will drain smoothly again!
16. To clean a red wine stain, put salt on it. Wait for 5 minutes, then use water to rub and clean until the stain is gone.
17. To clean your kitchen sponge, soak it overnight in water and salt in the ratio of 2 cups of water to a quarter cup of salt.
18. Chopping boards are best cleaned with a solution made with salt, lemon juice, and hot water.
Here is a YouTube video on most of these hacks by HouseholdHacker.
Translated research by Cecilia Kwan and Alan Cheung