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7 surprising ways to use salt around the house

7 surprising ways to use salt around the house
News from ConsumerReports.org:

You can’t tell by looking at her but the iconic Morton Salt Girl has turned 100. For a century she has toted an umbrella and a free-flowing container of salt to illustrate the company’s motto: “When it rains it pours.” Back in the day salt tended to clump in damp weather. And although that may seem like a quaint notion today, some of Morton Salt’s household tips have withstood the test of time. Here are a few to try.

Before we get started, keep in mind that although Consumer Reports tests plenty of cleaning products we haven’t tested these particular home remedies that we found on the Morton Salt website. But they seem like economical solutions to some everyday problems. You’re bound to have a carton of salt in your pantry so if you run out of your go-to cleaner, you can always use salt in a pinch.

  • Clean a coffee carafe. Add 4 teaspoons salt, 1 cup crushed ice and 1 tablespoon water to a glass coffee carafe at room temperature. Gently swirl until clean then rinse.
  • Remove haze from a vase. Mix ⅓ cup salt and 2 tablespoons vinegar into a paste. Spread it on the inside of the glass vase and let stand for 20 minute…………… continues on ConsumerReports.org

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