9 amazing ways to use salt as a cleaner (DIY)

9 smart uses of salt as cleaner

How many ways can you use salt? We all know that it works as an excellent food preservative agent. But most of us do not know that salt is also a very effective cleaner.

Here are 9 great tips of using salt as a cleaning agent:

Clean your sink drain

Cleaning kitchen drain

Salt works as an amazing scouring agent. Pour a solution of half a bucket hot water and half a cup of salt down the kitchen sink regularly to keep grease from building up. This also deodorizes the sink. (Image Source: www.mom4real.com)

Remove grease from pan

How to clean greasy pan

Sprinkle salt over greasy pan and let it rest on grease for a couple of minutes. Later scrub the pan with a wet sponge or scrub. (Image source: smallhomebigstart.com)

Clean brass and copper items

How to clean brass and copper items

Mix equal parts of salt and white vinegar or lemon juice to make a paste. Rub the paste gently on your copper and brass items. Let the paste stay on the affected area for an hour. Clean with a soft cloth and wipe dry. (Image source: www.removermanchas.com)

Remove water ring marks

How to remove water ring from table

Hot dishes and cold beverage glasses leave water ring marks on wooden surface. You can easily remove these stubborn marks using salt. Make a paste of one teaspoon salt and few drops of cooking oil or vegetable oil and rub this paste very gently on white ring marks. This is handy trick to remove ring marks from wooden surface. (Image source: www.pinterest.com)

Remove red wine spill

How to clean red wine spill

Salt has great absorption property. So next time when someone spills red wine on your expensive carpet or couch, soak the spill immediately with paper towel or cotton cloth and then cover the spill with a pile of salt. This will absorb the remaining wine from your carpet. In the end remove the salt and wipe the spot with mild soap and water solution. (Image Source: www.carpet-cleaning.com)

Clean refrigerator

Tips for cleaning refrigerator

Clean your refrigerator with a mixture of salt and carbonated water (soda water). Fill this chemical free solution in a spray bottle and use it on tough stains. This way you can deep clean your refrigerator and remove foul smell of rotten food. (Image Source: www.shutterstock.com)

Remove rust from metallic items

Tips for removing rust

Coat  the rust affected area with a mix of lemon juice and salt. Keep the item under sunlight and let the mix stay on the affected area for a couple of hours. Later scrub the rust with steel wool or scourer and clean the surface with dry cloth. (Image source: www.de.wikihow.com)

Clean the sticky bottom of iron

Cleaning cloth iron with salt

Run the hot iron (no steam) over plain paper sprinkled with salt. This method will clean up any dirt, rough or sticky spots from the bottom of your iron. (Image Source: www.unclebobs.com)

Clean faucet and fixture

Tips for cleaning bathroom tiles

Clean up your chrome faucets and other fixtures in bathroom and kitchen with a mixture made from 2 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon vinegar/lemon juice. Gently rub the faucet with a cloth or toothbrush then rinse with water and wipe dry. This will remove all the grime and dirt collected on your faucets and fixtures. (Image Source: www.lillyfamilydentistry.com)

Remove scum and water marks from tiles

Tips for cleaning bathroom tiles

Remove soap scum and water marks from your bathroom tile with a solution of salt and vinegar/lemon juice in 1:4 ratio. Scrub this solution on the tile and wipe clean with a damp cloth. (Image Source: www.hellawella.com)

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