Salt on popcorn, as a seasoning, or even to melt ice but did you know there are many other unexpected ways to use salt around the house? Salt is something you will want to stock up on when you see how many great uses there are.

Here are some unexpected household uses for salt:

Salt will help get out fruit stains. Rub salt on the while still wet, and put it in the wash.

Mildew spots can be removed by rubbing salt in some buttermilk, apply it to the stain and then let dry in the sun.

Wine spills can be absorbed by salt. Pour salt on the spot immediately.

Remove heat rings from your furniture by applying a paste of salt and olive oil. Let sit for about an hour and then wipe with a soft cloth.

Kill unwanted weeds by pouring boiling salt water over them.

Freshen those smelly sneakers by sprinkling their insides with salt. Wait 24 hours for the salt to absorb the odor, and then shake them out.

Dry out dirty, muddy footprints from your carpet by sprinkling salt on carpet before vacuuming.

Can you think of any other great uses for salt? Please share.

uxury house with porch.The biggest decision you’ll ever make about your pool is the safety barrier you place around it. You have a lot to protect; your children, your pets, your neighbors and your privacy. The barrier is needed and often required by law, but it has to look good and work well with your home, gardens, and pets.

A wooden fence will probably give you the most privacy for your new pool and back yard retreat. Remember though, do you want to be blocked off from the outside world or do you want some privacy without isolating yourself? You can partner fencing with landscape design and masonry to create the perfect barrier and safety zone for your loved ones.

Lattice is a popular fence option as it works well with plants, privacy and style. Lattice creates a very unique barrier in addition to acting as a fence. It also will allow you to block any items that you don’t want to see or are not using, such as the pool filter system, the chemicals, floatation devices or extra pool furniture.

There are several choices when shopping for fences and entry gates to pool areas. Latches, alarms, and various safety features are also in abundance and a very important decision to make when you are doing your fence research. The number one decision making feature is safety. What works best with your family and your water environment should be the decision making factor. Once the fence is in, have fun and be safe!

Spring has sprung, and it is time to get the house in tip top shape. Traditionally Spring is when most homeowners do a thorough cleaning and organizing.

Organize Your Shed
Spring-cleaning means not only giving everything a good wipe-down but decluttering your space to welcome the warmer seasons ahead. Follow these tips and you’ll breathe a sigh of spring relief.

For storing everyday garden and home tools, wood lattice is even handier than a basic trellis. Choose a heavy-duty variety, sold in sheets at hardware stores and lumberyards, and screw it onto a door using spacers. Then hang implements from S hooks, which fit snugly in the diamond framework. For items that can’t be hung, attach broom clamps or suspend binder clips from hook.

Tackle Your Garden Cleanup
Streamline your round of gardening chores by sorting debris as you go. Throw biodegradable waste into a wheelbarrow, ready to dump on the compost heap when you’re finished. Keep other yard trash — labels, broken pots, and rocks, for example — separate in a bucket hung over the barrow’s edge with a large S hook.

Tame Your New Plants
Here’s an attractive way to prevent invasive plants such as dwarf bamboo from overrunning your garden: Plant them in terra-cotta chimney flue tiles. Use a tile with a diameter that is at least 4 inches wider than the plant’s root ball. Sink the tile into the soil so that the lip sticks up 1 inch; plant inside the tile.

Save Time with a Spring-Cleaning Bucket
For easier spring-cleaning, fill a bucket with basics that need to be toted from room to room: all-purpose and glass-cleaning sprays, a sponge, a toothbrush, a squeegee, a scrub brush, hopsacking, and terry-cloth towels in washcloth and hand-towel sizes. Between tasks, hang rubber gloves over the rim to dry.

Document Your Expiration Dates
Putting warranty expiration dates on appliance boxes lets you know when it’s safe to throw those cartons away. To store the receipt and warranty slips, place them in a cellophane bag. Write or type the expiration date on a self-adhesive label, and affix it to the bag. Attach the bag to the box with double-sided tape.

Protect Your Stored Clothing
Take a deep breath: Aromatic herbs like rosemary, cinnamon, lavender, and balsam can keep clothing and shoes smelling fresh; cedar can help protect woolens from moth damage.

Prepare for Summer Fun
Now’s the time to make sure you have sunblock, mosquito repellant, and citronella candles. A pail filled with these summer staples makes a thoughtful gift for the host of the season’s first cookout.

.Rubbing alcohol is a solvent and is found in the first aid section of the local pharmacy. The definition of solvent is able to dissolve other substances. With this being said, rubbing alcohol seems like a fantastic ingredient for a household disinfectant. This solvent has quite a hard smell so be sure the area you are working in is well ventilated. This product is also an extremely flammable liquid and should not be used to clean a hot space, such as your oven or interior of the hot clothing dryer.

Basic disinfectant can be made using one part water to one part rubbing alcohol. Put this in a spray bottle and get cleaning. Be sure to get spray doorknobs and light switches as well as sinks and faucets. You will notice the clean shine once you use this mixture. If you are going to disinfect your keyboard or mouse, do not use one part water, use straight alcohol. This will dry so quickly that there is not worry of water damage to your electronic components. Another fantastic use for running alcohol is cleaning your sponge in the kitchen. Soak the sponge in rubbing alcohol for 10 minutes and rinse clean.

There are a few other household tricks that rubbing alcohol can tackle. If you have fingerprints or streaks of any kind on your stainless steel, wipe it clean with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball or soft cloth. If you have hairspray on your sink, counter top or floor in the bathroom, grab another cotton ball and wipe it clean. If you find a stain on your microfiber furniture, spray, wait 10 minutes and wipe clean with a white cloth, in order to avoid color transformation onto the furniture. You will be so impressed with the quick, painless effort of this solvent

Home Sweet Condo

On April 25, 2016 By
Set your Twitter account name in your settings to use the TwitterBar Section.