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Surprising Cleaning New Uses: Salt

More hidden tricks to get your house sparkling in record time.

By Real Simple Magazine Aug 3, 2012 2:35PM



Salt as Homemade Drain Cleaner
Get a slow-moving drain flowing again and pour a solution of ½ cup of salt for every quart of hot water down the pipe.













Salt as Iron Cleaner

Eliminate sticky residue from an iron. Run the hot iron (no steam) over plain paper sprinkled with salt.

More New Uses: laundry, kitchen, food, kitchen items, ironing


Photos: Erica McCartney; Styling: Linden Elstran

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