16 Amazing Ways You Can Use Salt to Clean Around The House

8. Removing Wine Stains

Red wine stains have to be some of the most stubborn stains in existence. It seems like no matter what detergent or cleaning agent you use, the stain will always remain visible. However, salt of all things can offer a solution. As soon as you stain your carpet, shirt or dress with red wine, blot as much of it as you can with a paper towel, and then cover the entire stain with salt until you can’t see the red wine stain anymore. Let the salt soak into the wet stain and then dry. Ta-da! Your carpet, shirt or dress will look great once again!

9. Freshen Up The Coffee Pot

Coffee stains can be quite stubborn as well, especially if you didn’t rinse the coffee pot right after using it. However, salt can be used to make your coffee pot look good again. Remove coffee stains from the inside of a glass coffee pot by adding 4 teaspoons of salt, 1 cup of crushed ice and 1 tablespoon of water. Then, swirl gently until the pot is clean, then rinse. Make sure the  coffee pot is at room temperature when you clean it, otherwise the difference in temperature might break it. Do not use this trick if the pot is cracked or chipped.


10. Keep Flowers Fresh Longer

One popular technique used to help cut flowers last longer is the addition of salt to the vase water. When you add salt to the vase, this draws the fluid out of the plant cells. This helps lower the pressure inside the stem. It also keeps bacteria growth at bay, as the salt also draws fluid away from the bacteria, which will cause them to struggle for survival or even die.