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

11. Get Rid of Blood Stains

Some blood stains disappear when you put them in cold water, but some seem to be so stubborn that they won’t go away no matter how many times you try to scrub them off. When you’re dealing with one of these stains, try the following trick: soak a blood stain on cotton, linen, or some other natural fiber in cold saltwater for 1 hour. Then, wash it using warm water and laundry soap, then boil the fabric in a large kettle of boiling water. Finally, wash it again. A fresh blood stain should disappear without any problems if it is immediately covered with salt and blotted with cold water.

12. Remove Water Rings

When you forget to use coasters, your glasses or bottles can leave watermarks on the table. These don’t really do any damage, so you can leave them be if you want to, but most people understandably don’t like having these ‘stains’ on their table. Luckily, you can remove them with the help of a bit of salt. You can make these watermarks disappear by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt with a few drops of water to form a paste. Gently rub the paste onto the ring with a soft cloth or sponge and work it over the spot until it’s gone.


13. Revive your iron

When you iron your clothes, a lot of dirt that was on your clothes will get transferred to your iron, which in turn will cause it to work less well. To ensure this doesn’t happen, sprinkle a sheet of paper with salt and then run the warm iron over the salt. This will help remove stains and any lingering dirt from ironing your clothes. After a couple of runs, unplug the iron, and once it’s cooled, wipe it clean once with a soft cloth.