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What's in my trash you: practical ways to use what is usually thrown into a bucket


We used to send food waste directly to the trash.

However, experienced housewives know that cleaning products is not that useless. For example, coffee grounds effectively repel insects, and banana peel is a great shoe polish.

About these and other useful properties of waste - further in the material.

1. Protection against insects

Exhaust coffee from insects.

Spent coffee is an environmentally friendly repellent that does not interfere with lovers of outdoor recreation. Before use, the coffee grounds should be well dried, folded in a tin can or put on foil and set on fire. The specific smell of burning coffee for a while will scare away mosquitoes, flies, wasps and blackflies.

2. Flavored detergent

Detergent from orange peel.

You can make a natural flavored detergent from the orange peel for kitchen countertops. Just cut the peel into thin strips, put it in a spray bottle, add 100 grams of water, as much vinegar and leave to infuse for 24 hours.

3. "Scrub" for pans

Egg shell cleaner.

Everyone knows that egg shells can be used as fertilizer, as well as for feeding poultry. However, few people know that crushed egg shells can be used to clean old pans. Just put a little crushed shell on the surface of the griddle and carefully rub it with a sponge and detergent. Such a "scrub" effectively copes with the remnants of burnt food.

Vegetable oil with chopped green stalks.

If you like to season salads with vegetable oil, try a recipe that will improve its taste. To do this, add chopped green stalks to the container with oil.

5. Shoe Flavor

Tea bags from an unpleasant smell.

Used tea bags can be turned into a great deodorant for shoes. After using the bag as intended, dry them and put them in your running shoes at night. By the morning of the unpleasant smell will not remain a trace.

6. Storage of fruits and vegetables

Onion peel for storing fruits and vegetables.

There are many options for using onion peel. One of them is the storage of fruits and vegetables in it. Pour a large bag of husk into the drawer and fold the washed vegetables or fruit. This will prevent rotting.

7. Cleaning and aroma

Lemon for cleaning plumbing.

Never throw out leftovers. They can be used for high-quality cleaning plumbing. In addition, pieces of squeezed lemons can be put on the grate of the sink and let the water. This trick will allow you to get rid of the unpleasant smell, which eventually appears in the pipes.

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8. Refreshing drink

A useful drink of cucumber skins.

Instead of throwing out the peel of cucumbers, prepare a healthy refreshing drink from it. Just pour the skins with water, let it brew for several hours, pour it into a glass and add a couple of ice cubes.

9. Cleaning aluminum cookware

Cleaning aluminum dishes with apple peel.

Over time, aluminum cookware stained and darkened. Apple skins will help restore it to its original appearance. To clean, place a handful of apple skins in a darkened pan, cover with water, bring to a boil, and then leave to simmer for 30 minutes over low heat. After that, the broth should be drained, and the pot should be rubbed with a soft sponge and rinsed under running water.

10. Masks and scrubs

Cosmetics from pomegranate peel.

Pomegranate peels are a powerful antioxidant, with regenerating and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, the next time you eat a pomegranate, dry its skins, and later grind them in a coffee grinder. Pomegranate powder can be mixed with a small amount of water and a few drops of lemon juice. The resulting mixture should be applied to the face, as a mask to combat acne. If the pomegranate powder is mixed with kefir to a paste, an effective peeling will be obtained for daily use. It perfectly moisturizes the skin and prevents wrinkles.

11. Shoe Polish

Banana peel for polishing shoes.

Banana peel is not as useless as it seems at first glance. It can be crushed, turning into fertilizer, used for teeth whitening, as well as for cleaning shoes. As for the last point, you just need to tear off a piece of skin and carefully rub it with the inside on leather shoes. After this procedure, the shoes will shine no worse than after applying a special polishing agent.