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There is a lot of stuff you have around the house that have alternative uses you may not know about, for instance:

Ketchup can be used to remove tarnish and stains from pots and pans.

Cat Liter is a great way to dry a cell phone that has been dropped in water; it’s also good for cleaning oil stains from a driveway or cellar floor.

White vinegar is good for a lot of things like cleaning coffee pots, but it’s also good for relieving sunburn, a sore throat and acne.

Coffee grounds will help keep bad odors out of the refrigerator, just put some in a container, punch a few holes in the lid and you’re all set.

Aluminum foil can be used as a substitute for dyer sheets when you run out.

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