Efficiency is one of the keys to a well-functioning household and intelligent savings. And what could be more efficient than a household item that does double duty. Whether you are looking for an item that can switch seamlessly between multiple tasks or you are searching for another use for an outdated appliance, there are a multitude of incredible double-duty tips for household items out there. Many awesome cleaning uses for some items may even surprise you. For example, have you ever considered using your washing machine as a party cooler for drinks? Read on to find out more.
Paint Brush Cleaner
Clean paint brushes with baby oil!
Salt can be used to clean dusty silk flowers or wreaths. Just put some in a bag with the dusty item and shake well.
Hanger Jewelry Storage
Attached some hooks to a hanger and it can double as jewelry storage!
Wash off your Popsicle sticks after you eat the sweets and create a reading game!
Paper Towel Rack Bracelet Holder
Use paper towel racks to store paper towels or bracelets!
Clean Toilets with Alka Seltzer
Put your Alka Seltzer to extra use by cleaning your toilet.
Use Clothes to Pack
Your clothing can do double-duty as packing material for a move or use vinegar and borax to unshrink clothes. This way not only your clothes get a double use, but also regular household ingredients can be used to stretch out shirts, jeans or cotton.
Sticky Note Keyboard Cleaner
Those Post-its aren’t just for reminders, did you know? You can clean between your keyboard keys with them as well!
Use chop sticks to get at that pesky lint stuck in the dryer trap.
Washing Machine Cooler
Put your washer to use as a party cooler! Best of all you won’t have to drain all the melted ice after because your washer will do it for you.
Ketchup Bottle Pancakes
Use used ketchup bottles to store pancake batter for awesome pancakes.
Sprinkle a little baby powder on tangled jewelry to help untangle the knots!
Cleaning with baking soda and white vinegar – Homemade oven cleaner
A soft paste of baking soda with vinegar gives a strong natural cleaning solution for glass stove top and heavily burned oven.
Mix salt with hot water for a simple drain cleaner!