6 Ways to Repurpose Everyday Kitchen Items

Discovering ways to stretch out the usefulness of everyday kitchen items is one great way to help the environment and save up as well. Instead of buying too many kitchen products that are pumped with harmful chemicals, you can try using the less cultivated ones that you already have in your kitchen. They're safer to use and works just as well, even better sometimes.

I personally am an advocate of repurposing different household items. Aside from its eco-friendly benefit, doing this lessens the clutter at home. Here are a couple of ways to repurpose your everyday kitchen items:

1// Coffee Grounds

This is number one on my list because this is my most used kitchen item being a coffee enthusiast and all. When I'm out of coffee pods, I result to good old drip brewing. Used coffee grounds has a lot of uses, but the one that I particularly like is using it as a fridge deodorizer. If you want to create a more aromatic scent, you can add a few drops of vanilla extract to the coffee grounds.

2// Honey

Coughing is the body's natural way to expel mucus, but when it's too much, a cough suppressant is necessary. My favorite cough suppressant is honey. It tastes much better than medicines and is very effective. Taking a spoonful {or two sometimes just because I like it} of honey before going to bed will lessen those annoying nighttime coughing. Honey can also sooth a sore throat and it has antibacterial properties.

3// Lemongrass

Lemongrass is one good way to shoo away those pesky mosquitoes. It's free from that very harmful chemical that most mosquito repellents have: DEET. Lemongrass contains citronella oil, a natural mosquito repellent. Add to that is the fact that you will combat mosquitoes while smelling really good. Slice up a few stalks of lemongrass {releases oils}, mix with distilled water and witch hazel in a bottle and let settle for a day or two. Transfer filtered liquid in a spray bottle and start using.

4// Vinegar

Put some drops of vinegar on a piece of cloth and wipe old and faintly scuffed DVD's. Vinegar lessens the scratches and cleans them up really good.

5// Olive Oil

Olive oil easily becomes rancid due to its sensitive composition. It's quite a drag when this happens because they're pretty pricey! I use the spoiled olive oil as a bathroom cleaner; specifically, for chrome fixtures. Wipe them clean with a dry cloth immediately after. 

6// Salt

Instead of buying harmful liquid drain cleaners, try using salt. Pour 1/2 cup of salt down the clogged pipe and leave it for 10 minutes. Pour boiling water after. For a drain full of grease, you can pour in 1/2 cup of baking soda along with the salt. It will unclog your drain and take the bad odor out as well. 

How about you? What are your ways in reusing everyday kitchen items?

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