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9 Non-Edible Ways to Use Foods Around Your House

Ready to clean your house a little but don't want to buy any new cleaning products? Well, chances are you can still do have all the things you need at home already -just head into your kitchen and grab some of the foods listed in our newest Homes and Hues article showing you how to use foods for other household purposes.

From nuts to condiments, it's amazing just how functional our everyday foods are. So if you're ready to get your house clean while making yourself a little snack, don't miss this great new Homes and Hues article: 9 Surprising Household Uses for Everyday Foods

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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For floors, I just use vinegar though. Their entire argument seems to come down to vinegar being too harsh, but you can dilute it to whatever strength or pH you think is appropriate. Figuring out what pH is optimal might be hard, as a lot of people just say numbers with nothing to back it up. But in my experience it doesn't matter that much.

Brass cleaning is also about acidity, so it is hard to beat vinegar for cost. Flour can make it thicker, and salt can make it more abbrassive. Although if you have a lemon tree or are like our household that goes through a bottle of ketchup too slowly, then those would be essentially free.
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Fair point. I do particularly like the tea suggestion as the link has reasons why it is better than alternatives for cleaning the floor. Also, things like ketchup seem good because it's cheap and traditional brass cleaners do cost more.

That being said, I do think peanut butter seems like more of an emergency/nothing else works type of solution because it's not as cheap as many alternatives.
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I feel like half or more of the food based cleaning tips I've ever come across might work, but don't necessarily work better than something else cheaper, easier and cleaner. A lot of the time it seems like some things work well because you just need something slightly acidic or something with a bit of alcohol in it. In those cases you can just use plain vinegar or grain alcohol, and not worry about leaving behind residues of sugar, tannins, and other gratuitous components. Sometimes even just water works as well.

It is not that such things don't work, it is just that no one does much comparison to other simpler options. Seems like a fertile ground for science fair projects for young students who could learn why control cases are useful.
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