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Posted on May 13, 2020

Reusable items in your Pantry

Categories: Tips, Food, Cleaning

You may not know it yet, but your pantry is home to a variety of beneficial cleaning tricks. These 6 quick tricks from BrightNest will help you put the items in your pantry to an array of cleaning and organizing uses.


Brighten Your Laundry with Pepper

Adding a teaspoon of black pepper to your washing machine will keep brights staying bright. Wonder how that works? Pepper naturally prevents colors from running in the wash.


Use Salt to Keep Flowers Fresh

Is your beautiful bouquet of flowers showing signs of wilting? Adding a dash of salt to the water in the vase provides essential food for the flowers and prevents bacteria growth.


Prevent Fruit from Browning with Lemon Juice

If you’re hosting a party and expect to have fresh fruit on the table, this trick is for you! A few drops of lemon juice on the cut halves will prevent browning.


Eliminate Smells from the Kitchen with Tea

Frying fish or baking it in the oven can have a lingering affect when it comes to odor and that’s not always a good thing. By simmering a pot of boiling water on your stovetop and then adding 3-4 tea bags into the boiling water will rid your kitchen of the smell.


Hide Scuff Marks with Coffee Grounds

Do you notice white scuff mark on your dark wood furniture? Take a cotton swab and dab it on old coffee grounds to get rid of the scuff marks!


Use Old Paper Towel Holders for Jewelry Storage

Keep your old paper towel holders for bracelets, bangles and belt storage. Slide your bracelets onto the towel holder, or use it to wrap your belts and keep them in place.


We hope you enjoyed these simple yet very useful tips!


~the Brennan's

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