20 natural tips for reusing waste

20 natural tips for reusing waste

Banana peels, eggshell, lemon peel, potato peel ... Do not discard these organic elements because they have many virtues.

1) Potato water

  • Rich in nutrients and starch, the cooking water of potatoes has no equal to restore radiance to your tiles: cook at least 1kg of potatoes in a large volume of unsalted water . Recover the still hot water and pour directly on the ground, rub, let act 10min before rinsing with a mop. It shines!
  • It is also used to: clean silver and pewter, eliminate weeds, remove stains ...

2) The eggshell

  • It is valuable for scraping pans. Crush it finely, then mix it with soapy water, scrub ... it's magic!
  • It is also used to: launder the linen, unblock the pipes, protect your plantations from snails ...

3) The banana peel

  • Do you know that banana peel can make your leather shoes shine? Rub the inside against the leather, then wipe with a microfiber cloth.
  • It is also used to: clean the silverware, make a fertilizer (provided it is organic to avoid spreading pesticides), attract butterflies, bees, birds ...

4) The coffee grounds

  • Remove odors from the refrigerator by placing a cup of coffee grounds. Guaranteed effect!
  • It is also used to: deodorize the pipes, degrease the dishes, chase the ants, enrich the compost, make a fertilizer ...

5) Tea

  • Brighten your mirror by rubbing it with a cooled tea bag, then wipe it with a clean microfiber cloth.
  • It is also used to: clean the varnished wood furniture, perfume the house, feed the plants, deodorize the trash, clean a cast iron casserole ...

6) The lemon peel

  • Once squeezed, use the lemon peel as a sponge to shine your faucet and remove all traces of limestone!
  • It is also used to: clean the oven, wash a cutting board, degrease the hobs ...
  • 7) The oyster shell
  • It is a pearl to remove the deposits of limestone that settle in the bottom of the kettle. Clean it carefully, then put it in the kettle: it will attract, like a magnet, the limestone. As soon as she is all white, change her.
  • It also serves: to remove limescale from coffee makers or dishwashers, make a fertilizer, repel slugs and snails ...

8) The juice of pickles

  • Both salty and vinegary, the juice that macerates gherkins is ideal for effectively descale the toilet: pour into the bowl, let stand overnight, rub and rinse. Renew as soon as necessary.
  • It is also used to: clean and revive copper pots, weed control ...

9) The egg white

  • Eggs are no longer fresh? Get the white to polish the wood furniture: mix an egg white with a little water, then clean with a microfiber cloth.
  • It is also used to: clean the leather, detach a wool sweater, clean a deep fryer, revive a wooden frame ...

10) The fresh cream

  • After expiry, use the cream to clean and soften the leather shoes: mix two tablespoons with a tablespoon of linseed oil, apply, wipe with a microfiber cloth.
  • It is also used to: polish leather ...

11) The potato peel

  • Clean and shine the stainless utensils by rubbing them with the inside of the skin of the potatoes, then dry with a clean cloth.
  • It is also used to: descale faucets, deodorize a frying ...

12) The water of white beans

  • Your sweater has shrunk? Cook white beans in unsalted water, reserve the cooking water. Soak the sweater in the cooled water until the stitches relax. Pull a little on it if necessary. Rinse several times with clear water and add at the end a coffee cup of white vinegar. Squeeze gently, let it dry on a towel.
  • It is also used to: remove stains on delicate linen: wool, silk, very fine cotton ...

13) The orange peel

  • Precious in cooking, it is also useful to degrease: put it in a jar, pour over a third of white vinegar and two thirds of water, let macerate at least a week, filter before pouring into a vaporizer.
  • It is also used to: perfume the house or your closet. To mix with citrus zests, cinnamon sticks, flower petals ...

14) The milk

  • Remove paint odors by placing small cups of stale hot milk in the room: it picks up all the chemical odors.
  • It is also used to: remove stains (red wine, ink, fruit ...), unite a garment, shine silverware and stainless steel utensils ...

15) Artichoke leaves

  • Give a new life to a t-shirt, a tablecloth cotton or linen with this dye green: boil a handful of artichoke leaves with a little alum salt (about 10g), let cool then soak for at least an hour before drying out of direct sunlight.
  • They are also used to: make digestive herbal teas, broths ...

16) Garlic

  • If the pods start to sprout, crush the healthy part and collect the liquid using a brush or a cotton swab: this natural glue is used to repair earthenware or porcelain. Warning! It dissolves in water.
  • It is also used to: paste paper or cardboard, deodorize a closet, remove mosquitoes, flies, fleas, ticks ...

17) Flour

  • Ants got into the flour? Use it to absorb a splash of fat on a wooden furniture, parquet ... Sprinkle it on the wet spot, let act about ten minutes before rubbing.
  • It is also used to: clean wine stains, degrease stainless steel or copper utensils ...

18) The bread

  • In addition to bread crumbs or French toast, use the crumb of bread to remove a stain of grease on wallpaper or leather.
  • It is also used to: absorb paint odors, deodorize the trash, clean an electric coffee grinder ...

19) Corn water

  • Rich in minerals, unsalted corn cooking water is ideal for nourishing and beautifying plants: let cool before pouring into the pot.
  • It is also used to: concoct a broth ...

20) The peel of a cucumber

  • A simple and effective way to erase marks on a wall: rub the skin of a cucumber directly on the walls!
  • It is also used to: revive leather accessories, polish a sink ...

Marie-Alexandra Desfontaines for Notretemps.com