Welfare

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