I use salt for a lot of things around my house. And honestly, throughout the last couple of years I've actually tried to cut back on my salt intake when cooking or seasoning my food to prepare. So, I was very interested when I found an article in Reader's Digest that details clever uses of salt, that don't involve cooking. Pretty cool stuff here, and some of my favorites are below. Be sure to check out the whole list for some great tips, though.

  • Remove wine stains from the carpet
  • Sanitize cutting boards
  • Add to coffee to take out the bitterness
  • Relieve bee stings
  • Put out a grease fire
  • Keep cheese from molding
  • Use as an inexpensive grass fertilizer
  • Keep dyes from bleeding in the wash
  • Prevent fleas on your pet
  • Make a DIY face scrub
  • Remove grass stains
  • Clean your fish tank
  • Get rid of ants
  • Whiten your teeth
  • Unclog a drain
  • Clean your iron
  • Extend the life of your milk, after the expiration date
  • Get rid of blood stains
  • Get rid of grease stains
  • Take the itch out of bug bites