- Fill your clean, empty Parmesan cheese container with baking soda, then sprinkle this kitchen staple into your damp sink, stovetop, or refrigerator shelves to get them spic-and-span.
- You can also use a Parmesan cheese container to sprinkle baking soda over your cat’s litter box to absorb odors. The same technique works with your carpets as well; just sprinkle baking soda over dry carpets in the evening and vacuum them in the morning.
- Use Parmesan cheese containers to mix and store glitter and confetti that you or your kids can sprinkle over greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and other craft projects.
- Does someone in your house like cinnamon-sugar on their morning toast or oatmeal? Avoid the spilled-sugar-on-the-kitchen-floor nightmare by combining in a Parmesan cheese container two cups of white sugar with three to four tablespoons of cinnamon, then sprinkling over your food.
- Sugar comes in a plastic bag that’s difficult to store and awkward to use. But keeping it in a Parmesan cheese container makes cooking or baking with sugar convenient and mess-free. This is a particularly handy way to sprinkle powdered sugar over your favorite foods.
- Keep a Parmesan cheese container filled with baking soda in your shower. Once or a twice a month, sprinkle some baking soda onto damp hair, massage, and rinse to remove shampoo and product build up (especially before perming or coloring). While you wash your hair, the baking soda will also be softening your skin and cleaning soap residue from the bath tub.
- Use a Parmesan cheese container to sprinkle grass seed, weed killer, fertilizer, and red-ant killer in small locations in your yard. Be sure to clearly label the various contents of each container.
- A Parmesan cheese container decorated with ribbons or bows is a creative way to give friends and family edible gifts like small cookies or candies.
- Use a Parmesan cheese container in the garage to hold nails, screws, and bolts.
- Don’t store your kids’ Cheerios or Goldfish crackers in plastic bags, put them in a Parmesan cheese container. The container’s pour spout and secure lid reduce the amount of spilling, so it’s great for long-distance car rides.
- Fill a Parmesan cheese container with sidewalk salt to easily de-ice your sidewalks.
- Have your kids decorate a Parmesan cheese container and use it as their savings jar; half of the lid fits dollar bills and large coins.
- Give Parmesan cheese containers to your kids to play with in the bathtub or sandbox.
- Mix and store your own shake ‘n bake bread or crumb coating in a Parmesan cheese container.
- Have a playful cat or dog at home? Put a ball inside a Parmesan cheese container and watch your pet chase it around for hours.
- If you regularly use cotton balls for makeup removal, you know the large plastic bags they’re packaged in are both bulky and unsightly. Fill a Parmesan cheese container with cotton balls so you can keep them at-hand on the counter or easily pack them when traveling.
- Fill a Parmesan cheese container with powdered laundry detergent so you don’t have to heave your economy-sized box of detergent to the laundromat with you. Just make sure you remember to bring the measuring cup along with you!
Your bathroom mirror can take quite a bit of damage over time. There are lots of ways you can approach the mess once it’s there, but you might not have known that black tea can be an effective way of keeping your bathroom clean. For mirrors that are beginning to build up with grime, dip a soft click in brewed black tea and rub it over grime to break it up. The tannins in the tea make it easy to remove and your bathroom will be looking perfect in no time!
There’s something weirdly pleasing about metal surfaces with a perfect shine. Unfortunately, you might not associate the faucets in your bathroom with a glossy look. The good news is that baby oil, yes, baby oil, can be your bathroom sparkling savior. First, grab a soft cloth and wet it with warm water. Use it to wipe off your metal surfaces and faucets. Then dab a little bit of baby oil and rub the cloth over your faucets again for a perfect shine!
Nobody likes white grime on your shower doors and walls. Unfortunately, soap scum can build up quickly and be difficult to remove. Although it’s a little unconventional, it works like a charm! Grab some non-stick cooking spray and apply it around your shower, especially areas with heavy soap scum. Let the spray sit for 5-10 minutes and then wash it away with cold water. You should notice a much cleaner shower immediately!
Let’s face it, your drains are always going to clog eventually. Cleaners and tools can be expensive, especially when it comes time to call the plumber. Luckily, you might have some Alka Seltzer and vinegar around the house, which can be combined to lifehack away at your clogged drains!
Just drop two tablets of Alka Seltzer down your drain. Pour in a cup of vinegar after and wait for a couple of minutes. Then fill a container with hot water and rinse out your drain and you should be good to go!