60+ Ways to Use Salt

Amazing uses for the most common condiment in your kitchen.

from Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

Stop weeds in their tracks

Those weeds that pop up in the cracks of your walkways can be tough to eradicate. But salt can do the job. Bring a solution of about 1 cup salt in 2 cups water to a boil. Pour directly on the weeds to kill them. Another equally effective method is to spread salt directly onto the weeds or unwanted grass that come up between patio bricks or blocks. Sprinkle with water or just wait until rain does the job for you.

Rid your garden of snails and slugs

These little critters are not good for your plants. But there’s a simple solution. Take a container of salt into the garden and douse the offenders. They won’t survive long.

Clean flowerpots without water

Need to clean out a flowerpot so that you can reuse it? Instead of making a muddy mess by washing the pot in water, just sprinkle in a little salt and scrub off the dry dirt with a stiff brush. This method is especially handy if your potting bench is not near a water source.