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Stretch Your Dollar: Home Remedies


When looking for ways to trim your budget, it might help to ditch some expensive store products. There are lots of tips out there for using household items for cleaning and healthcare. FOX 5 put some home remedies to the test, to see if they work.

On the website, , people from all over the world have posted suggestions on ways to clean your home with Coca-Cola. We used it to try to clean a really nasty, encrusted pot that was used to cook chili. We poured the Coca Cola in, let it boil, then very easily rinsed all the food out of the pot.

Next, we put a suggestion to the test, for cleaning tile grout. We poured Coca Cola on the tile floor, let it sit for about five minutes, then scrubbed the grout with a cloth. The result was pretty dramatic, turning brown grout to white.

We also tried some suggestions for getting stains out of your clothes from the website: .

We rubbed shampoo into a dirty shirt collar, sprayed WD-40 on a tomato stain, and sprayed hairspray on an ink mark. Then we put the shirt through a regular washing machine cycle. And after all that, all the stains were mostly gone.

Some other tips we found online include putting a safety pin in the inside hem of your pants or skirt to avoid static cling, putting toothpaste on acne to clear up the blemish, and sprinkling oatmeal in a warm bath to soothe dry skin.

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