Yes, you can get dedicated cleaners and problem-solvers for each task in your home, from scrubbing cast iron to removing red wine stains. But there’s plenty of value—and lots of money saved—by bringing it back to the (affordable) basics. That table salt in your cabinet has more uses than just revving up your lunch. Here, 18 smart ways to put it to work.
1. Clean Your Tub
To dissolve and scrub away soap scum and other gunk, cut a grapefruit in half sprinkle the top liberally with salt.