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12 Clever Uses for Baby Powder
Try sprinklin some baby powder on these household woes to unleash its full potential.
1. A knotted necklace
Tease apart knotted pendants by gently rubbing baby powder into the chains, completely covering the tangled area. This will loosen the knot, making the jewelry easier to pull apart without breaking.
2. Clean musty books and furniture
To help remove musty smells or water stains, let your books air dry, then sprinkle baby powder on the pages and place in a paper bag. After a week, shake out the powder.
3. Refresh your hair
For hectic mornings when there's no time to shampoo, lightly sprinkle baby powder on your comb, then brush through to remove. The powder will absorb any greasiness, giving new life to stringy strands.
4. Cool your linens
If a humid bedroom keeps you up at night, sprinkle baby powder on your bedsheets. It will absorb moisture, keeping your comfortable. Sleep tight!
5. A stuck-together deck of cards
When poker night gets messy, toss the playing cards into a paper bag with a few tablespoons of powder and give them a good shake. Then wipe them with a paper towel.
6. A family of ants
Keep these intruders out of your kitchen by blocking their path with powder (they're not fans of the scent).
7. Oily stains
Don't stress over spilt salad dressing. Dab any oil-based stain with baby powder to absorb the grease before laundering like usual.
8. Dish glove friction
"After washing dishes, I sprinkle a little powder into my rubber gloves," says Victoria at Creative Home Keeper. "It helps keep them fresh while they dry and my hands easily slide through the next time."
9. Silence squeaks and creaks
Quiet noisy floorboards by dusting baby powder between the cracks with a paintbrush (then brush off excess). The powder temporarily eliminates the friction that causes the annoying sound.
10. Sandy feet
"Pack a travel size bottle of baby powder in your beach bag," says Jamielyn at I Heart Nap Time. "At the end of the day, rub it on your skin and sand will come right off."
11. Wimpy eyelashes
Beauty bloggers swear by this one.
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