28 November 2017

How do I....

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Sometimes life puts a problem in front of us and we simply have no idea how to deal with it.

Luckily I'm speaking only of small things zerowasters have to deal with such as cleaning stubborn stuff or clever reusing ideas.

A lot of knowledge has been almost lost to us, because our culture got so reliant of detergents, disposables and automation. 

Alas! not all is lost.
Here's my list of ideas, I hope they will help you too.

Oven cleaning (also fireplace glass, glossy surfaces cleaning and silver cleaning)

Simply use the finest wood ash from your fireplace.
Mix with water to form a paste. It's abrasive, hence the need for only finest ash, use with care. 

How to clean sweat marks on your tshirts?

Make a paste of toothpaste and baking soda, massage in the affected spots and then wash in a washing machine.

How to re-use dehumidifier water?

You can't use it to water your plants, because it's void of any nutrients and will harm them, but the relative cleanliness is a good thing, as you can use it to:
1. Flush your toilets
2. Mop floors
3. Prefill your washing machine (most have water level sensors so they should not get damaged)