5 Things To Do with Shampoo

The usefulness of shampoo extends far beyond the shower! Here are five fun new ways to put shampoo to work all around the house.

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5 New Uses for Shampoo

5 New Uses for Shampoo

If you've got an industrial-sized bottle of shampoo sitting under the sink or in the shower, why not try using a dab or two for something besides washing your hair? Give these five new uses a try and, chances are, you'll never look at shampoo the same way again.

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1. Use Shampoo to Wash Your Car

1. Use Shampoo to Wash Your Car

The grease-cutting power of shampoo works on your wheels as well. Add a quarter-cup of shampoo to a bucket of water and sponge up the car as usual. Use a dab of shampoo directly on the rag or sponge for hard-to-remove tar spots.

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2. Remove Sticky Gunk from Pet Fur with Shampoo

2. Remove Sticky Gunk from Pet Fur with Shampoo

Did your dog or cat step on tar or roll in (what you hope is) gum? Rub a tiny amount of shampoo on the spot and gently draw out the sticky stuff toward the end of the fur. Rinse with a wet cloth.

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3. Revitalize Your Feet with Shampoo

3. Revitalize Your Feet with Shampoo

Give your feet a pick-me-up while you sleep. Rub a little shampoo all over your feet and put on a light pair of cotton socks. When you wake up, your feet will feel smooth and silky.

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4. Use Shampoo to Revitalize Leather Shoes and Purses

4. Use Shampoo to Revitalize Leather Shoes and Purses

You don't need expensive mink oil to bring life back to your leather shoes and purses. A little shampoo and a clean rag will do the job. Rub shampoo into worn areas in circles to clean and bring back the colour of your accessories. It will protect your shoes from salt stains as well.

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5. Clean the Tub and Faucets with Shampoo

5. Clean the Tub and Faucets with Shampoo

Need to do a quick bathtub cleanup before guests arrive? Grab the handiest item at your disposal-your shampoo! It does a great job on soap scum because it rinses clean. You can use it to buff a shine into your chrome faucets as well.

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