5 Things to Do with Steel Wool
Steel wool is handy for scrubbing dirty pots and pans, but it has plenty of other interesting household uses. Read on for five interesting things to do with steel wool.
Versatile things to do with steel wool
There are lots of things you can do with steel wool that include more than just scrubbing dirty dishes. Here’s five things it can do that you didn’t know about!
Things to do with steel wool #1: Sharpen Scissors
There are lots of things to do with steel wool, but sometimes you only want a small piece for a minor job. Cutting it in half with a pair of scissors will help keep the scissors sharp while giving you the pint-sized pad you need for your smaller project.
Things to do with steel wool #2: Clean Dirty Sneakers
Don’t you hate getting scuffs on your white soled shoes? Here’s a way to use steel wool to fix it. Moisten a steel wool soap pad and gently scrub away at stains. Wipe them clean with a damp sponge or put them in the washing machine and you may be able to enjoy many more months of wear.
Ways to use steel wool #3: Get Rid of Heel Marks
Speaking of shoes, here’s another great use for steel wool. Those black heel marks that rubber soles leave behind just don’t come off with a mop, no matter how long you try. To rid a vinyl floor of unsightly smudges, gently rub the surface with a moistened steel wool soap pad. When the heel mark is gone, wipe the floor clean with a damp sponge.
Tips to use steel wool #4: Remove Crayon Marks from Wallpaper
Every kid does it, and here’s something you can do about it. Use a bit of a steel wool soap pad to gently skim the surface of the wallpaper. Make strokes in one direction instead of scrubbing in a circle. Your wall will be clean again in no time.
Things to do with steel wool #5: Keep Garden Tools in Shape
You can find uses for steel wool both in your home and garden. Nothing will extend the life of your gardening tools like a good cleaning at the end of each growing season. Grab a wad of fine steel wool, and saturate it with the same type of oil you use on squeaky door hinges. Rub rust off your shears, shovels, and anything else with metal parts. Wipe them clean with a dry rag, sharpen any blades, and reapply with a bit of oil before storing them for winter.
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