Handy Mayonnaise Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

If you're only slathering mayo on your sandwiches, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential.

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Shiny tropical houseplant leaves
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Leave your houseplants looking lustrous

Professional florists use this trick to keep houseplant leaves shiny and clean. You can do the same thing at home. Just rub a little mayonnaise on the leaves with a paper towel, and they will stay bright and shiny for weeks at a time.

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Woman conditioning wet hair
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Condition your hair

Hold the mayo…and massage it into your hair and scalp just as you would any fine conditioner! Cover your head with a shower cap, wait several minutes, and shampoo. The mayonnaise will moisturize your hair and give it a brilliant sheen.

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Mayonnaise hacks - car from rear
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Remove bumper stickers

Time to get rid of that bumper sticker on your car? Instead of attacking it with a sharp tool and risk scratching the bumper, rub some mayonnaise over the entire sticker. Let it sit for several minutes and wipe it off. The mayonnaise will help dissolve the glue.

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Mayonnaise hacks - man washing car
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Get tar off your car

To get road tar or pine sap off your car with ease, slather some mayonnaise over the affected area, let it sit for several minutes, and wipe it away with a clean, soft rag.

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Mayonnaise hacks - squeaky door hinges
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A clean WD-40 alternative

Don’t have any WD-40 on hand to silence that squeaky door? No worries, because mayonnaise does the trick as well—and without the inevitable oil drips on the floor. Just put a dab of mayo into any squeaky door or cabinet joint or hinge and let the magic properties of this delicious oily condiment go to work.

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Originally Published in Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

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