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Waste Not: 2 Spoiled Condiments That You Can Reuse

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You may be trying to be as eco-conscious as possible, and you may be doing a great job. But there is a chance that you are throwing away something that you can get a little more use out of. The following are 2 spoiled condiments that you can reuse.

1. Mayonnaise

You might throw away old mayonnaise, but the following list are just a few more things you can do with this versatile condiment:

  • You can use the vinegar content in mayonnaise to soften and remove tree sap, should it get stuck on your furniture or any other item. All you have to do is apply the condiment over the sap and let it sit for a few minutes; then wipe it off with a clean rag.
  • The oil in the mayonnaise should help loosen up a ring, if you get one stuck on your finger.
  • Crayon artwork on the wall can be taken off with a little mayonnaise because of its vinegar content. Place some mayonnaise on the damaged wall, let it sit for a few minutes, and use a damp cloth to clean it off.
  • You can use mayonnaise to remove gum out of hair because of the vinegar, lime, and oil content.

There are other things you can do with mayonnaise, but rest assured that old mayonnaise can still be useful.

2. Ketchup

Ketchup, another condiment that is widely used, can also be used when it is old and stale, giving you an opportunity to use it before you throw away the bottle. The following are a few ways that ketchup can still be used:

  • Dab a little ketchup over tarnished copper, and the malic acid from the tomatoes should help remove the tarnish and leave your copper pieces shiny.
  • All those metal pieces in your car can shine by rubbing a little ketchup on them and cleaning them off with a damp rag.
  • Skunk smell can be removed with the malic acid in tomatoes, so you may be able to use ketchup to do the same by dabbing a little where the skunk left its residue. All you have to do is just clean it off with a rag and a little water.
  • You can also use ketchup as blood during the Halloween season, as long as your children know not to eat it.

As you can see, you can get more use out of the aforementioned condiments before you throw them away. Contact a company like Uribe Refuse Services Inc for more information on what items you can recycle.