9 Uses for Ice Cubes You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner
As you know, I love hacks. Especially cleaning and organization hacks and lately I’ve been loving any hack with natural products like my posts on vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. I love focusing on the natural products that are safe to use in homes with children and pets. We all want our families to be safe right? There are so many products out there that are questionable for use with kids and pets so let’s just go with the natural ones alright? And 9 times out of 10, they are even cheaper!
Today, I wanted to enlighten you on the many uses of ice cubes. I know, you thought they were only good for drinks, right? They are good for so much more. I think my favorite hack with the ice cube is the one for dents in carpeting. I’ll fill you in on that more below.
So let’s get into these amazing ice cube hacks for your home. Here are 9 Easy Ice Cube Hacks!
Clean and Sharpen Your Disposal
If your garbage disposal is a little stinky and not grinding great, this could be because of many factors but is usually dirt and grease build up. Simply toss some ice cubes in the disposal and grind them up. That dirt and grease will adhere to the ice and flow right down the drain. Here are Cleaning Mistakes That Are Spreading Germs and Making Your Home Dirtier.
You may have had it happen to you, but if you have kids, it’s inevitable that there will be gum stuck to clothes, hair or carpet. While it may seem the end of that item, it typically isn’t with this handy remedy. Take an ice cube and rub it on every area with gum. This will harden it and allow you to pull it off or scrape it off with a spoon. Don’t miss these 10 Places You Should Never Use a Magic Eraser.
Easily Smooth Caulk
When you are caulking and attempting to smooth it but it it’s sticking to your finger, I, of course, have a hack for that. The easy remedy is to rub an ice cube across the caulk. This allows the caulk to form into a nice even line without sticking to the ice. Check out these Tricks for Making Your Towels Last Longer.
Water Hanging Plants
If you’re short like me and trying to constantly reach into a hanging plant seems like a workout, or precarious on a step stool, simply toss ice cubes into the pot. As the ice gradually melts, it waters the plants. It’s also a great way to water your Christmas tree that’s hard to get to. Read about these 5 Frugal and Safe Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home.
Smooth Out Wrinkles
If you’re traveling or just in a time crunch and found that your shirt is a wrinkled mess, wrap ice in s soft, lightweight cloth and rub over the wrinkles just before ironing. Check out these Tricks for Making Your Towels Last Longer.
If it’s super hot or your a/c is on the fritz, place ice cubes in your pets’ water. Don’t miss these 8 Genius Cleaning Hacks To Save You Time.
Leftover rice heated in the microwave tends to get dry and clumpy. When you go to heat it, place an ice cube on the top of the rice. Put an ice cube on top of the rice. As it heats, the ice cube melts giving it moisture thereby preventing it from drying out. The ice cube will melt as the rice reheats, giving the rice much-needed moisture. Here are 8 Laundry Hacks That Save You Time & Money.
Remove Dents From Carpet
Remember I said this was my favorite? I try to take really good care of my carpet. I like nice clean carpet with, yes, the vacuum marks lol. So, obviously, I don’t want dents in my carpet if I should move or rearrange my furniture. All you need to do is put an ice cube on the dent where the furniture left the offending mark. Leave it and let it melt. Vacuum. Easy Peasy. Read about these 11 Best Car Cleaning Hacks That Will Actually Deep Clean Your Car.
Tweezing & Waxing
Ice cubes are great for numbing the skin. In fact, when my daughter got hit by a car and broke her ankle, the remedy that helped the best was an ice pack on the injury. So if you’ll be tweezing or waxing and hate the pain, try numbing the area.
Wrap the ice cube in a lightweight cloth and rub the area that you’ll be working on until numb.
So these are the amazing ice cube hacks for your home, check them out and let me know what you think!
Quick Note: If you seriously can’t get enough, then you need to check out ideas on cleaning and organization. I highly recommend you go and check it out the ideas are beyond genius!
These are great hacks. My cat BEGS me for ice water every morning. I also use ice cubes to water plants.