1. De-rust your cast iron skillet

Got a rusty cast iron skillet? Just add salt! Sprinkle a little bit of coarse salt onto the skillet and scour using a damp microfibre cloth. Alternatively, you can also clean your skillet by coating it generously with a layer of salt; lightly dampen the salt with a bit of water. Let the salt sit for ten minutes, then clean as you normally would.

  1. Clean flower vase scum

Have you ever left cut flowers in a vase for too long? If so, you may have been left with layer of scum in your vase. Don’t fret! Simply empty the vase of its contents, and fill it with warm water and 1/3 cup of salt. Stir gently, then let the solution sit for five minutes. Place one hand overtop of the vase opening and gently swirl the salt and water around within the vase. Rinse thoroughly and wash with soap and water.

  1. Get rid of coffee stains

If you’re guilty of leaving cups of coffee unfinished, you probably have a few coffee stained mugs in your possession. Get rid of leftover coffee stains by creating a paste using salt, water and a little bit of dish soap. Dab a microfibre cloth into the paste, coating the stains. Let the paste sit, then rinse thoroughly.

  1. Revive old wooden cutting boards

Add a little life to your old wooden cutting board by cleaning it with lemon and salt. Start by cutting a lemon in half, dipping the lemon, cut side down, into the salt and then scrub your wooden cutting board. Wipe residue with a microfibre cloth, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Not only will your wooden cutting board look cleaner, it will smell fresh too!