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15 Surprising Uses for Butter

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Stop Doors From Squeaking Generously grease the hinges with butter and voila — squeak no more!

Cut Down on Snow Shoveling Ah, one of the least fun winter activities. Cut your shoveling time down by greasing the shovel with butter, it’ll help prevent snow from sticking.

Get Rid of Ink Stains on Plastic Rub butter on the stain and let it sit out in the sun. After a few days of soaking up the rays, wipe clean with soap and water.

Get Rid of Pesky Watermarks on Wood Have a family member who’s allergic to coasters? Rub butter into the affected area and let it sit overnight. Wipe it with a towel in the morning.

Also Check Out: Is There Plastic In My Food?

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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2:49AM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

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10:15PM PDT on May 9, 2013

All are such good hints! Thank You

11:45AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Thanks for these great tips using of butter, especially on the snow shovel ~ I guess vegetable oil would work just as well.

1:20PM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Super pomysły, wypróbuję ten z paznokciami. O siebie dodam, że masło świetnie czyści plamy ze smoły.

10:47AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Jeremiah Z.,

Plastic leaches into foods; especially, such fragile and thin plastic. Let me answer the question that comes to all of us, I have no idea, why the corporations make the product to be in contact with food and The FDA allows it.

10:44AM PST on Dec 21, 2012

WHERE IS THE VEGAN BUTTER USES!! I MEAN YOU ARE POSTING ON WWW.CARE2.COM.

10:04AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

butter is probably the most expensive option you could choose for these tasks, but generally helpful (I'm going to try vegetable oil on my shovel)...

3:22AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thanks

10:47PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Why is aluminum foil preferable to plastic for onions?

11:14AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

good to know, thanks

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