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Put your stockpile to good use — shampoo is great not just for your hair, but for everyday use around the house.
Take a look at these 16 ingenious uses for shampoo that will shock you:
1. Stop mirrors from fogging up.
Rub a small amount of shampoo on a paper towel and rub into the mirror. Wipe with a clean cloth, and the next time you shower, the mirror will be fog free!
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2. Clean linoleum or ceramic tile floors.
Add a capful of shampoo to a bucket or sink filled with warm water and mop!
3. Make a bubble solution for the kids.
Dilute shampoo with water to make bubble solution. You may need to experiment to find the right formula, but after that, it’ll be much cheaper than buying it in stores.
4. Prevent a swimming mask from fogging up.
Add a few drops of shampoo into a swimming mask, rub, then rinse.
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5. Clean makeup brushes.
Remove built-up makeup and gunk from your makeup brushes by soaking in a glass of warm water and shampoo for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and leave them out to air dry.
6. Spot treat carpet and upholstery stains.
Scrub shampoo into a carpet or upholstery stain. Dab the stain with a damp rag and voila!
7. Wash your car.
Add ¼ cup of shampoo to warm water, and wash your car as usual.
8. Clean dishes.
9. Revive leather shoes, couches and purses.
Breathe new life into old leather shoes, couches and purses with a small amount of shampoo on a cloth. Rub into the worn areas (as you would with regular shoe polish) and buff it out.
10. Clean all things chrome.
Mix shampoo with baking soda to make a paste, use on any chrome surface, rinse, and buff to shine.
11. Shave your legs.
12. Make foaming or liquid hand soap.
To make foaming hand soap, fill three-fourths of the dispenser with warm water, and add one tablespoon of shampoo. Shake vigorously.
For liquid hand soap, fill the soap dispenser with a third of shampoo and the rest with water. Shake it and it’s ready to use!
13. Dab a drop of shampoo on a stuck zipper.
The shampoo should help the zipper slide more easily.
14. Clean houseplant leaves.
Add a few drops of shampoo to a bowl of warm water. Dip a clean cloth into the solution, wring it, and wipe any dust off the leaves.
15. Clean your toilet, shower, tub or sink.
Shampoo is a great all-purpose bathroom cleaner.
16. Use shampoo instead of bubble bath, and get the same results.