Did you know that peanut butter’s good for more than PB&J sandwiches? Growing up, we used to hide pills in peanut butter to get my dog to swallow them; my parents heard this trick somewhere. Since then, we’ve discovered that it works well for the St. Anne’s yellow lab, Gracie, as well. In fact, yesterday, I was using peanut butter to clean a stubborn spot of the table, and Gracie followed her nose.
You see, peanut butter is a great multipurpose cleaner (see below)
Sometimes you’re all out of a common product, but peanut butter will do the trick. Also, it’s a more affordable alternative to some products. Here’s a list of handy uses for George Washington Carver’s masterpiece. Peanut butter may be used as:
- Shaving cream
- Leather cleaner
- Mouse trap bait
- Ant bait (2 t. peanut butter, 1/2 t. baking soda, and 1 t. of borax)
- Odor eliminator [(e.g., fish) Put a tablespoon of smooth peanut butter in the frying pan (once your dinner has been taken out!) and fry it for a minute or two.]
- Squeak eliminator (instead of WD-40 on squeaky hinges or drawers)
- Lubricant (e.g.,on lawn mower blades, saws, etc.)
- Gum remover
- Glue remover
- Price sticker removal
- Windshield cleaner (bug spot remover)
- Wood scratch repair (on wooden furniture, doorjambs, bannisters, etc.). Put peanut butter on the scratch and let it soak in for 30-60 min. Rub it away with a cloth and the scratch will be almost impossible to see!
- CD/DVD scratch repair (for a CD or DVD that keeps skipping, or won’t play, rub a little smooth peanut butter onto the scratch and wipe it away with a soft, dry cloth.
- Bird feeder (Cover pinecones with peanut butter, roll them in birdseed, and hang them up in your yard. Watch the birds come stock up on food this winter!)
- Butter substitute (in cooking)
- Moisturize your hair (Follow it up with shampoo, and be amazed at how shiny your hair can be.)
(These suggestions were taken from: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/21-surprising-uses-for-peanut-butter.html)