The Strange Thing Your Grandmother Did With Bread

Grandma's skill to turn food into cleaning goods amazes us. Lemon juice whitens clothes, vanilla freshens the air, and vinegar cleans everything

The strangest but smartest thing she did was with stale bread.

White or rye bread makes a natural eraser when decrusted and shaped into a ball.

Smudges on walls, wallpaper, kitchen cupboards, and more are easily removed by the spongy substance.

The gluten in bread collects filth and stains," Toni Hammersley says in The Complete Book of Clean.

Absorbing burnt flavour from overdone foods, thickening soups and sauces, preventing tears when slicing onions (cover the blunt side of the knife with a slice), and refreshing fridge food.

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