how-to-use-mayonnaise-around-the-houseMayonnaise isn’t just for sandwiches and salad dressings. There are actually multiple household uses for this creamy condiment. Consider it one more weapon in your chemical-free cleaning collection.

Clean Off Crayon

If your little artist leaves some crayon graffiti on your wall, relax. Generously wipe the spot with mayo and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wipe it off with a wet cloth to remove any oily residue. Blot the spot with a dry towel, and allow it to dry. Avoid on flat paint finishes because it may leave an oil stain. Next, hide the crayons!

Silence a Squeaky Door

If you have a noisy hinge, but no WD-40 laying around, grab a jar of mayo. It can be used as a lubricant. Remove the hinge pin and cover it with mayonnaise. Work it back into the hinge and remove any excess mayo with a damp cloth.

Unstick Stickers

To remove a particularly sticky price tag, rub some mayonnaise on it and let it soak in. Remove it with a cloth or soft-bristled brush.

Remove Rings from Wood

The oil in mayonnaise can displace moisture in a water ring on a coffee table or other wood surface. Just dab some mayo to the water ring and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wipe away the mayo and watch the circles disappear.

Polish Plant Leaves

When the leaves of large plants get dusty, they look dull and don’t get all the nutrients they need from the sun. Polish the leaves with mayonnaise to make the leaves shine and give the plant a better chance to photosynthesize.

Get Rid of Gum

When you get gum on the bottom of your shoes, rub some mayonnaise into the treads until the gum starts to loosen. Then pull it off with a knife.

Heal Cracks in Furniture

Mayonnaise can help to heal small cracks in furniture. Fill the crack with mayo and let it sit overnight. It causes the wood fibers to expand which reduces the size and visibility of the crack. Wipe off any excess mayo and reapply if necessary.