I truly love finding interesting and new uses for everyday items. In my investigation of such things, I ran across a list of uncommon uses for white chalk at Joey Green's Wacky Uses. I wanted to share those with you.
- Clean ring-around-the-collar. Mark the stain heavily with white Crayola Chalk. The chalk will absorb the sebum oil that holds in the dirt.
- Prevent silverware from tarnishing. Place a piece of Crayola Chalk in your silver chest to absorb moisture.
- Prevent tools from rusting. Place a few pieces of Crayola Chalk in your toolbox to absorb moisture.
- Remove grease. Rub Crayola Chalk on a grease spot on clothing or table linens, let it absorb the oil, then brush off. Launder as usual.
- Prevent costume jewelry from tarnishing. Place a piece of Crayola Chalk in your jewelry box.
- Prevent a screwdriver from slipping. Rub Crayola Chalk on the tip.
- Fill a hole in a plaster wall. Insert a piece of Crayola Chalk into the hole, cut it off even with the wall, then plaster.
- Repel pests. Draw a line of Crayola Chalk around windows and doors outside your home, and around water pipes inside your home. Ants will not cross a chalk line. Also, slugs will not cross a chalk line.
Do you know of any to add to the list?
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