10 Household Crises You Can Solve With Salt

We knew salt could make food taste great, but we didn't know it could make our home a better place, too.

Turns out a simple dose of salt can solve a whole slew of home disasters, like cracked egg messes and wine spills. And not only are the fixes incredibly easy, but they're also usually cheaper than using other fancy cleaning products. We've gathered a few of HouseholdHacker's brilliant salt rescues, along with a few of our favorite ways to let salt save the day. For even more hacks, be sure to watch the video above.

1. Get sticky gunk off your iron.
Turn your iron on high, and sprinkle a generous amount of salt onto a piece of wax paper. Move the hot iron over the paper, and watch the salt cause your gunk to fall right off.

3. Clean up a cracked egg.
There's no need for wads of paper towels. Cover the mess with salt, and wait 10 to 15 minutes. The salt will turn the eggy goo into a crumbly sand that's easy to wipe up.

4. DIY dishwasher soap.
If you find yourself in a pinch, make your own dishwasher detergent from salt, baking soda and regular dish soap. It works like a charm!

5. Get rid of caked-on pan grease.
Cover the greasy residue with a layer of salt, then add some water and wait 10 minutes. The solution will dissolve the grease, allowing you to easily wipe it away.