Peanut butter already has many uses as a food. You can eat it by itself or mix it with other delicacies, such as chocolate and various fruits and vegetables. But if you can manage to keep from eating the whole jar in one day, we’ve got some practical household uses for the nutty snack that you might just like as well.
1. Fix scratched DVDs and CDs.
Okay, not many people use CDs and DVDs anymore, but if you decide to grab that old copy of “Mean Girls” and pop it into your DVD player or laptop, you might notice that it’s been played so many times that it doesn’t want to function anymore.
Before you pull a Regina George, simply put peanut butter on any scratched areas and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it off. The oils will sink into the cracks and keep the movie or music from skipping.
2. Use it as a conditioner.
Of course, it’s a mess to rinse out, but peanut butter will repair your damaged hair quite nicely.
You’ll smell really good, too.
3. Get rid of that pesky glue.
If you have glue or sticker residue that won’t come off your hands, rub some peanut butter on them.
Remove the peanut butter with a sponge and watch the residue disappear.
4. Use it as fish bait.
Who knew that fish loved peanut butter so much?
Simply put a little bit of your peanut butter sandwich on your fishing hook and the fish will come.
5. Disguise your dog’s medicine.
If you can’t quite convince your dog to take their medicine, coat it with a layer of peanut butter.
Dogs love peanut butter and they’ll lap it all up without realizing they’ve just taken their medicine. If it only this trick worked as well on kids, too.
6. Use it as shaving cream.
If you’ve run out of shaving cream, consider giving peanut butter a try.
It will hep the razor to slide across your skin in a smooth manner.
7. Fix scratched wood.
Spread the peanut butter over scratches and cracks in the wood floors and furniture.
Let it sit overnight, and then wipe off the excess with a damp rag.
8. Remove gum from hair…or carpets for that matter.
If it’s in your hair, put peanut butter on top and gently pull out the gum as you rinse it with water.
If it’s on the carpet, the removal process is a bit more complicated. First, remove as much of it as you can. Next, use a blow dryer to heat the area and rub a plastic bag over it to help the healing process. Put peanut butter on the affected area and let it sit for five minutes. After removing the peanut butter with a wet cloth, wipe the spot with a mixture of warm water and one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid.
9. Get rid of that fishy smell.
If you’re cooking fish and don’t want the whole apartment to smell like it, throw some peanut butter in the same pan while the fish is cooking.
The peanut butter will absorb the odor so that you can cook without feeling like you work in a fish market.
10. Fix a squeaky door hinge.
If you have a hinge that’s getting louder and more obnoxious by the day, try putting some peanut butter on it.
Yes, you read that correctly. Just open and close the door a few times to get the oil moving through the hinges. Do you hear that? We don’t either.