13 Unexpected Ways to Use Alka-Seltzer

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Who knew Alka-Seltzer could do more than just relieve pain?!

Check out 13 unexpected ways to use Alka-Seltzer around your home: cool stuff, cool stuff

1. Clean coffee or tea stains in mugs and cups.

Drop a tablet into water, and let the coffee- or tea-stained mug soak overnight. The citric acid along with the baking soda will loosen those tough stains. cool stuff, cool stuff

You can also use Alka-Seltzer tablets to clean your coffeemaker or Keurig! Fill the water chamber of your coffee machine with water and two tablets. Let the tablets dissolve, and run the coffeemaker through. Once the Alka-Seltzer water has done its job — run water through it again before making coffee.

2. Unclog or deodorize drains.

Crush up and drop four Alka-Seltzer tablets down any sink drain in your home, followed by a cup of white vinegar. Allow that to sit for about 10 minutes, then rinse with a pot of boiling water. cool stuff, cool stuff

Doing this on a regular basis helps keep your drains clear, thanks to the citric acid — and also deodorizes the drain, thanks to the baking soda.

3. Clean (most) jewelry.

Clean (most) jewelry. If you need to clean your diamond ring or any other jewelry (other than pearls or opals), just place the pieces in a bowl with warm water, and drop in two tablets. Let it soak for 20 minutes.

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