Uses for: Sugar (part II)

You have certainly read our last post a few days ago about uses for sugar you probably wouldn’t have known about.

Here are a few more, this time in your House and Garden:

Fresh flower food

Mix 3 teaspoons of sugar with 2 tablespoons of vinegar for each ¼ cup of water. This mixture helps to keep flowers fresh and restricts bacteria growth.

Grass stain remover

Make a paste-like solution, combining warm water with sugar, and then apply on the stain. Let it soak for at least an hour, and then wash normally.

Ant Killer

Combine equal amounts of sugar, water, and borax. Soak cotton balls in the mixture and place in areas where ants enter the home.  The sugar attracts them and the borax kills them.

Wasp trapper

Make syrup combining water and sugar, pour into a tempered jar and set outside to attract wasps.

Worm slayer

Sprinkle 2.25 kilograms of sugar for every 250 square feet of garden patch to prevent nematodes from invading your garden.

Cockroach exterminator

Combine equal parts sugar and baking powder and pour over infested areas. Sugar attracts the roaches and the baking powder kills them.

Fly strip

Create syrup by mixing equal parts sugar, honey, and water. Let cool. Cut strips of brown packing tape, punch holes, and tie a string on one end. Dip strip in the syrup mixture, let excess syrup drip away, and then hang where the flies like to collect. Make sure you hang the strips in places where people will not walk into them.

Melt ice & snow

Everyone knows about using salt to melt ice, but sugar works just as well.

Clean coffee & nut grinders

Pour ¼ cup of sugar into the grinder to eliminate excess oils and odor.

And so you will probably realize that besides all those negative roles sugar might have in your life, it definitely comes in handy for so many more 🙂

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