WEB DESK: A bad day gone worse is when a piece of gum is stuck your clothes and it nearly seems an impossible task to take it out. But what you did not know is if you had a piece of ice cube, this would not have become this mountain of issue.
Try these nine ice cube hacks
Soothe plucked eyebrows
Plucking eyebrows will definitely give you a better look but the redness and pain caused by it can easily be remedied by applying ice cube on the affected area. It will help soothe the pain.
Remove dents in carpeting
Rearranging the furniture might be a hefty task, and the spaces where your heavy furniture was places is definitely an eye-soar. So the easy way to even out your carpet is to leave an ice cube on it.
Prevent stains from setting
The common advice you hear is to dab some water the second you splatter something on yourself, but ice cubes work even more effectively. The next time you need to prevent a stain from setting, rub the spot as soon as it happens with an ice cube.
Use as an eye mask
Sometimes a bad night’s sleep or even an allergic reaction can cause your eyes to be puffy. To reduce any eye puffiness, wrap an ice cube in a rag and place it on your eyes for a few minutes.
Mask the taste of medicine
No matter what flavor your local pharmacist offers in children’s medicine, kids can still turn up their noses at the taste. Have them suck on an ice cube before taking the medicine. This numbs the taste buds and allows the medicine to go down, without the spoonful of sugar.
Clean vases and bottles
Vases and bottles with slender necks can be hard to give a good clean because your hand or sponge won’t fit. The next time you find yourself having to clean one, toss in a few ice cubes and ¼ cup of salt and swish around vigorously to give it a good clean.
Unstuck a sluggish disposal
If your garbage disposal is not working at its optimum because of grease buildup (not something stuck inside), ice cubes may help. Throw some down the disposal and grind them up. The grease will cling to the ice, making the disposal residue-free.
Help your acne
Ice cubes help close swollen pores and prevent bacteria from reentering your skin. If you have a pesky, swollen pimple that keeps filling back up no matter how many times you pop it, put ice in a wash cloth and rub it over for about 10 minutes to help tighten your pores and reduce inflammation.
Remove gum from clothing
You’re just about to walk out the door when Junior points to the gum stuck to his pants. Keep your cool and grab an ice cube. Rub the ice on the gum to harden it, then scrape it off with a spoon.