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10 Surprising Household Uses for Beer You Didn’t Know About

Sure, a cold bottle of beer has the power to instantly put you in a better mood. But what if I told you it can do a lot more than just calm your nerves? If you’re looking for a few new uses for your favorite drink, we have the list for you. Here’s 10 brilliant new ways to use beer around the house.

Fertilize Your Garden and Indoor Plants

The sugar from a freshly opened beer will help your outside garden blossom. As for indoor plants, apply flat beer and be light on the pour. Indoor plants are contained, meaning the beer can’t escape the soil as easily.

Trap Pesky Slugs and Snails

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These slimy creatures can be a nuisance to your garden. If you place a plate or jar of beer near your plants, the aroma will attract the creatures and keep them away from your plants.

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Clean Those Pesky Clothing Stains

Did you spill some coffee on your best white shirt? Don’t worry, because beer is the perfect spot remover. Simply soak the stain with beer, let it sit, dab, rinse with water and the stain is gone!

Loosen Rusty Bolts

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Have some bolts that are covered in rust? Douse them with a bottle of beer, and the acidity will melt it all away with ease.

Get Rid of Bees and Wasps

If you don’t want to get stung during an outdoor cookout, place a few cups of beer away from the gathering area. This will attract them to those cups instead of yours.

Rest Your Feet

Dunking your toes into a cold bowl of beer packed with ice will help reduce inflammation from being on your feet for too long.

Polishing Brass Pots

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Give your old kitchen pots new life by rinsing them in beer. The acids in the liquid react well to different metals, making it easier to clean.

Add Shine to Your Hair

This is a weird one, but rinsing your hair with flat beer can increase the shine and bounce in your hair. Just make sure it’s completely washed out or things might get sticky.

Make Your Gold Jewelry Dazzle

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Do your gold rings look a little dull? Grab a dish, fill it with beer, then drop your jewelry in and let soak. Wipe clean, then enjoy your shiny new accessories!

Clean Those Pesky Clothing Stains

Did you spill some coffee on your best white shirt? Don’t worry, because beer is the perfect spot remover. Simply soak the stain with beer, let it sit, dab, rinse with water and the stain is gone!

Bring Your Wooden Furniture Back to Life

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By running flat beer across the grain of your furniture, you can restore it’s original polish and color.

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