Household Uses for Butter Slideshow

Untangling Jewelry

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When that dainty gold necklace gets knots in it, don't fret. Simply apply a little bit of butter to the knot and use a pin or needle to untangle the gold. Then wash with a little soapy water and voila! This worked wonders on a delicate gold chain my husband gave to me.

Removing Tree Sap

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We live in a pine forest, so sap on our clothing and the car windshield is a common occurrence. Apply a little bit of butter and then wash the affected area to remove sap.

Removing Gum in Hair

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A little bit of butter will remove even the toughest gum-entangled locks. My mother did this trick on my hair. And the butter is great as a conditioner, too!

Slicing Sticky Foods

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A common chef's trick is to lightly coat a knife with butter before slicing into gooey or sticky desserts. This works well with cake, too. The cake will slice without getting crumbs all over the knife. I do this every holiday when I want the dessert slices to look pretty on the plate!

Cheese Preservative

Want that to keep that expensive cheese from getting moldy? According to Reader's Digest, adding a light coating of butter to the cut side of the cheese will keep the mold at bay and make it last longer in the fridge. Try this with soft and expensive cheeses so they don't go to waste.

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