11 Money-Saving Household Hacks Using Everyday Items

These are simple solutions for life's irritations — from water stains and rusted pans to stuck-on chewing gum and balky zippers.

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It was the mayonnaise trick that sold me.

I have a grade-school daughter, and let’s just say she’s not always super careful about using coasters on our wooden coffee table.

Let’s also say that we don’t have the money to run out and buy another coffee table just because her glasses of ice water left behind some ugly white circles.

So, I did the 2018 equivalent of calling your mother for advice — and did an internet search for a solution. Numerous home remedies came up, but for some reason I was drawn to the one that promised great results using mayonnaise.

Spoiler: It worked! And it’s inspired me to share my top cleaning and repair hacks, or what I like to call, “You used what to fix what?”

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