Alternatives for Common Household Items, and the Psychology of Color.


Today on The Morning Thing we shared about 13 different household items that have other hidden uses!

1.  Ketchup

A little bit of ketchup removes tarnish and stains from pots and pans.

2. Aluminum foil

Believe it or not, aluminum foil is not only safe to put in the dryer, it’s also a good replacement for dryer sheets.

3. Coffee filters

Coffee filters are lint-free and typically work better than paper towels when it comes to cleaning your windows or mirrors. Obviously, filters aren’t cheaper than paper towels, but in a pinch they could save you a trip to the store.

4. White vinegar

As you saw in the video above, vinegar is practically a wonder-substance. Sure, it’s a great coffee pot cleaner, but it can relieve sunburn pain, athlete’s foot, a sore throat, and hiccups. It’s also a remedy for acne and body odor.

5. Rubbing alcohol

Did the kids get a hold of the permanent markers again? Don’t fret. Rubbing alcohol will remove those drawings from tabletops and walls.

The rest of the items can be found here!

We also talked about the Psychology of Color, and how it can be used to convey messages, set moods, and evoke emotions.

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde.

Yellow can convey messages of optimism, clarity, and warmth.

Pinks + reds are exciting, youthful, and bold.

Purple makes us feel creative, imaginative, and wise.

Blue brings trust, dependability, and strength.

Green is peaceful, and evokes growth and health

Gray is about balance and is calm and neutral.

For more insight and to learn more, click here!

color psychology


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