If you’ve got eggs sitting around in your fridge that you aren’t planning on using, or you’ve got a few chooks and they’re laying eggs like crazy, then don’t go throwing them out. It turns out there is so much more you can do with eggs than just eat them!
In fact, outside of the kitchen, eggs can be very useful.
Here are four genius ways you can use eggs.
1. Shining and cleaning your shoes
If you’ve got a pair of leather shoes that need some love, then don’t throw them out. Instead of using polishes and leather cleaners, you can actually use an egg to clean and shine your old leather shoes. All you need to do is rub an egg white into the leather with a soft sponge. Keeping rub it in until there’s no egg left and the shoes are shiny again. While it might not sound appealing, egg whites actually don’t smell, so your shoes won’t end up smelling like egg!
2. Stop your radiator from leaking
It certainly might not be something a mechanic recommends, and by all means you should still have your radiator seen to as soon as possible, but if your radiator is leaking an egg can help stop it. All you need to do is crack the egg open and carefully tip the egg white into the radiator. Apparently, if there’s enough water left in the radiator, the egg will cook as the water heats up — sealing the hole. Although this trick isn’t a permanent fix, it can be handy if you have no other option!
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3. Make your bad coffee taste better
Before you dismiss it, this tip doesn’t involve pouring a raw egg into your morning coffee. Instead, it focuses on the egg shells, but it’s only really useful if you brew your own coffee. If your brewed coffee doesn’t taste so great, it could be because it’s too acidic. So, before you brew your next coffee, try crushing some egg shells in the filter. Because the egg shells are alkaline, they’ll help reduce the acidity of the coffee making it smoother and tasting better than before.
4. Give your hair a good treatment
While it might sound gross, putting egg in your hair is actually a really good way of moisturising it and getting rid of unwanted oils. This is because eggs are actually full of proteins and other things that are of great benefit to the health of your hair. All you need to do is apply a whole raw egg to damp, freshly washed hair. Leave it in for 20 minutes and then rinse it out with cool water. If your hair is oily, just use the egg white, or if it’s really dry you can just use the egg yolk.
Have you tried any of these tips before? Do you have any tips for using eggs that don’t involve cooking and eating them? Share them with us.