How To: 8 Awesome Uses for Chalk That You've Probably Never Heard Of

8 Awesome Uses for Chalk That You've Probably Never Heard Of

Commonly associated with classroom blackboards and sidewalk art, chalk can also be used to repel ants from invading your home, lift grease stains from clothes, prevent your tools from rusting, and hide your wall scrapes and nicks in a pinch.

To prevent mustiness in your closet, hang a bundle of chalk inside, which helps absorb moisture and keep humidity away. To stabilize your screwdriver before tightening screws, rub some chalk on the end so that your screwdriver will be less slippery.

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great work Yumi!

also, with the chalk being used to help take grease stains from fabrics, it may also be worth adding, that once you have rubbed the chalk in, you may also then lay a tea-towel or dish-towel over the stained area that has been chalked, gently press it onto the stained area, then go over it with a steam iron ona gentle heat.

this will soften the grease and it should soak into the towel.
it should be helpful when you have a lot of fabric to clean.

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