13 Ways to Use Potatoes Very Few People Know About

3. Kiss stains goodbye.

13 Ways to Use Potatoes Very Few People Know About

Yep, we’re absolutely serious. Potatoes may help you remove stains from different fabrics.

  • To do this, wash a couple of raw potatoes and grate them in a bowl filled with 0.5 L (0.1 gal) of water.
  • Then remove the grated potato and add the same amount of water. Wait for 10-15 minutes.
  • Use a sponge to treat the stain with potato water, rub, and wash with clean cold water afterward.

If you’ve stained your hands with berries, beetroot, or other food, simply cut a raw potato into halves and rub your hands clean. Perfect!

4. Keep your leather shoes clean and shiny.

13 Ways to Use Potatoes Very Few People Know About

Leather footwear looks and feels great. It’s both comfortable and long-lasting, but it can still get scratched or fade over time. A simple potato can fix it though. If your shoes look worn-out and dirty, try this:

  • Cut a raw potato into halves.
  • Rub over the entire surface of your shoes.
  • Leave for 5 minutes. At this stage, they’ll look matte and somewhat dull. Don’t worry, it’s absolutely ok.
  • Wipe the shoes with a soft dry cloth until they’re shiny again.
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