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13 Ways to Use Potatoes Which You Never Knew About

By Andrew Alpin, 11 January

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1 Clean and shine your leather shoes

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Leather shoes look great and feel great, too. It’s comfortable and lasts longer, but it can still get scratched or lose its color over time. Still, a simple potato can fix it. Try this if your shoes look old and dirty:

  • Cut an uncooked potato in half.
  • Rub it over the entire surface of your shoes.
  • Wait 5 minutes. At this point, they will be matte and look a little dull. Don’t worry about it, it’s fine.
  • Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the shoes until they shine again.

Clean and shine your leather shoes

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2 Can make good hot and cold compresses

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It is well known that both heat and cold have amazing effects when used as compresses. They can relieve cramps, muscle pain, improve blood circulation, ease the pain of bruises, and much more. Potatoes work great as both a hot and a cold pack.

For a cold compress, put a piece of cold potato on a bruise to make it feel better. Just don’t forget to put gauze over it. If you don’t, it will be a mess. For hot compresses, wrap a baked or boiled potato in a cloth and use it as a hot compress on your skin. Potatoes are very good at retaining heat, so your compress will stay warm for longer.

Can make good hot and cold compresses

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3 Get rid of headaches

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If you’re sick of taking pills to get rid of your headaches and you’re all about natural cures then wash and cut an uncooked potato and put the slices on your temples and forehead. Wrap a gauze bandage around them to keep them in place. Lay down, shut your eyes, and wait for the pain to disappear.

Get rid of headaches

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4 It can easily get rid of rust

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Everyone has to deal with this rust in their house, furniture, cooking utensils, or appliances. It’s normal for metal to rust, but how to get rid of it from a tap or a frying pan? Surprisingly, you can get help from a potato.

Cut a potato in half. Then take some baking soda, table salt, or dish detergent. Dip the cut part of the potato in what you’ve chosen and rub it on the rusty item until it’s clean. If the magic in your potato has worn off, cut off a small piece and try the process again to clear off the rust. Run water over your item and let it dry.

It can easily get rid of rust

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