Aspirin is handy for aches and pains but its good for so much more.  If you keep aspirin on hand for pain relief or heart health, go ahead and put it to use for some other stuff:

  • Keep cut flowers fresher longer by dissolving an aspirin in warm water for the vase. The aspirin helps the the flowers soak the water farther up  the stem.
  • Rub an aspirin on a bug bite to relieve itching, just dampen the bite first.
  • Aspirin can help remove food, grass, and rust stains.  Crush up a few tablets and dissolve them in hot water.  Rub that mixture right on the stains.