6 ways you can use car wax around the home

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Car wax is one of those items that you don't buy very often because it has only one purpose. And who really wants to wax their car that often? But did you know that you can actually use car wax for a variety of tasks, none of which have anything to do with your car?
In fact, car wax is great to have on hand, especially in your kitchen or around wood furniture. Though you can't use the wax to clean up messes, it is pretty great at helping prevent the mess from happening in the first place.
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1. Stain removal (h/t One Good Thing)
Next time you have a party, don't worry so much about those guests who seem incapable of using coasters. You can easily get rid of the stains their cups leave behind with a little car wax. Just rub a little wax over the stain until it disappears and then buff it dry with a clean cloth.
2. Hinges & tracks (h/t This Old House)
If you have a window, door or drawer that won't open properly, gets stuck or squeaks when you open it, you can fix these problems with car wax. Rub a little car wax onto the hinges or the sliding tracks and they'll open smoothly and silently.
3. Granite countertops (h/t Thrillist)
Granite countertops can look amazing if properly cared for. Luckily, car wax is a surprising way to take care of your granite. Start with a polishing compound and follow up by slowly rubbing your car wax over the granite.
4. Stainless steel appliances (h/t Apartment Therapy)
You normally use car wax to fill in scratches or add shine to the metal finish on your car, so why not use it for these purposes on your stainless steel appliances? Rub the wax into the stainless steel, let it dry and then use a clean cloth to buff it off.
5. Stovetop (h/t Table for Two)
Waxing your stovetop regularly (every 2-3 months) will make clean-up significantly easier, no matter how messy you are when you cook. Make sure you're starting with a cool, clean surface and wax the top of your stove by following the directions on your bottle of car wax. Next time you spill something on the stove, it will wipe up quickly and easily.
6. Window blinds (h/t ebay)
Trying to get rid of the dust that collects on your window blinds is a pain. You have to clean between all of the blinds and it seems like the dust comes back in a day or two. Instead of trying to fight the dust build-up, coat each blade of your blinds with a thin layer of car wax. This will help prevent the dust from collecting on the blinds, saving you from having to clean them as often.
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