Common products with hidden powers


Toothpaste can do more than keep your teeth white, and oatmeal isn't just for breakfast. We have some common household products you can put into some interesting and money-saving uses.

We all know what duct tape, toothbrushes, Alka-Seltzer, and dryer sheets are supposed to be used for, but now you're going to find out what else they can be used for.

Duct tape can be used for all sorts of things, including wart removal. Three dermatologists told MSN Money that all you have to do is leave a piece of the tape on the wart for six days, remove it for twelve hours and then repeat the process until the wart goes away.

The same stuff that keeps your pearly whites white can clean your jewelry. Just rub and rinse and the results will have you smiling.

Sure, Alka-Seltzer can relieve heartburn, but it can also help soothe insect bites. The aspirin in it helps to exfoliate the bite and it reduces inflammation.

Here's another tip. If you need a simple cure for stinky shoes, stick a dryer sheet inside each to keep them fresh.  They also make great car fresheners.