Let’s talk about butter. It’s delicious, goes with pretty much everything (seriously, people even put it in their coffee), and is hands down my favorite condiment. I buy it by the tub and my poor husband has to remind me every time that we go to the grocery store that no, we are not out of butter. Clearly, I am on #TeamButter. But aside from being delicious, butter also has some pretty amazing uses, my favorite of which are listed below. If I missed your favorite use, tell me in the comments!
- Keep cheese fresh! If you rub butter on the sliced part of cheese, it will help it keep longer and prevent mold.
- Clean your baby dolls. Use butter to remove the ink when your little angel draws all over her new doll’s face.
- Get things out of a tight jam. Whether it’s your head in a staircase, a stubborn ring, a stubborn door, or anything else that is stuck, butter can help.
- Save your sanity! Rub it on the knots of tangled jewelry to make it easier to separate them.
- Make shoveling show easier. Rumor has it, if you coat your shovel with butter it will prevent snow from sticking, making it a much easier process.
- Get rid of the stink. Use butter on your hands to get rid of the smell of fish, garlic, onions, or any other stinky smell that doesn’t want to go away.
- Distract your animals. If you animals are nervous or wound up, you can rub some butter on their paws and their licking will distract them.
- Mitigate bruising. Yes, that’s right. The next time you walk into a doorknob with your hip and think it’s going to bruise, rub some butter on it. Something in the butter actually helps prevent it from bruising as badly.
- Deal with anything sticky. Rub butter on your hands to get rid of sticky substances (like sap), or coat your knife with it to make cutting pie easier. Or, you can use it to get gum out of hair.
- Silkify your hair. Use a butter mask to make your hair nice and silky smooth.
And now, for one of our favorite butter clips from television, here’s the infamous head-in-the-staircase clip from Full House for your enjoyment: