From The Tips Box: Crayon Tricks And Egg Removal

From The Tips Box: Crayon Tricks And Egg Removal

Lifehacker readers tell us how they clean up spilled eggs and remove crayon from our walls.

About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox (tips at, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in—the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption.

Clean Up Eggs With Salt

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Clarissa shared a trick that I’ll definitely try the next time I fail at juggling eggs:

My favourite kitchen clean up trick is to shake some salt over spilled eggs. If you do that and leave things sitting for a few minutes, you’ll be able to wipe egg off a floor or counter without it slipping and sliding everywhere. It’ll practically stick to the dishtowel.

Remove Crayon From Walls With Vinegar

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Sue shared how she gets her kids’ walls white again:

I’ve got artists in the family, unfortunately the younger ones use their walls as a canvas. I struggled to scrub crayon marks from the walls or paint over them for months until my mother-in-law shared a trick with me.

She told me that a bit of white vinegar can be used to scrub crayon marks off walls without destroying the paint underneath and ‘lo and behold, it works. I used a dish sponge soaked in vinegar to rub the marks off without any hassle.


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