8 Genius Vaseline Hacks Around the House

by Simplify

Vaseline is a multi-purpose household item that has been used for many years. Originally created as a healing balm for cuts and burns, it has become a staple in many homes because of its many uses. In this blog post, we will explore ten ways to use Vaseline around the house that do not involve applying it to the skin.

1. Lubricate squeaky hinges and drawers

If you have squeaky hinges or drawers that are difficult to open, Vaseline can be a quick and easy solution. Apply a small amount of Vaseline to the hinges or tracks and move the item back and forth to distribute the lubricant.

A tub of Vaseline.

2. Remove stuck-on stickers and labels

Stickers and labels can be stubborn and difficult to remove, but Vaseline can make the process much easier. Apply a thin layer of Vaseline to the sticker or label and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, use a scraper or your fingernail to gently peel off the sticker or label.

3. Protect outdoor furniture

Outdoor furniture can become damaged from exposure to the elements. To protect it, apply a thin layer of Vaseline to metal furniture legs and other areas that are prone to rust. This will help prevent rust and keep your furniture looking new.

Vaseline: your new outdoor furniture polish? Yes!

4. Fix a stuck zipper

A stuck zipper can be frustrating, but Vaseline can help. Apply a small amount of Vaseline to the zipper and work it back and forth until it becomes unstuck.

5. Shine shoes

Vaseline can be used to give shoes a quick shine. Apply a small amount of Vaseline to a soft cloth and buff your shoes until they shine.

Get your loafers in shape for better weather with Vaseline.

6. Prevent paint from drying out

If you are painting and need to take a break, you can prevent the paint from drying out by applying a thin layer of Vaseline to the top of the paint can. This will create a barrier that will help keep the paint fresh.

7. Seal minor cracks in windows

If you have small cracks in your windows, Vaseline can be used as a temporary sealant. Apply a small amount of Vaseline to the crack to prevent drafts and moisture from getting in.

Vaseline will seal your cracked windows before you get them repaired.

8. Protect car paint

Vaseline can be used to protect your car's paint from road salt and other contaminants. Apply a thin layer of Vaseline to the bottom of your car's doors and other areas that are prone to damage from road salt. This will help prevent rust and keep your car looking new.

Keep your car paint shiny with Vaseline.

Vaseline hacks

In conclusion, Vaseline is a household staple that has many uses beyond locking moisture into your skin. From fixing squeaky hinges to protecting car paint, Vaseline is a versatile and affordable solution to many annoying little household problems.

So the next time you find yourself in a sticky situation, don't forget to reach for the trusty jar of Vaseline! It may just be the secret ingredient you need to solve the problem.

This article was written using AI technology and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team.

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  • Carolyn Jamkhandi Carolyn Jamkhandi on Nov 28, 2023

    we had our first snow today, so I am going to try this soon.

  • Pap55405378 Pap55405378 on Nov 28, 2023

    The use of vasiline on anything other thanks a lubrication, can result in dust and dirt accumulating to keep things looking, well, dirty. As a petroleum product, it should never be used in place of a good coat of paint OR (Ta-Daaa) wax. It washes away to quickly and puts petroleum vy products in/on the ground or concrete. Not a good "hack" for this item, but thanks. BTW my wife used it to cure toe fungus. It worked.

    • Kathy Kathy on Nov 29, 2023

      Hi! I had to laugh when I read about the toe fungus. It’s good to know! But, I could hear your wife saying, “What’d you do that for!” and you replying, “They don’t know who you are!” Happy holiday season to you all!