Danielle McCarthy

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Banana peel great to polish shoes

Banana peel great to polish shoes

If you’re looking for a more natural way to polish your shoes than the traditional shoe polish, look in the fruit bowl. 

While it might sound crazy, you can polish your leather shoes quite well with the humble banana.

All you need to do is wipe off any dirt and grime from your shoes first, then rub them all over with the inside of the peel. Then grab a clean cloth, rub the shoes all over and give them a bit of a buff and shine.

It’s the potassium that bananas are well known for that actually has the shoe polishing capabilities. So as well as being delicious and nutritious, they are super handy to have around the house. Plus you can still use the fruit itself to top your cereal or bake a cake.

Fruit bowl empty? You can also rub in a few drops of olive oil or a smear of petroleum jelly, then buff with a clean cloth.

Do you know of any other foods that can double-up as a household cleaner? Share your tips in the comments below.

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