Beer. Good for more than just drinking. (Wait, what?) Photo courtesy of k.ivoutin. Licensed under CC BY-2.0.So beer is basically pretty awesome. It is typically the drink of choice of college students. But everyone loves beer. Hell, my ancestors were named after beer. And because it is so awesome, beer has actually been put to other uses other than drinking. So read on to discover some new ways you can put your beer to work in your life.

Pest Trap

Just like humans, little pests like slugs, fruit flies, and cockroaches also love beer. For this reason, you can use it to attrack them into a trap to get rid of them around your dorm or apartment. For slugs, place a small saucer or jar of beer ourside where you usually find them. They’ll be drawn to it and will have gotten stuck. Do the same thing for fruit flies, but cover the top of the jar with plastic wrap, poking a small hole for the flies to get into. Apparently they won’t be able to get out once they get in.

Roaches are nasty, so I was relieved to hear about this tip. If you have a roach problem, put a piece of beer soaked bread in a jar and cover the rim with vaseline. Cockroaches get in, but can’t get out because of the vaseline. 

Fertilize Plants

I have a little indoor plant to spruce up my apartment, and using a bit of beer can actually help fertilize it and keep it growing strong. Use a small amount of a flat beer just at the base of the plant. If you have a house with some roommates, and your yard is prone to ugly brown patches, you can pour flat beer on that too. The acids in beer kill off fungi and pests, and the fermented sugars feed the grass.

Stain Removal

If you’ve just spilt a little bit of coffee on the rug, instead of using chemical cleaners, try a spot of beer first. Let beer sit on the stain for a few minutes, and then dab it up with a cloth. Wash out the spot again with soap and water, and the magicness of beer should have removed the coffee stain.

Have you ever used beer for any of these household jobs? Let us know in the comments!

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