Discourage grass from growing between walkway bricks by sprinkling salt in the crevices.

•When oven spills occur, pour salt on them immediately. When cool, wipe up burned food more easily. This also works on spilled grease or an egg dropped on the kitchen floor.

•Salt, combined with lemon juice, removes brass tarnish; it also removes berry stains from hands.

•To prevent fruit from darkening during preparation for canning, drop it into water containing 2 tablespoons each of salt and vinegar per gallon of water. Drain just before heating or packing raw.

•Make nose drops for a stuffy nose by mixing 1/2 teaspoon salt with 1 cup water.

Play Dough: 1 cup flour, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup salt, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar. Stir in a heavy pan with a mixer. Color with food coloring. Stir until absolutely smooth. Cook on low heat until a ball forms, stirring constantly with a spoon. After ball forms, remove from stove and knead until consistency desired. When cool, store in an airtight container.