Bluing can come to your aid outside the laundry room. Here’s a trio of examples:

· To check for a leak in your toilet’s flush tank, pour a tablespoon or so of bluing into it. If the water in the bowl turns blue, you know you’ve got a leak to repair!
· Prevent algae from building up in a humidifier by adding a tablespoon of bluing to the water each time you fill the reservoir.

· Next time you wash your chandelier’s crystals, add a few drops of bluing to the rinse water. It’ll repel dust particles and keep the glass clean for a longer time, which means less work for you.