For the most part, when we tell you about the unexpected household uses for everyday objects, you just use them as they are. Hairspray, vodka, Windex—they’re all multi-use and simple. But then, there’s water. You already use water every day; we don’t need to tell you water is objectively good. Unlike other surprising substances we highlight for their household uses, though, water needs just a little tweaking in order to become something new and useful: You have to boil it.
Here’s what you can do around the house with boiled water.