For most people there are two times in their lives when chalk is used. The first use of chalk is when they are a child and they use it to draw cute little pictures on their sidewalk. The second use is in school when teachers write on a chalkboard. A lot of teachers don’t even use chalk anymore but instead have a blackboard and markers. So if you have chalk in your house but no kids or teachers live there then what good is said chalk?
Chalk can be used to help clean stains. Rub some chalk on the stain and let the chalk soak in. The fiber in the chalk will soak up the oils in the stain. Then when the piece of clothing is washed it will help to remove the stain.
Sometimes a screwdriver is hard to use because the tip of the screwdriver will slip off the screw, the screw will drop to the floor and you’ll spend the next 10 minutes on your hands and knees looking for a screw. Apply some chalk to the tip of the screwdriver and then it will be less likely to slip off the screw.
For some reasons ants do not like chalk. Some think the calcium carbonate in the chalk has some kind of affect on ants and others think they simply don’t like the feeling of chalk when they walk on it. Regardless of the reason you can prevent ants from getting in the house but drawing a line of chalk around the doorways and windowsills in the house.
One of chalk’s most useful abilities is to absorb moisture. Leave a piece of chalk in your toolbox and it will absorb any moisture that might collect. This will prevent the tools from rusting.
Every once in a while the ceiling might get accidentally scratched and the owner might not have the time to proper fix the scratch. The good news is that nobody sees the ceiling from a close up (unless you live in a family of giants) so the mark can be covered with chalk until there is tie to properly fix the marking.