How to Clean Up Oil Spills

A puddle of oil on your kitchen floor can grow bigger and even more slippery when mixed with soap and water. There's a much better way to clean up oily accidents. This remedy also works for broken eggs.

Step 1

Sprinkle the puddle with a very generous amount of salt. (If you run out of salt, pour flour on the spill and mix before sweeping.)

Step 2

Let it soak for a few minutes.

Step 3

Sweep up the salt.

Step 4

Clean the remaining film of oil with a few drops of dishwashing liquid and damp paper towels.