Little Known Uses Of Household Items You Should Know To Make Your Life Easier

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What do Solo cups, coat hangers, old TV antennas, and ridges on coins have in common? They are regular everyday items that have secrets and tricks you probably have never noticed before. The items can actually help you solve pesky issues around your home when you repurpose them! You will not be visiting Target and Home Depot as much as you did before once you began doing the life hacks listed here. Continue reading to learn hacks which can make your life much easier.

Did You Know That These Common Household Items Are Meant To Be Used This Way?

Little Known Uses Of Household Items You Should Know To Make Your Life Easier

Wine Bottle Dip

Wine drinkers might have already noticed that wine bottles have a dip at the end. This part is dubbed the kick-up or punt, which provides the bottle more stability so that it does not fall over and break after a strong rush of wind passes by. The bottle is also stronger because of the punt, making it good for holding champagne and sparkling wine. In addition, the punt makes it easier to clean bottles because it helps distribute steam.

Wine Bottle Dip

Wine Bottle Dip

Shirt Loops

T-shirts and nice collared shirts have these loops. Apparently, this began with the Navy. Since closet space is limited out at sea, sailors hang their shirts using these loops. In the ‘60s, college students also used the loops to keep shirts neat and wrinkle-free during gym class. These days, manufacturers add them because they are a sign of class and quality.

Shirt Loops

Shirt Loops

Colored Toothpaste Squares

The colored block at the bottom of a toothpaste tube is more than just an aesthetic choice. The blue, black, green, or red block is called an “eye mark”. The assembly line machines use the eye mark to know which part of the tube should be folded and cut.

Colored Toothpaste Squares

Colored Toothpaste Squares

Gas Gauge Arrow

Those who drive a car are probably familiar with the arrow beside the fuel gauge. Cars manufactured from 2010 onwards have this. The arrow indicates where the fuel cap is found – either on the left side or the right side. This is particularly useful if you are driving a car you rented or a brand-new vehicle. If you ask us, the arrow is pretty handy.

Gas Gauge Arrow

Gas Gauge Arrow

Charcoal Purifies Air And Removes Odors

You can buy activated bamboo charcoal at different home goods stores. You do not have to buy expensive air purifiers and you can save your baking soda for something else because the charcoal can be used as an air purifier. It can remove odors, bacteria, and allergens. Just put it in mesh bags and place the bags in areas with foul odors. BreathGreen Charcoal Bags sell their products for $10 each.

Charcoal Purifies Air And Removes Odors

Charcoal Purifies Air And Removes Odors

Random Jean Buttons

The extra buttons around pockets on jeans are placed strategically to stop the garment from wearing out and ripping open at the seams. The buttons are called rivets and the patent on them belongs to jeans giant Levi Strauss. The idea came to Strauss when he heard miners complaining about how easily their jeans were wearing out back in 1829.

Random Jean Buttons

Random Jean Buttons

Extra Fabric With New Clothes

Many people might think that the extra bit of fabric in a small bag that comes with new clothes is for mending rips and tears, but it is actually for another purpose. The fabric is intended to be trial cloth to find out whether it will shrink or bleed when washed. This will give you a good idea of how to wash a new item of clothing.

Extra Fabric With New Clothes

Extra Fabric With New Clothes

Pot Handle Holes

The hole in pan and pot handles can make it easier to hang up the pieces of kitchenware when they are not in use. Doing this can ensure that kitchenware dries properly after washing them. Chefs also use the same hole for holding utensils like a ladle and stirring spoon. This is pretty convenient as it keeps utensils clean!

Pot Handle Holes

Pot Handle Holes

Extra Sneaker Holes

No, those extra holes are not there by mistake, they have a purpose especially if the shoes you wear are too big. To avoid getting blisters when wearing your footwear or to make them fit better, slide the shoelaces in the extra hole opposite them. This will create a loop that gives you an even tighter lock, which is dubbed the “lace lock” or the “heel lock”.

Extra Sneaker Holes

Extra Sneaker Holes

Winter Hat Pom-Poms

Those pom-poms which come with winter hats you wear to keep your head warm during wintertime are a fashion feature which can be traced to Scandinavia. Back then, knitting was still pretty common and the pom-poms were added so that the seams could be gathered. Nowadays, pom-poms are merely an adorable feature that has lived on!

Winter Hat Pom-Poms

Winter Hat Pom-Poms

Airplane Window Holes

The tiny hole in the plane’s window might have freaked you out a bit the first time you were in the window seat but it is actually really useful. Called the breather hole, it allows the airplane’s outer panes to deal with the difference in pressure when the aircraft goes higher. The cabin stays comfortable and safe because of the breather hole. If the outer pane ever got compromised, there should be an air leak in the tiny hole!

Airplane Window Holes

Airplane Window Holes

Black Grating In The Microwave

If you have inspected your microwave really closely, we applaud you because very few people have actually done that. However, what we are about to highlight here is something that is easy to notice. We are talking about the Faraday shield or the black grating which is on the door of a microwave. It is very important because it keeps the electromagnetic fields inside the microwave so that they do not warm people.

Black Grating In The Microwave

Black Grating In The Microwave

Dimples On Golf Balls

Looking at a golf ball closely, you will realize that it is not really round with the dimples on its surface. Apparently, golfers noticed that the balls with bumps and nicks tend to travel longer distances. The imperfections create turbulence, and thereby reduce drag. This is why manufacturers started to make golf balls which have dimples. They wanted to create more lift. It will not be much help, though, if you are playing a game of putt-putt.

Dimples On Golf Balls

Dimples On Golf Balls

Long Bottle Necks

Long necked bottles are used for adult beverages because even if you hold a beer for a long time, the shape of the bottle helps prevent discomfort. It is also easier to pour the drink into a glass or mug with the shape. Unfiltered beers usually come in bottles with a more bulbous neck so that the sediments are captured. Long necks are better at distributing heat throughout the bottle as well.

Long Bottle Necks

Long Bottle Necks

Can Tabs

Have you ever been annoyed by the tab detaching and falling into the can of your soda? Apparently, the tab was originally designed to act as a straw holder. These days, most people drink from the can. Manufacturers even widened the mouth of cans to make this easier!

Can Tabs

Can Tabs

Takeout Boxes

Practically everyone has eaten Chinese takeout and most eat it directly out of the carton. The takeout boxes are actually meant to be flat since they are intended to be used as a plate. You do not need to take the food out of the box. You can start pulling the sides apart carefully and then lay the carton flat on the table. This will give you a perfectly usable plate!

Takeout Boxes

Takeout Boxes

Double Keyboard Bumps

Bumps were installed on the F and J keys to help users figure out the computer keyboard even if they only look at the screen. Typing properly means your left pointer finger rests on F, while your right pointer is on J. The bumps should be enough indication, so there is need for you to look at the computer keyboard.

Double Keyboard Bumps

Double Keyboard Bumps

Measuring Tape Metal

The end of a measuring tape has a small piece of metal attached to it to help you when you are working alone. You can wrap the slot around a nail in order to keep the tape in place. You can also use the serrated edge to mark the surface.

Measuring Tape Metal

Measuring Tape Metal

Pen Cap Holes

It is easy to assume that the pen cap’s design is wrong due to the hole in the cap. However, there is actually a purpose for the hole. It was installed there to allow air to freely flow in in case a kid or an adult accidentally swallows the cap. This makes sense because many people like to put the cap of a pen in their mouths while deep in thought!

Pen Cap Holes

Pen Cap Holes

iPhone Camera Hole

No need to worry about the tiny hole next to the iPhone camera lens – it is not a secret camera. In fact, it is a microphone! Apple started adding three mics to their phones since they introduced the iPhone 5. One mic is beside the camera lens, another is found under the speaker grill, and the last one is located on the bottom edge. This makes recording sound easier regardless of the way you hold the phone.

iPhone Camera Hole

iPhone Camera Hole

Zigzag Side On Bobby Pins

You should make sure that when you use a bobby pin, the wavy side is facing towards the scalp. Aside from looking cooler that way, the wavy side better secures the pin and ensures it stays in place the entire day. This way makes holding onto hair easier.

Zigzag Side On Bobby Pins

Zigzag Side On Bobby Pins

Cable Cord Cylinders

Cable cords have a cylinder-like lump at their ends because it contains magnetic iron oxide. These lumps, which are known as chokes or ferrite cores, help prevent high-frequency electromagnetic interference. We are talking about interruptions like the weird noses that interrupt a call when your phone is too close to a speaker. Now you know exactly what the big cylinders on cable cords are for.

Cable Cord Cylinders

Cable Cord Cylinders

Apple Power Cord Wings

Many MacBook owners out there have no idea why the power cord comes with wings and why these wings can be pulled up. Apparently, it is easier to charge your MacBook if you pull the wings up and then wrap the cord around them because nothing will get in the way. Pretty handy if you are the kind of person who particularly hate making messes!

Apple Power Cord Wings

Apple Power Cord Wings

Blue Part On The Eraser

When we were children, no one seemed to know for sure just why this kind of eraser has two separate colors, though we have heard of some pretty interesting theories. Case in point, we heard that the blue part can supposedly be used to erase pen ink. Now, that we are older, we have decided to get to the bottom of one of childhood’s greatest mysteries. The truth about the blue part of this eraser is that it was designed for artists who do not use notebook or loose-leaf paper, but rather some thicker and stronger paper.

Blue Part On The Eraser

Blue Part On The Eraser

Square Patches On Backpacks

Square patches on backpacks do make the bags look cool, but the patches have another purpose besides aesthetics. The lashing square or the pig snout, as what they are called, is meant to help in carrying additional gear! You can string some strings and cords through it to hang stuff that do not fit inside the bag. This interesting tidbit can be useful on your next camping trip.

Square Patches On Backpacks

Square Patches On Backpacks

Colorful Ice Cream Scoops

You might have thought that it was really cool that ice cream scoops come in so many different colors, but every color actually represents a specific scoop size. This means there are so many different sizes of ice cream scoops depending on how many scoops of ice cream go in the cup. The bright colors are more than just for show, you know.

Colorful Ice Cream Scoops

Colorful Ice Cream Scoops

Brass Material For Door Knobs

Doorknobs are usually made of brass because brass surfaces are resistant to the buildup of bacteria. This is important since the doorknob will be touched by so many people! We thank those who came up with the idea of using brass.

Brass Material For Door Knobs

Brass Material For Door Knobs

Bottle Cap Discs

Did you know that the seemingly unnecessary plastic disc under the soda bottle cap actually helps us see through carbonation? We cannot really explain the exact science, but the disc traps the carbon dioxide inside the bottle, helping soda to keep its fizz. Nobody likes flat soda, right?

Bottle Cap Discs

Bottle Cap Discs

Rearview Mirror Tab

Sometimes, we get blinded by the headlights from behind when we look in our rearview mirror while we are driving. To fix this, use the tab found at the mirror’s bottom to change the mirror position. It deflects the light but you can still see what is behind your car!

Rearview Mirror Tab

Rearview Mirror Tab

Coin Ridges

Perhaps you have already noticed that dimes and quarters have rough edges while nickels and pennies do not. This is from the time when they stamped coins in different weights to indicate the value of the coin. Back then, some people shaved the edges of coins and melted them in order to make new coins. To stop this, ridges were added to coins using precious metals.

Coin Ridges

Coin Ridges

Grocery Cart Loops

Have you ever tried hanging items on the loops found in the grocery cart? If you have, good for you because not many shoppers realize that they can do that to keep the vulnerable items being squished by other items in the cart. If you ask us, this design is genius!

Grocery Cart Loops

Grocery Cart Loops

Lined Paper Margins

Ever wondered what the margins on notebook paper are for? Well, rat infestations were common and the rats would chew on whatever paper that they found! To avoid losing the important bits, the margins were added. Even if rats ate the edges, it would not cause a big problem.

Lined Paper Margins

Lined Paper Margins

Paper Condiment Bowls

Who does not love ketchup with fries? However, people do not really enjoy coming back to fill up the tiny condiment cups to get their fix. Dipping into the cups is also pretty hard because they are so small. Unfold the condiment cups like this to make your life much easier. Trust us.

Paper Condiment Bowls

Paper Condiment Bowls

Women’s Underwear Pocket

You are not alone if you say that pockets in women’s underwear confuse you. Actually, they are panty gussets, which are extra fabric they sewed in but did not bother to stitch closed. In all honesty, underwear is much comfier without additional seams. The pocket seems like a good hiding place as well.

Women’s Underwear Pocket

Women’s Underwear Pocket

Plastic Cup Lids

We bet you did not know that the plastic lids that come with disposable cups are supposed to be used as coasters as well. Of course, this is not applicable if you consume the drink in the car. However, if you want to enjoy your drink while sitting down at a table, the lid’s ridges make it perfect as a coaster. Apparently, preventing spillage is not the only thing that the lid does.

Plastic Cup Lids

Plastic Cup Lids

Detachable Car Headrests

You might have been in the backseat during some road trip and got so bored that you played with the headrest right in front of you. Not a lot of people know this but the headrest can be taken out of the seat. It was designed this way in case there is an emergency. You can crack the window using the metal bars!

Detachable Car Headrests

Detachable Car Headrests

Solo Cup Lines

These red Solo cups are a common sight at parties and events. However, not many people know that the horizontal lines on them actually tell something. The ridges indicate how much drink is in the cup! For the first line, it means one shot or one ounce of liquor is in the cup. The next line means five ounces of wine. The top one means 12 ounces of beer is in the cup.

Solo Cup Lines

Solo Cup Lines

Jerry Can Handles

If you enjoy camping and traveling, you are probably familiar with a Jerry can. You might know it can hold fuel, but do you know why it has three top handles? This design allows even distribution of the fuel when you carry the Jerry can. If it is carried by two people, both should hold onto the outside handles. However, the middle handle should be used if only one person is carrying the Jerry can.

Jerry Can Handles

Jerry Can Handles

Coat Hangers Made With Wood

Wooden coat hangers are more than just something you add to your closet to spice it up. These hangers were designed to keep moths and creepy crawlies away from your clothes. Heavy clothing, especially the ones made of wool, has the tendency to attract insects. The cedar wood used in making these hangers smell pleasant, so the bugs and moths are repelled.

Coat Hangers Made With Wood

Coat Hangers Made With Wood

Juice Box Flaps

Just look at this photo and you will see what the heavy top flaps on juice boxes are for. As you can see here, the flaps should be folded outward so that it is easier to hold the juice box! The intended users of these juice boxes are kids ages 2 to 10, and their tiny hands can better hold on to the box if the flaps are folded this way. Of course, you can use this trick regardless of how old you are!

Juice Box Flaps

Juice Box Flaps

Holes In Your Converse

Your Converse sneakers have holes in the side for a couple of reasons. First, the holes let your feet breathe. Being in the sneakers all day, your feet could get hot! You can also tie up your laces in a funky way using the holes.

Converse

Holes In Your Converse

Screwdrivers, But Also Wrenches

Slide the end of a wrench over the top of a screwdriver. Your screwdriver is shaped that way because of this. This trick is handy when you have to deal with grasping onto difficult angles.

A Screwdriver, But Also A Wrench

Screwdrivers, But Also Wrenches

Medicine Bottle For Adults

If medicine bottles have become a source of annoyance because of how difficult they are to open, then de-childproof them. Some bottles have a cap that can help make your life easier. Just turn the bottle upside down! While this hack is simple and great for adults, children should not see how this is done!

Medicine Bottle Hacks

Medicine Bottle For Adults

TicTac Hack

Are you the type to toss some TicTacs into your hand but only get one and put the rest back in the container? Well, this will be welcome news to you. That indent on the cap of a TicTac bottle is meant to catch a single TicTac as you tip over the opening. Your hand does not get dirty and you save time in tidying up your spillage.

TicTac

TicTac Hack

The Hole In Your Spaghetti Spoon

You can drain pasta with these spoons, but did you know that their holes are good for something else? You can measure out a specific amount of spaghetti by sticking pieces of the pasta through the holes of these spoons. You will surely get a perfect measurement.

Spaghetti

The Hole In Your Spaghetti Spoon

Grooves Between Tire Treads

Did you know these indents all over your tires do something other than leave a cool mark when you drive over a patch of snow? They actually serve a pretty important purpose: the lowest point in these grooves represents the lowest point your tire should ever get. For example, if your tires are smooth and you see no grooves, you should definitely replace them as soon as possible!

Grooves Between Tire Treads

Grooves Between Tire Treads

Gas Pump Latch

The weird latch on a gas pump can actually make your life easier. How? If you lock the latch between the grooves of the gas pump handle, you can walk away from the pump and still put gas into your car! Now you do not need to stand there while holding the gas pump in place as you refuel your car. Of course, if you want to, you can. It is a free country, after all.

Gas Pump Latch

Gas Pump Latch

Toothpick Holder

Most people have no idea that toothpicks have built-in holders. Break off the toothpick’s ridged part and place the toothpick in one of the ridges. You conveniently keep the toothpick sanitary before you put it into your mouth.

Toothpick Holder

Toothpick Holder

Aluminum Foil Packaging

If you push in the tabs found on aluminum foil packaging, the aluminum foil roll gets locked inside the box. This means that the roll will not pop out when you are ripping off some foil. This trick is pretty useful!

Aluminum Foil Box Tabs

Aluminum Foil Packaging

Half Belt On Jackets

Originally developed for military men, this style is commonly seen on pea coat and trench coats. In the past, the half belt was for gathering the extra material found in oversized coats (which doubled as blankets) that men in the military used. The belt enabled the soldiers to walk freely. At one point, the half belt had real use, but these day, it is simply a fashion trend!

Half Belt On Jackets

Half Belt On Jackets

Utility Knife Cap

You might be surprised that the plastic cap of a utility knife has a pretty important purpose. Pulling it out, you will see that it is attached to something. That thing is part of the new knife. When you break the plastic edge off, you will have a new sharp knife!

Utility Knife Cap

Utility Knife Cap

Stapler Plates

Many people have no idea that the metal plate found on a stapler is actually called an anvil. If you turn the stapler upside down and spin the wheel until the anvil is in line with the square which it sits on, you can have a “temporary staple.” This means that the staple arms will be pushed outward instead of inwards, thus making it easier to take out the staple later. Useful stuff, this is!

Stapler Plates

Stapler Plates

The Hole In Your Lollipop Stick

The hole in the lollipop stick is not actually meant for entertainment, though no one is stopping you from turning the stick into a whistle, just like what kids do. The purpose of the lollipop hole is to keep the candy stuck to the stick. Some of the melted candy that is poured into the molding seeps into the hole. Once the candy hardens, it does not move.

Hole In Lollipop Stick

The Hole In Your Lollipop Stick

The Letter Arrangement On Your Keyboard

The origins of the non-alphabetized computer keyboards can actually be traced back to the first keyboard invented. It was part of the typewriter, which had metal arms. The keys were originally arranged in alphabetical order, so typists developed the habit of typing that way. They ended up typing really fast, which caused key arms getting stuck! Nowadays, everyone is so used to the non-alphabetized keyboards that no one has actually attempted to go back to the alphabetized ones.

The Letter Arrangement On Your Keyboard

The Letter Arrangement On Your Keyboard

Ridges In Audio Jack

Aside from keeping the audio jack from falling out of the port, the ridges in the jack are made up of material that is used to protect the wires. The ridges also prevent breaking of the music while you are listening to it. The ridges dictate where the music goes to. This means one band is for both headphones, one for the left, and one for the right.

Ridges In Audio Jack

Ridges In Audio Jack

Silica Gel Packets

We usually find these packets in shoeboxes or a new purse because they keep shoes and bags clean and fresh until we start using them. The stuff inside the packets is called a “desiccant.” It keeps moisture out and the little packets can actually absorb up to 50 percent of humidity from their environment! You can use these silica gel packets if you ever drop your phone in some water. Ditch the rice buckets.

Silica Gel Packets

Silica Gel Packets

Colorful Toothpaste

The blue, red, and white stripes in Aquafresh toothpaste might have made you think it was simply patriotic toothpaste but the different color stripes actually have a purpose. The blue stripe indicates that the toothpaste freshens your breath, the red stripe is for plaque control, and of course, the white stripe cleans your mouth. Truly an all-around product if you ask us.

Colorful Toothpaste

Colorful Toothpaste

The Mysterious Square In Your McFlurry Spoon

When you get yourself a McFlurry, the cold treat comes with a spoon that has a square opening. There is actually a hook inside the square which attaches to the machine. The McFlurry machine then stirs the ice cream with the topping of choice using the spoon like a drill spinning a screw. You get your treat with the spoon, so there is less clean up to be done and more fun for children.

The Mysterious Square In Your McFlurry Spoon

The Mysterious Square In Your McFlurry Spoon

TV Cable Hack

Good news for those who would like to have high speed television but are not willing to pay the exorbitant prices for it. New technology disruptors can tricking devices using old-fashioned an electrical outlet and TV antennas. High-definition signals can be streamed using these “TV antennas.” You can get signals from dozens of stations, such as ABC, CBS, Fox, FX, NBC, and PBS.

Tv Cable Hack

TV Cable Hack

Make Threading Needles Easier

Don’t you think that the worst part of sewing something back together is not actually the sewing part but the attempts at getting the flimsy bit of thread into the opening of the needle? Well, for us, that is the ultimate struggle, so we found this hack pretty useful. You will need some clear nail polish for this. Dip the end part of the thread into the polish and you will see that it will harden. This makes it easier to get the thread through the needle.

Make Threading Needles Easier

Make Threading Needles Easier

Olive Oil: Not Just For Italian Food

To everyone who is experiencing dry skin, this hack is for you. Do not use all your olive oil for your pasta and bread dip because you will need it to fight the dryness in your skin. Apply a really tiny bit of olive oil to your body and face, but remember, a little goes a long way. The goal is to have dewy skin, not greasy.

Olive Oil Not Just For Italian Food

Olive Oil: Not Just For Italian Food

Use A Tennis Ball For Parking Accuracy

If you are like us and have struggled with accidentally going too far when you park your car in the garage, then we have just the trick for you. Tie a tennis ball to a piece of string and then hang it from the ceiling of your garage. This will help you visualize where you must hit the brakes. This keeps the garage wall safe from your driving as well as your bumper safe from scratches or dents.

Use A Tennis Ball For Parking Accuracy

Use A Tennis Ball For Parking Accuracy

Strain Your Food With Tights

Sometimes, the average strainer just won’t do when it comes to straining our food because particles can escape. Well, grab your old pair of tights, the ones you do not wear anymore, or some new ones you do not need and start straining the food you want. Problem solved.

Strain Your Food With Tights

Strain Your Food With Tights

Groom Your Eyebrows With A Toothbrush

The toothbrush has many uses aside from brushing your teeth. You can use a spare toothbrush (it is unsanitary if you use a toothbrush that has been used) to groom your eyebrows. It is probably cheaper than an eyebrow brush plus you save yourself a trip to the drugstore. Definitely a win-win.

Groom Brows With A Toothbrush

Groom Eyebrows With A Toothbrush

Loosen Doors With Petroleum Jelly

A squeaky door can get annoying but what if you cannot make a trip to the hardware store to solve the problem? No worries because this at-home hack will make your life more peaceful! Rub some petroleum jelly on the hinges of the squeaky door and say goodbye to that awful noise. You can also do this trick on drawer tracks, or practically anything that is squeaky.

Loosen Doors With Petroleum Jelly

Loosen Doors With Petroleum Jelly

Holes In Padlocks

Practically everyone has used a padlock before. Have you noticed the hole or two found at the bottom of the padlock? The holes allow water to come out if it gets in. It is not uncommon for locks to be placed outside, so they have to be prepared for all weather conditions. In case the lock jams, you can pour WD-40 or oil into the hole as well!

Holes In Padlocks

Holes In Padlocks

Mason Jars For Utensils

Whether you’re looking to store your leftover food, kitchen utensils, office supplies, or anything else, mason jars are definitely an underrated household item. They can be used in so many ways, and you can decorate the exterior in whatever way fits your style. Mason jars truly are useful in nearly any occasion.

Mason Jars For Utensils

Mason Jars For Utensils

Color Code Your Keys

Having multiple keys hanging from your keychain can be stressful when you find yourself not being able to figure out which key opens the door you’re standing in front of. With the simple fix of painting the head of each key with a different color nail polish, your problem will be eliminated.

Color Code Your Keys

Color Code Your Keys

Tennis Balls Can Protect Your Floors

Between scuff marks all over your floor and getting that awful goosebumps feeling on your arms every time you pull your chair back to sit down, placing tennis balls on the legs of your chairs couldn’t be more of a lifesaver. It will save your floor and your ears.

Tennis Balls Can Protect Your Floors

Tennis Balls Can Protect Your Floors

Shine Furniture With Olive Oil

Finding the right products that will work to clean your furniture without breaking the bank can also break your sanity in the process. There are so many options available, many of which are expensive and won’t always get the job done properly. Using olive oil instead of expensive chemical products is your perfect solution!

Shine Furniture With Olive Oil

Shine Furniture With Olive Oil

Dust Your Home With Old Tights

Tights are one of those products that women buy over and over because they just get ruined so easily. Why throw away nearly brand new tights just because you can’t physically wear them anymore? Place them over something small like tongs and use them to clean small spaces in your home.

Dust Your Home With Old Tights

Dust Your Home With Old Tights

DIY Baking Soda Air Freshener

Other than being in the refrigerator for freshness, in your toothpaste for whitening, or your clothing for stain removal, baking soda has another incredible use. If you mix up baking soda and your favorite essential oils into a jar and secure a cloth over it, you can make your own air freshener!

DIY Baking Soda Air Freshener

DIY Baking Soda Air Freshener

Use Tea Bags To Deodorize

Not only is tea delicious and a great way to combat a head cold or puffy eyes, but it can also be used just like baking soda for deodorizing. If you put a couple of used tea bags on the shelves of your refrigerator, you’ll find the odors absorbing right away.

Use Tea Bags To Deodorize

Use Tea Bags To Deodorize

Clean Your Dog’s Coat With Vinegar

Even though vinegar has a horrible smell that can really deter someone from wanting to use it, we can tell you one use that you should not pass up on. If your dog tends to have a not-so-great smell lingering around, bathe them in a mixture of vinegar and water. The vinegar will take all dirt and dead skin away from the dog’s fur and leave their coat shiny and fresh.

Clean Your Dog's Coat With Vinegar

Clean Your Dog’s Coat With Vinegar

Depuff Your Eyes With Metal Spoons

We’ve all been there: waking up for work early in the morning and looking in the mirror to see giant puffy dark circles under our eyes staring at us. Put a couple of metal spoons in the freezer overnight and press them against your eyes in the morning. Within minutes your eyes will look like you just got a great night’s sleep!

Depuff Your Eyes With Metal Spoons

Depuff Your Eyes With Metal Spoons

New Uses For Baby Wipes

It is no secret that baby wipes are great for cleaning germs up, but what most people don’t know is that these wipes can be used on things other than your babies! Baby wipes can be used to wipe germs off of computer screens and keyboards without leaving a sticky residue.

New Uses For Baby Wipes

New Uses For Baby Wipes

Don’t Throw Out Old Butter Wrappers

Next time you are cooking or baking with sticks of butter, don’t throw away the wrappers after they’re finished. You can actually reuse them in a way that will save you some money! Cooking sprays can be pretty expensive; instead of buying these sprays, simply rub the empty wrapper onto the pan or baking sheet you need to make non-stick.

Don't Throw Out Old Butter Wrappers

Don’t Throw Out Old Butter Wrappers

Deter Bugs With Cinnamon

Is there really a worse feeling than coming home after a long day at work or school to find bugs crawling around your house? I don’t think so. Instead of spraying harsh chemicals all over your home, sprinkle cinnamon where you’re finding bug problems. This will be sure to keep them away.

Deter Bugs With Cinnamon

Deter Bugs With Cinnamon

Kool-Aid Powder Can Substitute For Dishwasher Detergent

This may seem a bit bizarre, but trust us, it works. Using lemonade Kool-Aid as a dishwasher detergent will clean your dishes and leave them smelling fresh and clean! It’s because of the citric acid in the lemonade that this works, so don’t try it with other flavors. All you need is washing soda, coarse salt, and four packets of lemonade Kool-Aid.

Kool Aid Poweder Can Substitute For Dishwasher Detergent

Kool-Aid Powder Can Substitute For Dishwasher Detergent

Soften Your Cuticles With Shampoo

Are you looking to give yourself an at-home manicure but you’re not sure what kind of supplies you can use that you might have sitting around your home already? Try shampoo! It will not only clean your nails and fingers, but it will make your cuticles super soft for you to clean them up a bit. Next time you have just a tiny amount of shampoo left, instead of throwing away the bottle use it for a manicure!

Soften Your Cuticles With Shampoo

Soften Your Cuticles With Shampoo

Reuse Cereal Bags

Reduce, reuse, recycle is the name of the game in this day and age. Instead of tossing out your old cereal bags when you finish what came inside, clean the bag out with some water and reuse it next time you need to store leftover food or your lunch for work tomorrow.

Reuse Cereal Bags

Reuse Cereal Bags

Chupa Chups

Did you ever realize that Chupa Chups lollipops come with a hole at the top of the stick, but you weren’t sure why? There’s actually a great reason for it! They don’t want the lollipop to drip or slip all the way down to the bottom of the stick while it’s being poured into the mold. The opening on the stick is to make sure a small piece of the lollipop gets stuck so it won’t fall down.

Chupa Chups

Chupa Chups

Heinz

Back in the day when Heinz was at the peak of their production, they created 57 different types of food products, hence the 57 written all over their branding. Today, though, that 57 that is etched into the glass bottles of ketchup can be used as an indicator for where the best spots to hit the bottle are to get the most ketchup out!

Heinz

Heinz

Staple Remover

Staple removers are that sort of office supply that you don’t think has many different meanings… but it does! Not only can the staple remover literally remove staples from undesired locations, but it can also be used to separate the two sides of a key ring in order for it to be easier to get a new key or keychain inside.

Staple Remover

Staple Remover

Clothing Hangers

Clothes hangers are another object that you never really thought about having multiple uses, but they do. On top of organizing your clothes in a closet, hangers can also organize your jewelry! Gone are the days of bulky jewelry boxes that are holding a bunch of tangled-together necklaces. Using a hanger to organize bracelets and necklaces will change your life.

Clothing Hanger

Clothing Hanger

Rubberband

If you’re not a professional painter, figuring out the exact amount of paint you need on a brush can be a tricky feat. Many times people find themselves putting way too much paint on the wall and having to work hard to even it all out. Now you can place a rubber band across the top of the paint can in order to wipe off excess paint from the brush.

Rubberband

Rubberband

Straws

Straws are the answer to every traveling girl’s prayers. Instead of opening your cosmetic bag to find a bunch of tangled necklaces, you can thread each one through a straw. Since they’re so small anyway, they won’t take up much space, and it will save you a ton of stress of having to detangle your stuff.

Straws

Straws

Safety Pins

Have you experienced the uncomfortable and annoying feeling of having the inner layer of your pants stuck to your legs due to static? If so, you’ll be relieved to hear that we have a solution! Safety pin the two layers of your pants to one another to avoid the inner layer sticking onto you.

Safety Pin

Safety Pin

Plastic Water Bottle

Removing egg yolks from the egg whites without an actual separator can be a bit tricky if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. Thanks to this trick, you won’t have to worry about it anymore. Take a plastic water bottle and use it as a suction cup to get the yolk out! It’s simple and will get the job done.

Platsic Water Bottle

Plastic Water Bottle

Button

This one is similar to and just as useful as the tricks for your bracelets and necklaces. When you’re traveling and throwing everything into a cosmetics bag, it’s so easy to lose an earring. To avoid this, clip both earrings in the pair onto a button. Now they’re stuck together and you won’t have to worry about one going missing.

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Button

Eyeglass Case

Many women love carrying around big purses so there is room for any and all belongings needed for the day, but a downside to that is the fact that it can be tricky to find smaller items like chapstick or car keys. Take an old eyeglasses case and use it as storage for all of these small items, and never worry about losing them again.

Eyeglass Case









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