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35 Lifechanging Ways To Use Everyday Objects

These handy little things are all things you probably own already. I know this is a topic usually reserved for moms on Pinterest, but seriously — who has time to properly iron a shirt or clean a toilet?

1. Use a can opener to open sealed plastic packaging. Use a can opener to open sealed plastic packaging. This tip would have saved me approximately 22.8 hours of my life.

2. Add saline solution to refresh dried-out mascara. Add saline solution to refresh dried-out mascara.
Just a couple of drops will do. Source: passionforsavings.com

3. Use a toilet seat cover to blot the oil from a greasy face. Use a toilet seat cover to blot the oil from a greasy face.

4. Use pretty wine corks to make planters for tiny succulents. Use pretty wine corks to make planters for tiny succulents. Put magnets on them and hang them on your fridge. Instructions here. Source: everafterblueprint.com

5. Amplify the volume of your iPhone or iPod by placing it in a bowl. Amplify the volume of your iPhone or iPod by placing it in a bowl. Source: realsimple.com

6. Use paper hole reinforcements to give yourself a half-moon manicure. Use paper hole reinforcements to give yourself a half-moon manicure. Source: s3.amazonaws.com

7. Use a banana to fix a DVD. Use a banana to fix a DVD.

8. Use Jello as a lipstain. Use Jello as a lipstain. Directions: Pour the powder mix into a bowl and moisten a Q-Tip with water. Then, being very careful not to use your fingers since the red stains stay put, dip the Q-Tip into the powder and apply it directly to your lips. Source: pics.livejournal.com

9. Use diluted fabric softener as a leave-in hair conditioner. Use diluted fabric softener as a leave-in hair conditioner. Source: dizzysplayhouse.com

10. Use a lint roller to clean out the debris in your handbag. Use a lint roller to clean out the debris in your handbag. I am the queen of cookie crumbs in my handbag. Source: realsimple.com

11. Use nonstick spray on the inside of your votive holders. Use nonstick spray on the inside of your votive holders. When the candle has burned out, the remaining wax will just slip out. Source: realsimple.com

12. Eat marshmallows to soothe a sore throat. Eat marshmallows to soothe a sore throat. There's a scientific explanation behind this. (You can also use marshmallows to separate your toes during a home pedicure.) Source: 7thhouseontheleft.com

13. Use newspaper as an odor absorber. Use newspaper as an odor absorber. You can put it in Tupperware, or the crisper bin of your fridge, or in a purse with any lingering leather smells.
Source: realsimple.com

14. Use aspirin to turn hair made green by chlorine back to its natural color. Use aspirin to turn hair made green by chlorine back to its natural color. Dissolve six to eight aspirin pills in a glass of warm water, coat hair with the solution, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse. Source: www2.pictures.zimbio.com

15. Use a sock to create a big perfect hair bun. Source: youtube.com

16. Use a spoon to open a sealed-tight jar. Use a spoon to open a sealed-tight jar. Read more detailed instructions here. Source: images.teamsugar.com

17. Use a rubber band for perfect French tips. Use a rubber band for perfect French tips.

18. Hang a picture using a pop tab. Hang a picture using a pop tab. The pop tab is surprisingly sturdy. Source: blog.makezine.com

19. Use VapoRub to train your pets. Use VapoRub to train your pets. Apply VapoRub on things you don't want chewed up or peed on by your cat or dog — they're turned off by the taste and smell. It also supposedly cures toenail fungus. Source: kkdevito.files.wordpress.com

20. Use mayonnaise to erase water stains from wooden furniture. Use mayonnaise to erase water stains from wooden furniture. Source: charlesandhudson.com

21. Use fabric softener and vinegar in a spray bottle to release wrinkles from clothing. Use fabric softener and vinegar in a spray bottle to release wrinkles from clothing.

22. Use a cereal container as a trash disposal in your car. Use a cereal container as a trash disposal in your car. Source: i.imgur.com

23. Add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to make cut flowers last longer. Add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to make cut flowers last longer. Source: thedailygreen.com

24. Use Alka-Seltzer to clean your toilet. Use Alka-Seltzer to clean your toilet. Drop a couple tablets in, wait 20 minutes. The citric acid will dissolve the grime. Source: blogcdn.com

25. Use hand sanitizer to dissolve ink stains. Use hand sanitizer to dissolve ink stains.

26. Use (unscented) dental floss to cut soft cheeses and cakes. Use (unscented) dental floss to cut soft cheeses and cakes. Source: hecooksshewines.com

27. Pack your shoes in a shower cap to keep the soles from touching your clothes. Pack your shoes in a shower cap to keep the soles from touching your clothes. Source: realsimple.com

28. Use raw spaghetti strands to light hard-to-reach candle wicks. Use raw spaghetti strands to light hard-to-reach candle wicks. Source: realsimple.com

29. Use Earl Grey teabags to get rid of a sunburn. Use Earl Grey teabags to get rid of a sunburn. Read the directions here. Source: instructables.com

30. Use mustard to suck the pain out of a burn. Use mustard to suck the pain out of a burn. But also, don't put your hand on a boiling kettle. Source: instructables.com

31. Rub the cut edge of cheese with some butter to keep it from getting moldy. Rub the cut edge of cheese with some butter to keep it from getting moldy. Source: instructables.com

32. Use Scotch tape or nail polish to relieve an insect bite. Use Scotch tape or nail polish to relieve an insect bite. Blocking oxygen from getting into the bite will stop the itching. Source: thaimedicalnews.com

33. Use a blow-dryer on a mirror to clear the steam after a hot shower. Use a blow-dryer on a mirror to clear the steam after a hot shower.

34. Throw baking soda on a burgeoning grease fire. Throw baking soda on a burgeoning grease fire. It works much like a powder fire extinguisher. But don't use water, baking powder or flour, as it's likely to make the fire even bigger.

35. Open a bottle of wine using your shoe. Maybe the most useful thing anyone needs to know, ever.


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