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13 clever tricks which make life much easier

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Jeanh, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. It’s a little known fact that there are many things in your house you can use in ways which they were never intended for. This will not only resolve a few more household problems, but make your life a bit easier in the process. We’re convinced that everyone will find the following little tricks useful!



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    A rubber band around a paint can makes for a good excess paint scraper.



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    Thread a necklace through a drinking straw to prevent tangling. It’s great for storage, and for travel — you can pack them into a toothbrush container.



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    A safety pin on the inside of trouser legs will prevent static cling.



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    Squeeze a plastic water bottle and then use it like a vacuum to separate eggs, mess-free.



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    Use buttons to pair earrings, especially small ones, and prevent them from getting lost.



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    An eraser is great for getting scuff marks out of wood as well as light-colored leather. Knead to clean.



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    Istock

    A wadded-up mesh bag, the kind onions and oranges come in, is great for scrubbing out pots and pans without scratching them.



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    An emery board is perfect for gently buffing out scuff marks on suede.



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    A large paper clip comes in handy for fastening a bracelet. Simply hook it onto the bracelet and hold with the same hand that’s wearing the bracelet, clasping it with the other. The paper clip holds it in place.



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    Use shöwër curtain hooks to make the most of a hanger. They’re perfect for scarves or belts. You can also attach them right to the rod in the closet to hang bags.



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    lstock

    Clear nail polish is good for reinforcing things, including the screws on eyeglasses and loose buttons.



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    Coffee filters can help prevent dirt from spilling through a flower pot’s drainage hole.



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    lstock

    Before you throw one out, remember that the sticky side of a post-it note is great for gathering crumbs and grit from between keys on a keyboard.
     
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