Thursday, July 12, 2012

3 Random Everyday Items


Uses for Everyday Items

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Toothbrush as Corn Cleaner


Use a clean toothbrush to remove stray threads of silk from freshly shucked ears of corn. The bristles will lift them away quickly and efficiently.




Vegetable oil 

Vegetable oil put a shine on leather shoes. Use a damp cloth to remove any dirt, then run a soft cloth with a drop of oil over the surface to (literally) add polish.



Ketchup Bottle as Pancake Batter Dispenser

Make no-mess pancakes with the help of a ketchup bottle: Pour in batter, then squeeze out precise portions.





CLear Nail Polish


Uses for Everyday Items

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Clear Nail Polish



24. Keep an eyeglass screw in place. If your specs are a bit wobbly, tighten the screws and top them with a dollop of polish.

 25. Secure buttons. Apply a thin layer of polish to the center of a button to keep the thread from coming loose.

 26. Avoid rust stains in the bathroom.Coat the bottom of a shaving-cream can to fend off rings on the ledge of the tub.

 27. Seal an envelope. When a flap won’t stay stuck, find closure with clear polish.

 28. Extend the life of jewelry. Paint a thin coat onto a costume bauble to prevent it from losing its luster.

Salt


Uses for Everyday Items

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Salt 


Clean up a cracked egg. Cover the mess with a handful of salt, then wipe up with ease.

Dust a wreath. Place a wreath of pinecones or faux evergreen in a paper bag with a 1/4 cup of salt. Fold the top of the bag over and gently shake.

Remove tea stains. Sprinkle salt on a lemon peel, then rub it on a tea-stained cup. 

Shine brass and copper. Make a paste of a few tablespoons of white vinegar with equal parts salt and flour. Apply with a soft cloth, rinse, and dry.



Rubber Bands are useful?



Uses for Everyday Items

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Rubber Bands

Open jars with ease. When a small lid won’t budge, wrap a rubber band around it several times to give you a better grip.

Decorate Easter eggs. Arrange rubber bands in a pattern around hard-boiled eggs, then dip them into dye. Remove the bands when the eggs are dry.

 Bring order to your dishwasher.Tether stemware and other delicate, wobbly items to the rack.

 Wrap a gift. Use multiple colored rubber bands instead of ribbon to add modern flair to a small present. 
(Particularly handy when you can’t find the tape.)

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