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.
This tip would have saved me approximately 22.8 hours of my life.
2. 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.
4. 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.
Source: realsimple.com 6. Use paper hole reinforcements to give yourself a half-moon manicure.
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8. 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.
Source: dizzysplayhouse.com 10. 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.
When the candle has burned out, the remaining wax will just slip out.
Source: realsimple.com 12. 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.
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.
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.Video available at: http://youtube.com/watchv=I13J7ArHTkM.
Source: youtube.com 16. Use a spoon to open a sealed-tight jar.
Read more detailed instructions here.
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18. Hang a picture using a pop tab.
The pop tab is surprisingly sturdy.
Source: blog.makezine.com 19. 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.
Source: charlesandhudson.com 21. 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.
Source: i.imgur.com 23. 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.
Drop a couple tablets in, wait 20 minutes. The citric acid will dissolve the grime.
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26. 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.
Source: realsimple.com 28. 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.
Read the directions here.
Source: instructables.com 30. 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.
Source: instructables.com 32. 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.
34. 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.
Video available at: http://youtube.com/watchv=0CCl17__Hok.
Maybe the most useful thing anyone needs to know, ever.