7 Crazy Uses For The Freezer

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We admit we looked at the tile twice when running into this article on website Care2.com Despite our vivid imagination, we never thought a freezer could serve any other purpose than the one we all buy it for. But since human creativity compensates limited imagination, here are some crazy uses for the freezer, in a series of ideas that you will surely welcome.

The first tip is for women. There’s nothing worse than getting a rip in your stockings — but tossing them in the freezer can actually help extend their life. Get your new tights wet, squeeze out as much water as you can, stick them in a plastic bag, and freeze for about 12 hours. Let them dry and come to room temperature before your first wear.

A snug pair of shoes is everyone’s nightmare, especially since you just bought them. Luckily, you can stretch them out a bit. Fill a sealable plastic baggy with water, seal tightly, stick it in the shoe and put it in the freezer overnight. The baggy will probably be stuck to the shoe, so carefully remove it (use a butter knife if need be) without letting the bag break. Repeat process once more if necessary.

Speaking of shoes, here is a quick and easy way to get rid of those smelly bacteria inside that you’re your nose. Smelly shoes can be remedied by sticking them in the freezer. Put the offending pair in a sealable bag and leave them overnight.

If you stepped in gum, one easy way to remove it is to put a piece of paper over the gum and freeze the shoe for 1-2 hours. The frozen gum should come off your shoe with ease.

If you have a fine sweater, but it sheds way too easily, put it in a sealable plastic bag and freeze it overnight. It’ll help prevent those stray fibers from ending up everywhere.

Before you sharpen your pencil eyeliner or any other type of pencil, stick it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. That way, when you sharpen it, the point will be as precise as possible.

If you’re a passionate romantic, here is a way to prolong the life of candles. Freezing candles before use can actually extend their life quite a bit — up to double the burning time!

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