New Uses For Common Items At Home

We are back with a new discussion about how to make use of the everyday items in different ways. So here are new uses for common items so to keep things simple and efficient. The ideas come via

Coffee filters – line planters: Place at the bottom of a houseplant container to prevent soil from leaking out of the drainage hole.

Tinfoil – sharpen scissors: Use scissors to cut a few strips of foil and — voila! — no more dull blades. Scour pots and pans: if you run out of scrubbing pads, try using crumpled-up foil instead. It works great on baked-on foods and is a good way to reuse foil.

Toothpaste – spackle your walls: Use white toothpaste to fill in small nail holes. Remove water rings: Rub paste onto the wood with a soft cloth. Then wipe with a damp one.

Wine bottles – roll out dough: Empty or full, the bottle does the trick.

Paper clips – Make a phone stand: Use this holder to prop up your smartphone so you can enjoy a video with friends or read a recipe while cooking. Start with a jumbo paper clip and straighten out all the bends. Bend in half, like a hairpin. Measure 1 1/4″ down from the bend, and bend each leg forward. Measure another 1 1/4″ down and bend each leg forward again. Place on a table and set your phone in it on its side. Fix a zipper: If you are missing the pull tab on a zipper, thread a paper clip through the zipper loop. Repair eyeglasses: Tighten or loosen the arms of your glasses by using the tip of the clip as a screwdriver.

Mayonnaise – Remove water rings: If you forgot to use a coaster, remove fresh water rings with a dab of mayonnaise. Apply two tablespoons of the mayo to a wood table using a paper towel. Let it sit for 15 minutes before wiping clean. If the mark remains, apply the mayonnaise again and let it sit for more time.

Alka-Seltzer – Clean burned food off glass cookware: Add 5 tablets to a sink full of hot water and let your dish soak for an hour. After the dish soaks, lightly scrub it with a non-abrasive pad.

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