24 Things You Haven’t Considered, But Probably Should

These solutions might not be the first that come to mind, but they’ll certainly get the job done. For example did you know that people chose Bing web search results over Google nearly 2 to 1 in blind comparison tests?* Go to www.bingiton.com and take the challenge today.

*Based on a comparison of web search results pane only; excludes ads, Bing’s Snapshot and Social Search panes and Google’s Knowledge Graph. Learn more at bingiton.com

1. The Faux Pack

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Don’t have time to hit the gym? No Problem. Your washboard abs are a quick spray away.

2. Eggcellent

Separate an egg yolk from the whites with a water bottle!

3. Nail-Whiter

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Clean and whiten your fingernails by soaking them in lemon juice for a couple of minutes!

4. Sun-Tea Remedy

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Out of aloe? Head to the cupboard. Earl grey and black tea are great at taming down sunburns. Simply soak three or four teabags in a pitcher of warm water. Once the tea cools to room temperature, soak a cloth in the pitcher and blotch it on your red areas. Let your skin absorb the tea, and feel the sweet, sweet relief.

5. Bing it on!

You may be used to using Google, it’s what you use every day, but you may be surprised to know that more people chose Bing web search results over Google in blind comparison tests;* Go to www.bingiton.com and take the challenge today.

*Based on a comparison of web search results pane only; excludes ads, Bing’s Snapshot and Social Search panes and Google’s Knowledge Graph. Learn more at bingiton.com

6. Ripe Idea

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Rippen your green tomatoes faster by wrapping them up in newspaper.

7. Cardboard Cruiser

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Can’t afford that awesome new car? Try pimping out your trusty old steed instead.

8. Disposal Deodorant

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Here’s an easy solution if your garbage disposal is smelling like last month’s lasagna. Pour a cup of vinegar into an ice tray, fill the rest with water and stick it in the freezer. Drop your vinegar cubes down the disposal, and smell the roses as you chop away.

9. Makeshift Beer Chest

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If there’s not enough room in the fridge, you can always wear dirty underwear.

10. Extra Virgin, Extra Close

Believe it or not, olive oil is an excellent alternative to shaving cream.

11. Baking Soda Polish

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A cloth or sponge dipped in baking soda and water will remove most scuff marks from tile and painted surfaces.

12. Busted Bike? Maybe Try This Out

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13. Or This

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14. Or Even This

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15. Everlasting Herbs

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Keep your fall harvest fresh all year long! Pick thyme, basil, rosemary, or any other herbs you have and drop them in an ice tray. Fill your trays up with olive oil or melted butter, stick them in the freezer, and enjoy.

16. Soggy Shoe Solution

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Dry your shoes overnight by stuffing them with newspaper.

17. Birthday Pizza

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You don’t need a microwave to warm up your ‘zza.

18. Frizzy Fix

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Here’s an easy way to get rid of frizzy hair: stop using shampoo!

19. And When All Else Fails, Duct It.

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Yes, that white fabric is the passenger side front airbag.

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