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23 Ways You Could Be Using Rubber Bands You Never Thought Of

Who knew a small rubber loop could change your life forever?

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1. Keep your door from slamming shut with this little trick:

Loop a rubber band over both knobs to secure the latch and avoid slams.
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Loop a rubber band over both knobs to secure the latch and avoid slams.

2. Keep sliced apples fresh by putting them back together with a rubber band.

That way they'll stay fresh and keep from oxidizing.
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That way they'll stay fresh and keep from oxidizing.

3. Put a rubber band on top of a paint can to remove the excess paint from the brush.

No spills, no splatters, no mistakes.
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No spills, no splatters, no mistakes.

4. Or use rubber bands for making your own works of art.

Move over, Jackson Pollock! Just string some rubber bands over a frame with a sheet of paper under it, and *twang* your brushes on them to create some interesting abstract art.
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Move over, Jackson Pollock! Just string some rubber bands over a frame with a sheet of paper under it, and *twang* your brushes on them to create some interesting abstract art.

5. Slip a rubber band on either side of a hanger, and *TA-DA!*

Your clothes will never slip off again!
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Your clothes will never slip off again!

6. A pair of rubber bands will keep your cutting board from getting away from you.

Chop, cut, and slice like a pro.
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Chop, cut, and slice like a pro.

7. Loop a rubber band around your air conditioner vent. Now you can see your directions while you drive without spending a penny.

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8. You can also use a rubber band to give yourself a French manicure.

All you need is a little bit of tension to keep it set and your favorite color nail polish.
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All you need is a little bit of tension to keep it set and your favorite color nail polish.

9. Are chopsticks a little too complicated for you?

Here's the solution!
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Here's the solution!

10. Stop your glasses from slipping with just a couple rubber bands.

Sure, this might work a bit better if you find bands that match your frames, but those bits are tucked behind your ears anyways, so don't fret too much about it.
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Sure, this might work a bit better if you find bands that match your frames, but those bits are tucked behind your ears anyways, so don't fret too much about it.

11. Wrap rubber bands around the handles of all your kitchen utensils to make cooking a little less stressful.

All your utensils will stay in place without slipping.
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All your utensils will stay in place without slipping.

12. With a few rubber bands you can open even the tightest lids.

Slip a few over the jar and one on the lid, and you should have all the grip you need to get any jar open.
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Slip a few over the jar and one on the lid, and you should have all the grip you need to get any jar open.

13. This trick also works on tricky or stuck nail polish bottles as well!

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14. Use a rubber band to loosen your pants when they're too tight.

Maybe you went a little overboard at the buffet, or maybe you're expecting, but a rubber band looped through your fly will give your pants a little extra elasticity.
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Maybe you went a little overboard at the buffet, or maybe you're expecting, but a rubber band looped through your fly will give your pants a little extra elasticity.

15. You can also tie one to a zipper that doesn't work to give yourself a little extra leverage, and to keep it from getting stuck at the bottom.

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16. Keep your tea bag in its place with just a rubber band!

Like, obviously, right? How has this never occurred to any of us before now?
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Like, obviously, right? How has this never occurred to any of us before now?

17. Keep your fragile stemware from getting knocked around too much in the washer with a few rubber bands tied together.

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18. You can use a rubber band to bring your old broom back to life.

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19. You can even use them to decorate your chargers!

Use eco-friendly Plastibands to set your charger apart from the one that belongs to your roommate or partner.
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Use eco-friendly Plastibands to set your charger apart from the one that belongs to your roommate or partner.

20. Of course, nothing makes reading easier.

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21. You can even use them to close and store your open food!

But you're probably already using them for that, aren't you?
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But you're probably already using them for that, aren't you?

22. Here's one you've probably never thought of before – use a rubber band to work that stripped screw out.

The rubber will give your screwdriver the little bit of extra grip that it needs to get that screw right out of there.
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The rubber will give your screwdriver the little bit of extra grip that it needs to get that screw right out of there.

Who knew that one little rubber band could be so life-changing?!

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Thanks for everything, rubber bands!