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    19 Things You're Not Using To Their Full Potential

    Who knew clothes hangers could do so much?

    1. To protect your extension cords, tie an alpine butterfly knot, rather than an overhand knot.

    While the overhand knot prevents you from accidental unplugging, you'll end up putting more stress on the plug connectors rather than the knot, eventually ending in an electrical short. Instructions here.

    2. Wrap your Apple charger exactly like this:

    3. Seal your opened chip bags by rolling forwards, folding the sides, and then folding backwards.

    4. Or use a clothes hanger to make bag clips.

    5. A hanger can also be used to hang recipes or magazines while cooking.

    6. Roll the sides of the chip bag down so you can eat all the chips you want without the greasy mess.

    7. Tie your shoes so that the bow sits horizontally, not vertically.

    A horizontal bow ensures a more secure knot, which is especially useful when you're out running. Learn more here.

    8. Use a staple remover to open key rings.

    9. Pack your bagel sandwiches in a old CD spindle.

    10. Pour milk with the spout turned upwards in order to prevent inadvertent spills.

    11. Tap on your eye cream or moisturizer from your brow to under the eye BEFORE rubbing it in.

    12. Use a Pringles can to store your spaghetti.

    13. Use a wooden spoon to prevent your pots from boiling over.

    14. Make your blender clean itself using dish soap and water.

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    15. Turn a soda can lid into a makeshift vegetable peeler.

    16. Use a banana peel as a tiny cutting board.

    17. Use a Post-it Note to keep your keyboard clean.

    18. Hack the elevator by pressing your floor and the door close button at the same time.

    19. Use your rubber gloves as lint rollers.