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18 Everyday Products You've Been Using Wrong

Your life has been a lie.

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1. You've probably been ignoring this feature.

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Most aluminum foil boxes have press-in tabs that secure the roll in place, so you don't have worry about it flying out every time you rip off a sheet.

2. You've been dispensing Tic Tacs the hard way.

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You know how when you violently shake a container of Tic Tacs into your palm it seems as though you always end up with zero or seven? Avoid that altogether by letting a mint gently glide into the tiny lid crevice.

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Ever find yourself with an individual cup of applesauce or yogurt and no spoon? Instead of slurping and probably getting half of your snack on your shirt, turn the foil lid into a makeshift spoon.

Obviously, don't try this if you've got a mouth full of metal fillings.

4. You've been storing peanut butter the wrong way.

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Never arm wrestle with a jar of peanut butter, just to make sure it's not oily on top and crumby on the bottom, again. Store it upside down, so the oils distribute evenly.

6. You're probably using the wrong plunger.

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This is easily the most recognizable plunger. Chances are you have one lying around the house. BUT, did you know it's only meant to be used on clogged sinks?

7. Chinese takeout containers are actually made to fold out into plates.

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The containers actually are meant to unfold into a makeshift plate, which you can easily reassemble into a box for storing leftovers.

More info here.

8. You're brushing with too much toothpaste.

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You only need to use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste for effective cleaning. Most ads feature globs of toothpaste the size of the brush because a.) it looks nice and b.) it makes you use up more toothpaste.

10. You've probably been placing toilet seat covers in the wrong direction.

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The flap is meant to be placed toward the front. This prevents the agony of sitting down on a toilet seat, only to realize you've dragged the cover down into the bowl.

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