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12 Household Hacks That Are Useful For Everyone

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1. Hang bobby pins on a magnetic strip inside the medicine cabinet.

Just secure with some contact glue and voila! — you've made a home for your bobby pins, tweezers, and scissors.
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Just secure with some contact glue and voila! — you've made a home for your bobby pins, tweezers, and scissors.

2. Use a carabiner to keep your hair ties organized.

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Via etsy.com

This is soooo much better than that other hair tie repository — you know, the one between the couch cushions.

3. Organize mail and other documents with a napkin holder.

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Via etsy.com

Because let's face it, what other people call paper towels, we call napkins.

4. Save a stale baguette by rubbing the crust with an ice cube...

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...then bake in the oven for 12 minutes at 370 degrees. Just like new!

5. Put all your closet knickknacks in a shoe organizer.

Or your shoes. You can put your shoes in there too.
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Or your shoes. You can put your shoes in there too.

6. Slide a soda pull-tab through the head of a hanger to open up your wardrobe.

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This is a great way to pair outfits together, and will make the most of your space if you're stuck with a small closet.

7. Label your cables for easy unplugging.

Color code them if you're extra ambitious — or a network engineer.
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Color code them if you're extra ambitious — or a network engineer.

8. Store glitter in salt and pepper shakers for arts and crafts projects.

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9. Use a lemon to get rid of hard water stains.

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The citric acid will cut through stains, help remove rust, and leave a much better scent than chemical cleaners. Combine with baking soda and white vinegar for a beautiful shine!

10. Put a turntable in the fridge for easy access to everything.

BPM: bacon, pickles, mustard.

11. Recycle your floppy disks into a 3½-inch pen holder.

Simply drill a few holes and thread together five 3½-inch floppy disks for a functional and stylish pen holder. That works out to 7.2 MB of pens, right?
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Simply drill a few holes and thread together five 3½-inch floppy disks for a functional and stylish pen holder. That works out to 7.2 MB of pens, right?

12. Use half of the detergent that you normally would.

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53% of people don't use the recommended amount of detergent. Not only does over-pouring waste money, the extra suds actually make clothes less clean!

Discover more hacks and survival tactics at MomConfessions.com, where moms admit it all!