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24 Survival Tips For Living Alone

Living solo can make a few nagging home and kitchen issues even more frustrating than when you have someone around to help. Here's how to make some of that stuff easier (though overall these are small prices to pay for never having to wear pants around the house).

1. Open a stubborn jar using rubber bands.

2. Or buy a JarPop.

3. Use a mason jar to store leftover wine.

4. Keep a bottle of soda from going flat.

5. Use Windex to move a heavy appliance.

6. Pre-make pancake batter and store it in a ketchup bottle.

7. Use toothpaste to perfectly hang a picture.

8. Or use Command Frame Strips if you can't even deal with hammer and nail.

9. Get Ethylene Gas Guardian pods to make your produce last longer.

10. Use peppermint oil to deter mice.

11. Use electronic mouse traps if you're super squeamish.

12. Use a safety pin and a string to zip up the back of a dress.

13. Use scotch tape to put on a bracelet.

14. Use baking soda and vinegar to unclog a drain.

15. Use dishwasher soap and hot water to unclog a toilet.

16. Put a duvet cover on in 24 seconds.

17. Wrap a shower cap around an overly-sensitive smoke detector.

18. Put bay leaves in nooks and crannies to keep roaches away.

19. Place a damp paper towel over your leftovers while microwaving.

20. Buy organic milk.

21. Use a set of tongs to reach an item on a high shelf.

22. Use a small paint roller to apply lotion or sunscreen to your back.

23. Save time by using your dishwasher to wash things other than dishes.

24. Invest in a home alarm system.

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