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35 Lifechanging Ways To Use Everyday Objects

These handy little things are all things you probably own already. I know this is a topic usually reserved for moms on Pinterest, but seriously — who has time to properly iron a shirt or clean a toilet?

1. Use a can opener to open sealed plastic packaging.

2. Add saline solution to refresh dried-out mascara.

3. Use a toilet seat cover to blot the oil from a greasy face.

4. Use pretty wine corks to make planters for tiny succulents.

5. Amplify the volume of your iPhone or iPod by placing it in a bowl.

6. Use paper hole reinforcements to give yourself a half-moon manicure.

7. Use a banana to fix a DVD.

8. Use Jello as a lipstain.

9. Use diluted fabric softener as a leave-in hair conditioner.

10. Use a lint roller to clean out the debris in your handbag.

11. Use nonstick spray on the inside of your votive holders.

12. Eat marshmallows to soothe a sore throat.

13. Use newspaper as an odor absorber.

14. Use aspirin to turn hair made green by chlorine back to its natural color.

15. Use a sock to create a big perfect hair bun.

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16. Use a spoon to open a sealed-tight jar.

17. Use a rubber band for perfect French tips.

18. Hang a picture using a pop tab.

19. Use VapoRub to train your pets.

20. Use mayonnaise to erase water stains from wooden furniture.

21. Use fabric softener and vinegar in a spray bottle to release wrinkles from clothing.

22. Use a cereal container as a trash disposal in your car.

23. Add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to make cut flowers last longer.

24. Use Alka-Seltzer to clean your toilet.

25. Use hand sanitizer to dissolve ink stains.

26. Use (unscented) dental floss to cut soft cheeses and cakes.

27. Pack your shoes in a shower cap to keep the soles from touching your clothes.

28. Use raw spaghetti strands to light hard-to-reach candle wicks.

29. Use Earl Grey teabags to get rid of a sunburn.

30. Use mustard to suck the pain out of a burn.

31. Rub the cut edge of cheese with some butter to keep it from getting moldy.

32. Use Scotch tape or nail polish to relieve an insect bite.

33. Use a blow-dryer on a mirror to clear the steam after a hot shower.

34. Throw baking soda on a burgeoning grease fire.

35. Open a bottle of wine using your shoe.

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Maybe the most useful thing anyone needs to know, ever.

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