Odd Uses For Everyday Items


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — In your household you might find rubber bands, some average table salt, and clear nail polish. You may think they each only serve one purpose, but we have some new ways these everyday items could come in handy.

Next time you have trouble opening a jar, try wrapping a rubber band around the lid a couple times to give you a better grip. Also, use rubber bands in your dishwasher to tether stemware and other delicate items to the rack.

Salt is great for seasoning your steak or salad, but ever considered using it for cleaning a spill? If you accidentally crack an egg on your counter, cover the mess with a handful of salt and then using a paper towel, wipe it away with ease.

What about those awful tea stains left in your mugs over time? Take a lemon peel, sprinkle some salt on it, and rub around the inside rim to remove those ugly stains.

And clear nail polish can be used to keep things from slipping out of place. If your glasses are a little wobbly, tighten the screws and then top off with a drop of polish to keep them secure. For your sweater and shirt buttons, apply a dollop to the center of the button to keep the thread from coming loose. You can also paint a thin coat on your jewelry to prevent it from losing its luster.

Some other household items with multiple functions include using colored toothpicks to mark which burgers are cooked well done, or using the sticky side of a post it note to collect crumbs and dust between the keys of your computer keyboard.

Contributors to this news report include: Gabriella Battistiol, News Assistant; Roque Correa, Videographer and Editor.