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16 Ingenious Uses For Everyday Household Items
Business Insider ^ | 09/24/2013 | MEGAN WILLETT

Posted on 09/24/2013 9:56:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

We've previously written about clever uses for everyday objects, but you can never have enough life-hack tips.

In a recent /r/AskReddit thread, the Reddit community dug deep to come up with even more neat uses for everyday objects that are easily found in the home.

Some of their responses were absolutely genius. Here are some of our favorites:

1. Remove sticker residue with baking soda

label sticker residue

Flickr/Crafty Goat

"To remove sticker residue, make a mix of baking soda and just a couple drops of water and rub it over the goo. I prefer that method over using smelly solvents or oil that I'd have to wash off with soap." - truckstruck

2. Use unflavored, non-waxed floss to cut softer foods

floss to cut cheese

Flickr/Shared Appetite

"Use floss to cut cheese." - TurnaboutBeggings

"It's also good for cake, or really any softer food that needs to be cut." - -GregTheGreat-

3. Store a slice of bread with cookies to keep them moist

box of christmas cookies

Flickr/lavalady18

"Put a slice of bread in a box of cookies to keep the cookies moist. I don't know how this works but my friends who tried it were as surprised as I was that it does work." - bankergoesrawrr

4. Use the clips on cheap clothing hangers as bag clips

chip bag clip hanger

Flickr/AliveAfter.com

"Cut the clips off of the cheap pants/shorts hangers from retail stores and use them as potato chip clips." - evo_overlord_lite

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TOPICS: Reference; Society
KEYWORDS: household; lifehacks; preppers

1 posted on 09/24/2013 9:56:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

"...if I ever used floss to cut cheese I'd produce a flat c note"

2 posted on 09/24/2013 9:59:59 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

You win post of the day!!!! DING DING DING!


3 posted on 09/24/2013 10:04:03 AM PDT by SpirituTuo
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To: SeekAndFind

Who on Earth filters shaving water? Never heard of that.

Here’s one: cardboard egg cartons + Dryer lint + wood chips + melted candle bits = fire starters.


4 posted on 09/24/2013 10:09:58 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve used the wide blue broccoli rubber-band as a vacuum belt until I could get to the store.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Already used the clips from broken hangers as chip-clips.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 10:50:10 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: Doogle

Seriesly...you pay $100 to cut the cheese?


7 posted on 09/24/2013 10:58:39 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Jack of all Trades

Dryer lint = wipe material when check crankcase oil.


8 posted on 09/24/2013 10:59:40 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Jack of all Trades
Here’s one: cardboard egg cartons + Dryer lint + wood chips + melted candle bits = fire starters.

Here's my recipe: rolls of toilet paper + lighter fluid + road flares = fire starters.

Regards,

9 posted on 09/24/2013 11:54:05 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love this recipe for window cleaner. I use it as an all purpose cleaner to wipe down the counter top or kitchen table.

2 c. water
1/4 c. cleaning vinegar
1/2 t. dish detergent


10 posted on 09/24/2013 11:57:14 AM PDT by Madam Theophilus
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11 posted on 09/24/2013 12:07:22 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

DNE... does not exist.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 12:09:29 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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13 posted on 09/24/2013 12:16:16 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: bicyclerepair

While camping and such I’ve used the tines of plastic forks to hold a bag closed. I hadn’t thought about the hanger clips, that was a nice tip for me.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 1:00:44 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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