17 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, but seriously — who has time to properly iron a shirt or clean a toilet?

By Peggy Wang BuzzFeed Staff

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

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This tip would have saved me approximately 22.8 hours of my life.

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

Use pretty wine corks to make planters for tiny succulents.

Put magnets on them and hang them on your fridge. Instruction.

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

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

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

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

5. Use a banana to fix a DVD.

Use a banana to fix a DVD.

Not sure about this but try!

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

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

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

Use nonstick spray on the inside of your votive holders.

When the candle has burned out, the remaining wax will just slip out.

8. Eat marshmallows to soothe a sore throat.

Eat marshmallows to soothe a sore throat.

9. Use newspaper as an odor absorber.

Use newspaper as an odor absorber.

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

Use a spoon to open a sealed-tight jar.

Read more detailed instructions here.

11. Use a rubber band for perfect French tips.

Use a rubber band for perfect French tips.

12. Hang a picture using a pop tab.

Hang a picture using a pop tab.

The pop tab is surprisingly sturdy.

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

Use mayonnaise to erase water stains from wooden furniture.

12. Use Alka-Seltzer to clean your toilet.

Use Alka-Seltzer to clean your toilet.

Drop a couple tablets in, wait 20 minutes. The citric acid will dissolve the grime.

13. Use hand sanitizer to dissolve ink stains.

Use hand sanitizer to dissolve ink stains.

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

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

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

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

Blocking oxygen from getting into the bite will stop the itching.

16. Throw baking soda on a burgeoning grease fire.

Throw baking soda on a burgeoning grease fire.

It works much like a powder fire extinguisher. But don’t use water, baking powder or flour, as it’s likely to make the fire even bigger.

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About Eddy Kimani

Kenyan living in Nairobi, taking it a day at a time...more to follow!

Posted on June 19, 2012, in Pictures. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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