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Household Hacks: Surprising Ways to Use Rubber Bands

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Rubber Bands to the rescue! In this edition of Household Hacks, we’re showing you innovative ways to use those rubber bands that are sitting in your junk drawer—don’t get rid of them just yet!

Lid Lifter
Can’t get the lid off your jelly jar? No problem! Loop a rubber band around the lid a few times to create a good grip and get turning! This handy hack also works on those nail polishes that have glued themselves shut!

using rubber bands to create a french tip manicure


Foolproof French Manicure 
Don’t have a very steady hand? Join the club! You can use a rubber band to get the perfect French tip. Place the rubber band loop on your nail just below where you want your tip arch to end. Paint a stroke above the rubber band to get the perfect shape. Boom—you’re a pro!

Page Protectors
Have you ever thrown your read-of-the-month into your bag and pulled it out later to find all your pages crumpled and ripped? That’s the worst! You can put a rubber band around your book or magazine to keep it safe during your travels. 
 
Hanger Helpers

When your clothes keep slipping off the hangers and ending up on the closet floor, it’s time to get out the rubber bands. Tie a rubber band around each end of your hangers to keep those sneaky shirts from falling off!

Cup Keepers
Throwing a get together? Grab your most colorful rubber bands to avoid cup confusion. Have each guest place a colorful rubber band around their drink so they don’t lose track of it. It will save them from a mix up and more importantly, you from a lot of dirty dishes!

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