Rubber bands are marvelous because they are so versatile. Here are 10 hacks using rubber bands that can help you solve common, everyday problems.
1. Use as an eraser
If you are writing something down with a pencil and can’t find an eraser, you can always use a rubber band to erase whatever you want.
2. Keep the door from being locked
By putting rubber bands on your door handle, you can keep it from getting locked again and again.
3. Keep your tea bag intact
While drinking tea, do you get annoyed every time your tea bag falls inside? If so, you can just put a rubber band around the thread of the tea bag to prevent it from falling.
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4. Differentiate between two similar looking things
By putting a rubber band on one of the things that look the same, you can differentiate between them. For example, you can put a rubber band around the charged batteries and leave the uncharged ones as they are to easily know which ones to use.
5. Open nail polish bottles
When the nail polish around the outside of your nail polish bottles dries, it becomes a little difficult to open them. You can use a rubber band around the top or opener, which will help in adding more grip and helps you open them more easily.
6. Keep your cutting board in place
While cutting vegetables if you are irritated when your cutting board moves around, you can keep it secure in one place by putting a rubber band on each end of the board so that it stays stuck to the surface.
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7. Prevent a zipper from falling down
If your jeans have a loose zipper that keeps falling down, it can get a little embarrassing. You can use a rubber band around the zipper and attach it to the waist button to keep it in place.
8. Pants Button Holder
If your pants are too tight and cannot be buttoned anymore, you can use a rubber band which will hold your button in place and prevent your pants from falling down.
9. Spoon holder
While eating your cereal,do you get irritated when the spoon keeps falling inside your big bowl of milk? You can just tie a rubber band in the middle of the spoon which will stick to the bowl and the spoon won’t fall inside.
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10. Making tongs for cooking
If you are planning to cook on a bonfire and have forgotten your tongs at home, you can simply use two forks and tie them together with a rubber band to make tongs.
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