You can store and transport a pair of shoes very easily using a shower cap.
A magnet will help you keep all your small metallic things in one place.
You can easily open a tight jar lid with a tablespoon.
If you need to carry dirty clothes in your suitcase, use a bar of soap to get rid of the unpleasant smell.
To easily find the end of a roll of tape, just stick a paper clip to it.
An egg carton can become a great home for Christmas ornaments when they’re not hanging on the tree.
You can easily do a French manicure using an elastic band.
Use a file holder to store cans and save space in the kitchen.
To quickly sharpen your scissors, make a few cuts in some aluminum foil.
You can polish your car headlights with toothpaste.
Use towel hooks to fix your tablet to the wall. Now you can wash the dishes and watch your favorite shows at the same time!
Cut off the top of a package, and use it as a tie to keep the bag closed.
An ordinary cheese grater is a great solution for storing jewelry.
You can remove small stains from suede shoes using a simple nail file.
Use aluminum foil to cover things while painting and also to clean glassware.
Use a LEGO piece as a cable or key holder.
Use your car spoiler as a picnic table.
Use a pencil as a stylus.
The pencil "lead" is made mostly of conductive graphite and can conduct the small amounts of electricity required to activate the capacitive sensors in the touch screen. When you place your finger in the groove you made, the electricity from your body is conducted through the exposed graphite and activates the touch screen.
If you’re still not convinced or if you’re having trouble getting it to work, take these points into consideration:
Make sure the pencil is free from oil. There may be a thin layer of glue on the lead that prevents contact, so just scribble on a piece of paper to get rid of that.
Make sure your pencil is made from graphite and not another composite or recycled material (green/eco pencils).
Make the groove closer to the tip to improve contact.
A shower cap will protect a bicycle seat from rain
A common situation: you left your bike outside and went on your business, then all of a sudden the rain started, and the seat got all wet. To avoid this, take a shower cap with you on a bike ride, and cover the seat with it. And here are a couple of other tricks.
Preserve a watermelon
We rarely eat a whole watermelon at once, so it goes into the fridge. And there seems to be nothing more convenient than a shower cap to cover and preserve it. Find other uses for it here.
Keep the hallway clean
Put shower caps on the wheels of a kid’s bike or stroller before entering the house, and there’ll be much less mess inside.
Micellar water can rejuvenate old canvas shoes
The dark and grimy soles of your canvas shoes, as well as the shoes themselves, are easily cleaned with micellar water. And here are other shoe care tips.
Help remove cosmetic stains
Before washing things stained with lipstick, mascara, or concealer, dab the stain with a cotton pad dipped in micellar water — the stain will more likely go away after washing.
A dish sponge can become an ice pack
This is a great way to go on a picnic. Put several wet sponges into separate bags, and seal them the night before the trip. Place the bags into the freezer overnight. In the morning, put the sponges in the cooler bag with the food you’d like to stay cool.
Make pedicures easier
Your toes may touch each other and smudge the polish as it dries, and that’s irritating. To avoid this, cut a sponge into pieces, and place them between your toes.
Keep your veggies fresh for longer
The fruit and vegetable container in your fridge constantly accumulates excess moisture, making its contents spoil faster. Avoid this by putting a new dish sponge inside — it’ll absorb the moisture. Just don’t forget to squeeze and change it.
Make a super thrifty soap dish
Make a soap dish out of a sponge by carving a hollow in it, or just put the soap on a sponge. This way, it’ll be used up much slower. For details, see here.
Elastic bands will help open a tight cap
Wrap an elastic band around the cap and easily open a nail polish bottle or any other vessel.
Keep a book safe in your bag
Paperback books tend to get shabby at the corners when we carry them around in our bag. To save them from such a fate, use an elastic band as shown above.
Fit into your jeans
This trick will come in handy both for pregnant women and those who grew out of their jeans. Hook an elastic band around the button, and feed the other end through the buttonhole. Here are the detailed instructions.
Fabric softener will help unstick old wallpaper
To tear off old wallpaper more easily, dilute a cap of softener in 1 L of water and apply the mix to the walls with a sponge or mop. Let it sit for 20 minutes, and then just unstick the paper.
Remove fur from carpets
Sprinkle the carpet with a 1:1 water and softener solution, and easily remove pet fur from it.
A handy eraser
Do you know that moment when you need to correct a picture with small details but an ordinary eraser is too big for this? Use a glue gun to make a tiny eraser on the pencil lead.