15 smart, creative ways to hack your household items

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Next time you find yourself faced with a pile of bread tags or rubber bands at home, don’t throw them in the bin! Here’s a handy list of creative uses for those random bits and bobs you have lying around the house.

 

1. Use bread tags to label your power cords

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2. Store your muddy shoes in shower caps

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3. Keep a pain tin clean by using a rubber band to wipe off your brush

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4. Store your plastic bags in a tissue box

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5. Store kitchen items in a file organiser or magazine rack

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6. Stop your scarves from wrinkling by rolling them around cardboard tubes

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7. Need a cheap pin cushion? Use a cork!

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8. Use clear nail polish to fix loose buttons when you’re in a rush

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9. Keep regularly used doors open with a rubber band

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10. Make your own no-slip clothes hangers using pipe cleaners

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11. Open difficult jars using rubber gloves

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12. Keep bedsheets in the matching pillow case for easy storage

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13. Line the boot of your car with an old shower curtain when transporting messy items (like plants)

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14. Cut soft foods (like cheese or deserts) using unflavoured floss

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15. Organise your keyring with a staple remover

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Will you be using any of these smart hacks? Let us know if you have any other creative uses for your household items!