Foolproof way to open a jar every time 47

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Getting jar lids off is hard whether you’re old or young, male or female!

This great life hack is so easy you’ll wish you hadn’t busted your hands all those times before. Simply cut a piece of duct tape and place on the lid like in the picture below. Secure and pull to the right!

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  1. Better and easier yet…tip the jar upside down and give it one good whack on cupboard. Lid will come off super easy. No looking for duck tape or rummaging in the drawer for a jar key.

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    • …I never have to look for MY Jar Key…it`s big enough to see in MY drawer… Green in color.. I wouldn`t go without it…

    • Owen Gustafson Is it Duct or Duck? We don’t want you to be confused, so we will explain. The first name for Duct Tape was DUCK. During World War II the U.S. Military needed a waterproof tape to keep the moisture out of ammunition cases. So, they enlisted the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division to manufacture the tape. Because it was waterproof, everyone referred to it as “duck” tape (like water off a duck’s back). Military personnel discovered that the tape was good for lots more than keeping out water. They used it for Jeep repair, fixing stuff on their guns, strapping equipment to their clothing… the list is endless.

      After the War, the housing industry was booming and someone discovered that the tape was great for joining the heating and air conditioning duct work. So, the color was changed from army green to the silvery color we are familiar with today and people started to refer to it as “duct tape*.” Therefore, either name is appropriate.

  2. You can also slip the point of a knife between the lid and the glass, and twist ever so slightly until you hear the air seal release. Works every time for me. Same principle as pulling the duct tape out to one side, but simpler.

  3. Turn the jar upside down and run hot water around the lid area. This will shrink the seal and makes it easy to open. Great tip from my Dad always works for me.

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