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15 Life Hacks That Reuse Everyday Items in Brilliant New Ways

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:01PM EST
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People love life hacks. These simple tips and tricks force you to look at things in a whole new light, and they can often be game-changers in the most surprising ways. For instance, who knew that all it took was a few inches of duct tape to ensure you never have to struggle to open a jar again? And who knew that a few crumpled up balls of aluminum foil could save you a trip to the store to buy batteries?

Now, it’s time for some more brilliant life hacks that use everyday items in brilliant new ways.

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Today’s list comes from Diply, which assembled this great list of hacks from a wide range of sources around the web.

Keep screws and buttons secure

Tired of standing idly by while the tiny screws in your eyeglasses slowly loosen? Clear nail polish is all it takes to stop them.

Clean your keyboard

Don’t have a Post-It pad lying around to clean your keyboard? Use a makeup brush.

Keep doors open

A rubber band is all you need to keep doors open in your house, should the need arise.

Paint brush cleaner

Once it’s done keeping your door open, use that same rubber band to clean excess paint from your brush while you work.

Plastic bag holder

You can spend $10 on a stainless steel plastic bag dispenser on Amazon, or you can just use any old tissue box once it’s empty for free.

Funnel hack

2-liter soda bottles are good for more than just contributing to the obesity epidemic in America.

Spaghetti holder

Once you pop, you can’t stop… until the can is empty. But then you can use it to hold your uncooked spaghetti after you open a new box.

For the rest of these great life hacks that utilize everyday items in new ways, follow the link below in our source section.

FROM EARLIER: How Have You Survived This Long Without These 10 Brilliant Lifehacks?

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