20 Lesser-Known Uses Of Common Household Products Shared In This Online Group

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Did you know that nail polish remover can be used to revitalize a dying marker and scissors can be used as pizza cutters? Some products are created for a specific motive but they can be cleverly used for various purposes if you know some tips and tricks.

A Redditor, secondhandsisters asked people, “What are some lesser-known secondary uses for an everyday product?” People shared so many products that can be used in an unconventional way. We have created a list of 20 such ideas that can be useful when you don’t have the right product for fixing things.

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“Any cooking oil is a great way to remove the residue from stickers.”


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“Scissors make for an excellent pizza cutter.”


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“Clean mascara wands are used in animal shelters to soothe the animals by brushing and removing fly eggs and larva from fur.”


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“Hair conditioners can be used as shaving cream.”


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“I wrap those thick rubber bands (you know the ones that come around broccoli crowns) around tight jar lids to make them grippy and easy to undo.”


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“Makeup remover wipes are really good at getting bike chain grease off your hands.”


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“Any kind of cooking oil will easily get pine sap off of your hands. Just use it like soap.”


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“Use vet wrap instead of sports tape. It’s basically the same thing but much less expensive.”


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“I carry a garlic press in my purse so that when I’m out at a restaurant I can make a small amount of baby food out of any steamed vegetable.”


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“Vinegar is amazing. It can be used as a cheap household cleaner, refresh the coffee maker, and it can cure foot fungus and jock itch.”


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“Shaving foam reduces misting on bathroom mirrors and car windows.”


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“Bottom shelf cheap VODKA…. Put it in a spray bottle and squirt in on your bathroom walls to kill mold, squirt it on clothes to remove any odors, use it to clean mirrors, glass, windows.”


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“Peroxide gets blood stains out.”


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“Add salt to your hand wash to get gasoline smell off.”


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“WD 40 removes old adhesives from anything without damage or staining or discoloration.”


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“Corn starch is a good blood coagulant if you need to stop bleeding.”


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“Put a somewhat thick layer of vaseline on the skin around your hairline and ears and neck when dying your hair. If you accidentally get dye on your skin, you can easily wipe it off.”


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“Keep a bag of cat litter in the trunk of the car, in case you need extra traction if you get stuck in ice or snow.”


30 People In This Online Group Share Lesser-Known Secondary Uses For Everyday Products

“Coffee grounds are quite versatile. Among other things, you can use them for:

i. A soil additive to improve the pH balance for plants
ii. Place them in a refrigerator to neutralize odors
iii. Scour pots and pans
iv. De-icing your steps and driveway
v. An ant repellent
vi. An exfoliating scrub for your skin”


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“If you have a highlighter that’s dying, take the “pen” part of it out of the casing and soak it in nail polish remover. It will revitalize it to working like new.”

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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