5 Handy Uses for Gloves

5 handy uses for a pair of gloves.

from Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things

Grip a stubborn jar lid
It’s a jarring experience when you can’t open a jar of peanut butter or olives. If the lid just won’t come loose, don some rubber gloves. You’ll get a better grip to unscrew the top.

Make an ice pack
If you need an ice pack in a hurry, fill a kitchen rubber glove with ice. Close the wrist with a rubber band to contain water from the melting ice. When you’re done, turn the glove inside out to dry.

Clean your knickknacks
Need to dust that collection of glass animals or other delicate items? Put on some fabric gloves — the softer the better — to clean your bric-a-brac thoroughly.

Dust a chandelier
If your chandelier has become a haven for spiderwebs and dust, try this surefire dusting tip. Soak some old fabric gloves in window cleaner. Slip them on and wipe off the lighting fixture. You’ll beam at the gleaming results.

Remove cat hair
Here’s a quick and easy way to remove cat hair from upholstery: Put on a rubber glove and wet it. When you rub it against fabric, the cat hair will stick to the glove. If you are worried about getting the upholstery slightly damp, test it in an inconspicuous area first.