21 Brilliant Hacks for Dental Floss You’ll Start Using All the Time
Floss might not be the dental wonder once thought, but it can still come in handy around the home.
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Climbing plants like to grow upward. Put a wooden dowel in the soil that they can wrap around, then keep them from breaking off by tying around a bit of dental floss.
Silence annoying drips
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If a dripping faucet is giving you a headache, remedy the noise with floss until you have a chance to fix the leak for good. Tie floss around the faucet head, making sure the other end of the string is guided into the drain. The drops of water will slide quietly down the floss instead of thudding into the sink below. Fixing that drip will help you save money. Read more ways to save on household bills here.
Make a hair tie
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If you can’t get your hands on a hair tie but need to put your hair up, look for a piece of dental floss. Tie it around your ponytail, and you won’t have to worry about your tresses falling into your eyes.
Bind food for cooking
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Making a roast, but no cooking twine to be found? Wrap your meat with a piece of unflavored floss instead. Just be sure to pick unwaxed floss, which won’t melt or burn in the oven.
Sew a button
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Floss is more durable than your typical thread, so use it for coat buttons that never seem to stay in place. It’s also a quick fix if you need to make any clothes repairs on the fly. Here are more simple ways to make you clothes look expensive.
Hang Christmas ornaments
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If you run out of hooks when setting up your Christmas tree, head to your medicine cabinet for dental floss and use it to tie up your ornaments. Don’t miss these cheap DIY Christmas decorations.
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The ends of rope can unravel, leaving you with an unmanageable piece. Keep the ends from fraying by wrapping floss tightly around the bottom inch or so.
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If you lose track of the screw attaching your eyeglasses’ arm to the front frame, no need to walk around blind. Simply thread a piece of floss through the screw hole, tie it into a knot to stabilize, and snip off the extra floss. It’s not a permanent fix, but it will keep you going until you can buy a new screw. Don’t miss these sneaky signs you need glasses that have nothing to do with blurred vision.