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17 Hair Dryer Hacks That Can Make Your Life Easier

This nifty bathroom essential can do a lot more than just dry your hair.


Use your hair dryer to: Remove stickers

Remove stickers from your furniture, windows, or the bumper of your car by blowing warm air on them. You can also remove contact paper from shelves by evenly blowing warm to hot air over the surface.

Use your hair dryer to: Dry out containers before refilling

After you wash your salt and pepper containers, blast the inside with some hot air before refilling; this way nothing will clump or stick to the sides.

Use your hair dryer to: Custom fit your glasses

Mold your glasses to fit your head by heating up the ends and shaping them to comfortably fit your ears. This is perfect for those cheap sunglasses that keep falling off your face. This is not recommended for expensive glasses. Have a professional do that. Check out these tips to extend the life of your glasses.

Use your hair dryer to: Store leftovers

Shrink-wrap plastic wrap or a plastic bag around a container by applying warm air to the sides. Your leftovers will stay fresh longer.


Use your hair dryer to: Remove wax

Get the wax off of your table or furniture after a romantic candle light dinner by heating it up with a hair dryer and wiping it away with a damp cloth. You can also remove crayon from walls using this same technique. Here are more tricks to get crayon off the walls.

Use your hair dryer to: Coil a cord that is too long

Wrap the cord around a pencil and apply warm heat evenly. Perfect for car chargers that are constantly getting in your way.

Use your hair dryer to: Make your desserts look fancy

Give the frosting on your cake or cupcakes a glossy finish by blasting the surface with some warm air. Try this trick to frost a cake perfectly every time.

Use your hair dryer to: Remove dust

Blast hard to reach places with cool air to remove dust. Use this method on your keyboard, plants, and intricate furniture.

Use your hair dryer to: Remove a photo from a photo album

Blow warm air on the back of the page and gently pull the photo off of the paper. These preservation tips can keep old photos looking great.

Use your hair dryer to: Stretch out a pair of shoes that are too tight

Put on your shoes wearing a pair of thick socks. Blow hot air onto your shoes focusing on the areas where you feel the most discomfort. Wiggle your toes around while heating up your shoes to make them expand. Once you stop applying heat, keep your shoes on until they cool down and then enjoy wearing them blister free. Here are other ways to avoid getting blisters on your feet.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest