Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Uses for Things You Already Have

I love learning about new uses for things I have lying around the house...here is a few ideas for something that most women have lying around.

Nail Polish

1. Keep an eyeglass screw in place. If your specs are a bit wobbly, tighten the screws and top them with a dollop of polish.

2. Secure buttons. Apply a thin layer of polish to the center of a button to keep the thread from coming loose.

3. Avoid rust stains in the bathroom. Coat the bottom of a shaving-cream can to fend off rings on the ledge of the tub.

4. Seal an envelope. When a flap won’t stay stuck, find closure with clear polish.

5. Extend the life of jewelry. Paint a thin coat onto a costume bauble to prevent it from losing its luster.

(From RealSimple.com)28 Uses for Everyday Items By Sharon Tanenbaum and Ashley Tate
The hidden talents (both new and tried-and-true) of kitchen and bathroom staples
6. When You bring a new prescription home from the drugstore, paint over the label with clear nail polish. That way, even if the bottle gets wet, the ink won't run and you'll still be able to read the instructions.

7. Do you have trouble lining up those all-but-invisible arrows on childproof medicine bottles? Pain the marks with brightly colored nail polish, and you'll get 'em together on the first try, every time.

8. If you drip-dry clothes on wire hangers, nicks or rust spots on the hangers can end up staining you clothes. Keep 'em sealed with clear nail polish.

9. Are your shoelaces fraying at the ends? Twist the strands together tightly, dampen them just a little, dip them in clear nail polish, and let them dry.

10. Stop pantyhose and stocking runs from spreading by dabbing them with clear nail polish (I have used this..it works!).

(From Supermarket Super Products by Jerry Baker)

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