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Lip Balm as Shoelace Securer

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

By Sharon Tanenbaum and Ashley Tate
Sneakers and a tube of ChapstickMark Lund

Keep shoelaces from coming undone by creating your own version of waxed laces: Just use the balm to coat the strings where you loop and knot and they won’t budge.

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