6 Insanely Creative Ways to Use Everyday Items

Household items with surprising timesaving capabilities. 

1

Hair Dryer as Mirror Defogger

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Photo by James Wojcik

After a shower, quickly clear a steamed-up bathroom mirror with a blast of hot or cold air.


2

Egg Slicer as All-Purpose Slicer

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Photo by James Wojcik

Those of us lacking Chopped-level skills can whip out this gadget to neatly cut fresh mozzarella, mushrooms, and strawberries.


3

Baby Powder as Dry Shampoo

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Photo by James Wojcik

Don't have time for a full wash and blow? Sprinkle baby powder on roots and brush through.



4

Lightbulb as Ribbon Dewrinkler

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Photo by James Wojcik

Smooth out that grosgrain before it festoons a gift by holding it taut over a clean and warm (but not hot) lightbulb.


5

Flatiron as Touch-Up Tool

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Photo by James Wojcik

When you're pressed for time, combat creases on shirt collars, cuffs, plackets, and hems with the straightening iron you use for your hair. (Make sure to wipe away styling-product residue first.)


6

Salad Spinner as Sweater Dryer

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Photo by James Wojcik

The spinner's centrifugal force helps to whirl away excess water and speed up the drying process. Now, laying flat to dry won't take forever.