Household items with surprising timesaving capabilities.
Hair Dryer as Mirror Defogger
After a shower, quickly clear a steamed-up bathroom mirror with a blast of hot or cold air.
Egg Slicer as All-Purpose Slicer
Those of us lacking Chopped-level skills can whip out this gadget to neatly cut fresh mozzarella, mushrooms, and strawberries.
Baby Powder as Dry Shampoo
Don't have time for a full wash and blow? Sprinkle baby powder on roots and brush through.
Lightbulb as Ribbon Dewrinkler
Smooth out that grosgrain before it festoons a gift by holding it taut over a clean and warm (but not hot) lightbulb.
Flatiron as Touch-Up Tool
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.)