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Hair Dryer as Mirror Defogger
After a shower, quickly clear a steamed-up bathroom mirror with a blast of hot or cold air.
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After a shower, quickly clear a steamed-up bathroom mirror with a blast of hot or cold air.

Egg Slicer as All-Purpose Slicer
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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
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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
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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
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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.)

Salad Spinner as Sweater Dryer
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Salad Spinner as Sweater Dryer

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.