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18 Rubber Band Hacks To Simplify Your Life
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Published: Jul 25, 2015

Whenever I come across a rubber band, it’s either destined for my ponytail or to be wrapped around a pile of mail. Who knew there were actually other uses for rubber bands? They’re the simplest things, but they can make your life just so much easier.

Here are 19 rubber band hacks to simplify your life:

1. Use a rubber band to remove a stripped screw

Source: Lowe's Fix in Six
Source: Lowe’s Fix in Six

2. If you’re tight on space when packing, roll up your clothes and secure with two rubber bands

Source: imgur | reddit/u/surprisepinkmist
Source: imgur | reddit/u/surprisepinkmist

3. Don’t want your door to lock? Loop a rubber band around the door handles

Source:  Good Housekeeping | Saso Novoselic/iStock
Source: Good Housekeeping | Saso Novoselic/iStock

4. Turn regular jeans into maternity jeans with a rubber band

Source: Dresses for Maternity
Source: Dresses for Maternity

5. Keep your cutting board from slipping with rubber bands

Source: Treehugger / Melissa Breyer
Source: Treehugger / Melissa Breyer

6. Can’t open a stubborn jar? Use a rubber band for better grip

Source: flickr / canarsiebk
Source: flickr / canarsiebk

7. Keep clothes from falling off the hanger by attaching rubber bands to the ends

Source: Green and Classy
Source: Green and Classy

8. Keep your tea bags in place with an elastic band

Source: Food in Jars
Source: Food in Jars

9. Keep your wine glasses secured in the dishwasher with rubber bands

Source: Steven and Chris
Source: Steven and Chris

10. Use a rubber band to create the perfect French manicure

Source: Digital Mom Blog
Source: Digital Mom Blog

11. Use a rubber band to keep your paint from dripping

Source: Rhody Life
Source: Rhody Life

12. Secure the lid on slow cookers when traveling by using rubber bands

Source: Pinterest / Sherron Heidlage
Source: Pinterest / Sherron Heidlage

13. Re-purpose your rubber bands and make decorative stamps

Source:  Pajama Mama
Source: Pajama Mama

14. Mark your power cords with decorative rubber bands

Source: Kipi
Source: Kipi

15. Use a rubber band to help you turn stubborn pages

Source: Steven and Chris
Source: Steven and Chris

16. Get a better grip on stubborn nail polish bottles with rubber bands

Source: Lovelyish
Source: Lovelyish

17. Use a rubber band to keep your apple slices from browning

Source: Sprinkles and Stitches
Source: Sprinkles and Stitches

18. Keep ribbons from unspooling with a rubber band

Source: BrainJet
Source: BrainJet

 

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