Usual household items have sometimes interesting but very useful alternative uses. Recently Realsimple Magazine did a poll to determine the favourite double duty household items of all time.
Here are the favourite double duty house hold items:
Toothpick as Marker for Clear Packing Tape
Original purpose: Spearing hors d’oeuvres.
Aha! use: Marking a roll of clear packing tape. After each use, place a toothpick under the loose end. The next time you have something to seal, pick up where you left off.
Reward: Tape and fingernails that aren’t picked to shreds.
Tissue Box as Grocery Bag Holder
Original purpose: Helping you through a weepie movie.
Aha! use: Storing plastic grocery bags under the kitchen sink. After An Affair to Remember has exhausted your supply of tissues, stuff the bags into the empty box.
Reward: Restored order in your cabinets and bags ready for reuse.
Spaghetti as Candle-Lighter
Original purpose: Hooking up with marinara.
Aha! use: Lighting multiple candles. If you don’t have extra-long matches on hand, try a piece of spaghetti.
Reward: No toasted fingers.