At a dinner party this weekend, my host was wrestling with a jar of honey in the kitchen, unable to unscrew the lid. Just as she was about to fetch her boyfriend to have him finish the job, I asked her if she had a rubber band. "What for?" she asked, having never heard of the following trick:
For stubborn tops, wrap a rubber band around the perimeter of the the lid a couple times before attempting to open it-the band acts as a grip and makes it about a thousand times easier to undo.
This got me thinking about and researching other uses for rubber bands, which led me to a really helpful post on the subject on the blog Marc and Angel Hack Life. Here, some highlights:
Paint can marker. If you're partially finished with a can of paint, wrap a rubber band around its exterior at the same level as the paint that's inside the can so you can tell at a glance how much you have left.
Pencil eraser. Fold a rubber band a few times to rub off pencil doodles.
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