Crisscross strips across the top of a vase, creating a grid to help stabilize flower stems in an arrangement.
Use sticky side to pull out tiny cactus spines stuck in skin.
Dislodge mud from boot treads.
Stake houseplants for extra support.
Tease apart roots when repotting.
Tamp soil into tight spaces.
Flatten wrinkles in your bedding, including skirts and sheets -- right on the bed.
Smooth creases in curtains as they hang.
Unfurl corners of area rugs so they'll lie flat.
Outline letters and designs on a cake before piping the icing.
Clear the holes in a strainer or garlic press.
Unclog the burners of a gas stove.
Use colored frilled toothpicks to identify grilled burgers (rare, medium, or well-done) and highlight vegetarian appetizers.
Grip a nail with a spring-type clothespin when hammering it.
Suspend floating row covers (lightweight fabric used to protect plants from frost and insects) by clipping them to the plants.
Slip one-piece pins into the fingers of just-washed woolen gloves to retain their shape.
Replace the water in a vase with minimal disruption to the floral display.
Water houseplants with dense leaves by getting direct access to the soil.
Extract excess liquid from a plant saucer after watering so that the plant won't rot.
Extend your reach for items stored on high shelves.
Adjust hot pans or baking sheets in the oven.
Rearrange hot coals in a grill.
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