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25 Everyday Objects You’ve Been Using Wrong The Entire Time

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Sure, you’ve been using most of these objects your whole life. But what if we tell you that these 25 products are actually much more useful than we give credit them for?

We see these products on a daily basis but the truth is we’re not fully aware about the real purpose behind their designs.

Check out these awesome hacks and use these items like a boss next time around!

25. The Chinese takeout box unfolds into a plate.

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No need to grab a dish as you arrive home with your takeout.

24. Wet paper towel helps cool your beverage faster.

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This works well if you have a warm beer or soda and want it to cool down faster.

23. The Tic Tac container is a dispenser.

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That ever-ubiquitous pack of freshness apparently has a little secret. Its container is its own dispenser!

22. Cup plungers are for sinks.

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It’s really simple to remember – cups are for sinks, flanges are for toilets.

21. Can tabs are straw holders.

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The problem with soda cans is that straws bob around them. Unless, of course, you know this hack.

20. Pot handle holes are for wooden spoons.

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Yes, spoons fit perfectly in those holes.

19. You can cut several cherry tomatoes at once – with a lid.

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This trick lets you cut up to 15 tomatoes at once. Give it a try and make your life easier!

18. Foil box tabs function as locks.

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You can prevent aluminum roll from yanking out the box by pushing the perforated tabs.

17. Tying extension cords in a knot is a good idea.

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Keep your cords together with this simple hack.

16. Pea-sized toothpaste is enough.

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Ask any dental expert and you’ll find out a dab of toothpaste is usually enough.

15. Folding Greek yogurt container gets those toppings out.

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That always does the trick. Try it and enjoy this yogurt all over again.

14. Applesauce lids can be used as spoons.

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No need to find a plastic spoon if you’re eating outdoors.

13. Peanut butters should be stored upside down.

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That way, the oil distributes properly.

12. Peeling a banana should be from the opposite side.

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Your whole life is a lie.

11. Wooden spoons can prevent spillovers.

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Put one on top of the pot and you’ll never experience spillovers again.

10. Cup lids are coasters.

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We bet you didn’t know this one, too.

9. Toilet seat cover flaps should be in front.

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Do this and the cover will stay in place.

8. Pulling sides of the juice box prevents spilling.

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It’s really as simple as that.

7. Ketchup tubs can hold more ketchup.

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Unfold these tiny wax paper containers and you’ve just unlocked their full potential.

6. Use a straw to remove strawberry leaves.

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A drinking straw shoved through the fruit’s pointy end will push the leaves out.

5. Hold the elevator’s “door close” button and you’ll get straight to your floor.

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This one helps if you’re terribly late – or in an emergency.

4. Coke can be used for cleaning.

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The caffeinated beverage can be used for cleaning car batteries, blood stains on fabric, greasy pans, and many more.

3. Beer can polish your furniture.

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Wooden furniture will look new again if you use beer to polish it.

2. “Empty” ink cartridges can still be used.

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Wooden furniture will look new again if you use beer to polish it.

1. Staple removers can hold key rings.

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Those key rings will no longer be as annoying. Just use a staple remover.

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