Introduction: 10 Life Hacks Using Rubber Bands

About: "I am a crafty girl. I make things. Lots of things. I'll keep making things until my fingers fall off. Then I will grab my hot glue gun reattach those suckers & Make More Things." Kathy R. Jeffor…

You know how life can be hard? And little things sometimes just make it a lot harder? Well, I try to do everything I can to make life a lot easier. And with this instructable, it'll make your life easier, too. And cheaper you won't have to buy as many things.

Step 1: Jar Opener

Just wrap a relatively thick rubber band around a jar lid for grip to make it easier to open.

Step 2: Car Phone Holder

In your car wrap a rubber band through your air vent to hold your phone in place. This is especially useful if you are using a GPS app. This works with any kind of phone.

Step 3: Finding Small Things

I don't know about you but I am always losing small things on the floor and they eventually get vacuumed up. Well, no more. Put pantyhose over the end of the vacuum hose and secure with a rubber band. Make sure to secure it tightly. Then turn on your vacuum cleaner and just move it along the floor and it will pick up things like your earring backs, or if one of your kids lost a tooth, and I mean, lost it.

Step 4: Turning Pages Made Easy

Isn't it sometimes hard to turn the pages on new books? Well, with rubber bands, no more. Just wrap a rubber band around your pointer finger, and it will give you a rubbery grip. Just make sure not to put it on too tightly, or it could cut off your blood circulation.

Step 5: Doorknob Stay Unlocked (I Command It)

I don't know about you but my baby sister is always shutting the door when she's in a room and then she can't reach the doorknob; so she's locked in. But if you wrap a rubber band around both door knobs, connecting them, the door won't lock. But make sure it's tight enough.

Step 6: Sewing Made Easier

I don't know if you sew, but I do; and the 5/8's line is so small, it's hard to see on the sewing machine. So I put a rubber band where the 5/8 line is, and I can see it much easier now. This is a must for sewers.

Step 7: Tea Bag Trick

I don't know about you, but the tea bag string is always slipping into my tea cup. So, just put a rubber band around it and the cup. It works so well.

Step 8: No More Brown Apples

The inside of my apples are always turning brown before I eat them, especially if they are packed sliced in my lunch bag. Nevermore with this handy trick. Just slice the apple and keep the core together; and if it falls apart, put it back together, almost like a puzzle. Then wrap a rubber band around it; and voila, your apple will not turn brown.

Step 9: Perfect Manicure

Isn't it so hard to make a perfect manicure? Not anymore. Just wrap a rubber band around your finger where you want the nail polish to end and then paint, and it will look perfect. Thumbs up on that one.

Step 10: No More Mineral Deposits

Does your fridge ever get minerals deposits on the water dispenser? Nevermore with this handy trick. Fill a sandwich bag almost halfway with vinegar and put it over the dispenser and secure it with a rubber band. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Take the bag off. Then dry with a cloth. And voila, no more mineral deposits.

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That's it. I hope these ideas make your life easier. Don't forget to vote.

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