Twenty-Five Rubber Band Hacks To Simplify Your Life

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9. With a few rubber bands, you can open even the tightest lids.

Slip a few over the jar and one on the lid, and you should have all the grip you need to get any jar open.

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10. This trick also works on tricky or stuck nail polish bottles as well!

Get a good grip on the handle of a stubborn nail polish by wrapping an elastic band around it. Don’t think about throwing away a stuck bottle before trying this hack. Works on other bottles too.

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11. Use a rubber band to loosen your pants when they’re too tight.

Maybe you went a little overboard at the buffet, or maybe you’re expecting, but a rubber band looped through your fly will give your pants a little extra elasticity.

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12. You can also tie one to a zipper that doesn’t work to give yourself a little extra leverage and to keep it from getting stuck at the bottom.

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13. Keep your tea bag in its place with just a rubber band!

Like, obviously, right? How has this never occurred to any of us before now?

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14. Keep your fragile stemware from getting knocked around too much in the washer with a few rubber bands tied together.

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15. You can even use them to decorate your chargers!

Use eco-friendly Plastibands to set your charger apart from the one that belongs to your roommate or partner.

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16. Of course, nothing makes reading easier.

If you have a large amount of reading to do or need to proof-read a long document, wrap an elastic band loosely over the tip of your finger to help you flick through the pages quicker. It’ll help prevent any paper cuts too.

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