25 Surprising Alternative Uses For Everyday Things

With a little creativity, you can come up with surprising alternative uses for everyday things. Although some objects (like duct tape) have an incredible range of potential uses, these objects were originally intended for a singular purpose. On the other hand, objects like Listerine, may have even had a slightly disturbing origin. (In Listerine’s case, it was used as a floor cleaner.) Either way, here are 25 Surprising Alternative Uses For Everyday Things Found Around Your House!

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Duct tape

duct tapeSource: reddit, Image: commons.wikimedia.org (public domain)

It’s terrible on ducts but great for just about everything else.

24

Febreze

FebrezeSource: reddit

Not only does it kill flies, it makes the room smell better.


23

Lemons

LemonsSource: reddit, earth911

They clean basically anything. But they work especially well for cleaning your microwave. Simply slice a lemon, put it in a bowl of water and microwave for 45 seconds. This will make stains easier to wipe away and as an added bonus will eliminate foul odors.

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Squeegee

SqueegeeSource: reddit, Image: pixabay.com (public domain)

It’s pretty good for cleaning windows, but it’s awesome at getting animal hair out of your carpet.


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Aspirin

AspirinSource: reddit

It started out as a painkiller but more recently has been used as a blood thinner. For example, it can help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs while taking long flights. But make sure that you consult with your physician before taking anything!

Note: blood thinners are medications that people use to prevent their blood from coagulating and forming clots. These clots can cause heart attacks, especially if an artery is already blocked by fatty deposits due atherosclerosis.



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