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35 Ways to Use Everyday Objects That Will Save You Time and Money

35 Ways to Use Everyday Objects That Will Save You Time and Money

Everyday objects can help you save time and money. Many of these ideas are so simple it’s amazing they’ve been hiding in plain sight. So start using these time and money saving tips today. Don’t forget to share them with your family and friends. Let’s get started.

1.  Detach a photo from an adhesive photo album with a hairdryer by blowing warm air on the back of the page and gently tugging the photo free.

detaching photos

    2.  Use old spaghetti jars to store cooking supplies.

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    Spaghetti Jar Uses

      3.  Place a wooden spoon over the top of your pot of boiling water; the spoon prevents the pot from boiling over.
      wooden spoon and boiling water

        4.  Tie a loose knot in extension cords to keep them from pulling them apart.
        extension cord

          5.  Use a shoe organizer to grow herbs and vegetables.

          Shoe Organizer Garden

            6.  Raw spaghetti strands can be used to light hard-to-reach candlewicks.
            d4

              7.  Push each end of an aluminum foil box to keep the roll in place.
              aluminum foil

                8.  Secure eyeglass screws with clear nail polish.
                eyeglasses

                  9.  Use tape attached to a container helps in leveling a scoop.
                  leveling a scoop

                    10.  Use wooden pallets as a bed frame.

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                    Wooden Pallets Bed Frame

                      11.  Use Chinese takeout containers as plates.
                      chinese takeout containers as plate

                        12.  Use tissue boxes as a dispenser for plastic grocery bags.
                        tissue box

                          13.  Old tires make a great sandbox.

                          Old Tire Sanbox

                            14.  Clean your toilet with Alka-Seltzer.
                            Clean your toilet with Alka-Seltzer

                              15.  Nearly every pan and pot has a built in stand for your utensils right in the handle.
                              wooden spoon

                                16.  Place a coffee filter at the bottom of a flower or plant pot to keep soil from going through the drainage holes.
                                coffee filter

                                  17.  A cereal container is a great trash disposal in your car.
                                  cereal container

                                    18.  Shine brass and copper using salt and lemon.
                                    clean brass and copper

                                      19.  Keep the soles of your shoes from touching your clothes by packing them in a shower cap.
                                      packing shoes

                                        20.  Clean greasy pots and pans with Coca-Cola.
                                        coca-cola

                                          21.  Clean your computer keyboard using a makeup brush.
                                          clean with makeup brushes

                                            22.  Use a plastic bottle as a funnel.
                                            funnel

                                              23.  Heat up leftovers in the microwave with coffee filters.

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                                              Coffee Filter Uses

                                                24.  Use old calendars for gift wrapping.

                                                Calendar Gift Wrap

                                                  25.  Use old plastic bags as packaging material.
                                                  plastic bags

                                                    26.  Pipe cleaners keep clothes from falling off hangers.
                                                    clothes hanger

                                                      27.  Buttons can be used as earring holders.
                                                      buttons and earrings

                                                        28.  Attach a scratched DVD or CD to a child’s bike as a safety reflector.
                                                        bike reflector

                                                          29.  A staple remover can pry open key rings for easier access.
                                                          staple remover

                                                            30.  Use rubber bands to hold a paintbrush.
                                                            rubber bands and paint brushes

                                                              31.  Use paper plates between nonstick cookware to keep them from getting scratched.

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                                                              Paper Plate Uses

                                                                32.  Use cooking spray for squeaky doors.

                                                                Cooking Spray Uses

                                                                  33.  Create a set of napkins with a stained or old tablecloth.
                                                                  napkins

                                                                    34.  Cornstarch mixed with water to form a paste cleans vent hoods, cabinets, and grease on stovetops.
                                                                    cornstarch

                                                                      35.  Disinfect and clean grime from switch plates, door knobs, computer keyboards, and phones with isopropyl alcohol.
                                                                      isopropyl alcohol

                                                                        Here’s more tips for you on saving time and money when shopping for and using everyday objects:  Comparison Shopping: The Ultimate Resource To Save Time and Money (Pre-Holiday Tip!)

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                                                                        Instagram allows you to see exactly what inspires people and how creativity is drawn from their everyday life. We use Instagram to capture what makes us smile, what brings joy to our life, and what we are passionate about, and the accounts listed below are sure to inspire you in turn.

                                                                        Here are our 20 top creative Instagram accounts that you should be following today.

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                                                                        Brandon Stanton walks the streets of New York City taking street photography, and he gets his subjects to open up about life details that even many family members may not know about them. It makes you smile and connect with the images at a new level.

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