Simple tips, some stupid, some cool, some obvious but all very practical [26 PICS]

Use a can opener to open sealed plastic packaging


Add saline solution to refresh dried-out mascara.


Use a toilet seat cover to blot the oil from a greasy face.


Use pretty wine corks to make planters for tiny succulents.


Amplify the volume of your iPhone or iPod by placing it in a bowl.


Use a banana to fix a DVD


Use Jello as a lipstain. Pour the powder mix into a bowl and moisten a Q-Tip with water. Then, being very careful not to use your fingers since the red stains stay put, dip the Q-Tip into the powder and apply it directly to your lips.


Use diluted fabric softener as a leave-in hair conditioner.


Use a lint roller to clean out the debris in your handbag.


Eat marshmallows to soothe a sore throat. You can also use marshmallows to separate your toes during a home pedicure.


Use newspaper as an odor absorber.


Use aspirin to turn hair made green by chlorine back to its natural color. Dissolve six to eight aspirin pills in a glass of warm water, coat hair with the solution, let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse.


Use a spoon to open a sealed-tight jar.


Use a rubber band for perfect French tips.


Hang a picture using a pop tab.


Use VapoRub to train your pets. Apply VapoRub on things you don’t want chewed up or peed on by your cat or dog — they’re turned off by the taste and smell. It also supposedly cures toenail fungus.


Use mayonnaise to erase water stains from wooden furniture.


Use a cereal container as a trash disposal in your car.


Add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to make cut flowers last longer.


Use Alka-Seltzer to clean your toilet. Drop a couple tablets in, wait 20 minutes. The citric acid will dissolve the grime.


Use hand sanitizer to dissolve ink stains.


Pack your shoes in a shower cap to keep the soles from touching your clothes.


Use raw spaghetti strands to light hard-to-reach candle wicks.


Use Scotch tape or nail polish to relieve an insect bite.


Rub the cut edge of cheese with some butter to keep it from getting moldy.


Use a blow-dryer on a mirror to clear the steam after a hot shower.