You’ve been using these 22 items completely wrong your entire life

Here’s some great tips and tricks that you can use on a daily basis that are both clever and useful. After looking through them you will probably be wondering how on earth you’ve never thought of them yourself! Once you’ve seen them all we can guarantee that you will be using at least one or two of these awesome tips.

apple-spoon
reddit.com

Don’t worry if you forgot to pack a spoon as you can easily make one from the lid! It’s less washing up too!

banana

There’s no need to toss out that broken DVD! Simply rub a banana over it and hey presto, it’s fixed!

blow-dryer

A hairdryer will quickly and easily get rid of steam after a shower.

cheese
instructables.com

Once you’ve cut your cheese, simply rub some butter on the fresh edge to prevent it going moldy.

chinese
foodbeast.com

You can unfold Chinese takeout boxes to flat plates!

extension-cords
stfuchristine.tumblr.com

Stop cables disconnecting by plugging them in with a loop.

foil
chicaandjo.com

Most foil boxes have these tabs on the side that a lot of people just don’t even notice. They’re designed to hold the roll in place which stops it falling out every time you go to get some foil.

juice
themommyhood.com

Avoid unwanted spills from juice boxes and pull up the tabs at the side. Kids can then hold onto them instead of squeezing the box.

ketchup
foodbeast.com

Did you know you can expand ketchup cups by puling the edges apart? That way you can get more sauce in them!

lid
reddit.com
lint-roller
realsimple.com

Handbags can accumulate all sorts of odd bits and bobs. Use a lint roller to clean them out!

peanut-butter
ohmyveggies.com

Doing this will distribute all the oils evenly through the jar.

pop-tab
blog.makezine.com

Use a pop tab on the back of photo frames so you can hang them on the wall.

soda-tabs
reddit.com

This great trick stops your straw from floating up and out of the can.

spoon rests

As well as being able to hang your saucepans, these holes make great spoon rests during cooking!

spoon
images.teamsugar.com

Sealed-tight jars are no match for the spoon!

stain-removal
charlesandhudson.com

Forget expensive sprays or polishes and use mayonnaise to remove water stains from wood furniture.

tictacs
foodbeast.com

Shaking a Tic Tac box into your palm will often give you either nothing or far too many. Use this trick to easily dispense one at a time.

toblerone
21predilections.livejournal.com

To break pieces one at a time simply press each chunk towards the bar.

toilet-seat-covers
reddit.com

The correct way to place a toilet seat cover!

toothpaste
Flickr

This is the correct amount of toothpaste you should be using, described as pea-sized. This is all you need, so start making those tubes last longer today!

yogurt
children.pixnet.net

Fold your pots in half so all the toppings go where they are supposed to go, which is on top!

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