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40 + Incredible Double Duty Tip For Household Items

posted in Home & Garden
01/17/2015
  • Dryer Sheets
Balled up aluminum foil can double as a dryer sheet.
    Dryer Sheets
    Balled up aluminum foil can double as a dryer sheet.
  • Weed Killer
Use vinegar to get rid of pesky sidewalk and driveway weeds!
    Weed Killer
    Use vinegar to get rid of pesky sidewalk and driveway weeds!
  • Shower Scrub
Add some Dawn and vinegar to a spray bottle and create an awesome shower cleaner!
    Shower Scrub
    Add some Dawn and vinegar to a spray bottle and create an awesome shower cleaner!
  • Sticker Remover
Use laundry pretreater to help remove those stubborn price tags stuck on items.
    Sticker Remover
    Use laundry pretreater to help remove those stubborn price tags stuck on items.
  • Shoe Stink Eliminator
Use dryer sheets to get rid of shoe stink!
    Shoe Stink Eliminator
    Use dryer sheets to get rid of shoe stink!
  • Swiffer Refillable Bottle
The double duty here is making your Swiffer wet-jet bottles double (or quadruple) the use. With a few tweaks, you can make those expensive single use bottles refillable.
    Swiffer Refillable Bottle
    The double duty here is making your Swiffer wet-jet bottles double (or quadruple) the use. With a few tweaks, you can make those expensive single use bottles refillable.
  • Wine Bottle Boot Stands
Use empty (or full) wine bottles to maintain your boots’ shapes when they are off your feet!
    Wine Bottle Boot Stands
    Use empty (or full) wine bottles to maintain your boots’ shapes when they are off your feet!
  • Spoon for Jar Opener
A spoon can serve double duty as a handy utensil and also as a way to open stubborn jars.
    Spoon for Jar Opener
    A spoon can serve double duty as a handy utensil and also as a way to open stubborn jars.
  • Lemon to Shine Brass
Use a lemon and baking soda to make your brass look brand new.
    Lemon to Shine Brass
    Use a lemon and baking soda to make your brass look brand new.
  • Succulent Corks
Wine corks can double as mini plants for tiny succulents.
    Succulent Corks
    Wine corks can double as mini plants for tiny succulents.
  • Pin Cushion
Use candle stubs to hold pins!
    Pin Cushion
    Use candle stubs to hold pins!
  • Thermos Cleaning
Crushed egg shells can help to clean those hard to reach places inside thermoses.
    Thermos Cleaning
    Crushed egg shells can help to clean those hard to reach places inside thermoses.
  • Keyboard Cleaning
Use a clean paintbrush (or a make up brush!) to clean your keyboard.
    Keyboard Cleaning
    Use a clean paintbrush (or a make up brush!) to clean your keyboard.
  • Floor Protector
Put socks on your furniture to help protect your floors!
    Floor Protector
    Put socks on your furniture to help protect your floors!
  • Paint Brush Cleaner
Clean paint brushes with baby oil!
    Paint Brush Cleaner
    Clean paint brushes with baby oil!
  • Salt Duster
Salt can be used to clean dusty silk flowers or wreaths. Just put some in a bag with the dusty item and shake well.
    Salt Duster
    Salt can be used to clean dusty silk flowers or wreaths. Just put some in a bag with the dusty item and shake well.
  • Hanger Jewelry Storage
Attached some hooks to a hanger and it can double as jewelry storage!
    Hanger Jewelry Storage
    Attached some hooks to a hanger and it can double as jewelry storage!
  • Reading Game
Wash off your Popsicle sticks after you eat the sweets and create a reading game!
    Reading Game
    Wash off your Popsicle sticks after you eat the sweets and create a reading game!
  • Paper Towel Rack Bracelet Holder
Use paper towel racks to store paper towels or bracelets!
    Paper Towel Rack Bracelet Holder
    Use paper towel racks to store paper towels or bracelets!
  • Clean Toilets with Alka Seltzer
Put your Alka Seltzer to extra use by cleaning your toilet.
    Clean Toilets with Alka Seltzer
    Put your Alka Seltzer to extra use by cleaning your toilet.
  • Use Clothes to Pack
Your clothing can do double-duty as packing material for a move.
    Use Clothes to Pack
    Your clothing can do double-duty as packing material for a move.
  • Sticky Note Keyboard Cleaner
Those Post-its aren’t just for reminders, did you know? You can clean between your keyboard keys with them as well!
    Sticky Note Keyboard Cleaner
    Those Post-its aren’t just for reminders, did you know? You can clean between your keyboard keys with them as well!
  • Lint Remover
Use chop sticks to get at that pesky lint stuck in the dryer trap.
    Lint Remover
    Use chop sticks to get at that pesky lint stuck in the dryer trap.
  • Washing Machine Cooler
Put your washer to use as a party cooler! Best of all you won’t have to drain all the melted ice after because your washer will do it for you.
    Washing Machine Cooler
    Put your washer to use as a party cooler! Best of all you won’t have to drain all the melted ice after because your washer will do it for you.
  • Ketchup Bottle Pancakes
Use used ketchup bottles to store pancake batter for awesome pancakes.
    Ketchup Bottle Pancakes
    Use used ketchup bottles to store pancake batter for awesome pancakes.
  • Untangle Jewelry
Sprinkle a little baby powder on tangled jewelry to help untangle the knots!
    Untangle Jewelry
    Sprinkle a little baby powder on tangled jewelry to help untangle the knots!
  • Drain Cleaner
Mix salt with hot water for a simple drain cleaner!
    Drain Cleaner
    Mix salt with hot water for a simple drain cleaner!
  • Buttons for Earring Storage
Have extra buttons? Use them to keep your earrings together!
    Buttons for Earring Storage
    Have extra buttons? Use them to keep your earrings together!
  • Jewelry Cleaner
Dish Detergent, baking soda, and aluminum foil all to double duty with this homemade jewelry cleaner.
    Jewelry Cleaner
    Dish Detergent, baking soda, and aluminum foil all to double duty with this homemade jewelry cleaner.
  • Baking Soda Whitener
Use baking soda to remove dark patches under your arms.
    Baking Soda Whitener
    Use baking soda to remove dark patches under your arms.
  • Crayon Stains
WD-40 isn’t just a handy lubricant. It can remove pesky crayon stains too!
    Crayon Stains
    WD-40 isn’t just a handy lubricant. It can remove pesky crayon stains too!
  • Olive Oil Shaving Cream
Olive Oil is not only an awesome cooking aid, it’s great for shaving too!
    Olive Oil Shaving Cream
    Olive Oil is not only an awesome cooking aid, it’s great for shaving too!
  • Clean pans
Use dryer sheets to clean pans
    Clean pans
    Use dryer sheets to clean pans
  • Lotion Shoe Shine
Lotion can be used to polish shoes as well as make your skin soft.
    Lotion Shoe Shine
    Lotion can be used to polish shoes as well as make your skin soft.
  • Cleaning with Lemons
Use lemons to clean metals, rust stained clothes, and and cuttings boards, as well as to brighten your whites!
    Cleaning with Lemons
    Use lemons to clean metals, rust stained clothes, and and cuttings boards, as well as to brighten your whites!
  • Broken Glass Cleaner
Use a slice of bread to efficiently clean up a broken glass!
    Broken Glass Cleaner
    Use a slice of bread to efficiently clean up a broken glass!
  • Rubber Band Door Stop
Use a rubber band to prevent your door from latching when going in and out frequently.
    Rubber Band Door Stop
    Use a rubber band to prevent your door from latching when going in and out frequently.
  • Fix Chipped Wood
Use clear nail polish to fix chipped wood furniture
    Fix Chipped Wood
    Use clear nail polish to fix chipped wood furniture
  • Ceiling Duster
Brooms are not only good for cleaning floors, you can use them to dust ceilings too.
    Ceiling Duster
    Brooms are not only good for cleaning floors, you can use them to dust ceilings too.
  • Tab Hangers
The tab tops from soda cans haven’t completed their purpose when they’ve opened your drink. Remove them from the cans to create hanger connectors for two piece outfits.
    Tab Hangers
    The tab tops from soda cans haven’t completed their purpose when they’ve opened your drink. Remove them from the cans to create hanger connectors for two piece outfits.
  • Keep Food Fresh
Use those silica gel packets you find in shoe boxes to keep your food fresh longer!
    Keep Food Fresh
    Use those silica gel packets you find in shoe boxes to keep your food fresh longer!
  • Stain Remover
Hair Spray can double as a stain remover for fabrics.
    Stain Remover
    Hair Spray can double as a stain remover for fabrics.

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