Do You Save Rubber Bands?
Do you save and repurpose your rubber bands? I do. I use them for lots of different things around the house. Here are some of my favorites:
Use on tight clothing such as waist band on your pants tops or skirts. Loop the rubber band through the button hole and fasten to the button. This saved me during pregnancies to get a few more wears out of clothing.
Where's that straw? Wrap one around your spray can stuff (such as canned air, wd-40) and slide straw underneath.
Use to break-in a baseball glove by spraying glove with leather conditioner and then putting a ball in it and wrapping rubber bands around the whole glove. Let sit for a couple days till dry and shaped.
Wrap rubber bands around shampoo, conditioner bottles and shaving cream cans for slip proofing in the shower.
Winding tightly around a water hose or pipe can temporarily plug small holes.
Wrap a rubber band around the neck of pump style dispensers (such as lotion & soap) to limit the amount dispensed per pump.
Place a rubber band around each end of your chopping boards to prevent them from slipping and sliding around on you.
Wrap around the handle of your chopping knives to keep wet handles from slipping through your hand.
Place around the tops of jars and bottles for a better grip when twisting off lids.
Wrap around the handle of mixing spoons to prevent them from sliding into your bowls.
Place one on each end of your cake pan to secure that plastic lid that always falls off when traveling. Works great on casserole dish lids also.
Roll up partial bags of frozen veggies and secure with a rubber band. No more spilled bags in freezer.
Stretch a couple over paint cans (from top to bottom) to wipe paint brushes against. Paint will drip back down into the can instead of running down sides keeping the can clean and the lid removeable.
Share with me some of your favorite ways to re-use rubber bands?