Dental floss is good for more than plucking food from between your teeth. It can also take a stubborn ring off your finger, cut a cake, and help dry clothes. Take a look at these floss hacks.
1. DENTAL FLOSS RING REMOVAL
Step 1: Pull about a foot of floss from your roll.
Step 2: With your palm facing up, thread one end of the floss under the ring.
Step 3: Wind the floss down the length of your finger in a circular motion, giving extra attention around the knuckle.
Step 4: Secure the end of the dental floss through the last loop.
Step 5: Grab the piece of floss near your palm and start unwinding. As the floss rolls down your finger, the ring will move, too.
2. HANGING PICTURES
You can use un-waxed dental floss to tie to the back of a picture frame and hang it on your wall. Floss won’t chip or scratch your wall like wire.
3. CUTTING A CAKE
Step 1: Cut a piece of floss longer than your cake’s width.
Step 2: Wrap the ends of the floss around each of your index fingers.
Step 3: Start slicing using both hands!
4. DRYING CLOTHES
Floss can make an easy indoor clothing line in a jam. Tie it to two stable anchors, like a shower rod and shower head. Don’t worry, it’s strong enough to hold your soggy clothes!
5. STRINGING JEWELRY
You can use floss to restring a broken necklace. Kids can also make their own jewelry by threading macaroni and beads through floss.
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