Here Are Secret Uses You Never Knew For These Everyday Items

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Life hacks are some of the greatest bits of advice one can discover. They are usually simple and may even get you to hit yourself for not realizing them on your own. Here are some amazing secret life hacks that will get you to look at these everyday items differently forever.

Pan Handle

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This life hack is really not so secret. If you ever felt that you needed a space to keep your wooden spoon when you’re not using it, but don’t want to get your kitchen counter dirty, just look to your pot’s handle and you’ll see that there is probably a hole in it. That hole is designed for the very purpose of holding your spoon in place without making a mess. How easy was that?

Box Holes In Plastic Wrap and Tin Foil 

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Did you know that there is an easy and simple way to hold your plastic wrap and aluminum foil in place? Instead of fighting with the roll, simply fold in the tabs that are designed into the side of the box, the the roll will be locked into place. No more fiddling with the roll and wasting the precious plastic wrap.

The Lid On The Tic Tac Box

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This is an often overlooked detail of the Tic Tac container, but have you ever noticed the small segment when you open that seems the perfect size for just one Tic Tac? That’s because that’s exactly what it is for. Now you can easily take out a single serving of the Tic Tacs without worrying about the rest of the box spilling out.

Color Coded Bread Tags

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You probably never even paid attention to the fact that the bread tags that come on your bag of bread are colored, never mind the fact that they are multicolored. The colors are no coincidence, but are actually a secret code. Each day of the week is represented by a different color, so that the stores that sell the bread can know on which day the bread was delivered to the store.

Pen Cap With Hole At The Top

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It’s highly probable that you never noticed that nearly all of the pens that you use have a hole in the pen’s cap. Go ahead, take a look now. Why do you think it’s there? Well, the reason is actually pretty amazing. Since caps of pens are one of the most common items that people (and children in particular) choke on, the cap was designed with a hole so as to not block a person’s airway.

Plastic Lid Of To-Go Cups

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Plastic lids of to-go cups are probably the last thing you pay attention to. However, these cleverly designed lids actually have multiple purposes: both to cover the top of the cup, and also to double as coasters. How convenient!

Hole In Pasta Spoon

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This life hack has literally been under your nose for the entire time in your life that you’ve been making spaghetti. You probably know but never thought too much about the hole in the pasta spoon. However, its purpose is to measure just the right amount for one serving. It’s a convenient way to make sure you’re measuring out the perfect portion size.

Containers of Chinese Takeout

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Chinese takeout is a favorite go-to meal whenever you’re feeling like having some comfort food or are simply feeling too lazy to make some dinner yourself. But did you know that you don’t even need to break out the dishes when you bring home some Chinese takeout? That’s right– you can just open up the box itself and eat right off of the container. That way you can eat a delicious MSG-filled meal and not even worry about doing the dishes when you’re done.

Arrow On Gas Tank

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A frequently overlooked but extremely helpful symbol that’s found right in your car is the arrow next to the gas tank symbol on your dashboard. This tiny arrow actually indicates which side of the car your gas tank gauge is located on. Super convenient!

Secret Hole In Elevator Door

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Contrary to what you may believe, this hole is not actually meant for spying on people riding the elevator. It’s actually a keyhole used for emergencies.


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