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To budge a stiff zipper, hold the fabric taut and rub the soap along the front and back sides of the teeth. Then pull and see how smoothly it glides 44 Double-Duty Tips for Household Items


Make more closet space! Expand your clothing capacity by repurposing a soda-can tab: Slip one end over a hanger’s hook, then suspend a second hanger from the tab’s other end. RELATED: 10 Streamlined Closets We Seriously Covet


Prevent Frayed Stiche With Clear Nail Polish: Button hanging by a thread? Avoid this by coating a button's center with a drop of clear nail polish. Once it's dry, it will prevent the stitches from fraying over time


Alternative Uses for Household Items. Mesh Produce Bag - Use the plastic mesh bag that your onions or oranges came in as a no-scratch scrubber for a gunky pot or pan. Ball up the bag, scour away the grime, and throw the whole mess away.


Some elastic bands, safety pins, nail polish, an old comb.


Good Housekeeping: Spiff up dark-colored leather shoes in a pinch by rubbing them with a balled-up black-and-white newspaper page (note: full-color pages won't work). No polish needed.


Kneadable Eraser This art-class must-have does more than zap errant pencil marks. Use it to rub out scuffs on hardwood or tile floors, as well as smudges on light-colored leather bags and shoes. Once the eraser is dirty, knead to reveal a clean spot.