25 Handy Uses For Rubber Bands You’ll Absolutely Start Using

We are surrounded with so many useful items around us for so many different things, that sometimes we fail to see the full potential of the smallest and most insignificant objects in our household. The humble rubber band is one such item.

The most common thing we use the rubber band for is to tie up our messy hair or wrap up the mail that’s always piling up. But, this tiny circular strip of elastic material can help us simplify numerous tasks in our every day lives, and here we’ll show you just a fraction those rubber band hacks.

1. Keep bags and packages sealed.

Keep bags and packages sealed

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2. Keep tea bags in place when making tea.

Keep Your Tea Bags in Place With an Elastic Band

3. Keep your wine glasses secured in the dishwasher.

Keep your wine glasses secured in the dishwasher with rubber bands

4. For your next party, mark your glasses with different colored rubber bands.

Use Rubber Bands as Drink Markers at Parties

5. Wrap rubber bands around a hose to seal small leaks.

Wrap around a hose to seal small leaks

6. Secure the lid on slow cookers when traveling by wrapin a few rubber bands over the handles and the lid.

Secure the lid on slow cookers when traveling by using rubber bands

7. Portion control pump products (especially good for kids who can’t get enough)

Portion control pump products (especially good for kids who can't get enough)

8. Loop a rubber band around the door handles if you want to preven your door from locking automatically.

Loop A rubber Band Around the door handles if you want to prevenyour door from locing

9. Color label computer cords.

Label computer chords

10. Keep ribbons from unspooling with a rubber band.

Keep ribbons from unspooling with a rubber band

11. Keep books safe and closed in your bag.

Keep books safe and closed in your bag

12. Wrap rubber bands over your nail polish cap or a jar cap to get extra friction when trying to open it.

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13. Keep your cutting board from slipping on the counter-top.

Keep Your Cutting Board From Slipping With Rubber Bands

14. Keep sliced apple from turning brown.

Keep Sliced Apple From Turning Brown

15. Separate your toothbrushes with this simple elastic band hack.

Separate your toothbrushes with this simple elastic band hack

16. Rolling up your clothes and securing them with rubber band is  a perfect clothes folding technique when packing for traveling.

Roll up Your Clothes

17. Turn regular jeans into maternity jeans with a rubber band.

Turn regular jeans into maternity jeans with a rubber band

18. Make a phone holder for your car using a single elastic band.

Make a phone holder for your car using a single elastic band

19. Use a rubber band to create the perfect French manicure.

Use a Rubber Band to Create the Perfect French Manicure

20. Keep clothes from falling of your hangers.

Keep Clothes From Falling off the Hange

 

21. Wrap a hammer with a Rubber Band To Keep It From destroying your walls when removing nails.

Wrap A Hammer With A Rubber Band To Keep It From Destroying Your Walls when removing nails

22. Use a rubber band to remove a stripped screw.

se a rubber band to remove a stripped screw

23. Wrap a rubber band around a paint can to wipe your brush and avoid a mess

Wrap a rubber band around a paint can to wipe your brush and avoid a mess

24. Help your child develop fine motor skills by playing the rubber band passing game.

Fine Motor Activity Rubber Band Passing Game

25. Teach a disobedient child how to behave without using punishment, only with the help of the Rubber Band Method (click here for details)

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These tips may not look like much, but using them will sure make a difference when it will matter.

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