He Couldn't Open His Jar. The Surprising Way He Opens It Is A Brilliant Tip I Have To Try
Sasha Alonzo 2/22/2016
We tend to use sandpaper to give something a smooth surface but if you have some sandpaper lying around use it in one of these alternative ways to get the most out of the little rough material.
Sharpen your scissors
Keep scissors sharp by using them to cut up some sandpaper.
Sandpaper T-shirt Transfer
Have the kids draw on sandpaper and then transfer it onto a plain t-shirt by placing the sandpaper design facedown on the shirt, putting a paper towel over the back of the sandpaper and then pressing an iron onto it for 30 seconds. The iron should be set to the cotton setting for a smooth transfer that will add texture to your t-shirt. Learn the full details here.
Open a stubborn jar
Keep a square piece of sandpaper in one of the kitchen drawers. Any time you have a stubborn jar use a piece of sandpaper to grip the lid and open it.
Mason Jar Match holder
Use the lid to trace the circular lid shape onto sandpaper. Cut it out and place it within the inner lid of your mason jar. It should have a small opening on one side to easily dispense matches. When you need a match simply take one out of the opening and strike it against the sandpaper top.
Send a sandy summer card
Cut out pieces of sandpaper and design your own unique summer themed card for a friend or family member.
Rub out grout stains
Being careful not to scratch your tiles, fold a piece of sandpaper in half and run it along your grout to get rid of grout stains.
Fix slippery soles
Run sandpaper along the bottom of slippery shoes to add extra friction to help prevent you from slipping. Use a fairly course sandpaper for best results.
Sprout seeds faster
Jillee from One Good Thing By Jillee suggests using sandpaper to help sprout tough seeds. Run fine sandpaper along the tough hard coated seeds a few times to help break down the outer shell and aid them in the growth process.
Rust be gone!
Get rid of the rust on tools and knives by using a piece of sandpaper. The coarser and grainer the better but be sure not to scratch up your tools.
So the next time you have some spare sandpaper keep it around and give it a new use to do multiple things around the house. These tricks will come in handy when you least expect them.