The Internet is flooded with life hacks, most of them useless and in many cases, dangerous as well. But real, helpful life hacks do exist, like camouflaging Airpods with a floss sticker or using toothpicks to keep your plants safe from your furry friends.

At Smiles Tv, after a lot of testing, we zeroed in on these 20 surprising ways of using everyday items that ought to be labeled as “real life hacks.”

1. “My younger sister camouflages her AirPods with a floss sticker.”


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

2. Use toothpaste to freshen up the soles of worn shoes.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

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3. An orbital buffer works just as well on your glass stovetop as it does on your car.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

4. For what costs next to nothing, you can make a simple and effective homemade speaker for your smartphone from 2 styrofoam cups and an empty toilet paper roll.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

5. You can perform emergency cycling shoe repairs with dental floss.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

6. Cup holders double as burrito holders.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

7. Put a stocking over the end of a vacuum to catch tiny items like earrings.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

8. Parmesan cheese lids fit on mason jars.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

9. Put matching sheet sets in their matching pillowcase to keep your closet organized.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

10. A floss case phone stand


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

11. Use beer to get rid of slugs.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

12. Use empty bottles as rolling pins.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

13. Store onions in pantyhose.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

14. An easy way to keep your earbuds untangled


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

15. Use toothpicks to protect your plants from pets.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

16. You can use a plastic bottle as a temporary shower head.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

17. The solution to a problem we’ve all faced


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

18. Forgot your iron while traveling? Use your laptop instead.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

19. Lacking both counter space and bag clips? Try hanging 2 packets with 1 hanger.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

20. If you have 2 damaged earphones, you can still listen to music.


20 Ways to Use Everyday Items That Made Us Think, “Hot Dang, These Are Gold!”

Which of these did you find most outstanding? Do you also use your everyday things in unimaginable ways? Let us know in the comments below.

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