Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fabulous Uses for Dental Floss

Via Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things     
Lift cookies off baking tray 
Ever fought with a freshly baked cookie that wouldn’t come off the pan? Crumbled cookies may taste just as good as those in one piece, but they sure don’t look as nice on the serving plate. Use dental floss to easily remove cookies from the baking tray. Hold a length of dental floss taut and slide it neatly between the cookie bottom and the pan.

Slice cake and cheese
Use dental floss to cut cakes, especially delicate and sticky ones that tend to adhere to a knife. Just hold a length of the floss taut over the cake and then slice away, moving it slightly side to side as you cut through the cake. You can also use dental floss to cut small blocks of cheese cleanly.

Repair outdoor gear
Because dental floss is strong and resilient but slender, it’s the ideal replacement for thread when you are repairing an umbrella, tent, or backpack. These items take a beating and sometimes get pinhole nicks. Sew up the small holes with floss. To fix larger gouges, sew back and forth over the holes until you have covered the space with a floss patch.

Extra-strong string for hanging things
Considering how thin it is, dental floss is strong stuff. Use it instead of string or wire to securely hang pictures, sun catchers, or wind chimes. Use it with a needle to thread together papers you want to attach or those you want to display, in clothesline fashion.
Secure a button permanently
Did that button fall off again? This time, sew it back on with dental floss — it’s much stronger than thread, which makes it perfect for reinstalling buttons on coats, jackets, and heavy shirts.

Separate photos
Sometimes photos get stuck to each other and it seems the only way to separate them is to ruin them. Try working a length of dental floss between the pictures to gently pry them apart.

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  1. good idea. I didnt know it can be use to separate photos . If i had know earlier......

  2. wahh multi purpose dental floss.. good info... thanks for sharing... =)

  3. Who knew dental floss could be used for so many interesting ways!

  4. That is a cool tip! Never thought of that before!
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  5. That cake tip is so handy! Cutting it with floss will also leave a clean mark

  6. I like the idea of sewing a button on permanently! Great article!

  7. I never thought dental floss could be of more use aside from removing food and plaque from my teeth! :)

  8. I love dental floss^^ use to make necklace when I was younger. minty fresh~

  9. It was also infor me, never knew until I had to search to write this article.

    Thanks for the sharing all of you great people.

  10. I din know floss can be used for these things


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