The 10 Uncommon Uses of Rubber Bands

Got lots of rubber bands just lying around your house? Before thinking of throwing them away, check out its other alternative uses provided by Howdini.

Many just take for granted the usefulness of rubber bands but the video showed that these handy materials have uses in almost every room in the house.

Here are the 10 uncommon uses of rubber bands.

  1. Keep eyeglasses from sliding to your nose by wrapping rubbers bands on its sides just behind the ear curve.
  2. Prevent mixing spoon from sliding into bowl by placing a rubber band on its handle.
  3. For extra grip, wrap rubber bands around the lids of jars that are hard to open.
  4. You can also secure books and magazines by using rubber bands as binder.
  5. Secure the ends of ribbon spools using a rubber band.
  6. We certainly hate it when chopping boards slip on kitchen counters. Put rubber bands at the ends of your chopping board to prevent it from slipping.
  7. Worried about about getting locked out? Place rubber bands on both door knobs.
  8. If the head of your screw has been stripped, simply place a rubber band over it then insert your screwdriver.
  9. Avoid paint from dripping by placing a rubber band vertically at the center of the can. This will allow you to swipe excess paint from your brush before painting.
  10. You can also know how much paint is left on your can by marking the level with a rubber band before storing it.

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Rubber Band and Hair Elastics as DIY Braces

In just 44 days, a woman from Washington was able to close her tooth gap using rubber band and hair elastics worth $5. Jamila Garza posted  a series of videos of her DIY dentistry getting more than 100,000 views on YouTube.

However, cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph Banker warned people from doing DIY dentistry as it can do major damage to the teeth.

“If teeth are moved too quickly, the roots of teeth can resorb,”  he told ABC News.

DIY dentistry could also lead to other problems like muscle spasm, jaw joints, shooting pain and clenching problems.

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