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14 Surprising Uses for Rubber Bands

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7. Keep Sliced Apples Fresh. Apple slices turn brown far too fast. But, with a rubber band, you can prevent that! Arrange the apple slices into the original shape of the fruit, and secure it with a rubber band.

8. Prevent Spoons from Sliding into Bowl. Prevent that pesky problem of the spoon falling into the bowl by placing a rubber band around the point where the spoon touches the bowl’s rim.

9. Keep Cutting Board Steady. Counter surface and cutting board surface just not getting along, and making it difficult to chop up your veggies? Remedy that by fastening a rubber band around each end of the cutting board to keep it steady.

10. Drink Markers. Never get confused about whose drink is whose by handing out colored rubber bands to party guests. Have your pals wrap the rubber bands around their glass.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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7:48PM PDT on Jun 19, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

9:43AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Never would have thought about the broom one. Very clever.

12:07PM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

Dodam jeszcze, że jeżeli ubranie spada nam ze śliskiego wieszaka wystarczy z obu stron nawinąć na wieszak gumki i po kłopocie.

7:41AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013


4:11AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Helpful tips.Thanks for sharing

8:45AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

good list of ideas, some more obvious than others but that's the case with such lists!

4:09AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Appreciate it muchly.....sure beats making a rubber band ball! Thanks!

2:49AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

My four year old uses them to catch fairies by wrapping them around cupboard handles from handle to handle, it makes quite an interesting mess! No fairies yet.

1:25AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

These are really valuable, thanks!

6:28PM PST on Dec 19, 2012

Thanks for sharing these great ideas!!

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