Dental floss…..what exactly is exciting about dental floss??? Nothing if you use that kind of attitude, but when you discover there are super secret life hacks using floss you begin to see floss in a whole new light! Manned with your Tom’s of Maine Dental floss, you are as stealthy as McGuyver. Nothing can stand in your way.
When I was a Girl Scout, they always told me to be prepared. That’s why I am a little bit obsessed about life hacks, especially life hacks using floss. Most the time you go out or travel, you have odds and ends in your purse. I bet you didn’t realize that floss wasn’t just used to keep your teeth healthy. There are a ton of great life hacks using floss that can really get you out of a pinch. All you have to do is make sure to keep some in your purse or bag, that way you are covered just in case.
As moms, we tend to have really weird odds and ends in our purse. At least dental floss is something that is somewhat on the normal end of things. Plus, you’ll look like one handy mom that can really handle any curve ball that life hands to you. That’s why life hacks rock so much.
If you really love life hacks, you have to check out these:
- 5 Morning Life Hacks To Change Your Morning One at a Time
- 6 Organization Hacks to Change Your Life
- 12 Laundry Hacks to Save Your Day
Now that you are inspired, make sure to get ready to remember these life hacks using floss that don’t involve teeth. These are fun ways to use dental floss in a way that you may have never thought of using floss of before.
12 Life Hacks Using Floss that Don’t Involve Teeth
Cutting Cheese: Floss can be really handy to cut things. All you have to do is wrap the floss around your fingers like you would to floss your teeth. Then while holding the floss taut, gently press it down on the block of cheese until it’s all the way through. Next time you forget to pack cutting utensils for your picnic, check and see if you this life hack using floss can save your day.
Cutting Cake: When I was little, my mom used to make the most gorgeous cakes. A little trick I learned from her was that cakes don’t come out flat on top when you bake them. In order to stack the cakes, and not have them topple over or be lopsided, you can use floss on the cake to level them out. You grab the floss around your fingers and keep it taut then slide it across the top of the cake cutting the top level off. It’s important to keep the floss taut and move across smoothly, but it’s a super simple way to make sure your cakes are flat and ready to stack.
Sandwich Bag Tie: We are always forgetting to tie off sandwich bags or bags of snacks after they have been opened. Just nip off a little bit of floss, and you can tie up any snack bag without worrying about spills.
Clothes Line: One time we went camping and forgot our rope to dry our clothes up on. My sister happened to have some dental floss, and this life hack using dental floss was born. You don’t want to weight it down too much, but for a few items that need to hang dry, dental floss definitely does the trick.
Belt: Forgot your belt? Can’t keep your pants up? Yep, dental floss is even good for a short term belt.
Sewing: That’s the cool thing about sewing, If you have a needle, you can sew with just about anything. Yup, even dental floss.
Hair Tie: How many times have you left the house and not had a hair tie with you? I know I’ve done it about a bajilion times. In a real pinch, take a piece of dental floss and tie your hair back. Just make a bow at the back to make it easy to pull out without tangling your hair.
Hang Pictures: Did your picture come without something to hang it with? You can use dental floss and two flat thumb tacks on the back to make your own way to hang your favorite pictures and photos.
Hang Ornaments: It seems like every year when we pull out our Christmas decorations we don’t have as many hooks as we need. Or there are ornaments that need something to hang them down a little bit further. Using a little bit of dental floss, pulled through the ornament and tied makes a great impromptu ornament hanger.
Plant Ties: Have plants that need to be trellised or tomatoes you need to attach to a cage? Yup, you can use dental floss for that too!
Shoelaces: You always seem to bust a shoelace when you aren’t somewhere you can run and get a new shoelace. Dental floss is a great way to keep your shoes tied until you get to the store and get new shoelaces!
Now that was some serious flossing fun. Hope these life hacks using floss help you hack your way through life a little bit better. We shared it as part of the Tom’s of Maine Goodness Circle. Tom’s of Maine is an awesome brand that is sponsoring the Quirky Inspired community.
We were honored to join up with them because they not only make some really awesome products, they believe in making a difference like we do. They have their Made to Matter products in Target stores, plus each and every box has instructions on how you can recycle the boxes and packaging through Terracycle.
Throughout the year, we are going to be sharing great tips on how to use some of the awesome Tom’s of Maine products, plus even hosting a Twitter party so you can win some pretty awesome prizes.