In our everyday lives, we make use of many of the same products over and over again in very specific ways, completely oblivious to the fact that there are alternative uses for them, many of which are actually better than how we’re using them now.
For many of us these products are so cheap and common that even misusing them isn’t really a big deal, and perhaps that is exactly why there is little thinking outside the box when it comes to using them. However if you’re living in one of Top 15 Most Expensive Countries in the World – 2014, or are simply curious about how to maximize your use of some everyday items, then this is the list for you.
We’ve gathered 12 common products you’ve been using completely wrong, and showed you the right way to do so, or the added uses for them you’ve never considered. Perhaps you were aware of some of the following methods, but we’re sure there are a few that will make the light bulb above your head light up with understanding (we don’t actually know how to make a light bulb hover over your head and light up when you discover new things though, so don’t expect the method for that in the following list).
Now then, prepare yourself to be amazed at some of the common products you’ve been using completely wrong, and how you’ve been missing out.
12. Olive Oil
You’ve surely used olive oil in its traditional way, for cooking, but did you ever stop and think about how a little bit in your cat’s food can help prevent it from getting fur-balls? No, you didn’t did you? Shame on you. Well it can, so do it.
Of course, the real reason for this listing is that every great article needs a picture of a cute cat in it, so check!
As they need to be able to absorb the news-delivering ink doused on their pages, newspaper is some of the most absorbent material you can find. Rather than chucking it in the recycling box after reading it, consider putting a rolled-up ball in your wet boots, or lining the vegetable drawer of your fridge with yesterday’s news.