Toothpicks All Over: Helpful Household Tips

The toothpick has been around for hundreds of years, but many of its best uses are unknown.  The toothpick is a very versatile household item as it can used for all of the following:

  • Heal a Plant- When the stem on your plant bends use a toothpick as a brace.  Simply tape the toothpick to the stem and let the plant heal.  Remove when the stem is strong enough to stand on its own.
  • Leak No More Garden Hose- When you garden hose has a small hole, put a toothpick in the hole and remove the excess.  The water will make the toothpick swell and plug the hole.
  • Glue Stick- If you are struggling gluing items together, use a toothpick to apply small amounts of glue to trick areas.
  • Fruit Snacks- The next time your kids have friends over, bring them a bowl of fresh cut fruit with some toothpicks.  Have them grab the fruit of their choice with a toothpick to reduce the risk of spreading germs.
  • Save Salad Dressing- Instead of removing the entire seal from your salad dressing, poke some holes in the foil or plastic with a toothpick.  This will help you from using too much!

There are many more uses on this Reader’s Digest site where this information was found.

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