8 Clever Uses for Dental Floss

Well, nothing like a little snow storm to remind you it’s still winter, huh?  Hopefully everyone stayed in and stayed warm these last couple of days.

Since we were let out of work early on Tuesday and had a “snow day” on Wednesday, I had a lot of time to sit around the apartment and embrace my creative urges.  I used cookie cutters to decorate a wall, made a makeshift decoration in my living room, and found a few new ways to use dental floss in my kitchen!

Hang ornaments, wind chimes, picture frames and more.  Dental floss is thin and strong, so it won’t be as easy to see the string if you’re looking to be a little more discrete about wires.

I use dental floss to cut my cakes.  If you’re doing a layer cake, simply insert four toothpicks into the sides of the cake (so it looks like a compass) and place the dental floss directly under all the toothpicks.  Carefully pull the floss through the cake and remove the toothpicks and you’ve got yourself two equal cuts of cake.  This technique can also be used for softer foods like eggs, cheeses and jellies.

To cut frosted cakes, simply wind the floss around your two fingers and cut like you would with a knife.  Cutting this way produces cleaner slices.

Hold the floss the same way and slide under freshly baked cookies to easily remove them from the pan.

Use dental floss in an emergency to secure a button or tie a piece of clothing together.

Floss your furniture!  Dirt and dust can find their way into the tiniest cracks.  Use the floss like you would on your teeth on those pesky hard to reach places.

This technique also works when trying to clean hard to reach places in your tools, bake ware, makeup tools, etc.

Drippy faucet?  Tie one end of the floss around the faucet and let the other end go down the drain.  The water will travel along the thread instead of making that obnoxious dripping noise.  Great temporary fix until you can get a proper fix.

Knowledge is power!  Learn fun facts, hints and tips, and creative ways to use every day items with “The Buzz” posts on Thursday.


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