Here are nine rubber band hacks that I took to the test! ~Tracy
1. Keep the door from locking.
I was a little fearful the rubber band would snap, but it did not and sufficiently held the lock in, so that I could open and close the door with ease. Grade: Pass
2. Open jars and nail polish with ease.
This worked like a charm and did not burn my hands. Grade: Pass
3. Make training chopsticks.
Kind of worked, but had to position the rolled up paper towel just right or it would slide out. I can’t see a kid learning to use chopsticks easily like this. Grade: Cracked!
4. Keep blouses from sliding off hangers.
Yes! Grade: Pass
5. Turn pages with ease.
Other than the band being a little too tight at first, this really worked. I hate licking a finger to turn a page, this is much more sanitary! Grade: Pass
6. Hold a teabag in place.
Worked perfectly! Hate when the teabag falls to the bottom of the hot teacup. Grade: Pass
7. A cell phone holder for the car.
This was nearly impossible to thread through the vent as shown, despite it holding the phone in place quite well. Grade: Cracked!
8. Keep a spoon from sliding into a bowl.
Love it! Grade: Pass
9. Get excess paint off a brush.
Please excuse the rusty paint can. This is actually quite genius. No dripping down the outside of the can, but be careful removing, I did splash some paint on my shoes! Grade: Pass
Episode 1: fill a bucket, remove paint, shine shoes
Episode 2: separate eggs, untangle chains, clean up powder
Episode 3: thread a needle, remove permanent marker, get gum out of hair
Episode 4: seal a cup, polish wood, charge a cell phone
Episode 5: slice onions sans tears, blow up balloons without blowing, split a watermelon without a knife
Episode 6: Camping Edition: make a lantern, waterproof shoes, use Doritos as a fire starter
Episode 7: de-stem strawberries, clean a grill without chemicals, make a cheap AC unit
Episode 8: peel garlic without touching it, juice a lemon without cutting it, open wine with a torch!