If you follow a good dental routine, youâ€™ve undoubtedly got a box of dental floss in your bathroom cabinet, but did you know there are some uses for dental floss other than keeping your gums healthy? Some of these uses for dental floss are sure to make you think about having a box elsewhere around the home, as well as in the bathroom. Some surprises await you!
1. Line-dry clothing
It may surprise you but the dental floss is strong enough to hold your wet clothes for drying! All you have to do is find two objects that you can tie it between and you are good to go. This may be one is a strange but one of the practical ways to use dental floss, but Itâ€™s especially good for drying clothes when traveling and you donâ€™t want to pack a line of any sort.
2. Use it to sew
Dental floss is basically a thread, just like the one you use for sewing. However, it has the added benefit of being much stronger. Hence, using it to fix your buttons or patch up a hole in your bag is a good idea
3. Make a hair tie
Another one of the stranger uses for dental floss is to use it to tie your hair. Itâ€™s certainly more gentle on your hair than elastic bands.
4. Quieten a dripping faucet
Leaking faucets arenâ€™t just irritating, they are also wasting precious water. However, most of us get irritated because it means we have to call the plumber to fix it. Hereâ€™s something handy for those who hate dripping faucets. You can tie a piece of your dental floss around the faucet and trail it down to the basin. This wonâ€™t stop the water but at least you can sleep peacefully without having to listen to the constant dripping as the water rolls down the floss instead of dropping straight into the sink. You can then call the plumber in the morning.
5. Hang things around the house
Dental floss is strong and stretchable. You can therefore easily use it to hang pictures around the house. Itâ€™s also good for mobiles and anything else were you might use a wire to hang. And the bonus is, it wonâ€™t leave marks on your walls.
6. Slice through cake
I’m sure you never thought of this. Dental floss is perfect for slicing through cake in order to frost between layers as well. It slices through butter nicely too.
Iâ€™d love to hear of any more uses for dental floss youâ€™ve ever tried or heard of. Please share in the comment section below!