Currently I have over 20 packages of dental floss sitting in my cupboard. A couple of weeks ago that number was over 50, but I donated some for a Haiti’s mission trip. Although dental hygiene is important to me, it’s going to take forever before we use it all. That’s what made me think, hmmmmmm, I wonder if there are any household tips for using dental floss.
- Bread – for a clean cut, use dental floss.
- Cake – to make clean slices, hold the dental floss taut and
cut through the cake. Slide the floss out and wipe it off before making your
- Cheese – to cut, use dental floss.
- Cookies – to remove hot cookies from the pan and keeping
them from crumbling, hold a piece of dental floss taut and slide it between the
cookies and the pan.
- Buttons – to attach, use dental floss instead of thread.
- Faucet – to temporarily quiet a drip, tie a piece of dental
floss to the spout. The water will slide down the dental floss quieting the
- Fishing – to make your own fishing line, tie a hook on the
end of some dental floss and tie the opposite end to a stick or small branch.
- Packages – to secure, use dental floss instead of twine.
- Pictures – to hang, use dental floss instead of braided
- Photos – to remove from albums without damaging them, holding
a piece of dental floss taut slide it between the picture and the page.
- Plants – to support climbing plants, make a trellis by tying
dental floss in a ladder pattern.
- Rings – to remove, wrap your finger with dental floss
starting at the top of your finger and working down to the ring. Then slide off
- Rope – to keep it from fraying, wrap the ends with dental
- Screws – to tighten, wrap dental floss around the threads
- Popcorn Garland – use dental floss instead of string, it’s stronger and is less likely to break. Plus, waxed floss slips through the popcorn a little easier.