Clever Uses For Old Nail Polish, Empty Wine Bottles & Stale Bread!

Ever wonder what to do with those extra hot dog rolls? What about the old nail polish that's seen better days? You're probably thinking, "throw them away" — but there are other creative ways to use these items before they hit the trash.

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BREAD

Stale Bread is a great way to safely pick up broken glass shards. Hot dog buns and hamburger rolls will work, too, picking up all the hard-to-see slivers without slicing your hand. Simply take the soft inner part of the buns and and press it into the shards. Just be sure to throw it away immediately after to avoid scattering the broken glass. You can also use it to erase smudges off a fingerprint-covered photo. The bread is porous, so it'll absorb all the oil that caused those pesky smudges in the first place without leaving scratches or ruining the photo.

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NAIL POLISH

use a swipe of your old nail polish to to seal them closed. In fact, it turns out much stronger than just wetting it with your tongue or a sponge.

What about identifying your keys? Dab some bright nail polish on the heads of your keys (a different color for each) to cut down on the confusing time spent searching for the correct one.

Pro tip: Choose a color that starts with the same letter as the location of the lock. For instance, use pink for the PO box or green for the garage so you'll never forget. You can also use old nail polish to prevent rust rings in your bathroom. Brush nail polish on the bottom of metal shaving cream cans, soap dishes and more to avoid having to scrub those stubborn soap scum and rust spots on your bathroom sink, counters and shower shelves.

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EMPTY WINE BOTTLES

Old wine bottles will keep books upright on the shelf. Make a pair of bookends by filling two wine bottles with sand and re-corking them. Spray paint the outside or cover the bottom half with a piece of scrapbook paper that goes with your decor. Wine bottles are great for fashionably storing jewelry. Try displaying your bangles and cuffs on the neck of the bottle, then use the base to hold your stretchier bracelets, watches or even scarves.