(WOIO) - When trying to save money, we consider ideas like couponing and cutting back on indulgences. But there's an easier way. You can put common household items to double duty in ways you've probably never thought of.
-Newspapers can be used to ripen tomatoes. Wrap them individually and leave them out at room temperature.
-You can use coffee filters to diffuse the flash on a camera. When you're taking a close-up, soften the brightness by placing a coffee filter over the flash.
-Do you need to remove stubborn price tags or stickers? Try vinegar! Soak for five minutes, then wipe it all away.
-Tired of rust stains in the bathroom? Coat the bottom of a shaving cream can with clear finger nail polish to stop those rings on the ledge of the tub.
-Keep those earring pairs together with buttons. This could be useful for traveling or storage in a jewelry box.
-Grab those free shower caps you get at hotels and use them to cover your shoes before packing. This protects other items in your suitcase from dirt and grime.
-Last but not least, your old makeup brush is the perfect size to remove the dust and crumbs inbetween the keys on your keyboard.
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