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10 Uses For Dental Floss You Probably Never Thought Of

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10 Uses For Dental Floss You Probably Never Thought Of

You may think of dental floss only as a necessary part of your dental hygiene pack, but this strong and flexible material can be used for many other purposes. Keep some on hand whenever you go and see how handy this everyday material can be.

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1 – Creating wind chimes
You can use dental floss to make wind chimes from found metal materials to exercise your creative side. Floss is strong enough to hold plenty of weight and gives chimes the flexibility they need to provide lots of movement.

10 Uses For Dental Floss You Probably Never Thought Of

2 – Fishing line
Get into your “survivalist” mode while you’re camping in the woods. Try using dental floss as a flexible fishing line to bring in dinner and cook it on the campfire.

3 – Make a dreamcatcher
Feeling creative, but don’t have craft materials on hand? You can use dental floss to create a beautiful dreamcatcher on any type of plastic or metal ring. You can then paint it with acrylic paints in any color you like.

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4 – Cleaning your computer keys
A piece of dental floss can be exactly the right thickness to dislodge trapped pieces of food and debris from under computer keys. Floss is soft enough to prevent damage to sensitive connections yet flexible enough to be manipulated around and under the

5 – Emergency sewing thread
Dental floss makes an extremely strong sewing thread that you can use to patch a hole, sew on a button or mend the bottom of a zipper. It can even be used to re-attach closures on canvas tents.

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6 – Replace a shoelace
If you’re on a hike or run and break a shoelace, you can use dental floss for an emergency replacement. It’s strong enough to hold until you get back to civilization.

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7 – Slice cake
If you find yourself on a picnic or on a boating excursion without a suitable knife to cut cake, bring out the dental floss to do the cutting. It can make a clean cut if use a sawing motion and don’t slice too thinly.

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8 – Emergency hair ties
You can also use dental floss as a hair tie when camping, on the beach or whenever you get caught with hair emergency. It’s strong enough to hold any type of hair, and if necessary, you can double-strand it for extra hold.

9 – Silence a dripping faucet
If you have a drippy faucet that is driving you crazy at night, tie a length of dental floss around the tap and let a string of it fall into the sink basin. The water will flow along the floss instead of making a noisy landing on porcelain.

10 – Clothes line
Dental floss can be your emergency clothes line whenever you need to dry out items when you’re caught in the rain. Keep it on hand when camping, at the beach or on the boat for an emergency drying line.

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