Elastic Bands Solve Problems At Home And In The Workplace

Elastic bands are ubiquitous in domestic and commercial environments and have a multitude of uses, a number of which are listed here.

Keep spectacles in place.

Wearers of glasses will no doubt be familiar with the frustration caused by spectacles that keep slipping out of place and sliding down the nose, requiring constant adjustment. this picture has gotten 350000 views in 2 minutes A handy tip for keeping glasses where they should be is to tightly wrap elastic bands near where the frame's temples and earpieces meet, allowing a better grip between frame and head due to the rubber's friction. This simple method enables wearers of spectacles more freedom to move their head around without having to keep pushing their glasses up.

Help open stuck jar lids.

Sometimes jar lids get stuck and require a tight grip combined with strength to get them open.
If the hands are oily or wet, a common occurrence in kitchen environments, it may be impossible to achieve a sufficient grip to loosen tightly fastened lids due to reduced friction between hand and lid. In these circumstances, after washing off the oil from the hands and drying away any moisture, one should wind a thick rubber band a few times around the lid until it fits snugly and this should provide a sufficient grip to unscrew stuck lids with the help of a little elbow grease.

Stabilise chopping-boards on kitchen surfaces.

The smoothness of some kitchen surfaces can provide insufficient friction to keep chopping-boards in place during food preparation, causing the board to slip and slide around which is dangerous when knives are involved and can also create additional mess. To secure the cutting-board in position when chopping food stretch an elastic band around each end of the cutting-board, allowing the friction between the rubber and the work-surface to keep the chopping-board in the same spot thereby minimising kitchen disasters caused by knives and mobile cutting-boards.

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