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11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole Life

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You would think that by your age you’d have figured out how to use most household items and make the most out of your “ordering takeout” experience. But you’ll be surprised by these 11 items you’ve actually (probably) been using completely wrong!

 

 

1. Pizza Boxes
What if I told you that ordering pizza doesn’t only mean you don’t have to cook, it also means you don’t have to wash any dishes? #MindBlown, right? Well, if you rip off the top half of the box, you can make plates out of it. And then, should you be one of those people with self control, you can fold the bottom half to make a half-pizza half-box.

 

 

2. Chinese Takeout Boxes
The same goes for boxes of Chinese and Thai food takeout. If you unfold them, they turn from boxes into plates! ProTip: Be sure the box isn’t lined with foil on the inside before microwaving. You’d be surprised how many times I’ve set my food on fire like this.


3. Tic-Tac Boxes
2 calories per Tic-Tac, but how do you make sure half the box’s contents doesn’t end up in your mouth in one go? Actually, they’ve taken care of that. If you play your cards right, you can get one tic-tac at a time.

 

 

4. Fabric Samples
I always assumed they give little fabric samples with new clothes so that when I (inevitably) rip a hole, I can patch it right up. IT TURNS OUT, those fabric squares are actually for testing out how the material reacts to certain washing conditions. Simply throw it into the machine with some other clothes and you can see whether it shrinks or the colors fade!

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