1. Umbrella salvager.
Retie an umbrella to its ribs with dental
floss—it’s stronger than thread.
2. Cooking aid. Use
unwaxed floss to truss poultry or to tie a
3. Jewelry string. Use
in an emergency to restring beads and pearls.
4. Cake knife. Split a
cake layer horizontally with floss instead of thread or a
5. Picture wire. Hang lightweight pictures with dental
floss—it’s nearly invisible on white walls.
6. Moccasin saver.
Replace worn stitching on your moccasins with dental floss (use a
large needle); to match the color of the shoes, touch up the floss
with a felt-tip marker.
7. Ornament hanger. Use
with or without hooks to hang Christmas tree ornaments.
8. Photo separator. When
two photographs are stuck together, work a piece of dental floss
between them and gently pull both ends from the top to the bottom.