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Three Jar Openers You Already Own

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What do a rubber band, a shelf liner and a rubber glove have in common? Each can easily open a stuck-on lid!

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1 Jar lids can be slippery and frustrating to open.

2 Use any of these three household staples to loosen those lids.

3 Placing a rubber band around the lid adds traction. If it's still not enough, add another!

4 Rubber gloves aren't just for cleaning.

5 Put one on and voila! Instant grip.

6 Grip liner also steps up to the task.

7 If it's good for traction in drawers and on shelves...

8 Then it's great for loosening lids too!

Chances are you already own these household helpers, here's how you can put them to use:

  • A Rubber Band
    Stretch a rubber band around the lid of the jar to get a grip. If you still find the jar slipping you can slide an additional rubber band around the jar itself to give you more traction.
  • A Shelf Liner
    The non-skid shelf liners are great for keeping food items on the pantry shelves. Cut a small square to get a grip when opening the jar.
  • A Rubber Glove
    The textured non-slip surface makes the perfect jar opener. You don't even have to put it on, just place it over the lid and twist.

The next time you need help opening a jar of jelly, a bottle of nail polish, or a tube of toothpaste,  just reach for one of these household helpers.

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Until next time keep it simple and clutter-free!

Jamie Novak, The World’s Most Relatable Organizer, is author of "Stop Throwing Money Away: Turn Clutter to Cash, Trash to Treasure—And Save the Planet While You're at It." Please visit her website at JamieNovak.com.

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Comments (3)

  • Did I miss any others? I like these 3 but there may be more.

  • here is another way to open a small lid (hot pepper jar, ketchup etc) Use your nut cracker or crab claw cracker- - -WORKS GREART

  • Hi there! This post could not be written any better!
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    He always kept talking about this. I am going to forward this
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