12 Other Uses for Dental Floss (Flossing your teeth is still the #1 use)

1) Line drying clothing: Using super-strong floss is a great choice to hang dry your clothes. Just attach it to 2 stationary objects and you’re good to go!

2) Replace a shoe lace: Have you ever been out and about when all the sudden you realize your shoelace has ripped? If you have dental floss on you, you can use it as a shoe lace replacement until you have the time to buy a new one.

3) Support climbing plants:  Plants like roses, cucumbers and tomatoes normally need the help of scaffolding to help them grow upwards. Try using floss. Create a trellis by tying the floss in a ladder pattern.

4) Hang things around the house: No explanation needed.

5) Make a dream catcher: Use different coloured floss for this DIY fun art project.

6) Remove sticky photos:  Older photos tend to stick to the pages in photo albums. To prevent damaging the photo in the process of removing it from the album, use a piece of floss and gently slide it between the photo and the album page.

7) Remove cookies from a cookie tray: Do the same thing you would do for removing sticky photos. This time, use the floss between the cookie and the cookie tray and then gently slide the cookies onto a serving plate.

8) Slice cake: You’re on a picnic and forgot to bring a knife along…Don’t worry! If you have floss on you, it should do the trick. Hold the floss tight and slice away!

9) Make a hair tie

10) Lock your luggage: Instead of using zip-ties, try using some dental floss.

11) Use it to sew: Floss is very strong and makes an excellent thread. Keep it nearby in the case of any rips or tears while participating in outdoor activities like camping and hiking.

12) Quiet a dripping faucet: If your faucet is leaking, try tying a piece of floss at the spout and let it hang down into the basin. This allows the water to slide down the floss and prevents the annoying sound of dripping.