40 Common Household Items with a Surprisingly Useful Purpose

40 Common Household Items with a Surprisingly Useful Purpose. There are a lot of products around our houses that can be much more useful than they are right now. For example, look at the tab on a soda can. It may seem mostly useless (unless it’s donated to McDonald House Charities). Funny thing is, it can be useful before you ever pull it off of the soda! Next time, spin the tab around and stick a straw through the hole. The tab is designed to hold your straw, so it’s easier to drink. Weird, right? Then, rip it off and throw it in a bag for later donation. Look at that, two uses in one!

Unsurprisingly, there are a lot more items around your home that have a use or purpose. More often than not, we’re using the thing wrong or not even using a feature that’s purposefully included. Because we’ve been shocked more than once when we learned the purpose of an item, we wanted to share what we’ve learned over the years.

This is a list of 40 items that have a pretty cool purpose. Granted, some of these won’t be useful for everyone, but it doesn’t change the fact that the item has a pretty cool reason for being. Without further ado, check out these 40 things with useful purposes!

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