Mom Gets Out A Nail File, But Not For A Manicure - I Never Knew You Could Use One Like THIS!
Elizabeth Norton 6/10/2016
The Mysterious Emery Board
Hiding in the bottom of your makeup bag is a tiny tool that can do wonders around the home! Nail files, also known as emery boards, are extremely versatile beyond manicures and pedicures.
We've all been here before, super glueing a toy or broken plate back together and the glue gets stuck on your fingers! Grab a nail file and gently rub it off for instantaneous results.
Keep It Sharp
Nail files do wonders on sharpening small items, such as tweezers, X-acto blades, and sewing machine needles. Always use caution when doing this.
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If you break your glasses and cannot find a tiny screwdriver, simply grab a metal nail file! The pointed end makes an excellent substitute for a screwdriver.
The Perfect Letter
A metal file also makes opening envelopes a breeze! Say goodbye to paper cuts.
Eye and lip liner pencils can dull out easily, but a nail file can bring a sharp tip back in no time.
Suede shoes can easily be cleaned with a nail file! It will remove stubborn dirt and smudges without damaging the fabric.
The Pill Problem
This next tip will save you time and money! When your couch begins to accumulate little fuzzy pills, grab a nail file and rub it in circles on the material. It takes some time but it will work wonders on your couch or sweater!
Erasing The Marks
When an eraser becomes smudged up and useless, rub the dirty spots off with a nail file! The eraser will be like new again.
When planting a garden, a nail file can do wonders for your seeds! Before you plant the seeds, rub off the coating with a nail file to help them sprout faster and absorb more moisture.
Rustic Done Right
To give frames or paper a distressed look use a nail file! It will sand down grooves and edges to achieve an exposed look.
Don't File It Away
This tiny tool is helpful in a variety of ways! Make sure to stock up on these frugal files next time you visit your local drugstore. This tiny, but tough, stick is great to have on hand in the home.