takot via flickr

Before you go out and buy a specific item, check out this list of household products to see how they can be used for multiple things. The suggestions came from Reddit, a social news site where users submit content. Most suggestions have not been tested by Deseret News.

Creative Tools via flickr

Sure, it washes grime out of your hair, but it also takes blood out of fabric.

AvedaCorp via flickr

For those sad days when you drop a pen on your new white shirt, there is hope. Hairspray takes pen out of fabric. Try it out. It's like magic.

Lighter fluid
miggslives via flickr

Dab it onto a cottonball to remove sticky sticker residue.

Note: Not wise to use if the sticker is on something that involves a flame. Unless burning your house down is on your to-do list.

Clean Wal-Mart via flickr

Smother your face in it and use it as shaving cream. Shaves and conditions all in one go.

Lint roller
k.steudel via flickr

To remove tiny hair from buzz cuts, this can be used on the person or the floor.

Pringle lids
theimpulsivebuy via flickr

Once you pop, the uses can't stop. Lids can be used as lids for food cans if you don't finish it all at once.

They can also be used as paint pallets.

jbrisch via flickr

Without any sugar added, Kool-Aid shines brass and metal.

Mini hair elastics
stevendepolo via flickr

Save money on stitch markers for knitting by using hair elastics instead. They come in every color of the rainbow as an added bonus.

manumenal via flickr

As ice cream topping. What more can be said?

Dryer sheet
theogeo via flickr

Tape it to a ceiling fan and it's an automatic air freshener.

Deodorant stains can be taken out by rubbing the sheets on the inside of the armpit part of the shirt.

It also helps to put on straightened hair to reduce the static.

markusram via flickr

If you don't have dryer sheets, the armpit stain conundrum can also be solved with nylons. Rub deodorant stains with the nylons.

Baby powder
Jem Hologram via flickr

Don't have time to shower? Use baby powder on your hair to make it not look oily. Most hygienic option? No. But it gets double points for convenience.

Coffee filter
TerryJohnston via flickr

If your glasses didn't come with a cleaning cloth you can use a coffee filter. Maybe try it out on a cheap pair of sunglasses first though.

thenestor via flickr

Call it crazy, but one person uses their cell phone for actual telephone calls.

Clear nail polish
iriskh via flickr

Stops runs in nylons so they don't grow. Spread over the start of the run.

Orofacial via flickr

Cleans around small places like faucets, hard to reach places in jars and bottles and polishy knick-knacks.

It can also gently be used to exfoliate your face after washing it in warm water. Don't rub too hard.

Dental pick
Steve Snodgrass via flickr

Opens battery compartments, scores straight lines, scraping out dirt on a keyboard or other small spaces.

paulscott56 via flickr

For back scratches. If you live alone or have no friends willing to scratch your back, this is the perfect fix.

Baby shampoo
TedsBlog via flickr

Removes makeup at a fraction of the price.

Office binder clips
Michael McCarty via flickr

Bag clips just became cheaper by using binder clips. Clothes pins can also be used for this as well.