I fully and readily admit that I don't floss
Since I no longer have any readers I guess now is a good time to mention that I'll be giving away a million dollars to the first reader to publicly admit that they're still reading. Of course it's a million dollars in Monopoly money, but who's counting? Especially now that I've admitted that I don't floss. At all.
However, I'm a super-couponer and as such have a ton of dental floss that I got for free. So...what do I do with dental floss if I don't floss my teeth? (I'm told I can't say or even insinuate that my family members also don't floss their teeth either. At all. So I won't. Ahem.)
Yes. I know. We're horrible people. This is why I told the dentists & other dental-type people to stop reading. Oh come on! I know I'm not alone! There are others of you out there. (Many who can't believe I actually said this "out loud". It's called "shame", people. And I have none.)
But I digress...
Where was I? Oh yes. What to do with dental floss that seems to have no "proper" use in our house.
Did you know that in a pinch, you could actually SEW with dental floss. Well you can. I've not yet tried it, but I intend to. The next time someone looses a button in my house, I shall sew it back on with dental floss. That way, we'll have the appearance of minty-freshness. Only it will be our clothes that will be minty fresh; not our teeth. And believe it or not, this is thought to be stronger than thread. It even works for repairing a tear in a play pen, a backpack, or an outdoor umbrella because it's stronger than your basic thread.
My best find so far, though, is using dental floss to cut soft cheese, a hot cake, or cheesecake. Seriously. It works, and does so much more cleaning & precisely than a knife.
Have a cookie or two that is just stuck to your pan & won't come off? Use dental floss. Slide it right under the cookie. It will loosen it without damaging the cookie like a spatula would.
My girls' favorite use? As string for necklaces. MUCH cheaper than "actual" jewelry string, but honestly, doesn't look or feel much different.
Have you ever used dental floss for other than it's intended purpose?