You’ve Been Using These Everyday Items Incorrectly for Years

By: Lydia Iseh | Last updated: Nov 04, 2023

Just when you think you’ve figured out the basics of being an adult, we’re here to tell you that there are some things you’ve been using wrong. You use (or have used) certain items almost every day of your life, but you’ve likely been misusing them all along.

Ready to change the way you look at your household items? Keep reading to get your mind blown!

A Soda Can Tab Has A Secret Usage

Everyone feels the can tab is only used to open the can, but there’s more than meets the eye! The can tab serves not only as an opener but as an enjoyable method to hold your straw when drinking.


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Simply insert the straw through the opening; it will stay securely in place while you sip.


The Way You Charge Your Phone's Battery Saves Life

More charge equals less battery life. Apparently, one of the worst things you can do to your smartphone’s battery is to charge it overnight. According to experts, charging your phone for that long will speed up battery degeneration.


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It’s essential that you always avoid charging your phone overnight to extend the life of your battery.

It’s More Than a Takeout Box

If you like Chinese food, you’ve probably seen those small cardboard takeaway containers. Most people eat their food straight from the box, unaware there’s a better option.


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The box can be easily unfolded and used as a plate. It is considerably more accessible and more handy than using additional dishes.

Pots Have a Built-in Saucepan Handle

Some people enjoy cooking, while others are forced to do it for one of two reasons: they don’t want to spend the money dining out or are sick of ordering meals online. Regardless, do you know that the saucepan’s handle includes a hole that provides a perfect place to set your spoon?


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So, the next time you’re cooking, use the hole in your saucepan handle instead of dipping your spoon into a pot and placing it on the counter. It also makes clean-up much faster and easier.