For years, we have been using some items all around our household but did you know that there are some proper ways in which these things were meant to be used? Going through the list that we have curated here, you will find many items that you use on a daily basis are being used by you and your family members in a totally wrong way. Let’s see all the things that you have been using wrong on an everyday basis.

Measuring Tape Diamonds

You may have never noticed these black diamonds on a measuring tape before. Why would you? It is not as if you were looking for them. However, they come in quite handy when you are trying to find the center point between two studs which is why they are also known as ‘stud finders’.

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The Saucepan Handle Holds Your Spoon

Did you know the purpose of the hole in the saucepan handle? It is there to place your spoon after you are done stirring whatever is in the pan. This helps avoid any messes on the countertop and it is something that you will not forget any day soon.

That Top Hole On Your Running Shoes

When it comes to running shoes, we might think that we know all that there is to know about them. After all, they are just running shoes. You might be interested to know that if you use those extra holes that they provide, you will have a tighter grip on your steps and also have a lower chance of getting blisters on your feet.

Soda Cup Lids

Now, this is an interesting one and something that we have not seen before. If you are drinking out of your cup while you are standing, you might just want to continue using the lids as you were. However, if you are sitting down, you might want to fit your cup into the lid so that you have an extra grip on your cup and also use it as a temporary coaster.

The Loop On The Back Of Your Shirt

Most of you might think that the loops on dress shirts are just there for the sake of it. However, they do have a use and it is to hang them on hooks when you do not have a hanger around.

No More Spills From Drink Cartons

You might want to give this a try. Pouring milk out of the other side of the carton allows for a smoother flow of the liquid and also does not allow the milk to get out of the carton too quickly. You might want to give this a try the next time you are having cereal, you definitely won’t regret it.

Wooden Hangers Hidden Use

You might want to go out and buy wooden hangers if you do not have them already. This is because, not only do wooden hangers provide you a place to hang your clothes, but they also repel moths.

Keychain Bottle Openers

We have all been given gift bags that include these bottle openers. While you can use one side to open up bottles, you can also use the other side to open up cans. No more opening cans with your fingers when you can do so easily with the openers, frustration will no longer be a thing.

Takeout Containers Turn Into Plates

When you are having takeout, you do not need to scrape the bottom of the container for the last of the noodles. You can open up the container and create a makeshift plate out of it. This will also help you avoid using any more dishes.

Car Headrests

There is a rather strange reason behind the fact that the headrests in the cars can be removed completely. This is in case you are stuck in the car and need to break the glass. The two steel bars on the headrests can be used to do exactly that, don’t forget this one!

Backpack Patches

There are many backpacks that have that diagonal leather patch on them. Have you ever wondered why it is there? It is there so you can attach your hiking gear, joggers, or any other equipment that you might want to take outdoors.

Aluminum Foil Boxes

On the side of the foil boxes, you might have seen the little tabs that can be pushed inside. These are there so that you can hold the roll in place while you pull out the aluminum foil. Simple and yet so elegant.

Soda Can Tabs

When you drink out of a can with a straw, the straw often just floats up and falls out of the can. However, you can use the soda tab to secure your straw by just pushing the straw through it into the can.

Pasta Ladles

Have you ever made pasta and ended up cooking way too much and have to throw some of it away? Have you ever noticed that hole in the middle of the pasta ladle? It is there so you can measure a sufficient amount of pasta for one.

Fuel Gauges

The next time you sit in your car, look for this arrow beside the fuel gauge. It will tell you which side of the car has your fuel cap and save you the trouble of parking your car the wrong way at a gas station.

Oven Drawers

Did you know that you can use the oven drawers to store food, which you might have already cooked until you are ready to serve it? This will save quite a lot of utensils in the sink and also save some storage space.

Condiment Cups

Have you ever noticed that the condiment cups that they provide are just not large enough to fit any of your food items in it, making them essentially useless? You can flatten out the cups before you pour in your condiments and then the cups will be large enough to fit in your nuggets.

Shopping Cart Loops

Have you ever run out of space in your shopping cart and had to push around another cart? Well, you could also hang your grocery bags on the little hooks and loops that are available on the shopping carts.

Peeling A Banana

Have you ever tried to peel a banana and had the peel not come off? Try flipping the banana around and peeling it from the bottom. It comes off much more easily and is the reason why monkeys peel the banana from the bottom.


You may not think that there was a wrong way to use a plunger. However, there are different plungers for different drains and you use a flat plunger for a sink and a tapered-end plunger for the toilet.