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4 Unexpected Ways to Use a Blow Dryer at Home

You can actually use it to keep your space clean!


Every homeowner owns a blow dryer. This bathroom staple is something many of us use every day to take our locks from soaking wet to silky and shiny before we head out the door.

Believe it or not, blow dryers can be a handy for other things, too. From thawing frozen produce to glazing frosted treats, a warm blast of air is always useful all over the home. Check out these four other things you can do with this one-of-a-kind tool!

Main photos from: Improvised Life and Gabworthy.

Get wax off hard surfaces 

If you share the space with pets or children, they may have knocked candles over once or twice, leaving wax all over the table or the floor. The best way to remove this stubborn residue is to heat it again—set up your dryer on medium heat and aim it at the wax until it starts to melt. Clean it with just one swipe using a kitchen towel. 

Photo from Wikihow

Dry steam off mirrors 

It can be frustrating to step out into a misty mirror after taking a shower. Instead of trying to clear it off with your hand, dry it off with a quick blast of high heat from your hair dryer. This is also a great way to avoid getting watermarks all over your mirror. 

Photo from FlowerFairy5.

Remove stickers with ease 

Have you ever experienced spending hours peeling off price tags and labels off of gifts? You can try scratching it off, but that just leaves you with small bits of paper. Peel them off at first try by aiming low heat at the price tag to loosen the glue. 

Photo from Gabworthy

Break in your new shoes

Bid blisters goodbye with this easy hack! Start by putting on a pair of thick socks and wearing the shoes you want to stretch out. Blow hot air into it for five to ten minutes and walk around until it cools. Repeat the process until you're happy with how it fits!

Photo from Improvised Life

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