Hey buddy can you spare a dime? A nickel? Quarter? I have some quirky uses for money that give new meaning to the phrase, make your money work for you!
Tip 1: Use a quarter to open a paint can. It’s the perfect thickness, it’s a handy size to grip and you won’t damage the can.
Tip 2: A dime is thin enough to fit most flat screw heads. Slip it in the slot and tighten away!
Tip 3: A penny can prevent corrosion on your car battery. Place a penny by the terminals and corrosion will gather on the penny, not the battery.
Tip 4: Any of these coins will come in handy if you have a wobbly table, either slip a coin under a foot on the table, or wedge it into the joint that’s causing the wobble in the first place.
Tip 5: Spare change can help you sew a button too. Place the coin on the underside of the fabric and line it up with the holes on your button, this will give you a handy guide so that you can easily find the holes in the button and you won’t prick your fingers!
Tip 6: Fill an old bottle or decorative tin with coins and it makes a great doorstop or bookend.
Tip 7: If all you’ve got are bills, you can put those to use too, did you know that a dollar bill is almost six inches long. Remember that and you’ll have a handy measuring device in a pinch.
Some spare tips for spare change! I’m Mrs. Fixit and it’s just that simple!