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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Website Teaches Alternative Uses for Everyday Items

There are many things out there that have been designed for one use but work well in a variety of places and situations. Those of you who have read Fred's Head already know that dryer sheets can kill static cling and are good for cleaning computer/ TV screens of dust, Vodka can be used as disinfectant, Coca Cola can break rust etc.

AltUse is a cool user contributed web resource where you can learn all kinds of alternative uses for everyday items. The site covers lots of products and lets you search its database by keyword or browse by products. You can also rate suggested alternatives, and if you are aware of any alternative uses that are not on the site add them by registering.

Click this link to learn some alternative uses for everyday items at

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