Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

21 Everyday Items With Secret Uses… You’ll Kick Yourself For Not Knowing #11.

Regular people just use a product or an item without asking any questions. After all, we've been using these random household objects all our lives, right? Well, not so much. While you'll still be free to continue using these products as you were, these little hidden features might make life easier for you.

#1. Small Jean Pockets

We're all used to seeing these tiny pockets on our jeans but we never bothered to find out what they're there for. Turns out, it's a spot saved for your pocket watch! This design dates back to the 1800s, which is where these watches were held on chains or even worn on waistcoats. But cowboys didn't find that practical at all, so when jean-makers introduced this new design, let's just say they totally flipped... in a good way.

Small Jean Pockets

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#2. Lids As Coasters

Soft drinks don't just have lids to protect you from spilling. They can also be used as coasters to protect the surface. Try it!, it'll fit just right.

Lids As Coasters


#3. Colorful Bread Tags

They're not an ornament, they're there to let you know exactly how fresh the bread is. Pay attention to their colors, as they're indicative of the day they were delivered. The colors are already organized in alphabetical order, as in "Black, Green, Red, White, Yellow", and they each correspond to the day of the week, as in, "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday."

Colorful Bread Tags

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#4. Greek Yogurt Containers

You've probably been using your own spoon to scoop the toppings onto this delicious, creamy good. But their containers can be folded in half so you can simply pour over the toppings onto the yogurt.

Greek Yogurt Containers


#5. The Arrow

You must've noticed that little arrow next to the gas icon, right there on your dashboard. Oh it does serve a purpose! It's there to remind the driver which side your gas tank is on. You're welcome!

The Arrow

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