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

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Small Jean Pockets

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.

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.

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