We all keep several multiuse tools around the home. Hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, and the like help us with a variety of unique projects and tasks that can’t be completed any other way. However, one of these tools tends to frequently go overlooked, and it’s arguably the most diverse item you can keep nearby—your standard pair of tweezers. Though we often think of tweezers as only being good for a select few things, they actually come in handy frequently when you stop to think about it. These are some of the different ways you can use tweezers around the home.
Manipulating Small, Fragile Objects
From trying to fix a child’s toy to tightening the loose screws on your glasses, tweezers are the only tools small enough to handle these painstaking tasks reliably. Their solid grip gives you a firm hold on what you’re trying to manipulate regardless of its size and shape. This is what makes them so useful when you don’t have a screwdriver of the right kind available. Tweezers also work well on potentially fragile objects like necklace chains because you can easily adjust the amount of pressure you’re using to grab them.
Removing Splinters or Thorns
Tweezers are also a great thing to have on hand for when you have a persistent thorn or splinter to eliminate. While it’s common for folks to use a sewing needle or other small, sharp object to remove these painful fragments, these implements can’t grip the foreign body. As such, it’s easy to find yourself making the pain worse before you can remove the splinter—if you even can. Tweezers can more effectively grip the splinter and, therefore, make it easier to pull out as quickly as possible.
Applying False Eyelashes
Applying personal beauty treatments is another way you can use tweezers at home. In fact, next to eyelash extension tape and cleaners, these tools are the most crucial for the job. Only a pair of specialized tweezers are small enough to easily manipulate the fine hairs of false lashes and maintain a stable enough hold on them during application. Just be sure that you’re properly washing the tweezers after each use to ensure they stay effective and clean.
Removing Items from Hard-to-Reach Places
It’s also important to note that tweezers can be used to pull certain objects out of hard-to-reach spaces. This could be a task as simple as removing cracked eggshells out of a bowl while you’re cooking or pulling hair out of a clogged shower drain. Tweezers act as an extension of your hand, allowing you to touch things that you either can’t reach on your own or may not even want to touch.