How To: 11 Extraordinarily Practical Uses for Nail Polish

11 Extraordinarily Practical Uses for Nail Polish

Even if you plan on never giving yourself a manicure or a pedicure for the rest of your life, it doesn't hurt to have a bottle of clear nail polish in your home. You can use this clear adhesive stuff to seal envelopes, make your handwritten labels smudge-proof, keep your bathroom screws from getting rusty, fix small tears in your window screen and more.

Colorful nail polish bottles also come in handy, too. Color-code your apartment keys so you will never mix up your lobby key from the door key. And if you can't stand fiddling with the shower knobs in the morning to achieve that perfect balance between hot and cold, add a small stripe of color to your shower knob so you know exactly where to turn the dial to achieve your ideal temperature. Colored nail polish marks can also be easily removed with nail polish remover.

Got your own clever uses for nail polish? Share with us by commenting below!

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Try placing a dab of polish on the top side of your cell phone charger. No more guessing about which part of the charger goes "up" before plugging into your phone.

I'm gonna try this ;) Lol

These are really great ideas. I have to use some some them. Oh, by the way my mother used clear nail polish to prevent her pantyhose from running if there was a small rip or such. It help her out a lot.

That is definitely an oldie but a goodie. Thanks for reminding us of this classic tip.

Cracked glass can be reset with clear (or black/coloured, if you want to get Tiffany lamp style!) nail polish. I read that it works for windshields, and also prevents paint nicks on your car from rusting.. Obviously not forever, when it comes to your car, but nonetheless! Lacquered prized items could also be a fun project to repair before just throwing them out, because then you have to mix colours :D

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