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You can doTHAT with a hairdryer?

2024-01-10 00:00:00 / episode: 359

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Do you have a hairdryer laying around the house that you don't know what to do with? Here's a whole bunch of ideas for great things you can do with your hairdryer to give it new life! Hi and welcome to the Les Perras podcast episode 359 all about hairdryers, Here's six ideas for things that you can do with your old hairdryer to give it new life

1. Take off stickers

Hair dryers are great for heating things up and the glue on the back of a sticker gets a little bit softer when it gets hot. Use your hairdryer to blow gently on the sticker, and after a moment or two, the glue will start to get softer, and then you can move it a bit. after you've taken the sticker off you might want to keep on using the hairdryer to blow it on any glue remaining on the item, and then wipe it off with a tissue.

2.Make your glasses fit perfectly

If you have glasses that don't fit your head just right, usually the glasses frame is made out of a plastic that you can easily change the shape of. At room temperature it doesn't change shape very much and it's hard but if you heat it up with a hairdryer it'll get quite soft and then you can mold it and push it and change the shape so that it fits to your head better, you can make the curve of the temple stronger so that it wraps around your ear, or less strong that it doesn't bite into your head as much.

3. Get rid of wax crayon marks

If you have children that like to draw pictures with wax crayons, they might make mistakes and get the wax crayon markings on other things like furniture or the walls. This is no problem for a hairdryer. Simply aim the hairdryer at the offensive mark and blow for up to two minutes. You should be able to wipe it off easily with a tissue or a soft cloth.

4. Dry your wet shoes

I don't know about you, but I think the shoes that they're making these days are too light and too thin. When I take a walk in the rain, even raindrops landing on top of my foot go right into the shoe and make it wet almost instantly. When you get home, you can use a hairdryer to dry your shoes quickly. This will prevent bad odors from developing in your shoes and keep them smelling nice.

5. Defrost your food

If you get home and you're in a rush to cook dinner and you've got some frozen food, a hairdryer might be just the ticket to thawing it out. You can put it on the counter for a few minutes and blow the hairdryer on it. An added benefit is the hairdryer is blowing hot air So instead of getting condensation on the outside of this food, the condensation will almost instantly evaporate away due to the hot air from the hairdryer so you won't get a wet counter.

6. De-fog Bathroom Mirrors

On a high humidity day, sometimes if you look in the bathroom mirror, the mirror gets foggy especially after a shower. Then you can't see yourself. This shouldn't be a problem if you have a hairdryer. Just turn it on and blow the air across the surface of the mirror a few times until the fog dissipates. If you blow it a little bit longer, the mirror will stay warm for a while and won't fog up instantly, but even if it does fog up, you can simply blow it again.

I hope you found one or two uses for your hairdryer that were interesting and helpful to you. Thanks for listening.