Rubber bands are very useful; almost everyone would agree on this. However, they tend to accumulate in households over time, to the point where people start to see them as junk and just one more thing contributing to household clutter.
If you are one of these people, you may be interested to know that there are many ways that rubber bands can be used that deviate from the norm and can even be quite surprising.
One of these ways involves pulling a rubber band across a doorknob. If you are someone who often locks yourself out of your house or a room in your house, there is a way that you can use a rubber band to prevent this from happening. It is very simple too, and gives you a result that is more than worth the effort. All you have to do is stretch the rubber band around one handle of the door, twist it into an “X” over the lock, and stretch the rest of it around the handle on the other side. Since the lock is now disabled, you can close the door without worrying that you will be locked out.
This is just one of many unique and creative uses for rubber bands that can make things around the house easier and more convenient. You will never have to worry about locking yourself out again, although you should make sure that you don’t overuse this and fail to lock the door when you do need to.