Everyday items actually have symbols and tricks to them that will make life easier. Many use household items without paying too much attention to them.
The next time you are using one of these items on this list, make life simpler by using one of these tricks.
1. On your makeup products, find a small container symbol. You will notice a “6M”, “12M” or “24M” written beside it, the M standing for months. This stands for the shelf life of your makeup and will help you determine whether your makeup is expired or not. For example, if it says 6M it means you can use it up to 6 months after opening before it's considered to be expired.
2. If you have the newer iPhones, take a look at it. You will notice a small black hole between the lens and the flash. This is a microphone that helps capture audio better when recording a video.
3. The metal plate on the stapler helps pin the staple. Just rotate the plate on the bottom of the stapler and you can use it.
4.If the blade on an X-Acto knife goes dull, snap off the blade safely by placing it in the groove of the cover. You will get a sharper blade with this.
5. Next time you grab some aluminum foil or plastic wrap, look at the sides of the boxes. There are little tabs that you can pop in on both sides that will hold the roll in the box in place.
6. Find the 57 on the Heinz Ketchup bottle, something that is considered the sweet spot. This is the part of the bottle you tap when the ketchup won't come out.
7. A hole on the end of a lollipop stick is designed to allow a little bit of the candy to go into the hole, helping the candy adhere firmly to the stick.
8. Symbols on plastic containers represent what type of 7 plastics the containers are. Other symbols also tell you whether the plastic is safe to use in the microwave or the dishwasher.
9. The little plastic ring wrapped under the cap of a bottle helps in avoiding spills. The plastic also helps to hold the gasses of the liquid inside so that the drink doesn’t go flat.
10. There are usually two lines on most headphone jacks. Without the two lines, you would not be able to hear out of both sides.