These are 12 different things you can do with sandpaper

7. Scissors

If your scissors have gone blunt or have got glue stuck to them due to a recent crafts project, you can fix it by cutting through some sandpaper. You will catch two birds with one stone: the paper will make your scissors sharp again and it will remove any glue residue.

8. Rust

Get rid of rust on your tools with a piece of fine sandpaper. Sanding off the rust will take a bit of time, but this way you won’t run the risk of damaging your tools.

9. Pencil

Have you lost your pencil sharpener but do you really need to sharpen your pencil? Wrap a piece of sandpaper around the tip of your pencil and rub it around it (moving in the same direction the entire time) until you’ve created a nice, sharp tip.

10. Grout joints

Have the grout joints in your bathroom or kitchen gotten so dirty that it seems impossible to clean them? Fold a piece of sandpaper in half and use the edge to lightly sand the grout joints. Be careful, though, because you don’t want to scratch the tiles.

11. Seeds

Help out Mother Nature a bit by lightly sanding seeds before you put them in the ground. This way, you’ll remove the outer layer of the seeds and that means it will be easier for the seed to absorb water. They will germinate faster that way!

12. Slugs

Place the flower pots in your garden on top of a piece of sandpaper. Slugs won’t want to touch the paper so they won’t be able to climb into the pot and then damage your flowers.

Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of specific results and each person’s results may vary.

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