03/25/2013 04:12 pm ET

Open A Jar Lid Of Any Size Easily With Duct Tape (VIDEO)

You can either build huge muscles...or repurpose an everyday household item to do the job for you.

We recently came across a clever trick that shows you how to open a stubborn jar with a tennis ball, and we thought it was a pretty helpful tip. But as many of you know, not every lid is created equal, and some are just too big to use the sporting good. Luckily, DIY HacksAndHowTos2 uploaded a video on YouTube that shows an easy way to open any sized jar...with duct tape.

Simply cut about a foot of the adhesive and place it on the edge of the lid. Then, just hold onto the bottle with one hand and pull the tape with the other and viola, it should pop open.

So next time you find yourself wrestling with your favorite jar of pasta sauce, don't bother banging it or dirtying a good dish towel. Instead, reach for your handy duct tape and save time and energy.

Watch the video above to see exactly how to accomplish this task. And be sure to click through our slideshow for other great repurposing ideas. Hat tip to Reddit Lifehacks.

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