09/08/2013 10:28 am ET Updated Apr 01, 2014

Open Stubborn Jars With Sandpaper And Put This Household Staple To Good Use

Sandpaper is one of those things almost everyone has in their house, although it's probably stored away to be forgotten about. But you know, there is a clever little way to repurpose those sheets that will make them come in handy on a regular basis. Redditor jack_240 recommends using sandpaper to open stubborn jars.

We never realized that the paper would provide just enough traction you need to end the constant wrestling battle you have with lids. If you don't happen to have sandpaper around, user entreson suggested using dish gloves. We've also heard duct tape and tennis balls work well, too.

Well, this is one less daily battle you have to fight! Head over to Reddit for more information, and be sure to click through our slideshow for other great life hacks.

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