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7 Amazing Uses for a Copper Penny ...

By Talynn

So, you think a penny is useless? Don’t you just hate carrying pennies around in your pocket or purse? I know, they can be annoying! But, there are a few really great uses for a penny that might just amaze you! Keep reading to find out what they are.

1 Make an Ice Pack

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The kids are playing outside and they fall down and get a boo boo. Instead of grabbing the ice that will quickly melt, grab your pennies. Just place a bunch of pennies in an old sock, tie, and place in the freezer. When needed, just pull out and use on the bruise – without the wet mess!

2 Disappearing Carpet Dent Trick

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Have you re-arranged the living room and the legs of the coffee table left an unsightly dent in the carpet? Remove it with ease. Simply use the edge of your penny and rub the dent furiously back and forth. The friction will erase the dent in a matter of minutes.

3 Keep Bugs Away from Your Plants

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Bury a few pennies around the roots of your new plants. When those slugs start digging around your plants, the copper in the pennies will give off an electrical shock and send those bugs a running!

4 Extend the Life of Your Fresh Flowers

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Copper is a natural algaecide. So by placing a penny in the bottom of your vase, the copper will kill the mucus- type yucky algae. Your flowers will live longer, all thanks to the penny!

5 Check Your Tires

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The distance between the top of Lincoln’s head the rim of the penny is exactly 1/16th of an inch. That’s the minimum suggested for tire tread. Stick the penny in the tread with Lincoln’s head down. The tread should touch his head. If it doesn’t, it may be time for new tires.

6 Hang Your Curtains Straight

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Add a few pennies to the hem of your curtains. The weight will cause the curtains to hang straight and neat. No more rumpled curtains! Two or three pennies is all should take to straighten them up.

7 Open a Medicine Bottle

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Sometimes a child -proof bottle is adult proof too! An easy way to open it? Use a penny! Stick the penny under the lid an apply pressure. Wedge the penny as far under the lid as you can. The pressure will easily open the bottle.

Who knew a penny could be so valuable? Do you have a great tip to use a penny for? Let me know!

Top Photo Credit: Sicilian Italiano (Clara Hinton)

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