You probably have at least two or three pencils in your RV at any given time. You may use them to jot a note or add an item to your grocery list. But did you know that the lowly pencil can do so much more than that? It’s true! Here are some unusual and useful ways to use them at home and in your RV (no writing involved).
When we travel, I take along a very small sewing repair kit. If I need to replace a button or make another fabric fix, I use a pencil eraser for my pin cushion. It works like a charm!
Use a pencil to get the very last bit of toothpaste from the tube. Place the pencil perpendicular to the end of the tube. Press the pencil as you roll it toward the top of the tube and voila!
Sticker residue remover
When removing a sticker, residue is often left behind. Use the eraser to remove the sticky, gluey mess.
For a tactile souvenir, make a rubbing of that unusual leaf or tombstone epitaph. Place a clean piece of paper over the area and gently rub with the side of the pencil lead.
Reset your router
If your Wi-Fi is running slowly you may need to reset your router. The problem is that the button is so small. Grab a sharpened pencil, poke the reset button, and your network connection should be refreshed.
Pencils work to support fragile stemmed plants. Just poke one into the soil close to the stem. Bonus: Also use one to poke holes in the soil. The aeration will make your plant happier.
Use the eraser of a new pencil to gently push back fingernail cuticles.
Unstick a zipper
Run the lead over the teeth of a zipper several times. This will help the zipper to work smoother.
Clean narrow spaces
Wrap a damp cloth around a pencil eraser. Use it to clean your RV’s shower track. Or put the cloth around the pointed end of the pencil to remove gunk within smaller crevasses.
Can you add to the list? Please do so in the comments.