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Thread: Great Use for Old Seam Rippers

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    Senior Member ywoodruff5's Avatar
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    Am I the only person who finds the new cellophane packaging on purchased items (like DVD's) a pain to open?! The other day I was having a fight with the new DVD and it was winning. I looked up and lo and behold on my counter, ready to be thrown away, was a seam ripper I did not like. To make a long story short, the seam ripper worked like a dream and has found a new home instead of being discarded. :-D

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    Great idea!!! :thumbup:

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    Great tip! :D:D:D

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    :thumbup:

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    Used one this morning to open an old package of quilting binding! Thx for the tip!

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    Great tip! I saw on a news show that packaging may be changed to smaller, less, etc. because of costs to produce and ship.

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    great tip!! thanks!

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    Thanks - never thought of that but have a ripper I was ready to toss - will now move it to the video shelf :thumbup:

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    What's worse is the ties that hold items in place in packages. Every try to get a toy out of the ties holding it in place in the package? Before I give a toy I clip the ties first. I've seen many a child not be able to take the toy and play with it because it took an adult forever to get the stupid ties off if they could find scissors, or use a knife which is an accident ready to happen. A good seam ripper works great to break the ties.

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    I've done that or used the edge of my scissors. Also great envelope openers.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Great idea! I find them hard to open as companies are trying to make it difficult to avoid theft.

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    There great letter openers too !!

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    What a Smart woman you are :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Thank you for a terrific idea!!!

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    Thanks. Love it!

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    I must remember that, those things give me fits!!

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    Great idea!

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    I keep one in the kitchen to remove labels on cans that have the Boxtops for Education. Just stash it in the container (recycled candle jar) that I keep the coupons in until I remember to get them to church or school.

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    Great idea ... and I'm really an expert with my seam ripper since I've had enough experience with it :-P

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    Great tip

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    Great tip!!! thanks :thumbup:

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    Also nice for cutting articles or recipes from magazines, and cutting off UPCs for refund offers.

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    Great idea, thanks! :)

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    Excellent idea! :-D Thanks for sharing.

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    Don't let my family know this or I will never be able to find that seam ripper when I need it.

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