I can’t tell you how many pairs of chopsticks I have in my kitchen drawer. Each time we order Chinese or Japanese, we get a pair (or five) and I keep each and every pair.
There is much more use for these wooden utensils than conventionally meets the eye!
1. When the boys were younger, I would have to mix their formula in lieu of shaking it as they were both colic-y. I would grab a chopstick for this task…they were tall enough for the thin necked 8 ounce bottles and I could toss them when I was done.
2. I have a crevice between my oven and countertops that is glutton for errant crumbs and random food. I can’t get my cleaning cloth in there (wrapped around my pointer) as it is a very narrow space – and I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to break my nails or mess up the polish! Hehe. Take a chopstick and wrap a dusting cloth, paper towel, microfiber cloth, etc. around it and clean away! This is great for air-conditioning vents and shower heads too!
3. Speaking of not messing up my nails, the chopsticks are also great for pushing back cuticles. Use the narrow end. Let’s say you painted a bit outside of the lines – wrap a small piece of cotton ball dipped in nail polish remover to clean up that boo-boo fast!
4. I think I am OK at using chopsticks for their conventional use – eating food. They are a good promoter of portion control…I can tell you that for sure! Have you noticed that when you eat with chopsticks, you eat smaller bites? Hmmmm…
5. I am so not good at this, but you can use chopsticks to pull your hair up away from your face. Wrap your hair in a tight bun. Holding your bun with one hand, insert the chopstick up from the bottom of your bun through the top and flip the chopstick so that it points downward. Do the same for the second chopstick.
Do you have any other cool ways to use chopsticks? Post below!