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Keep a handful of zip ties in the bathroom to address a variety of issues, most notably clogged drains. The next time you need to clear a drain, use a wire cutter to snip diagonal slots into the sides of a long, wide zip tie or several shorter ones linked together. Cut about halfway through the strip, angling toward the bottom, and then bend the slits out to create a series of barbs. Remove the drain stopper, and carefully feed the zip ties down into the drain as far as they will go. Pull up slowly—the hair and other gunk will get stuck on the barbs, and then all you have to do is throw it away!
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