HAIR CLIPPERS ABUZZ WITH SURPRISING USES
For the past 15 years, my hairline has been receding faster than the polar icecaps. Instead of making a poor attempt to cover it with the hilarious “comb over,” I opted to buy rechargeable hair clippers and keep the hair very short. The clippers cost around $70. I figured they were only good for one thing but were a good investment, and I’d save a fortune on barbershop visits.
Then I saw an ad on TV for dog clippers. They also promised to save money on grooming, and as far as I could tell they looked identical to the ones I had bought. So we carefully prepared our pooch with some doggie treats and got to work. The clippers worked, the dog was now absent any tangled hair, and I was now a man on a mission. What else could I use the hair clippers for?
A few weeks later, I found out. Necessity being the mother of invention, I noticed several of my favorite sweaters were covered in those little fuzzy balls. You can buy a product to remove them, but I figured I’d give my hair clippers a try. And they worked! I ran the clippers over the sweaters, the bedspread, even pants, and those little balls were history. Another victory for the clippers!
In the garden, the hair clippers once again came to the rescue. My pruning shears broke clean in two, and I had no way to repair them. I ran upstairs, grabbed the hair clippers, and removed the guard. They sliced through the plant stems like a hot knife through butter. I did have to clean and oil them afterwards, but they did the job and saved me a trip to the store.
I have since used hair clippers on arts and crafts projects with my two little girls, as they are great for shaping and cutting things. I have even used the hair clippers as a massager on sore muscles, with the vibrations in the handle helping to soothe away aches and pains. I’m quite proud of that little discovery.
It’s amazing that something with one very specific use can be so versatile. If they only put all those uses on the box, I wonder how many more they’d sell?