Have you ever wondered what else you could use Nail Polish for??

Keep in mind that most of these alternative uses work better with clear nail polish, but when you can, you should always add a little colour into your life – even after the end!

  • plug a small hole
  • heal a wart – stroke nail polish over a plantar wart and it will starve it of oxygen
  • use as a band-aid – stroke a thin layer over a paper cut, hang nail or other minute scratch; it keeps dirt from getting into the wound and will potentially stop infected blood as well!
  • repair frayed laces
  • make objects glow in the dark – it’ll be good to know where your weapons are in the dark!
  • stop a windshield crack from spreading – while working in the shade, brush the crack from both sides to fill it in well; move the car into the sun to dry and voila!
  • adhesive alternative
  • waterproofing matches – dip the flammable end into clear nail polish
  • temporarily repair cracked eyeglasses – you’ll need to see…
  • inhalant from people who have fainted

Any other uses you can think of? Share them with me in the comments!


HOW TO SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: Rules of Zombieland | #UsefulInformation

If you’re a Zombieholic like myself, you’ve probably seen Zombieland more than a few times. So in the interest of helping everyone survive the end, here’s a list of their rules for surviving Zombieland…

  1. Cardio
  2. The Double Tap
  3. Beware of Bathrooms
  4. Wear Seat Belts
  5. No Attachments
  6. The “Skillet”
  7. Travel Light
  8. Get a Kick Ass Partner
  9. With your Bare Hands
  10. Don’t Swing Low
  11. Use Your Foot
  12. Bounty Paper Towels
  13. Shake it Off
  14. Always carry a change of underwear
  15. Bowling Ball
  16. Opportunity Knocks
  17. Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
  18. Limber Up
  19. Break it Up
  20. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint
  21. Avoid Strip Clubs
  22. When in doubt Know your way out
  23. Zipplock
  24. Use your thumbs
  25. Shoot First
  26. A little sun screen never hurt anybody
  27. Incoming!
  28. Double-Knot your Shoes
  29. The Buddy System
  30. Pack your stain stick
  31. Check the back seat
  32. Enjoy the little things
  33. Swiss army Knife

Is there anything you would add to the list??

HOW TO SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: Bits & Bobs of Knowledge Part One | #YouNeverKnowWhenYoullNeedThis

I learn all sorts of bits and bobs of knowledge when I’m browsing the internet. Things that are generally pretty useful and would definitely come in handy…

  • You can use duct tape to protect your heels from developing blisters and/or protect your blisters from becoming more painful and potentially debilitating
  • Petroleum jelly coated cotton balls burn long and hot

And those are just a few things to think about today…

HOW TO SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: Improvised Weapons | #ThinkingOutsideTheBoxSurvival

While you’re not likely to have an arsenal of weapons around when the zombie apocalypse happens, you’re going to need to think outside the box in you want to survive. What do you have around the house that could be used to take down a few ravenous zombies—items that aren’t bulky, easy to transport, and easy to handle while causing a decent amount of damage.


  • 2d70eca76d993e4062f2b69c7f903092.pngGood for close combat but problematic as a small slip of the fingers could leave you with less than you started
  • Easy to transport and readily available in most kitchens


  • Generally available to most
  • Can be bulky in hand-to-hand combat situations
  • Splinters are a possibility


  • Not always as readily available for some
  • Ammo is not self-replenishing
  • They can jam making them ineffective in important moments
  • Depending on size they can be bulky
  • Accuracy is an important aspect to consider


  • Generally available to most
  • Made of hard, almost indestructible material
  • Good for stabbing and hitting
  • Smooth surface could get slippery

So that’s just a few of the weapons that could prove useful – do you have any ideas or favourites?


HOW TO SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: Alternate Uses – White Vinegar | #MoreThanJustAPreservative

White Vinegar—it’s mainly just a by-product of oxidized wine but many believe it’s got uses that extend beyond cooking in the kitchen.

  • white-vinegar.jpggot a smell you just can’t get off your hands, try washing them in white vinegar
  • ever been sprayed by a skunk? Next time get the stink out with vinegar
  • Wiping down your car windows and windshield with a three-to-one vinegar-water mixture can keep them frost-free in the wintertime
  • When cooking any vegetables from the cabbage family (like broccoli or cauliflower), adding a little vinegar to the water will perk up the taste and reduce the gassiness they can induce
  • Get rid of smoke odor
  • Sanitize jars and containers

So it looks like white vinegar could be a great addition to your apocalyptic arsenal.

HOW TO SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: Alternate Uses – Toothpaste | #NotJustForYourTeeth

Toothpaste is not just for cleaning your teeth and maintaining a healthy oral cavity — it could really be of great use when the world comes to an end. Of course, supplies of toothpaste are likely to dwindle as the factories producing it are left to crumble, but stores should have tonnes on the shelf for a least a few months.

So what else can you use toothpaste for?

  • tmp735566910363533312.jpgrelieve irritation from bug bites
  • relieve irritation and speed healing of blisters and sores
  • sooth a stinging burn
  • defog goggles, glasses, and potentially windshields
  • scrub out blood stains from clothing and other fabrics
  • scrub away sticky smells from our hands and skin
  • heal and fade bruises
  • relieve irritation of minor skin rashes
  • skunk spray deodorizer

Any additional uses you can think of?


Many of us may not even be sure what baking soda is commonly used for, but it’s pretty useful in lots of situations. For instance:

  • baking-soda-with-spoon-480x319.jpguse it as a deodorant
  • use in place of toothpaste
  • use it as an antacid for heartburn and upset stomachs
  • treats insect bites and itchy skin
  • cleans cloth diapers
  • cleans batteries – it can be used to neutralize battery acid corrosion on cars!
  • washes dishes
  • extinguishes fires

Anything else you can think of?


I’m a huge fan of liquid bandages and my brand of choice is New Skin. But what other uses does it havenewskin.jpg that could potentially save your life when the zombies come knocking?

Aside from sealing up small nicks and cuts from potential infection, it’s a great way to seal larger lacerations that you simply don’t have the supplies to deal with on the run. And that could save your life if you need to get away quickly.

So what are some of the other uses?

  • Preventing ingrown toenails – the bane of existence!
    • paint the liquid bandage around the edge of the nail on your toe where it has a tendency to curl under and into your skin
    • using a toothpick, lift your nail along the top and the side to let the liquid bandage get between the nail and your skin
    • once it dries it will help to protect the tender skin of your toe and thicken the area, hopefully preventing your nail from piercing the skin.
  • Sealing cracks in super dry skin – even your lips if they get sunburned or windburned!
  • Can help to prevent rope or shoelaces from unraveling at the ends
  • Tightening loose screws
  • Getting rid of warts or cold sores by starving them of oxygen by painting over them with liquid bandage

Are there any other uses you can think of? If so, please let me know in the comments!


Corn chips are tasty – that’s a given – but have you ever wondered if there’s another use for them?? Some way they could help you after the world comes to an end?

Well there is!

Tortilla chips slices

Long after corn chips have gone stale, they’ll still have a use…

To start a fire!

That’s right, the oil in the corn chips is a great fire starter. Heck, you can give it a try the next time you go camping.


We all know that sometimes our desire for safety doesn’t always match our tastes in home decor. That’s where secret compartment furniture comes in – you can have the best of both worlds!

So when the zombies come knocking, you’ll be ready to defend yourself without the worry of others knowing just what you have stashed for a bad situation. You never know when it could save your life.