January 06, 2013
Helpful Hints from joeeze: Use a fork to loosen a tight knot
I don't know when I discovered this trick — maybe 20, 30 years ago? — but it's one of my favorites, not least because it lets me solve the problem with what's usually in the room or at least close by.
An ordinary metal table fork's tines are the perfect combination of bluntness (so as not to shred even the most delicate fabrics) and a tapered but not sharp point to get between even the finest and most tightly knotted loops of a knot, even one that's been in situ for years.
Try it, you'll like it — or I'll refund every penny you paid for this advice.
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My mother used a fork to untie the knots in us kids' shoelaces, back in the late 1960s/early 1970s. I'll have to ask her where she got the idea!
Posted by: Leeroy | Jan 7, 2013 5:50:29 PM
We have a crystal bowl of pens, pencils, scissors, and markers on our kitchen island/desk. It also has a flat fork that was once a fork in the road. It comes in handy for all kinds of tasks. I'll bet that it gets as much use as the Swiss army knife in the adjacent basket of keys, wallets, etc.
Posted by: marshall | Jan 6, 2013 9:06:40 AM
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