I must say, the 100 yen store belongs in the list of typical Japanese.
Incredible, how many different kind of things you are able to find there. From needles to notebooks, from cleaning sheets to brooms, from fake eyelashes to bicycle tools and so on.
And everything for 100 yen + 10 yen tax each! It is super cheap, useful and the quality is not bad too.
Divided in two parts, the first part is about some little items, which can be useful for other purposes. Maybe, it gives you more inspiration to come up with ideas of items of 100 yen store. The examples here are from Japanese people who posted in their own social media profile. Pretty awesome! The second part is about some items which are interesting and probably useful, but not what you would think getting one before finding them in the hyaku (100) yen store! That will be in the next post.
Let’s start with the tricks of certain 100 yen items!
If you need a hook next to the wash basin, toilet or kitchen counter to hang up the towels, 100 yen stores have plenty of those hooks. But some Japanese use them in a different way, which makes me consider to buy extra.
1.) Do you have a couple of glasses or sunglasses? How about displaying and storing them like this way. Hang up some of hooks!
2.) I thought this is useful. In the summer either we use the air conditioner or the ventilator to cool down the rooms. Sometimes we store the ventilator, when we don’t use it, but we have the cord just randomly next to it, or entangled around the pole. This solution with hooks is great! Put 2 on the pole of the ventilator and entangle the cord vertically around the 2 hooks.
3.)This is a combination of hooks and a phone ring holder. Attach a phone ring holder to the remote and hang a hook on the designated desirable place.
4.) For stationary, papers, unused items, underwear, make-up, accessories etc., boxes and trays are useful. Instead of taking a box out of the main storage closet or rack, we can create a sliding shelves by pulling on hooks on boxes.
5.) No place to store bananas safely, this is a solution: Use hooks and bananas are able to swing, without getting bumped by other products.
Beside of the hooks, here are some other tricks with other items from the 100 yen store.
6.) These are actually cord clips to arrange cord wires, but it seems this user has stuck these on the mirror to hang toothbrushes. What I am the most convinced about this trick, it can drain and dry nicely. Some of those toothbrush
7.) Are you good with hands and like to make things too. This rack is created with 3 items from the 100 yen store: metal racks (2x), wooden plates (3x) and chopsticks, It is not only useful but it looks pretty nice too.
8.) With the same metal racks, you can also use them to hang the garbage bags.
9.) For your precious clothing which can easily wrinkle, this is a good idea to store a certain shirt neatly. Just put it in a 100 yen plastic file case, with a matching tie or accessories. Also super easy!
10.) Last interesting usage of a 100 yen item, magnet!
Difficulties finding your nail clipper, tweezers, metal clips, pins? Stuck them on magnets.
Some useful ideas? Anyway, quite funny to see some people seriously doing these kind of tricks. Have you been using a 100 yen store item for a different purpose?
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