10 Uses for Toothpicks
Keep some of these handy for rooms other than the kitchen
Treat a toothpick as a small dowel: Insert one coated in glue into the hole. Snap off the end, sand flush with the rest of the piece, and stain or paint as needed.
Use a toothpick to pierce the clogged opening of a glue bottle.
Wrap the last inch of packing tape around a toothpick before storing so that you're not left searching for that hard-to-find end.
Soak a toothpick in rubbing alcohol and use it to clean between the buttons of your remote control; a 2011 study found that the remote is one of the germiest things in your home. While you're at it, clean your cell phone, too.
Insert four toothpicks around the center of a sweet potato or a regular spud and suspend in a bowl of water so that half the potato is underwater. Set in direct sun until sprouts and roots form. Snip off the slips when they are 10 to 12 inches long, put them in water until they grow roots, then plant.
When a standard match isn't quite long enough to reach the wick in a jar candle, use a toothpick. The wood burns a bit slower, so the risk of burning your fingers is lower.