1. Unstick pages
If you've accidentally spilled water on a book, separate the damaged pages with pieces of wax paper, then close the book. As it dries, the wax paper wicks away moisture and prevents wrinkles.
2. Revive your can opener
Fold a small sheet of wax paper in hand, then place it between the blades of a can opener and crank the handle a few times. The wax lubricates the blades so they'll glide along the edge of a can.
3. Polish metal
Keep kitchen and bathroom fixtures shiny by rubbing them with wax paper. The wax will repel water and oil so you're not left with spots or fingerprints.
4. Stop a leaky faucet
Put an end to a drippy sink with this quick fix: Unscrew the aerator, wrap a thin strip of wax paper around the exposed threading, then replace the aerator. This will help fill the gaps on the thread and stop water from leaking through the connection.
5. Preserve paint
Float a wax paper circle directly on opened paint before you replace the lid. This prevents a thick layer of paint from forming on top, which can cause chunks (and an uneven finish) when mixed back in.
SOURCES: Monica Benavidez, member, True Value DIY Blog Squad, . Linda Cobb, founder, . Angelo Surmelis, home-design expert, .