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This Tiny Tool Has Dozens of Uses - Including Keeping My Hands Pain Free

This Tiny Tool Has Dozens of Uses - Including Keeping My Hands Pain Free

If I mention a lot that the joints in my hands are all messed up, it’s because it’s a big part of my life! Sometimes it’s as if I can feel my joints eroding, and, as you may imagine, that’s super stressful. Because of this, I’m always on the lookout for anything that will help. Whether that’s easing pain or making tasks easier, I’m all about accommodation. Which is why, while I was at Bed, Bath, and Beyond scratching my itch for organization, I grabbed a Thumbscraper.

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It’s the little tasks that really aggravate my hand pain. By which I mean, things that are physically small. Untying a shoelace knot, unpacking the layers and layers of seals on OTC medication bottles, and getting price stickers off things - these send my hands into pain spirals that can last for days. The Thumbscraper is a little tool that makes those small tasks so much easier. It’s a hard piece of plastic with a molded silicone handle that has a perfect spot to rest your thumb. You hold this bad boy in your hand and scrape away. I have used it to get a pesky price sticker off of a notebook, and to get some spilled candle wax off of my kitchen floor. Both of these jobs would be a literal pain without the Thumbscraper.

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Online you can only buy a two pack for $6, but in the store you can get singles. I don’t even know what I paid, I just saw it and grabbed one, but I’m sure it was less than $3. I keep the Thumbscraper in my kitchen catch-all drawer (you know, where you keep rubber bands, a measuring tape, a spare pen, and your label maker. We all have this drawer, yes?). It’s not only super handy, but also saves my hands from all kinds of added pain.

Wear, Watch, Want #117: The Soft Canadian Peony Edition

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