The Genius Way to Always Find Your Lost Earring

You know the one


Ugh: You’re on the couch watching Dirty Dancing (we don’t judge), minding your own business, when you hear a clinking noise. One of your cute new rose-gold studs has popped out, slipped between the couch cushions and fallen Godknowswhere. Here’s how to find it in ten seconds flat.

What You Need:

A pair of old tights and a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment.

What You Do:

Guide the hose attachment into a leg of the tights so the inside of the toe is pushed right up against the opening of the vacuum. Turn the vacuum on and run it underneath the couch. With the vacuum still on, carefully remove it from under the couch and examine the tights to find your earring. (And probably some crumbs.)

Why It Works:

The material of the tights creates a net that retrieves the earring but keeps it from going inside the vacuum. OK, now go back to watching Baby and Johnny.

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