Tricks of the Trade: Mother: I read this early this morning.
If you are repairing something which will need to take a lot of pressure (e.g. a rucksack or leather shoe), use dental floss,. It threads onto a needle easily and is virtually unbreakable. You can also make it black with an indelible marker if you need to.
In the afternoon, about six hours later and 20 minutes before I had to make a four-hour car drive, my daughter stepped on my glasses and broke them. The head of the hinge screw sheared off.
Remembering what I read, I grabbed some dental floss. Sure enough, it thread easily through both screw holes, and tied tight enough to keep my glasses together securely. It looked a little goofy, but I took my car trip without a problem.
Dental floss rules, it turns out. If you keep a roll of duct tape handy, just in case, consider augmenting it with a container of dental floss. I can imagine dozens of instances where this would come to the rescue. Stick a container in your toolbox, your purse, and the glove compartment of your car.