Let’s start off by acknowledging that just because a problem is small doesn’t mean it’s not worth solving, and I am here to remove one minor indignity from your life: When you pull a wet wipe out of the package and two wipes come out because the first one didn’t detach from the one underneath? Maddening. But it doesn’t have to be a problem anymore. You just need a hair tie or rubber band.
You can use any hair tie or a rubber band that is big enough to fit around the package of wipes from front to back, but small enough that it fights tightly. And that’s what you do. Here is a picture of me pulling out a wipe — nay, two wipes — without the hair tie to help me out. If you look closely, you’ll notice the hair tie is on my wrist, which is unhelpful.
And here is a picture of the hair tie doing its holy work on the bag, creating a tight environment that forces the two wipes apart.
When I saw this hack floating around, it was on packages that were longer than the one I have, so the rubber band wasn’t over the actual mouth of the container. So, if you have a smaller package like mine, you’ll probably end up pulling the rubber band over the opening whenever you need to use it. When the package isn’t open, just place the hair tie around it down the middle, securing the closure even more. (Those don’t always stay shut on their own, so this is helpful in a second way.)
As you deplete the wipes, you may have to double-wrap the band to keep it snug enough to separate the wipes.
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