Life doesn’t come with instructions. Sometimes, we just learn to use things the way the people around us do and we don’t give any more thought to why or whether there might be a better way.

And while it certainly doesn’t hurt anyone if you don’t hang up your grocery bag on cart loops or constantly watch your straw pop out of your carbonated beverage, there are better ways!

Here are 45 everyday items that have some functionality not everyone knows about.