We’ve all got that pair of scissors, not The Good Scissors, their little buddy, The Crappy Scissors. They once ruled supreme with the top spot, but after years of service they were knocked off their perch when some shiny new ones came along and now they sit in the back of the Random Stuff Drawer with old batteries, odd keys and 55 pieces of Things That Have Come Off Something But Not Entirely Sure What.

Bring them back to life with this hack! First, make sure the screw holding them together is tight. Then fold some foil so you end up with a piece that is about 6 layers thick, then cut through it. This will sharpen the scissors. For real. Try it, it works.

Welcome back Zombie Scissors!

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Photography & styling: Emma Scott-Child