Always use rubber gloves when handling household items cleaners or bleach, which quickly dry out your nails, leaving them brittle.
Use the pads of your fingers rather than your nails while typing.
Use a knife or razor to open boxes and packages, not your nails; nails are not designed as screwdrivers, apple corers or hors d’oeuvre utensils.
Use your knuckles to press buttons, such as in elevators.
Do not dial the telephone with your fingers; use a pen or pencil.
Use the sides of your fingers to open car doors.
This will avoid cracking your nails or them getting crushed in the small places of the car.
Avoid using nails tips to untie knots or loosen shoelaces.