Never Lose Your Garbage Can Lid Again

Every homeowner should have a stash of these tiny, versatile straps on hand. This simple hack will ensure that you'll never lose your garbage can lid again.

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Cable Tie Hack

Are you tired of losing your garbage can lid? “Hinge” it to the barrel with cable ties. Drill 1/4-in. holes for the ties and double them for extra strength. The lid will flip open and stay attached to the barrel. You’ll never have to search for your lid again! — Don Tyler

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You can also use cable ties for your smartphone.

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