Staple Remover Hack
We all know how to use a staple remover but not everyone knows this staple remover hack. A staple remover has perfectly sized thin teeth that make them perfect to easily slide between the rings of a key ring. When you clamp them down, it spreads the key rings apart and makes it easy to slide a new key on. This saves you the hassle of trying to pry open the key ring with your nails.
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Garage Floor Dam
Invest in Healthy Food
Use Rechargeable Batteries
PVC Curling Iron Holsters
Overhead Storage in the Garage
No-Ladder Gutter Cleaner
Bike RackUse PVC pipe to build a bike rack. Perfect for a corner of the garage, this DIYer used PVC to make a bike rack that holds five bikes upright. Depending on your bike wheel specifications, you can modify dimensions so they all fit snugly. You can also build a wall-mounted bike rack with storage. Courtesy of Quinnatotor via Reddit
Hide CordsHelp keep your home office space organized by using PVC pipe to hide cords. Just wrangle all those computer, mouse, monitor and phone cords and hide them in some PVC pipe. You can even use some colorful tape to match your office décor. Try these 10 easy DIYs for a home office.
PVC Plastic Bag DispenserAfter building a PVC fence, I was left with a few extra 2-ft. lengths of fence post. I turned one of them into a home for grocery bags that I reuse. I stuff them into the top and pull them out the bottom. If you don’t have any leftover fencing, 3-in.-diameter PVC pipe works well too. Attach it to the door inside a pantry or closet, or to a wall of your workshop or garage. — Dave Mitchell. Get those bags out of the way in the kitchen too, and organize your kitchen.
Lighted Screwdriver Hack
Long Reach Shears
Stop Losing Socks
Wine Cork Wobbly Table Fix
Skinny Laundry Room Cart
Hands-Free LightI was working under the kitchen sink and couldn't see what I was doing, so I used zip ties to attach mini flashlights to a pair of safety glasses. Now I use this pair whenever I climb into the attic or do any repairs in unlighted spaces. Everywhere I look is illuminated. — Nathan Rodgers. Plus: Safety gear every DIYer should own.
Stay-Put Drawer OrganizerI have always hated the way drawer organizers move around when you open and close a drawer. I solved the problem at my house with a pool noodle! I measured the distance from the back of the drawer organizer to the back of the drawer and used a utility knife to cut the noodle to size. The pool noodle fits snuggly in place, so the drawer organizer doesn't move around anymore. You could also cut the pool noodle in half lengthwise to reduce the amount of space that it takes up. — Roy Allison Have you ever thought about using a pool noodle on a hanger?
Lift Gate Protection
Patching a hole in the wall
No-Slip Clothes HangersIf you have all matching clothes hangers in your closet and sometimes you get one of the really cheap, plastic ones when you need an anti-slip hanger. One solution is to wrap pipe cleaners around the clothes hanger. The pipe cleaners add a grippy stop to these otherwise slippery hangers.
Simple DIY Vacuum Extension
No-Slip Cutting BoardMost cutting boards don't come with any kind of rubber surface on the bottom to prevent them from sliding on a countertop, but with a couple of rubber bands, you can stabilize your cutting board and keep it from moving around during use. Slip on two rubber bands—one at each end of the cutting board—and you're good to go. Make sure that the rubber bands lay flat and aren't twisted when you put them on so the board will sit steady on your countertop. Next, check out 25 handy hints specifically for the home cook.
Rubber Band and Paperclip Binder
No-Rattle Ceiling Fan
Organize Small Cords with Toilet Paper Rolls
Paper Towel Boot Shaper
Clothing Storage Solutions: DIY Tiered Hangers
Toilet Paper Roll Hair Band Organizer
Pool Noodle Hanger Hack
Toilet Paper Roll Wrapping Paper Sleeve
Eliminate drain odor
Combine tasksKill two birds with one stone by doing similar cleaning tasks at the same time. "Clean your baseboards when you are vacuuming or washing floors, clean blinds when you are cleaning windows, etc.," suggests Becky Rapinchuk, owner of CleanMama.net. Here's how often you should be cleaning everything in your home.
Use your dishwasherDishwashers are for so much more than just washing dishes. Use yours to dust off knickknacks like mason jars and glass candle globes. Pretty much anything glass or ceramic should be fine going in the dishwasher, but you do want to stay away from putting meltable plastics, and these eight objects in your dishwasher at all costs.
Floor Swiffer for Walls
Baking Soda + Vinegar = Magic
Remove Hard-Water Buildup with a Lemon
Remove Pet Hair with Duct Tape
Clean the Exhaust Fan
Dust with Your Dryer
Synthetic Soap Simplifies Bathroom Cleaning
Clean Grout with a Bleach Pen
Clean a Sluggish Toilet
Vacuum First, Then Scrub
Clean Your Bagless Vacuum Filter
Citrus Peels and Ice Cubes for a Stinky Disposer
- With the water running at about half throttle, drop in orange or lemon peels. Run the disposer for five seconds. Citric acid from the peels softens crusty waste and attacks smelly bacteria. Give the acid about 15 minutes to do its work.
- Turn on the water and the disposer and drop in a few ice cubes. Flying shards of ice work like a sandblaster inside the disposer.
- Run the water until the bowl is about half full. Then pull the stopper and turn on the disposer to flush it out.