Wine Cork Caulk Saver
Pull-Tab Picture Frame Hook
Use a Sneaker to Clean Sandpaper
Foam Ball Tool Storage
Beat The Dust out of Cushions With a Tennis Racket
Upholstery absorbs lots of dust—and then sends it airborne every time you sit down. Routine vacuuming reduces the problem, but can't suck out the deep-down dust. So take cushions outside a couple times each year, preferably on a windy day, and spank the dust out of them. An old tennis racket makes a great upholstery beater.
Scour Off Grime with an Electric Toothbrush
Duct Tape Kayak
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Tennis Ball Bottle Opener
Use Tongs to Clean Blinds
Milk Jug Scoop
See what you can do with a milk jug in the garden as well.
Grass Seed Broadcaster
Bread Tabs for Labeling Cords
Rubber Band and Paperclip Binder
Bobby Pin Nail Holder
Paper Towel Cord Storage
Pie Plate Dustpan
Paper Towel Roll Bag Storage
Paper Towel Boot Shaper
Toilet Paper Roll Hair Band Organizer
Tin Can Water Bottle Holder
Egg Carton Painting Props
Grocery Bag Shoe Covers
Crack Nuts with Hand Tools
Greenhouses from the Salad Bar
Tape Containers for Furniture Glides
Garden Gloves to Dust Knickknacks
Pipe Insulation for Baby-Proofing
Wine Box Shoe Storage
Coffee Filters for Dusting
Quick Smartphone Speaker
Floor Swiffer for Walls
Bathroom Drawer Insert from the Kitchen
Hanger Magazine Rack
Paint Stick to Clean Lint Buildup
Fix Wobbly Furniture with a Penny
Write Notes on the Washer
Use a Pool Noodle Inside a Drawer
DIY Hand Scrub
Erase Marks on a Keyboard
Pool Noodle Wrist Rest
Coat Your Snow Shovel with Car Wax
Easy-on-the-hands bucket handles
Rubber Band Clamps
Paint Brush Drip Stopper
Want your next painting project to look like it was done by a pro? This tutorial shows you the techniques you need to know.
-Decie C. McKnight
No More Rusty Garden Tools
On-the-Level Tool Bucket
Better Bucket Storage
Here are 17 more nifty ways to store tools.
Easy-Mount Mini Bins
Mini Tools From Concrete Nails
Panpipe Tool Storage
5-Gallon Bucket PVC Pipe Cutter
For 33 ingenious ways to use PVC pipe, check out this collection of tips.
No-Rattle Ceiling Fan
Handy Bench and Tool Bucket
For more clever gardening shortcuts, check out this collection of tips.
5-Gallon Dog Feeder
NOTE: Don't build this dog feeder unless your pooch can exercise some self-control.
Check out our collection of clever and unusual ways to make your pet happier, healthier and more comfortable, using things you'll find around the house.
- Justin Moujoodi
Paper Tube Saw Guard
String Pipe Cutter
Storage Pockets for Skinny Things
Foam Ball Hand Protector
Make a Mattress Sling
Here's an easier way to carry a mattress: Make a simple rope sling that will give you and your helper a lot more control. Thread the rope through the mattress handles. Slip a 5-in. piece of 1-in. PVC pipe over the rope ends and then loop and tie each end to create a comfortable sling grip. Flip the mattress over so the sling is on the bottom and you're on your way.
String-Dispensing CD Bins
PVC Knife Holders
Power Cord Coilers
Light-Duty Extension Cord Storage
Chain Saw Blade Guard
Protect a chain saw blade with 3/4-in. foam pipe insulation. Wrap the insulation around the blade and strap it tight with a couple of rubber bands. Chain saw need sharpening? Here's how.
New Uses for Old Glove Fingers
Garage Storage Tubes
Easier Mulch Unloading
Fast, Inexpensive Table
Accessorize Your Mower
PVC Curling Iron Holsters
Mini Hardware Holders
Keep the Tape Rolling
Bucket-Lid Cord Reel
If your extension or power tool cord accidentally gets cut, here is the safe way to repair it.
No-Latch (or Hands-Free) Door Trick
Closet Glove Rack
Better tree watering
Learn about successfully growing healthy shade trees in your yard here.
Vacuum Attachment Holder
5-Gallon Bucket Tool Kit
Fishing Rod Organizer
Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the foam noodle, spacing them 4 in. apart. Line up the pool noodle on the wall so that at least two of the slits sit over studs. Pull those slits apart, slide in a fender washer, and screw the noodle to the wall with 2-in. screws. Then screw the PVC pipe to the wall beneath it at a comfortable height and insert your fishing rods. Look Ma, no more tangles!
Battery-Powered Kite Retriever
Drill Bit Girdle
- Lift the front edge of the stone with a pry bar and slip two pipes underneath. Place one near the front and one about midway so the stone rests on the pipes.
- Position the third pipe a foot or two in front of the stone.
- Roll the stone forward onto the third pipe until the rear pipe comes free. Then move the rear pipe to the front and repeat.
This technique works best on relatively flat ground. On mild slopes, you'll need a helper to shift pipes while you stabilize the load. Don't use this method on steeper slopes.
Instant Tool Holder
Ironing Board Back Saver
Safe Cord Storage
Find out other helpful uses for a three-ring binder to help declutter.
Pipe Insulation Car Hack
Custom Cord Wraps
Vinyl Siding Helper
Find out how to install vinyl siding quickly.
No-Spill Grocery Bags
Short on space to store food or want a pantry? Check out some pantry ideas.
Get Crafty with Spray Foam