Too broke to buy a powered screwdriver or drill but still, need to tighten something up in a jiffy? Go through your toolbox and find a regular screwdriver and compatible-sized wrench that will slip into the slot. Now you'll have it done without having a massive hand cramp.
3. Make Used Plastic Bottles Into DIY Flowering Pots
On any given day you probably have at least one bottle lying around the kitchen. If you happen to have a green thumb or gardening obsession, then this trick is for you. Take those bottles, cut them in half, and fill them with potting soil - now put in your favorite pretty flower or seeds for the next year.
When you're not at home you don't always have the luxury of putting away your money in your wallet or purse. What you can do is twist off the top of a used shampoo bottle, clean it out, and cut off the top, Now you have a container where you can discretely stash your valuables.
5. Keep A Spray Bottle For Burning Hot Seat Belt Buckles
The summer always sucks when you feel the sting from a buckle sitting in the sun for hours. You can keep that from happening by keeping a spray bottle of water inside your car. A few spritzes will cool off the incredibly hot plastic and metal seatbelt buckles. The water doesn't have to be ice cold, either.
6. Sprinkle Silica To Protect Your Halloween Pumpkin
Remember those silica packets you always throw away from shoe boxes? Hold onto a few if you're a big jack-o-lantern fan, because that might keep them from falling apart. Those little beads suck away excess moisture, so sprinkle them inside your carved-out pumpkin.
No one actually uses what's inside those individual cassette case anymore (Do you even OWN a cassette, really?), but that doesn't mean you should toss them out. If you prop the short side just right, it can be used as a low-tech dock for all kinds of smartphones.
Wireless routers don't have to be a complete eyesore if you have a large enough book. That one large hardcover book you read years ago can be completely removed from its pages and made into tech decor. You can slip the router inside the book cover and easily hide your router on a table.
Yes, that sounds incredibly weird, but hear us out because this is a good one. Say you're traveling for a while - allow a mug of water to freeze before putting a coin on top of it. Leave it on top and then go on your way - if you see that it's no longer on top but sunken inside, then that means your fridge malfunctioned sometime during your trip and you may have to throw stuff out.
This is for those apartment dwellers who don't have the space to put their kid to relax. Use one of your bedsheets and loosely wrap it around your dinner table. Leave just the right amount of slack before you tie it to make the right hammock.
As odd as this sounds, that strong onion smell has a weird way of neutralizing other odors. So why not cut one in half and leave it near the shoes in your closet? That way it soaks up the smells from the shoes and leaves them fresh once your closest stops smelling like an Italian salad.
You can spend money on one of those plastic doohickeys that squeeze all of the paste out. The cheaper option is slipping a hairpin over the tube and letting it go to town as a DIY presser. Now the pin holds down your toothpaste as well as your out-of-control hair.
You really might need this one if you have a health condition of some kind - keep a card with medical info in your wallet. In the event something were to happen to you, the contact list, allergies, and medications could save your life. Better to be safe than sorry.
You will save entire stacks of paper if you wrap a piece of cardboard with some clear plastic. This is great for doing homework on the cheap, just you, your DIY board and a dry-erase marker. You'll be jotting down and rubbing off formulas in no time.
Bread clips are a DIY hacks staple and your footwear is a prime example of this. If your favorite flip-flops managed to get a split hole, put a bread clip in the hole. It'll keep it protected for a bit longer.
A binder clip is the simplest way to preserve your razor blade from getting dull. You won't have to worry about buying as many super-pricey replacements as you used to. It'll also make sure you won't cut yourself when you grab it from your bag if you're traveling.
Stick a Lego block on the side of your table or desk. you can now attach all kinds of blocks with holes that can be used as holders for keys and other items. You can even stick a minifig on as a cute cable holder.