Some folks love video games even more than their significant other. So when they're in the middle of a particularly intense mission, they can't be bothered to leave the house when their controller runs out of juice and they don't have any AA batteries left in the house. If you find yourself in such a predicament, you can use AAA batteries. Simply fill the gap using some coins. Then when you beat the boss, go out to the store. It's probably been too long since you've left the house.
Tired of fumbling around with your laptop's cables? You won't have to inspect which side goes where anymore and all you need to do is make three tiny markings. This way, you'll always know which side is up.
Here's another nifty computer cable tip. If your power chord falls out with the slightest touch, just get yourself some Velcro. Fasten it on as pictured with some glue, and you won't have to worry about loose cables ever again.
Toilet paper rolls can be used for even more. Use them as pictured for seedling starters. Best of all, you don't have to go through much hassle to move them when they're ready to be transplanted, as the roots will punch right through.
Dogs are the best and we love them. But bathing time can get a little tricky. An easy way to ensure their utmost cooperation is by spreading some peanut butter on the wall of your shower. They will stay in place licking it, and you can groom them with ease.
Dealing with preposterous amounts of hair is a trade-off for having a loving pet. But you can take the "fur" out of your furniture with one simple trick. Use a rubber glove or jar opener to swipe the area and prepare to be blown away by what you pick up.
Isn't it annoying when your tall trash bags get sucked into the trash can? This can be prevented by adding some plastic hooks to the side of your bin. Simply loop the trash bag in them and they will stay in place.
Want to save a ton of room in your closet? Attach shower curtain rings to a single hanger. Then, hang your tank tops off of those rings. You'll be amazed with how much space you can open up by doing this.
Want to keep your lettuce, spinach and other leafy greens from getting soggy and slimy? You can greatly extend their life by placing a paper towel over them in their container. Change out the paper towel every few days. By absorbing the moisture, it ensures they will stay fresh longer.
Wine has all sorts of benefits. However, if you don't have a corkscrew, getting to that jolly juice might be difficult. If you need it in a hurry, you can put a nail in the cork and then use the back of a hammer head to pluck it out. Seems extreme*, but hey, it works.
[*Managing editor's note: Nothing is extreme when it comes to win. NOTHING.]
Are you annoyed at those TV screens they installed at gas pumps that blare inane commercials at you while you're trying to fill up? Well guess what? See that button right there? It's the mute button. Make use of it as needed.
Tall candles are wonderful, but expensive. When the wick burns out, you might think you're out of luck. Instead of tossing it, stick a tealight inside. It'll give nice lighting when you need to set the mood and can't get to the store.
Finally, here's something you should know about your car. If you're changing the oil yourself and can't find a funnel, don't sweat it. You can just use a screwdriver. Pour the oil on the screwdriver, and it will flow right where it needs to go. No mess at all.