Want to take a quick nap on transit but are afraid of your bag getting stolen?
Take an old CD spindle and turn it into a bagel tote.
If you need to pee or smoke at a bar, placing your coaster on top of your drink is universal bar language for, “I’m coming back.” Prevents you from loosing your drink and seat.
Use binder clips as cable managers.
Use binder clips to fix broken keyboard feet.
Seal open chocolate chip bags with the top of water bottles.
Use bread clips to save flip-flops with split holes.
Use bread clips to label and organize power cords.
Use a bread tab to hold your spot on a roll of tape.
Use a can opener to open blister packs and avoid cutting yourself.
Don’t burn yourself in those hard to reach candles, light a stick of spaghetti and light the wick with that.
Use toothpaste to clear up hazy car headlights.
DIY a folded-paper CD case.
Use your cellphone light underneath a water bottle to make a lantern that distributes light better than the direct beam.
Enjoy corn with no hairy mess.
No cup holder? No problem.
Turn an empty six-pack into a outdoor dining kit.
Doritos are great for kindling if you can’t find any.
Tired of extension cords unplugging? Tie them together.
Drill holes in the bottom of our garbage can to make putting in and taking out bags much easier – no suction issues.
Good sandwich guide.
How I always know which headphone is the left one, even without looking.
When heating leftovers, space out a circle in the middle, it will heat up much more evenly.
Wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage and put it in the freezer. In about 15 minutes it will be almost completely ice cold.
Use a staple remover to save your fingernails when trying to add things to your key ring.
To stop receiving marketing email, filter by the word “unsubscribe”.
Use a muffin tin to serve condiments at a BBQ (it will also help you cut down on dish washing).
Use a clothespin to hold a nail whist hammering.
Place a rubber band around an open paint can to wipe your brush on, and keep paint off the side of the can.
Need an inexpensive cookbook holder? Try a pants hanger.
Use an accented letter as your passcode. No one will ever be able to guess it.
Twist the loose end to open knots.
To get the built up residue off of your shower head, tie a baggy of vinegar around a shower head. Leave it there overnight, and it will clean everything off with no work.
Use a clean dustpan to fill a container that doesn’t fit in the sink.
Take the annoying sliver of soap from an almost used up bar and stick it onto a new bar.
Easy way to keep spaghetti.
A frozen, saturated sponge in a bag makes an icepack that won’t drip all over when it melts.
Put your straw through the tab to keep it from rising out of your drink.
To make BLT’s, or any toasted sandwich, place 2 slices of bread in a single toasted slot. This way, the bread gets warm and toasty on the outside, but stays soft and chewy on the inside.
Quick and easy iPhone speaker.
Sick of having a box full of tangled cords?
Cut open toilet paper rolls and use a cuff to save your wrapping paper and keep it from unrolling.
The one trip trick: 50 pounds of groceries and living on the 5th floor.
If you’re at a hotel and run out of chargers, the tv usually has a usb plugin.
Put a stocking over the end of a vacuum to find tiny items like earrings.
Put a wooden spoon across a boiling pot of water to keep it from boiling over.
Fly over down? Put a keyring on the zipper and slip it over the button when you put on pants.
A cheap and almost free dust pan / scoop.
How to make: Brownie in a mug.
Use half of a pool noodle to protect your car door from slamming against the garage wall.
If your cat loves to sit on / in front of your computer, flip the top of a board game box upside down and set it off to the side. Boxes are like magnets for cats.
Clean out an old lotion bottle for your beach bag and put your phone, money, and keys in it for safer keeping at the beach.
Clever trick for the crib when they grow out of it.
Use cut up milk jugs to hold pencils and pens.
A comb makes the perfect nail holder.
Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones – so much more fun and easier for kids to eat.
If you ever need to stop and ask directions, skip the gas station and find a pizza delivery place.
Do something unusual when locking the door before a long trip etc to remember that you’ve definitely done it.
For crunchy taco shells, turn your muffin pans upside down, spray with cooking oil and bake tortillas for approximately 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Take a picture of your fridge, and you’ll never struggle to remember what you need to buy at the grocery.
Repurpose hanger recipe holder.
Hiding your emergency money, helpful on vacation.
Hold oreos with a fork so your fingers don’t get messy when dunking them.
How to keep your cat from unrolling toilet paper.
Put coffee in an ice tray so when you make an ice coffee it doesn’t get watered down.
Use cupcake liner as drip catcher.
Keep a square of cardboard in a ziplock bag with you to protect small, important documents like checks from rain and keep them uncreased.
Kids fall out of bed? 1 fitted sheet + 1 pool noodle.
Use a magnet to find nails and studs in your wall.
Put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza to keep the crust from getting chewy.
Need a flathead screwdriver? Basic plower plugs usually fit medium and large-sized screws.
Never lose your remotes again.
Use a piece of paper to organize parts during disassembly.
When moving, pack heavy items, like books, in a rolling suitcase. Boxes are hard to carry and tend to tear when they’re too heavy.
Use a pencil case or sunglasses case to store your cables in your backpacks or suitcase.
Take pictures of friends holding items you’ve lent them with your iPhone, so you will remember down the road.
Fill plastic water bottles a quarter of the way full and lay on the sides and put into freezer. This way when frozen you can fill with water and have ice cold water on the go.
After popping microwave popcorn, separate the opening of the bag just enough for the unpopped kernels to fall out and shake upside down over the bowl or the trash.
Put pancake mix in a ketchup bottle for a no-mess experience.
Rub a walnut on damaged wooden furniture to cover up dings.
Accidently shutdown your computer? Just save this file as a .bat on your desktop. Click it when you accidently shutdown to abort the shutdown.
Ghetto accessory – silencer. Disables all audio output, including media and alarms (except boot sound). Just salvage an audio jack from a broken pair of headphones, earbuds, etc.
Paint the bottom of the sliding glass door lock white to see of it’s locked from afar.
Use a spring from an old pen to keep your charger from bending and breaking.
To remove the stem from strawberries, use a straw.
Take a picture of places you need to go when traveling in countries with low English skills.
Turn an old bottle into a simple little cord holder.
Turn on your sear warmer to keep pizza hot while driving home.
Use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning supplies, can keep them away from the kids.
Use a soda-pop tab to offset hangers and save space in your closet.
Use a squeeze-ketchup bottle top with your shopvac to clean your keyboard, ohone microphone or other nook on an electronic device.
Use nail polish to identify different keys.
Use perler beads to label cords.
Use unscented dental floss to cut cakes, cheeses, and other soft solids perfectly.
Use Velcro strips on your common items to keep them where you want them.