Life is hard enough as it is. We don’t need to make it harder by trying to find a light switch in the dark or trying to hang a picture frame without a hook. There are very easy ways to solve all of these problems (and many others) that just involve a little bit of DIY know-how.
Keep reading to learn how you can easily keep your makeup organized, take sticky price labels off of products, and reheat a slice of pizza.
A Bigger Plastic Bag
If you want to put something in a Ziplock bag but you don’t have a bag that’s big enough, just use two ziplock bags and turn one of the bags inside out.
Keep Food Cool
If you’re having a summer party and you want to keep perishable foods such as pasta salad cool outside, just place your bowl in a shower cap filled with ice.
Get Shinier Faucets
If the metal hardware around your sink is starting to lose its luster, you can use some wax paper to make it shiny again. Just rub your fixtures with wax paper and they should look brand new.
Protect Your Shoes White Gardening
If you spend a lot of time in the garden, your gardening shoes can start to get pretty dirty. To stop this from happening, just slip some plastic bags over your shoes.
Uses For Wine Corks
Don’t throw out old wine corks. These little nuggets have so many unexpected uses. You can douse them in fuel to create the perfect fire starter for summer bonfire nights.
Pinch Open Bags Shut
You can also cut little slits into your wine corks and use them to hold open bags of chips (or chocolate chips) shut. Corks are super handy to have around.
One More Cork Hack
Alright, here’s one more cork hack to convince you that you should really hold on to these little things. You can slice up your corks to make furniture pads to protect your hardwood floors.
No More Fallen Crumbs
Cut a piece of plastic tubing to fit in the space between your fridge and your counter. That way, you can stop any loose crumbs from getting lost in that crack.
Not All Picture Frames Come With Hooks
If your picture frame didn’t come with a hook attached but you still want to put it up on the wall, just screw a pop tab to the back of it.
Make Your Doors Quieter
If you have a door in your home that rattles around or slams shut, place a cabinet bumper inside the door frame. That should reduce the amount of noise that it makes.
Use A Dry Erase Marker Instead
When making jack-o’-lanterns and fall decorations, use a dry erase marker to outline your design instead of a Sharpie. That way you can just wipe away any mistakes you make.
How To Perfectly Hang Objects With Two Hooks
Take a piece of painters tape and press it into the back of the object that you want to hang, mark where the hooks or holes are, and then use a level to place the tape on the wall.
A Glow In The Dark Light Switch
Never fumble your way along a wall looking for the light switch again. Take a dab of glow in the dark paint and apply it to the tip of your light switch.
Ice Cream For A Crowd
If you’re looking to serve ice cream at your next big event, try scooping out the ice cream beforehand and serving the scoops in a foil tray. That way people don’t have to dig around in tubs during the party.
How To Shuck Corn
To avoid getting all of those stringy bits in your corn on the cob, just chop off the end of your corn and pull the entire husk back. It should all come off in one smooth piece.
Perfectly Shaped Eggs
You can make professional-looking breakfast sandwiches at home by cooking your eggs in mason jar lid rims. These eggs look like they’d fit perfectly on a toasted English muffin.
Save Space With Push Pins
Save yourself some valuable storage space by tacking your boxes of Ziplock bags and plastic wrap to the inside walls of your cabinets. This frees up space on your shelves and makes it easy to grab a Ziplock bag whenever you need one.
Use All Available Space When Packing
When you’re moving or packing things away, make sure to use all of the space that’s available to you. Don’t forget to store smaller objects and spice containers inside of your larger pots and pans.
A Potato For Emergencies
If a lightbulb happens to break while it’s still screwed into your ceiling, you can use a potato to remove it. Just press a cut potato into the broken glass and start twisting.
Perfectly Spaced Stitches
Make some little marks on your thumb so that you always know how far apart to place our stitches when you’re sewing by hand. Now all of your hand-sewn projects will look professional.
Remove Your Toenail Polish
If you want to remove your toenail polish without getting nail polish remover all over your freshly painted fingernails, dip a tampon in the nail polish remover bottle and use the end of it to remove your pedicure.
Remove Stubborn Labels
You can use Oxi Clean to remove stuck-on price labels and stickers. Just soak your product in a solution of Oxi Clean and water and the labels should float right off.
Don’t Lose Stray Nails
It can be hard to hold onto loose nails and hammer something into a wall at the same time. Glue a strong magnet to the bottom of your hammer so that you can stick nails there when they’re not in use.
The Best Way To Reheat Pizza
If you want to make sure the cheese on your leftover pizza melts properly when you reheat it, place it in the microwave with a glass of water. The steam from the water will help to melt the cheese.
Get The Ice Cream You Deserve
If you ask for a double scoop of ice cream right away from an ice cream shop, they may try to give you two very small scoops. Ask for one scoop first, and then after they give you a normal-sized scoop, ask for a second one.
Get The Perfect Glow In Your Photos
You don’t need to have fancy lights or equipment to get cool effects in your photos. Just find some colors you like on the internet, turn up the brightness on your computer, and you’re all set.
Use A Toilet Paper Roll To Make Your Jars Look Fuller
If you want to make a display using a glass jar, place an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll inside the jar so you don’t have to fill it with as much stuff.
Organize Your Eyeshadow
You can use ice cube trays to organize your individual eyeshadows. These things can be easy to lose track of, and this ice cube tray hack keeps them all on hand and ready to use.
Get That Pottery Barn Smell
If you love the smell of Pottery Barn, you can recreate that herby, lemony smell in your own home. Just place some lemon juice, vanilla extract, and rosemary in a crockpot and turn it on low.
Make Your Own Cupcake Liners
If you don’t have any cupcake liners on hand, you can make your own using squares of parchment paper. We think these DIY cupcake liners look even better than the pre-made ones.