DIY projects are always fun, especially if they can help make your life just a little easier. There are tons of genius ways to hack life and below we’ve found some of the best ones. For example, would you ever believe that you could use tea bags for more than drinking tea? Well, you’ll find out some curiously inventive ways to make the most of your everyday items.
20. Hammering Away
Getting hit on the finger by a hammer is by far one of the worst experiences ever. So one man decided to figure out a genius way to avoid that. To keep your fingers safe, just stick the nail through a pencil’s eraser and begin hammering away. Your fingers will thank you!
How frustrating is it when you can’t find a zip-lock bag that fits the item you’re trying to keep wrapped up? Well, in an instance like that, why not just use two zip-lock bags?! You can seal the item together by linking the zip-lock bags together.
18. Clean Machine
Trying to get the house sparkling clean can be such a struggle. So, if you’ve been trying to get the ultimate cleaning job in your house, why not attach a scrubber to an electric drill? You can bet that your tiles will be sparkling bright after using this clean machine!
Next, don’t bother calling the plumber when your sink gets clogged, instead try this nifty hack instead!
17. Clogged Drain
Instead of calling a plumber the next time your sink gets clogged, try this nifty science project trick instead! Simply pour some baking soda and vinegar down the drain. You’ll get a mini water explosion that will clear out your sink completely.
16. Sprinkler Hack
Can’t afford a sprinkler at the moment? Did your previous sprinkler break down just as you were about to water the lawn? Well, fear not, because you can always craft one out of a plastic soda bottle. Just poke a bunch of holes into the bottle and place your hose inside the bottle.
15. Cute Key Holder
Do you constantly find yourself misplacing your keys or various items around your house? Well, why not just create a key holder from an old tennis ball? This key holder is not only practical, but you could always add some googly eyes to make it even cuter!
Next, do your shoes absolutely reek? Well, then you’re going to want to know about this next trick.
14. Smelly Shoes
Do your shoes always smell really bad? Then you’re going to want to give this trick a try. You can get rid of shoe odor by sticking a teabag or two inside of your shoes and leaving them there overnight. Just make sure not to brew tea with them afterwards.
13. Chip Clips
Chip clips are hard to come by and it’s so easy to lose them around the house. However, they’re a real necessity as preserving chip freshness is a top priority. So instead of stressing out, just break off the clips from plastic hangers!
12. Doggy Outfits
Dressing your doggy up in cute outfits is always fun, but those outfits come at a hefty price tag. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative then here it is. Just buy some leg warmers and cut out holes for your pup’s front paws! Now your pup has a fashionable outfit and you didn’t blow a bunch of cash on it.
11. Gutter Cleaner
Is there any chore more annoying than cleaning out the gutters? Well, you’ll be named king of the neighborhood once everyone sees you using this hack. Just attach a length of PVC pipe to a leaf blower. Your gutters will be cleaned in an instant and you won’t have to worry about using a pesky ladder.
10. Organized Kitchen
Organizing your kitchen cabinets can be such a nightmare. It’s so frustrating to have a ton of lids just laying around as well. So, why not figure out a way to better organize your pot lids? Just hang some towel racks on the inside of your kitchen cabinet and you’ve got yourself a much more organized cabinet.
9. Snack Hack
This hack is perfect for anyone looking to snack without taking up any extra space on their desk. Just take an old hoodie and throw all of your snacks into the hood. You can ever create a party mix by throwing together different snacks.
8. Tie Organizer
Keeping your ties organized can be pretty tough. Well, one guy figured out the perfect way to hang up all of his ties. It seems that an old baby crib can make for the perfect tie organizer! Give it a try and see how it works for you.
After a while, many cords and ports start to loosen and don’t stay in place as well. In order to solve that problem, one person decided to place some velcro around everything. This is a genius hack if we’e ever seen one.
6. No Funnel? No Problem
Have you ever needed a funnel but didn’t have one readily available? Well, this hack will save you next time. Just take a zip-lock bag and fill it up with whatever you need. Then just snip off the corner and transfer everything into the bottle.
Next, are you tired of your iPhone charger constantly breaking on you? Then you’ll love this next DIY.
5. Broken Charger
Is there anything worse than a broken iPhone charger? Sometimes it feels like they break as soon as you take them out of the box. Well, one guy figured out a genius way to fix the problem from happening. All he did was wrap around some braiding leather and now his charger is both functional and stylish!
4. Painting Hack
It can be super frustrating to paint and have it get everywhere! Next time, instead of worrying about making a mess, put together re-sealable paint bottles with soda caps, a plastic sheet, and a knife. This way, you can paint with ease!
3. Plastic Packaging
It can be super annoying and frustrating to try and get those theft-proof plastic packages to open? However, now there’s an easier way to open it! Just grab a can opener and use it slice open the packaging.
2. Furniture Scuff Marks
Getting scuff marks and dings on your furniture is to be expected over time. However, did you know that you can actually remove these marks with a walnut?! It sounds crazy, but if you rub a walnut over the scuff marks they’ll actually disappear.
1. Bottle Opener
If you happen to have a six-pack of beer and no bottle opener around, you don’t need to fret. It seems that the lever over many doors can actually work as a DIY bottle opener! You’ll never have to worry about not being able to drink your beer again!