Life is not always easy so here are 15 brilliant tricks to help make your day to day life a bit easier. They help you solve little and irritating problems to allow you to get on with the things you really enjoy.

Re-use An Old Ketchup Bottle

use a ketchup bottle as a pancake batter holder

Use an old ketchup bottle next time you are making pancakes, it’s now much easier to pour the right amount into the pan and you can keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

Seat Belt Buckle Keyring

keep your keys in one place with a seat belt buckle

Use an old seat belt buckle to keep your keys in a safe place. When you get home or into the office simply clip them up and you’ll always remember where they are.

Prevent Credit Card Fraud

15 brilliant tricks to make your life easier

There are always new tricks and scams out there to defraud you of your money but you can do a bit to help. Paint nail polish over the last four digits of your card and put a sticker over the security code. This will make it just a little bit harder for fraudsters to memorise¬†your card’s numbers. Some more modern cards, especially those with RFID or chips can even be cut without causing problems although this is probably not wise if you aren’t sure.

Make A Paint Caddy

milk carton paint caddy

And old milk carton makes the perfect pain caddy for touch up jobs. Cut the side out of the carton and you can use the bottom to store, dilute or mix paint and the top makes a handy brush holder.

Keep Your Scissors Sharp

sharpening scissors trick

If your scissors have gone blunt and you don’t have a sharpener, try cutting a sheet of foil a couple of times. The foil will sharpen your scissors and they’ll be as good as new.

Clothes Hanger Recipe Stand

recipe book hanger for the kitchen

Hand your recipe book from a cabinet using an old clothes hanger, really useful to save counter space.

Magnetic Strip Tool Caddy

make a tool caddy with a megnetic strip

Stick up a magnetic strip in your workshop, you can now use it as a handy tool caddy to keep your tools of your work surface and neatly organise.

Keep The Nails Handy

storing nails for projects hack

Avoid sticking dirt nails in your mouth by sticking them through the back of your work gloves the next time you’re doing a job on the roof or in a hard to reach place.

Hang A Shower Rail Hook

hang a hook on the shower nail to hold shower caddy

Hang a couple of hooks on your shower rail to create useful places to hang a shower caddy or your shower things while you’re busy. Hang one on the outside of the shower curtain to hang your towel on.

Don’t Forget The Birthdays

birthday calendar trick

Don’t forget another birthday with this hang up birthday reminder calendar, plus it makes a decorative piece for a kitchen or study wall.

Re-purposed Tablet Stand

notebook stand to tablet stand hack

Do you have an old laptop stand lying around the house? Re-purpose it and use it as a tablet stand, no need to throw it out or buy a new tablet stand.

Let Lemons Do The Cleaning

using a lemon to clean metals in your shower

A lemon can be a powerful cleaner, cut one in half and rub it on your metalwork in the shower, bathroom and kitchen to leave them shiny and scale free.

If you think lemons work well for cleaning, have a look at how well baking soda gets things done around the house.

Use A Comb To Hold Nails

use a hair comb to hold nails

Use a comb to hold the nail next time you’re ¬†hammering one in to avoid hitting your fingers.

Park With Confidence

garage floor parking aid

Hang a tennis ball from the ceiling down to the level of your car’s wind shield to help you park your car. Drive until the ball touches your wind shield and you know you’re in exactly the right spot.

Re-seal An Open Packet

storage packet hack

Cut the neck off an old bottle and use it to make a hand resealable lid for pasta, rice and cereal etc.

Now that these tips and tricks have made your life a bit easier, have a look at these DIY hacks to make your next DIY project a bit more manageable. If cooking and organising tips and tricks are more your thing, have a look at our kitchen hacks.