Every now and again your find an extraordinary use for a ordinary household object. To some people these out of the box ideas come naturally, to others, we have to read lists like these. Here are some of our favorite ways to use common household items in totally different ways.
Aluminium foil makes a fantastic cover for your door hardware when painting and makes a great scrubbing pad for cleaning glassware.
Got a wet towel or clothes from your vacation which you need to pack without your whole bag becoming smelly. Wrap a bar of soap up in the towel to prevent the unpleasant smell.
Use an old egg carton to keep your Christmas decorations safe during the year when you’re not using them.
Use a file holder to store your cans in the pantry to save shelf space.
Open a tight jar by wedging a spoon under the lid to pull the lid away from the glass a little.
Cut the top off of your frozen veggies in a straight line, now you have a useful little tie to keep the rest of the bag sealed until its finished.
Stick a magnet up in the bathroom under a mirror or in a cabinet to keep all of your hair pins, tweezers, nail files – pretty much anything metallic.
Stick a couple of towel hooks onto the wall in your kitchen, bedroom or study to make a neat tablet holder. Now you can watch series or movies while you do your chores.
Give yourself a french manicure easily with a rubber band instead of tape or stickers.
Remove small stains from suede shoes by using a nail file to buff it out.
Stick a paper clip onto the end of a roll of tape to help you easily find the end.
Use the shower cap from a hotel room to pack your shoes if they have become dirty or muddy.
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My name is Michael Klements and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love fixing, renovating and building – I’m always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I’m happy to have you here.