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  • Blessy

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    June 29, 2023 at 7:28 am
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    Here are some lesser-known DIY hacks that can make everyday life easier or more efficient:

    1. Use a bread clip to label cords: Bread clips can be repurposed as cord labels. Simply write the name of the device or appliance on the clip and attach it to the corresponding cord. This hack helps you easily identify which cord belongs to which device, especially when they are plugged into a power strip or behind furniture.

    2. Use a cereal container as a trash can in the car: Empty and clean cereal containers can serve as portable trash cans for your car. Simply line the container with a small garbage bag, and it becomes a convenient place to dispose of wrappers, receipts, and other small trash items while on the go.

    3. Remove stripped screws with a rubber band: If you encounter a stripped screw that’s difficult to remove, place a rubber band over the screw head and then insert the screwdriver. The rubber band provides extra grip, making it easier to unscrew.

    4. Repurpose an old belt as a cable organizer: Cut an old belt into smaller pieces and attach them to the edge of a desk or table. Use the belt loops to hold and organize cables, preventing them from tangling or falling off the surface.

    5. Use a clothespin to hold a nail: When hammering a small nail or tack, hold it in place by gripping it with a clothespin. This keeps your fingers safe from accidental hammer strikes.

    6. Use a hair straightener as a makeshift iron: In a pinch, a hair straightener can work as a makeshift iron for small clothing items or fabric patches. Ensure it’s clean and set to a low heat setting, and press it gently over the fabric to remove wrinkles.

    7. Use a staple remover to open key rings: When adding or removing keys from a key ring, use a staple remover to open the ring. These DIY hacks can save you time, solve small everyday problems, and make your life a little more convenient. Give them a try and see which ones work best for you!

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