18+ Sweet Hacks Using Random Stuff Found Around The House

Diply 19 Oct 2018

I'm moving soon and as we start to pack up our stuff, I've noticed that I've got a ton of random stuff that definitely needs a new purpose. And on top of that, I know I'm going to need to get crafty with storage and decorating, so I'm really excited about some of these new hacks I've found.

You can definitely expect a moving hacks list coming from me soon, but in the meantime I'm excited to explore these hacks that are perfect for your house at anytime!

1. If you're a crafty person like me, you've probably struggled to get the cap off of your crazy glue.

Twitter | @SurvivorJane

If you want to avoid that from happening, @SurvivorJane recommends putting a thick layer of petroleum jelly in the lid to stop the glue from sticking.

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2. I'm not going to lie, I've tried to balance a drink on my bed and totally lost the bet on that one.

Twitter | @HaleyBeltran

If you've got a neck pillow hanging around your bed, turns out they make for a pretty decent cup holder.

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3. You know those eyesores in your apartment you just can't get rid of, like a thermostat?

Twitter | @StTabitha

Try covering them up with a painting or other type of artwork. You can just hang the painting from the thermostat itself! I do this with an ugly utility cabinet in my current place.

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4. I love this idea for hanging things in a rental apartment or dorm room!

Society19 | Society19

The addition of the clothes pegs is actually super adorable. I'm definitely willing to try this out in my new place. There are so many opportunities here!

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5. Looking for a fun way to keep your kids nice and busy for hours?

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

All you need are some balloons and a bag of uncooked beans! Oh, and maybe a funnel, too.

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Once the balloon is full of beans, close that sucker up and you've got yourself a bean bag.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

Make a couple of these and the kids (and maybe you) will have something to play with for hours on end.

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6. This Christmas, trick everyone into thinking you're a pro decorator by using a toilet paper roll.

Dandelions And Dust Bunnies | Dandelions And Dust Bunnies

Why waste money on buying more ornaments then you need if you've got a free toilet paper roll ready and waiting?

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This can definitely save you a ton of time, and some money.

Dandelions And Dust Bunnies | Dandelions And Dust Bunnies

You can even use this hack from Dandelions And Dust Bunnies when decorating vases of all sorts.

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7. When I first saw this hack, I was a bit confused because I didn't understand what it was trying to accomplish.

Ms Not So Perfect | Ms Not So Perfect

Turns out, Ms Not So Perfect has found the perfect solution to expensive air purifiers.

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I originally saw this photo and thought it was a fan with a canvas attached to it.

Ms Not So Perfect | Ms Not So Perfect

But it's actually a cheap filter attached to a fan, which helps with air purification. It's obviously not as strong as the real deal, but it can help!

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8. As I mentioned, I'm moving soon and we have carpets.

Cool Creativity | Cool Creativity

If you're worried about the indents in your carpet when you move, you should try using ice cubes to fluff them back up!

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9. Everyone hates a fitted sheet.

Imgur | Imgur

Seriously, name a more annoying household item. They're impossible to fold, AND they never stay on the bed. Using bungee cords to keep your sheets on the mattress!

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10. Don't want to spend the extra bucks to get an automatic ice machine for your fridge? I don't blame you.

Hometalk | CK

But having ice on hand is actually pretty handy, so CK figured out a new plan.

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She created a space in the freezer that would hold several trays of ice, and then put a plastic drawer in the freezer to hold the ice once frozen.

Hometalk | CK

I would kill to have ice on hand like this!

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11. I don't drink a lot of coffee, so I don't have all the necessary items for making coffee, like a grinder.

Twitter | @TheJosephHughes

If you're in a pinch, a coarse salt grinder might be your solution. It might not be perfect, but sometimes you just need that cuppa jo.

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12. I love taking photos and videos of my crafts and artwork, but I'm way too cheap to invest in an overhead rig to take top-down footage.

Twitter | @wolfCatWorkshop

This clever Twitter user figured out a way to use their cheap tripod instead!

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13. Imagine this: It's summertime and you want to fill up a pool to dip your toes in.

Twitter | @SheHulk_Gaming

But your hose doesn't properly hook up to the faucet on your sink. You can use a water bottle to connect it instead!

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14. I literally always accidentally hit my thumb when I'm trying to hammer a nail into the wall.

Instructables | Paige Russell

Paige Russell realized that she could use a clothes peg to hold on to finicky nails like this one.

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15. In need of a bit of extra storage space for your laundry?

Instructables | Linakat

Try building some shelves in your laundry room or bathroom, and use smaller laundry baskets to organize all of your colors, whites, and darks.

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16. Mason jars are a hack-lover's best friend.

Imgur | Imgur

There are so many uses for them! If you cut out the nozzle of a salt container, you can attach it to a mason jar for easy pouring of whatever's inside.

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17. Don't toss out your cereal boxes the next time you finish off a box.

The Muddy Princess | The Muddy Princess

The Muddy Princess turned hers into magazine and file holders. Perfect for organizing important documents in your office!

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18. Those air fresheners that go on vents in your car are actually useful inside the house too.

The Krazy Coupon Lady | The Krazy Coupon Lady

I love this creative solution from The Krazy Coupon Lady! I need to stock up next time they're on sale.

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19. Do you know what's inside those cleaning wipes you get at the store?

Homemade Interest | Homemade Interest

Homemade Interest found a way to make their own, saving lots of money.

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She gives us a few recipes for different types of cleaning, but I think the all-purpose wipes are the most useful.

Homemade Interest | Homemade Interest

To make these, you pour a mixture of: 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap, and 5-10 drops essential oil over a roll of paper towel.

Let us know how it works for you!

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