Clean dust from your blinds with a microfiber cloth and tongs

Clean dust from your blinds with a microfiber cloth and tongs
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Place old silica packets in your toolbox to reduce the likelihood of rusted tools.

Silica packets (also known as oxygen scavengers/absorbers) are usually included with food packaging to help reduce the amount of oxygen in the package. You can repurpose these by putting them in your toolbox. This will help reduce moisture and in turn prevent any rust from forming on your tools. Works well especially in coastal areas.

Place old silica packets in your toolbox to reduce the likelihood of rusted tools.
Place old silica packets in your toolbox to reduce the likelihood of rusted tools.

Hide your alarm panel with a canvas print

Tired of that unsightly alarm panel staring at you in the middle of the wall? Install two hinges and screw them onto your canvas print to hide it while it's not in use.

Hide your alarm panel with a canvas print
Hide your alarm panel with a canvas print

Use a seam ripper to cut out hair tangled in your vacuum cleaner

A seam ripper is used to rip out stitching in clothing, but can be used as a perfect little tool to cut through all the hair that gets tangled in your vacuum cleaner bristles.

Use a seam ripper to cut out hair tangled in your vacuum cleaner
Use a seam ripper to cut out hair tangled in your vacuum cleaner

Hang your photos on the wall in the perfect spot by using paper templates.

If you're hanging art, photos, or anything on the wall, trace an outline of it on a piece of paper and nail the paper template to the wall so you line it up evenly. Once you've nailed the template, pull the paper off and hang your item onto the nail.

Hang your photos on the wall in the perfect spot by using paper templates.
Hang your photos on the wall in the perfect spot by using paper templates.

A dustpan can be used to drain water out of a small sink into a larger bucket.

A dustpan can be used to drain water out of a small sink into a larger bucket.
A dustpan can be used to drain water out of a small sink into a larger bucket.

Drill holes in the bottom of the garbage can to prevent suction

Drill holes in the bottom of the garbage can to prevent suction
Drill holes in the bottom of the garbage can to prevent suction

Instead of a tarp, use a lawn or sport umbrella to collect and distribute leaves

Instead of a tarp, use a lawn or sport umbrella to collect and distribute leaves
Instead of a tarp, use a lawn or sport umbrella to collect and distribute leaves

Convert an old hose into a sprinkler by poking holes in it.

Take a Phillips screwdriver or any other sharp object to poke holes about a foot apart on the hose and turn it on low pressure. Now you don't have to keep moving the hose as often.

Convert an old hose into a sprinkler by poking holes in it.
Convert an old hose into a sprinkler by poking holes in it.

Broke a glass and want ensure you clean up all of the shards? Turn off the lights and shine a flashlight on the floor.

The shiny bits should reflect off of the light and you can take a piece of wet paper towel to gently wipe the area down.

Broke a glass and want ensure you clean up all of the shards? Turn off the lights and shine a flashlight on the floor.

To loosen a stripped screw, put a rubber band in hole before unscrewing.

If that doesn't work, try using a dremel to cut a slot on the head and use a flathead screwdriver to unscrew it.

To loosen a stripped screw, put a rubber band in hole before unscrewing.

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