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

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

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

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To loosen a stripped screw, put a rubber band in hole before unscrewing.
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Buying a house? Visit the neighborhood at night.

Spend about an hour just observing the neighborhood. Listen to the sounds and look for any obnoxious lights. Consider going on either a Friday or Saturday.

Buying a house? Visit the neighborhood at night.
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The key to using a plunger is in the pull, not the push.

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The key to using a plunger is in the pull, not the push.
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Ant problem? Keep cucumber skins near their nest or put it where they are entering your home.

Cucumbers contain a compound called trans-2-nonenal that repel insects. This particular compound has also been used in insecticide foams for repelling ants.

Ant problem? Keep cucumber skins near their nest or put it where they are entering your home.
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Always keep a wet rag next to you when painting.

You will thank yourself when you inevitably paint over an unintended area. Just make sure to immediately wipe it off (within a couple minutes) before it dries.

Always keep a wet rag next to you when painting.
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Have a mosquito problem? Install a bat house on your property.

Bat populations are in sharp decline which is a detriment to the environment as they are huge pollinators. They also love munching on mosquitos so not only are you improving the ecosystem, you are also taking care of a nuisance.

Have a mosquito problem? Install a bat house on your property.

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