We become so accustomed to the way things work, that we stop thinking outside the box. What if we told you that your old ladder can be a bookshelf, or you can use car's spoiler as a picnic table?


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To get your creative juices flowing, Bored Panda has put together a list of easy and incredibly useful life hacks, DIY tricks and repurposing ideas. From how to open a sealed plastic bag to how to keep ice-cream from dripping on your hands - they will all most definitely simplify your lives. Keep on scrolling to take a look. You'll thank us later.

#1 Use LEGO As A Cable Or Key Holder

Use LEGO As A Cable Or Key Holder

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Ronja Rövardotter 5 months ago

This is brilliant!! I love it! I need it! I think I am gonna steel back some of my old lego from my little sister. She will understand one day :-)

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#2 Use Your Car Spoiler As A Picnic Table

Use Your Car Spoiler As A Picnic Table

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Hans 5 months ago

Life hack from Hans: do not have a car spoiler, unless you have a car that really need it.

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#3 Pop A Stocking Over The Head Of Your Vacuum Cleaner To Find Small, Missing Items

Pop A Stocking Over The Head Of Your Vacuum Cleaner To Find Small, Missing Items

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Paul Rodenhuis 5 months ago

I did this 50 years ago when my wife dropped her contact lens.

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#4 You Can Turn An Old Rake Into A Wineglass Holder

You Can Turn An Old Rake Into A Wineglass Holder

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Cody Eriksen 5 months ago

*Forehead Slap # Lost Count*

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#5 Use Clothespin To Hammer A Nail Safely

Use Clothespin To Hammer A Nail Safely

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LauRa Morgan 5 months ago

I needed to see this!

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#6 You Can Turn An Old Boat Into A Bed

You Can Turn An Old Boat Into A Bed

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Cesi Baca 5 months ago

This is a life hack? I guess I just need to find an old wooden boat somewhere and put rafters in my ceiling to hang it from. Piece of cake : ~

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#7 You Can Use A Tennis Ball As An Item Holder

You Can Use A Tennis Ball As An Item Holder

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Cody Eriksen 5 months ago

My dog will lose his mind!! I'd have to mount it like 10 feet high so he doesn't get it!

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#8 You Can Turn Wine Bottles Into Chandeliers

You Can Turn Wine Bottles Into Chandeliers

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隆興 李 5 months ago

Need to cut the bottoms of bottles first? How to?

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#9 Open Sealed Plastic Packaging With A Can Opener

Open Sealed Plastic Packaging With A Can Opener

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the_end_is_nigh 5 months ago

Yes, please someone come up with plan to end the torture.

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#10 Use CD Holder To Hold Your Bagel Sandwich

Use CD Holder To Hold Your Bagel Sandwich

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Kjorn 5 months ago

i only have 100 CD holder... oh well, i'll just make bigger sandwich then

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#11 Use Frozen Grapes To Chill Your Wine And Stop It From Being Diluted

Use Frozen Grapes To Chill Your Wine And Stop It From Being Diluted

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Amanda Panda 5 months ago

this is actually a good one, and also adds to the flavor. I find it works best with Chardonneys.

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#12 You Can Turn Your Old Seatbelts Into A Key Holder

You Can Turn Your Old Seatbelts Into A Key Holder

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Mustache Ham 5 months ago

This is cool. :D

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#13 You Can Turn An Old Ladder Into A Bookshelf

You Can Turn An Old Ladder Into A Bookshelf

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Amanda Panda 5 months ago

They sell "ladder" shelves basically just like this for like $100, easier to make ur own!

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#14 You Can Turn The Crib Into A Table When Children Grow Of It

You Can Turn The Crib Into A Table When Children Grow Of It

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Lorraine 5 months ago

Really like this one! Might do this for my future kids!

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#15 You Can Turn An Old Ladder Into A Bookshelf

You Can Turn An Old Ladder Into A Bookshelf

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Fatemeh 5 months ago

It is silly but I feel that the books are not comfortable in this shelf :|

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#16 You Can Use Bottle Caps To Seal Plastic Bags

You Can Use Bottle Caps To Seal Plastic Bags

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Diane DesAutels 5 months ago

I've seen this great suggestion before. I've got to remember to try it!

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#17 Use Toilet Paper Rolls To Organize Cables

Use Toilet Paper Rolls To Organize Cables

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#18 Save Space And Hang More T-Shirts This Way!

Save Space And Hang More T-Shirts This Way!

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Nita 5 months ago

Works great until ya take ya shirt off the line and realise the side of ya shirt are now longer than the front and back...

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#19 Fill Any Container That Doesn't Fit In The Sink With A Dustpan

Fill Any Container That Doesn't Fit In The Sink With A Dustpan

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.gas. 5 months ago

Remember, water can flow in more than one direction, meaning, prepare for water all over the floor, too. :-/

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#20 You Can Use A Pop Tab As A Photo Frame Hanger

You Can Use A Pop Tab As A Photo Frame Hanger

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Joel Ei 5 months ago

Now that's genius!

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#21 You Can Turn Your Old Suitcase Into A Chair

You Can Turn Your Old Suitcase Into A Chair

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over opinionated 5 months ago

So cute I love this just need support so you don't break the back leaning on it.

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#22 Keep Your Wrapping Paper Tidy With Toilet Paper Rolls Which Will Keep Them From Unravelling

Keep Your Wrapping Paper Tidy With Toilet Paper Rolls Which Will Keep Them From Unravelling

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Gina Kashuk 5 months ago

Oh that is clever

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#23 You Can Turn Plastic Bottles Into Cute Planters

You Can Turn Plastic Bottles Into Cute Planters

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Kjorn 5 months ago

nice paint job too

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#24 Fill Your Water Bottle Half Way, Freeze It On It's Side And Then Fill The Other Half With Water. It Will Keep Your Water Cold For Hours

Fill Your Water Bottle Half Way, Freeze It On It's Side And Then Fill The Other Half With Water. It Will Keep Your Water Cold For Hours

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Kjorn 5 months ago

i already do that

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#25 You Can Rub A Walnut On Damaged Wooden Furniture To Cover Up Dings

You Can Rub A Walnut On Damaged Wooden Furniture To Cover Up Dings

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over opinionated 5 months ago

If this actually works I'm going to need a lot of walnuts.

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#26 Use Your Pants Hanger As A Cookbook Holder

Use Your Pants Hanger As A Cookbook Holder

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over opinionated 5 months ago

And if it breaks in the process you can seal the food that you made

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#27 Use A Paper Clip To Help Put On A Bracelet When You Don't Have Anyone Around To Help You

Use A Paper Clip To Help Put On A Bracelet When You Don't Have Anyone Around To Help You

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Tash Laf 5 months ago

Now this.is perfect!

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#28 You Can Make A Key Holder From LEGO

You Can Make A Key Holder From LEGO

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Claire Von Hirdler 5 months ago

Lego used to sell a keychain holder. i got one before it was discontinued - and i LOVE IT! i wish i could share a pic!

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#29 Use Bees Wax To Waterproof Your Shoes

Use Bees Wax To Waterproof Your Shoes

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Lorraine 5 months ago

I shall try this!

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#30 You Can Use Wine Corks For Planting Succulents Into Them

You Can Use Wine Corks For Planting Succulents Into Them

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over opinionated 5 months ago

What happens when they grow the roots have no room. I call this plant abuse.

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#31 Use Your Muffin Tin For Barbeque Condiments

Use Your Muffin Tin For Barbeque Condiments

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JEFF THE KILLER 5 months ago

wow...... who knew??!!

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#32 Use Your Tic Tac Box As A Bobby Pin Holder

Use Your Tic Tac Box As A Bobby Pin Holder

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Rita Duncan 5 months ago

That's actually a really good idea

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#33 You Can Turn Your Redundand Chairs Into A Shelf/Closet Unit

You Can Turn Your Redundand Chairs Into A Shelf/Closet Unit

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Caitlyn McCracken 5 months ago

not a fan of that look.

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#34 You Can Convert An Old Piano Into A Fountain

You Can Convert An Old Piano Into A Fountain

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Cesi Baca 5 months ago

As if people just have old grand pianos sitting around rotting away. Not a hack. : /

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#35 Use A Straw To Remove Stems From The Strawberries

Use A Straw To Remove Stems From The Strawberries

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over opinionated 5 months ago

Straw your strawberries I love this idea.

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#36 Use A Hanging Shoe Rack To Store Cleaning Supplies And Keep Them Away From Children

Use A Hanging Shoe Rack To Store Cleaning Supplies And Keep Them Away From Children

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Enoch Evenson 5 months ago

My wife did this in our house. She's not the only one!

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#37 Use A Post-It Note To Catch The Dust From Drilling

Use A Post-It Note To Catch The Dust From Drilling

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over opinionated 5 months ago

Then the note falls.... damn...

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#38 Finish Your Empty Nutella Jar With Ice Cream

Finish Your Empty Nutella Jar With Ice Cream

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over opinionated 5 months ago

So don't finish off with your index finger... k....

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#39 Tie A Bag Of Vinegar Around A Shower Head, Leave It There Over Night, And It Will Clean Everything Off With No Work

Tie A Bag Of Vinegar Around A Shower Head, Leave It There Over Night, And It Will Clean Everything Off With No Work

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over opinionated 5 months ago

Hmm... salt and vinegar cleans pennies. Would adding salt here help?

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#40 You Can Turn Your Old Table Into A Dog Bed

You Can Turn Your Old Table Into A Dog Bed

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Benny Lava 5 months ago

No. I don't want to embarrass my dog.

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#41 You Can Use Your Sanitary Napkin Package To Keep Your Money Safe From Pickpockets

You Can Use Your Sanitary Napkin Package To Keep Your Money Safe From Pickpockets

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Arty 5 months ago

mhhh...not sure how it would look it fell for my pocket...as a boy....:P

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#42 Place A Headlight Facing Inwards On A Water Jug For An Ambient Camping Light

Place A Headlight Facing Inwards On A Water Jug For An Ambient Camping Light

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JEFF THE KILLER 5 months ago

great for reading in the dark!!

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#43 You Can Upcycle Old Colanders By Making Wall Lights Out Of Them

You Can Upcycle Old Colanders By Making Wall Lights Out Of Them

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Gina Kashuk 5 months ago

Woooooooo I always have an urge to buy another ...now I have a reason to

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#44 Use Binder Clips On Shelves To Maximize All Of The Unused Space In Your Fridge And Freezer

Use Binder Clips On Shelves To Maximize All Of The Unused Space In Your Fridge And Freezer

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JEFF THE KILLER 5 months ago

yas i shall try dis...

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#45 You Can Turn Your Old Bicycle Into A Sink Stand

You Can Turn Your Old Bicycle Into A Sink Stand

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Sigrid Vinter 5 months ago

Takes up a lot of space, os not very useful, makes cleaning hard.. Why not just sell the bike or donate it to people who send bikes to African countries where they get a second life?

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