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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?

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
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Use Your Car Spoiler As A Picnic Table

Use Your Car Spoiler As A Picnic Table

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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You Can Turn An Old Rake Into A Wineglass Holder

You Can Turn An Old Rake Into A Wineglass Holder

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You Can Turn An Old Boat Into A Bed

You Can Turn An Old Boat Into A Bed

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Cesi Baca
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#9

You Can Turn Wine Bottles Into Chandeliers

You Can Turn Wine Bottles Into Chandeliers

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#10

Open Sealed Plastic Packaging With A Can Opener

Open Sealed Plastic Packaging With A Can Opener

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy c**p!!! I am going to totally try this...those packages are a bugger to get into. This is genius!!

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#11

Use CD Holder To Hold Your Bagel Sandwich

Use CD Holder To Hold Your Bagel Sandwich

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#12

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
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#13

You Can Turn Your Old Seatbelts Into A Key Holder

You Can Turn Your Old Seatbelts Into A Key Holder

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Jason Pos
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you know anyone who has an old seat belt lying around? They normally get sold with your old car.

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#14

You Can Turn An Old Ladder Into A Bookshelf

You Can Turn An Old Ladder Into A Bookshelf

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Amanda Panda
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#15

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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You Can Turn An Old Ladder Into A Bookshelf

You Can Turn An Old Ladder Into A Bookshelf

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Fatemeh
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#17

You Can Use Bottle Caps To Seal Plastic Bags

You Can Use Bottle Caps To Seal Plastic Bags

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Diane DesAutels
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#19

Save Space And Hang More T-Shirts This Way!

Save Space And Hang More T-Shirts This Way!

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#20

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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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#21

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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You Can Turn Your Old Suitcase Into A Chair

You Can Turn Your Old Suitcase Into A Chair

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#23

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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#24

You Can Turn Plastic Bottles Into Cute Planters

You Can Turn Plastic Bottles Into Cute Planters

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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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#26

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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#27

Use Your Pants Hanger As A Cookbook Holder

Use Your Pants Hanger As A Cookbook Holder

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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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#29

You Can Make A Key Holder From LEGO

You Can Make A Key Holder From LEGO

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#30

Use Bees Wax To Waterproof Your Shoes

Use Bees Wax To Waterproof Your Shoes

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#31

You Can Use Wine Corks For Planting Succulents Into Them

You Can Use Wine Corks For Planting Succulents Into Them

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#33

Use Your Tic Tac Box As A Bobby Pin Holder

Use Your Tic Tac Box As A Bobby Pin Holder

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#34

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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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh boy, one little hook is not going to do the job.

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#35

You Can Convert An Old Piano Into A Fountain

You Can Convert An Old Piano Into A Fountain

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Cesi Baca
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#36

Use A Straw To Remove Stems From The Strawberries

Use A Straw To Remove Stems From The Strawberries

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#37

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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#38

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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#39

Finish Your Empty Nutella Jar With Ice Cream

Finish Your Empty Nutella Jar With Ice Cream

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#40

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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#41

You Can Turn Your Old Table Into A Dog Bed

You Can Turn Your Old Table Into A Dog Bed

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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
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#43

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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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
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#45

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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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
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#47

Use Nail Polish To Identify Different Keys

Use Nail Polish To Identify Different Keys

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#48

Use An Eraser To Clean Your Dirty Suede

Use An Eraser To Clean Your Dirty Suede

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#49

You Can Turn An Old Watering Can Into A Shower Head

You Can Turn An Old Watering Can Into A Shower Head

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#50

Use A Staple Remover To Add New Keys To A Key Ring Much Easier

Use A Staple Remover To Add New Keys To A Key Ring Much Easier

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#51

You Can Use A Teapot To Make A Bird House

You Can Use A Teapot To Make A Bird House

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#52

Use Clothes Pins To Prevent Your Toothbrush From Touching Dirty Counters While Travelling

Use Clothes Pins To Prevent Your Toothbrush From Touching Dirty Counters While Travelling

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Nad Win
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Those brushes might be the germ catchers... they're too old

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#53

You Can Turn Your Vintage Suitcase Into A Medicine Cabinet

You Can Turn Your Vintage Suitcase Into A Medicine Cabinet

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#54

Place A Rubber Band Around An Open Paint Can To Wipe Your Brush On, And Keep Paint Off The Side Of The Can

Place A Rubber Band Around An Open Paint Can To Wipe Your Brush On, And Keep Paint Off The Side Of The Can

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You Can Turn Forks Into Coat Hooks

You Can Turn Forks Into Coat Hooks

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And then, according to the picture, maybe glue them to the wall? If only they had a couple of holes for nails or screws.

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#56

You Can Make Swings From An Old Skateboard

You Can Make Swings From An Old Skateboard

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#57

Use The Household Cleaner To Make Your Shoes White Again

Use The Household Cleaner To Make Your Shoes White Again

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You Can Turn Your Old Badminton Rackets Into Mirrors

You Can Turn Your Old Badminton Rackets Into Mirrors

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#59

You Can Use A Plastic Bottle To Make A Charging Cell Phone Holder

You Can Use A Plastic Bottle To Make A Charging Cell Phone Holder

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not a bad idea but you need room to plug in the cord to the phone plus you'll ruin your cord if you have bent all the time.

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#62

Put A Marshmallow In The Bottom Of Ice Cream Cones To Avoid Ice Cream From Dripping Out

Put A Marshmallow In The Bottom Of Ice Cream Cones To Avoid Ice Cream From Dripping Out

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You Can Use An Empty Sun Lotion Bottle For Keeping Your Belongings Safe At The Beach

You Can Use An Empty Sun Lotion Bottle For Keeping Your Belongings Safe At The Beach

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Then a crook comes and sees this, goes to the beach and steals every sunscreen bottle he/she sees

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#64

Use A Broken Hanger To Seal Your Food

Use A Broken Hanger To Seal Your Food

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Use A Hair Straightener To Iron Shirt Collars

Use A Hair Straightener To Iron Shirt Collars

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arianne
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

tried this once when i couldn't find the iron but it was a dress pant (can't decide if this was my finest moment lol)

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#67

Use Vintage Funnels As Candleholders

Use Vintage Funnels As Candleholders

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Use Cupcake Liner To Catch Popsicle Drips And Keep Your Hands Clean

Use Cupcake Liner To Catch Popsicle Drips And Keep Your Hands Clean

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#69

Use These Anti-Theft Lunch Bags To Protect Your Food From Nosy Colleagues/Classmates Or Any Other People

Use These Anti-Theft Lunch Bags To Protect Your Food From Nosy Colleagues/Classmates Or Any Other People

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You Can Turn Your Expired Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks

You Can Turn Your Expired Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As long as you have the tool. Or just buy picks. They can't be that expensive that the punch would be better.

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#71

Use A Spring From An Old Pen To Keep Your Charger From Bending And Breaking

Use A Spring From An Old Pen To Keep Your Charger From Bending And Breaking

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You Can Turn Your Old Skateboard Into A New Furniture

You Can Turn Your Old Skateboard Into A New Furniture

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The yellow one looks lame. The bench is awesome. Only a true skateboarder can appreciate a used and best up Board. The yellow one is for posers.

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You Can Use A Ketchup Bottle For A No-Mess Experience For Cooking Pancakes

You Can Use A Ketchup Bottle For A No-Mess Experience For Cooking Pancakes

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This just transfers the mess to a different stage of the process, loading it into the bottle, and cleaning the bottle once finished. I will stick with a ladle.

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#75

You Can Use A Cutting Board To Make A Kitchen Tablet Holder

You Can Use A Cutting Board To Make A Kitchen Tablet Holder

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My father made one for my step mom (pintrist idea) it works well.His experience as a carpenter really paid off it looks amazing.

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#76

You Can Use Pool Noodle To Protect Your Car Door From Slamming Against The Garage Wall

You Can Use Pool Noodle To Protect Your Car Door From Slamming Against The Garage Wall

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#77

Use Blinder Clips To Organise Your Cables And Keep Them From Falling Of The Table

Use Blinder Clips To Organise Your Cables And Keep Them From Falling Of The Table

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You Can Use Graters To Make Lamp Shades

You Can Use Graters To Make Lamp Shades

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Use Unscented Dental Floss To Cut Frustrating Foods Like Cheeses, Cakes, Burritos, Cinnamon Rolls And Etc.

Use Unscented Dental Floss To Cut Frustrating Foods Like Cheeses, Cakes, Burritos, Cinnamon Rolls And Etc.

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mom taught me that when I was little. Great for cinnamon rolls. It's not new...

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Spray The Ends Of Thread With A Bit Of Hairspray For Easier Threading

Spray The Ends Of Thread With A Bit Of Hairspray For Easier Threading

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Keep Brown Sugar From Hardening By Adding A Few Marshmallows To The Jar

Keep Brown Sugar From Hardening By Adding A Few Marshmallows To The Jar

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do they have to be replaced from time to time? We put rice in our salt to keep it from hardening and you can just leave the rice in there.

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Put A Small Glass Of Water In The Microwave To Keep The Crust From Getting Chewy

Put A Small Glass Of Water In The Microwave To Keep The Crust From Getting Chewy

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

or just be a sane person and heat it in a cast iron pan or in a toaster over. Or eat it cold for breakfast like everyone else

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#83

You Can Use A Plastic Bottle To Make A Bird Feeder

You Can Use A Plastic Bottle To Make A Bird Feeder

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Use Toilet Paper Rolls As Seed Starting Pots

Use Toilet Paper Rolls As Seed Starting Pots

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You Can Use Old Leather Belts To Redesign Chairs

You Can Use Old Leather Belts To Redesign Chairs

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've done this. Keep an eye out at yard sales, thrift stores, etc for interesting ones. Never spend over $1.00 per belt

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Use A Toilet Paper Roll To Make A Quick, Easy And Almost Free Iphone Speaker

Use A Toilet Paper Roll To Make A Quick, Easy And Almost Free Iphone Speaker

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Use A Fork To Balance Your Taco While You Fill It Up

Use A Fork To Balance Your Taco While You Fill It Up

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