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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Siyuan Lu
Community Member
4 years ago

We actually do stuff like this at our LEGO robotics "club room". :D

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#2

Makeup Protector

Makeup Protector

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Gabriela Branzan
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes u are !!

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#3

Use Your Car Spoiler As A Picnic Table

Use Your Car Spoiler As A Picnic Table

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Tash Laf
Community Member
4 years ago

I am not a fan of spoiler but this is a great idea

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#4

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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Tali Barak
Community Member
4 years ago

smart

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#5

You Can Turn An Old Rake Into A Wineglass Holder

You Can Turn An Old Rake Into A Wineglass Holder

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Frimpong Poku-Dankwa
Community Member
4 years ago

This is SUPER COOL!

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#6

Use Clothespin To Hammer A Nail Safely

Use Clothespin To Hammer A Nail Safely

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Happy Ghost
Community Member
4 years ago

Interesting idea!

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#7

You Can Turn An Old Boat Into A Bed

You Can Turn An Old Boat Into A Bed

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Tash Laf
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful and creative

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#8

You Can Use A Tennis Ball As An Item Holder

You Can Use A Tennis Ball As An Item Holder

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Happy Ghost
Community Member
4 years ago

cool!

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#9

You Can Turn Wine Bottles Into Chandeliers

You Can Turn Wine Bottles Into Chandeliers

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| TheArtAddict |
Community Member
4 years ago

This is just brilliant!!!

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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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Tash Laf
Community Member
4 years ago

Holy crap!!! 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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

I doubt this plastic is food-proof. Particularly if you use sour sauces, this can be unhealthy.

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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
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Quant
Community Member
4 years ago

ooh I like that

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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
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Happy Ghost
Community Member
4 years ago

Great one! And you can transport it easily when you're painting or something

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#16

You Can Turn An Old Ladder Into A Bookshelf

You Can Turn An Old Ladder Into A Bookshelf

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

it has a nice look

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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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Tash Laf
Community Member
4 years ago

I have tried this for my frozen veggies...it really works!!

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#18

Use Toilet Paper Rolls To Organize Cables

Use Toilet Paper Rolls To Organize Cables

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Happy Ghost
Community Member
4 years ago

Awesome idea!

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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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Tammy Butler
Community Member
4 years ago

Brilliant!!

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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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.gas.
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Joel Ei
Community Member
4 years ago

Now that's genius!

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#22

You Can Turn Your Old Suitcase Into A Chair

You Can Turn Your Old Suitcase Into A Chair

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Anya O
Community Member
4 years ago

Portable armchair! Awesome

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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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Gina Kashuk
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh that is clever

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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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Tash Laf
Community Member
4 years ago

Cute and reusable..love it

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#25

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
Community Member
4 years ago

i already do that

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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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over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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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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over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#28

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
Community Member
4 years ago

Now this.is perfect!

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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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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

who still has old vintage key?

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#30

Use Bees Wax To Waterproof Your Shoes

Use Bees Wax To Waterproof Your Shoes

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Lorraine
Community Member
4 years ago

I shall try this!

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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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over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#32

Use Your Muffin Tin For Barbeque Condiments

Use Your Muffin Tin For Barbeque Condiments

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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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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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Iciclett
Community Member
4 years ago

I actually have one of these, but it's not tic tacs

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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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MD
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful idea

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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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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is clever

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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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Enoch Evenson
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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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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over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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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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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

that's evil

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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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over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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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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dita wish
Community Member
4 years ago

Can't decide obnoxious or cute??

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#42

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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Stacy Miles-Thorpe
Community Member
4 years ago

my husband will love this one

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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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Joel Ei
Community Member
4 years ago

Cool idea.

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#44

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
Community Member
4 years ago

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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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
4 years ago

yas i shall try dis...

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#46

You Can Turn Your Old Bicycle Into A Sink Stand

You Can Turn Your Old Bicycle Into A Sink Stand

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
4 years ago

um

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#47

Use Nail Polish To Identify Different Keys

Use Nail Polish To Identify Different Keys

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arianne
Community Member
4 years ago

i'm guilty of trying this lol

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#48

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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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

That's pretty innovative!

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#49

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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Hiruya
Community Member
4 years ago

Ah clever

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#50

Use An Eraser To Clean Your Dirty Suede

Use An Eraser To Clean Your Dirty Suede

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Julia Wolfe
Community Member
4 years ago

I like this one!

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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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Katherine Dagold
Community Member
4 years ago

only when chipped, top is broken/lost, and you have another to replace it

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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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Julia Wolfe
Community Member
4 years ago

Genius!

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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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Julia Wolfe
Community Member
4 years ago

Love this!

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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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Gina Kashuk
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

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#55

You Can Turn Forks Into Coat Hooks

You Can Turn Forks Into Coat Hooks

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Haleema
Community Member
4 years ago

This is such a creative idea

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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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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

or any wood

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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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Claire Von Hirdler
Community Member
4 years ago

a magic eraser also works wonders.

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#58

You Can Turn Your Old Badminton Rackets Into Mirrors

You Can Turn Your Old Badminton Rackets Into Mirrors

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Ron Cascella
Community Member
4 years ago

beats the hell out of using them for exercise!

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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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Golgo 13
Community Member
4 years ago

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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#60

You Can Use An Old Tire As A Planter

You Can Use An Old Tire As A Planter

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Rita Duncan
Community Member
4 years ago

Now that's actually pretty neat

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#61

Use A Vegetable Peeler To Make Super Thin Onion Slices

Use A Vegetable Peeler To Make Super Thin Onion Slices

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Wanda Cruz
Community Member
4 years ago

Cool

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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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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

never though of that

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#63

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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Alexandra Verzes
Community Member
4 years ago

They already sell these types of things, at Avon. https://www.google.ro/search?q=avon+pentru+chei+si+telefon&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=648&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiVl7a3wt3PAhXEKCwKHXscAI4Q_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=cutie+avon+pentru+chei+si+telefon&imgrc=idOBhrYR2zFkdM%3A

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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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over opinionated
Community Member
4 years ago

Good idea.

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#65

Use A Wooden Spoon To Avoid Pasta From Boiling Over

Use A Wooden Spoon To Avoid Pasta From Boiling Over

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over opinionated
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4 years ago

I put in a couple tablespoons of oil. Then the lid can stay on and your water won't evaporate.

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#66

Use A Hair Straightener To Iron Shirt Collars

Use A Hair Straightener To Iron Shirt Collars

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arianne
Community Member
4 years ago

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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4 years ago

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The same as 29?!

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#68

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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Carlos Abondano
Community Member
4 years ago

Or just eat it instead of posing with it

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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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Sven Martinek
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4 years ago

Lunch thrown away by colleagues: excellent!

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#70

You Can Turn Your Expired Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks

You Can Turn Your Expired Credit Cards Into Guitar Picks <