It feels like every single day there’s some sort of new life hack video or article making its way around. It’s always full of things you’ve seen before and many of them could never be considered “hacks” while some are actually pretty useful.
Nonetheless, it gets tiring to see a variety of articles and videos showing you how to use other things to do something other than its intended use.
So, naturally, we’re throwing some more at you. But wait, there’s a twist to this one, okay? This list is actually about the 16 innovative ways you can use everyday items! See, that’s different right? Maybe you already know about all of these 16 innovative things and if you do, that’s cool too!
But, if you don’t? Then this is the article for you!
A quick fix for furbaby hair on your furniture: put duct tape on a paint roller (or lint roller). Then, put the tape on the sticky side outwards and roll away!
If you want to remove old wallpaper, just dilute one cup full with 1 liter of water and apply to the wall with a sponge or a mop. After 20 minutes it should unstick.
Use a rubber band to keep the button on your jeans closed if you’ve outgrown them for any reason.
GPS devices for your car can be expensive, especially when you already have one in your phone. This DIY by Make Mod Hack is genius; it only calls for two rubber bands!
If you’re an avid reader who enjoys your morning commute but you hate when the pages get wrinkled in your bag, then this trick is the trick for you. Again, all you need is a rubber band.
Nail polish handles can be so slippery sometimes, or maybe you’ve got sweaty palms. Just wrap a rubber band around the cap, it’ll give you something to grip onto so you can open it.
If you use bar soap but hate the way it gets dirty in the shower or the soap dish, try making a home for it in a sponge! Just place it on the sponge, trace it and cut out a hollow opening for it to rest.
Putting a sponge in your veggie drawer will actually keep them fresh a lot longer. This is because vegetables sweat, but the sponge will soak up the excess moisture.
Painting your toes can be a hassle because the little appendages are so close together and then they wind up smudging. To save yourself a headache, just use some cut up sponges to keep them apart.
Sponges have yet another use (and probably many, many more)! If you’re going on a picnic or a road trip then consider wetting some sponges, sealing them into separate bags and freezing them overnight to use as ice packs in your cooler.
Micellar water is all the rage right now to remove makeup, so chances are if you wear makeup you probably have some. This cleansing water is a great tool for removing stains from clothes.
Micellar water can also be used to clean white shoes whether it be just the face or the sole or the entire shoe!
A great way to pack your shoes if you’re going on a trip is to use a shower cap. This is actually a tip that I’ve been using for years. It ensures that your clothes don’t get dirty and it’s not as bulky as a shopping bag.
If you have kids, then you’re probably going in and out of the house constantly with a stroller which tracks in dirt and mud but placing a shower cap over the wheels should help.
Watermelons are massive and often go to waste, so use a clear shower cap to preserve the other half until you’re ready to eat it.
And lastly for our shower cap tips, if you have a bike that’s often chained up outside then use a shower cap for your seat when it’s raining. That way you won’t be waddling inside with a damp behind.