We all know that brushing your teeth twice a day can prevent cavities, but did you know that toothpaste can also repair furniture scratches?! No longer do you have to spend hundreds of dollars to refinish your furniture, all you have to do is apply a small amount of paste to the scratches and buff away.
The scratch disappears and leaves a minty scent as well. 4 out of 5 carpenters recommend it! By the way, did you know that toothpaste can also perform as temporary glue if a crown or cavity falls out? Simply glue the cavity or lost crown back in place until you get to see your dentist.
DIY Room Divider
Lofts or studio apartments could use a nice dividing wall for when you feel like having some privacy. And the good news is that you don't need to get a contractor and mortgage your kidneys to set up a divider. What you need is a tension rod (duh) and a top-to-bottom curtain. This could also work for other spaces — large or small — that need some sort of division. After all, we all need a break from other people's faces sometimes.
The great thing about this hack is that you can also give it a personal touch. You can choose any color you want ( we are sure there are black ones out there), and you can hang all kinds of elements on to keep your little ones occupied while waiting for your to finish work from behind the curtain.
Aluminum Foil Dispenser
Nothing says "my life is together" more than having a DIY dispenser for your aluminum foil or plastic wrap roll. It sends a message that the very last of your concerns have been taken care of even if in real life you spent the last thirty minutes looking for a void to scream into.
You'll need a small tension rod to mount on the inside of your kitchen cabinets (or even inside one of your drawers). Once you have that, simply string a roll of foil on it. Stick-on plastic hooks can also work, as seen in the picture above.
Cooking Oil Degreaser
We hate buying something new only to have it ruined by the sticky residue left behind after peeling off the sticker. Well, worry no more because used cooking oil will be your savior.
Just grab your favorite used cooking oil after your fried chicken dinner night or stop by your local KFC and rub it on the sticky area. If you let it soak in for a few minutes, it should easily wipe away after. Just have some Dawn on hand afterward because as much as the oil is great at getting off the glue, we don’t want to smell KFC all day.
Coffee Grind Declogger
Drains get clogged all the time, and the worst part is pulling out the hairball that’s causing the problem. Worry no longer because your morning brew is coming to the rescue! You can mix your used coffee grounds with soap and boiling water and pour it right down the drain.
The mixture should break up anything that’s clogging the pipes and rid you of ever pulling out another hairball again. What is it in coffee grains that create this magic? Is it the caffeine that gets the hairball going? We suppose the hairball is quite a character too.