We love using devices and materials for other things and not for their initial use. We love creativity, we love thinking out of the box, and we love straight lines. Painter’s tape isn’t only for making clean lines for paint but can be used whenever a person needs a clean line.
One we found helpful was to use it for caulking our tubs and windows. The clean lines make them look professionally done, and we love showing them off. If you want to do this too, just grab your nearest roll of painter’s tape and tape both sides of where you will caulk. Once removed, you will have a perfectly caulked surface each time.
Brushing It Off
If you ever have to paint, you understand the struggle of removing excess paint from your brush. There is nothing worse than getting ready for a decoration scene only to discover the brush you have is useless and nothing can be done about it.
You can use the edge of the bucket, but it’s not the most efficient way and can cause trouble sealing the paint later. Instead, opt for a rubber band that bisects the center of the open hole in the paint can. You can use the edge to wipe off the excess paint and never have to worry about resealing issues.
This One Is an Ace
No one wants a door to be slammed into the wall of your house, but you also don’t feel like drilling into the baseboard to install a new doorstop. There is nothing more annoying than a mark on the wall just where the knob hits, and for that reason, we have gone out of our way and brought you this great hack.
One of France’s oldest sports may be of help. Simply cut a slit in a tennis ball and place it on your doorknob. This will prevent the door from slamming into the wall and not require you to do any carpentry. It’s a quick and easy solution that will save you stress from worrying about making a dent in the wall.
We all hate nails on the chalkboard. It just sends shivers down our spine. However, if you have a cat that has been clawing your favorite piece of furniture, you can use the same tactic to prevent your cat from clawing. Simply cover the area with aluminum foil and wait.
Next time your cat begins to claw the area, it will have that same nail-on-chalkboard sensation and be less prone to scratch your sofa later. Now, if the aluminum foil is not glued onto the furniture, we have a feeling the foil will find itself on the floor before we even get a chance to sensation. Well, not all hacks are as successful.
We all love the smell of freshly baked cookies in our house, but rarely do we have time actually to bake the cookies. If you want a similar sensation without the baking, try baking vanilla instead. All you have to do is simmer a vanilla bean in water for 10 mins and place that solution in a spray bottle.
Then perfume your house with the mixture, and you will be smelling freshly baked cookies without needing to bake anything. We love the smell, we love the taste, however, this might make us actually bake more frequently, so you can do the same with bringing orange peel to a boil, which will distribute an addictive citrus smell.