You know how they always say that hell is hot? Well, the way we see it, the weather in the underworld is super-wintery, never-ending rain, and everyone’s socks are always wet. Now THAT’S eternal damnation. So, in order to avoid the hell on earth which is wading your way from the front door to your bathroom in your wet coat and gloves, follow these instructions.
Mount a curtain rod on the wall by your front door and add clips to it. Just like in the picture, but with a rod instead of a wire. Now, whenever you walk in with wet clothes, clip them to the rack you made and let them air dry.
Craft Paper Dispenser
Old-timey as it may sound, working with your hands is really good for you. And it doesn't even matter what kind of work we're talking about — painting, cooking, woodcarving, basket weaving — using your hands for something other than typing and texting is fabulous and you should give it a try, even if only for the sake of posting about it on your Instagram story.
The thing is, working with your hands can also be messy, and you don't want to risk damaging your precious Anthropology tabletop. You can take care of it with a small tension rod and some craft paper. Slip your roll of craft paper onto a small rod and mount it between the table's legs. Now, whenever you feel like things are about to get messy, just pull as much of the paper as you need to spread on your working space.
An open doorway in your house, or even just an unattractive interior door, is a great opportunity to go all Pinterest on your home (all those interior design pins aren't going to happen unless you put that pint of ice-cream away and get to work).
For a makeshift door or a divider, mount a tension rod at the top of the doorway and fit it with whatever curtain you like. Sure, it won't block noise that well, but that's what earplugs are for, right?
Does your dream bed have a headboard? Does your real-life bank account have no money to afford one? If the answer to both those questions is yes, you might want to consider creating your own headboard and live your grownup fantasy.
Just mount a rod on the wall behind your bed and drape whatever textile you like on it. Yeah, it's not going to be a real wooden board, and it's going to have an Indian guesthouse kind of vibe, but the important thing is that you did it on your own.
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 has been taken care of even if in real life you spent the last thirty minutes looking for a void to scream into.
What you'll need is a small rod to mount on the inside of one of your kitchen cabinets (or even inside one of your drawers). Once you have that, simply string a roll of foil on it.