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Build A Hidden Compartment In A Fake Potted Plant To Hide Valuables

Hidden compartments are fun, and you know it. If you’re looking for a way to hide some of your smaller valuables while brightening up your place, this potted plant compartment is perfect.


Remove Stamps From Letters With Your Microwave

Putting the wrong stamp on a letter is a mild frustration, but it can be easily remedied with a microwave. YouTube user Household Hacker reminds us that you can also use it to remove stamps from letters.


Hang Small Tools Under A Shelf With Hard Drive Magnets

Here’s an easy way to make more space at your work table, as long as you have some hard drive magnets lying around, that is. Hard drive magnets are strong, so they should be able to hold many different types of tools.


Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons

Chocolate bowls: The perfect edible containers for ice cream and other desserts.


Poach A Dozen Eggs At Once With A Muffin Tin

Poaching a lot of eggs at once using the traditional method is time-consuming (not to mention tough). With a muffin tin, you can poach a dozen at once with no problem.


Keep Tall Boots From Flopping Over With Trouser Hangers

Although stylish, tall boots have a terrible habit of the shafts slouching over. The leather gets cracked and they don’t look as nice. Instead of using expensive boot hangers, basic trouser hangers do the trick.


Put Your Spare Rubber Bands To Work

Rubber bands. I have a bag at home I use mainly to keep decks of cards together (I play a lot of board games), but they’re nice to have on hand for a variety of situations. Emily Callan over on Instructables has put together a list of ten uses you may not have thought of, from opening jars to keeping doors open.


14 Ways To Wrap Gifts With A Cloth

Some gifts are just too oddly shaped for a traditional wrapping job. When wrapping paper just won’t cut it, you can use a cloth to wrap just about anything.


Entertain Bored Kids With 'I'm Done' Sticks

Kids can be difficult to organise, especially when they’re bored. Keep them busy with “I’m Done” sticks.


Fix A Sticking Drawer With Nylon Tape

If you have a drawer that’s constantly getting stuck (or just isn’t sliding open very smoothly), a bit of this special nylon tape can fix the problem for you.