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Coil A USB Cord With A Pencil And Blow Dryer For A Shorter Cable

A coiled cable is easier to manage than a long cord that gets tangled up. If that’s what you want with your USB cable, Instructables user pizzidave has a quick way to do that with just a pencil, tape and a blow dryer.


Clean A Cast Iron Frying Pan With Bamboo Skewers

We’ve previously looked at ways to clean a cast iron pot with salt, but Instructables has a more efficient method that uses bamboo skewers. The abrasive surface of the ends scrapes the pan without taking off the seasoned finish.


Keep Ice Cream Tasting Fresh By Covering It With Baking Paper

After you scoop out some ice cream from the tub and put it back in the freezer, it’s common for a layer of ice crystals to form top. The easy way to avoid that is to use baking paper to protect it.


Reinforce Charging Cable Joints With Paracord

The end of your laptop or phone charging cable can take a lot of stress when you bend it to plug it in to give your gear some juice. We’ve shown you how to reinforce it with Sugru, but if you want something more durable, attractive and multipurpose, try some paracord instead.


Attach Bottle Openers To The Bottom Of Coasters

Can’t find the opener? You could open the bottle with a countertop or even a newspaper, but Instructables user mikeasaurus has a good idea to avoid future hassle: just attach the opener to the bottom of a coaster.


Repurpose An Old Filing Cabinet As Garage Storage

You can make an awesome custom storage system for your garage, or you can take Trash To Treasure’s quick-fix option on converting an old file cabinet into brilliant garage storage. It’s a great way to recycle something you’re no longer using.


Use A Muffin Tray To Cook Stuffed Capsciums Without The Mess

Stuffed capsicums are a delicious way to cram an entire meal into a self-contained edible container. However, when they cook, they can often deform. Keep the mess contained by cooking them in muffin trays.


Clean Window Blind Cords With A Liquid Pack

Dread the thought of cleaning your blinds? One Good Thing By Jillee shares what is possibly the easiest way to clean dirty cords on venetian or similar blinds.


Fix Dents In Car Bumpers With Boiling Water

There are plenty of car repairs you can do yourself. For example, over at Imgur, user sxpnthr uploaded a guide on how he fixed a car dent with boiling water.


Use An Old CD Case As A Recipe Stand

If you have a collection of recipes scribbled on notes, then old CD cases can be of help in the kitchen. Used correctly, the CD case acts as a propped up, stain-free recipe stand, Real Simple says.