clever uses

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.


Make Matches Waterproof With Nail Polish

Once they are wet, matches are useless. As a precaution while camping or for any other use, waterproof matches are the way to go. No need to buy special matches though, Food Storage And Survival shows how to make your own with some nail polish.


Turn A Full-Length Mirror Into An Attractive Bathroom Storage Unit

Most of us could use more storage space in our bathrooms, and this DIY project hides lots of storage space behind a full-length mirror in an attractive wooden frame.


Clean Old Paintings With A Slice Of Bread

Don’t let dust or dirt ruin your favourite paintings. Even with years of grime accumulated on vintage oil paintings, doughy white bread will make them look like new.


Put Bright Stickers On The Camera For Great Baby Photos

Getting your baby to look at the camera lens, or at your smartphone’s camera, isn’t easy. Lifehacker reader Sidin Vadukut shares a great tip to divert your toddler’s gaze where you want it while keeping your hands free to take a photo.


Keep Your Fridge Clean From Condiment Spills With An Egg Carton

This ingenious tip comes from legendary food hacker Alton Brown: Use the bottom of an egg carton to keep your fridge shelves clean and hold your inverted mustard bottles (or other condiments).