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This DIY Fix Keeps You From Losing Change Between Car Seats

It’s hard to retrieve coins and other things that fall into the little gap between the car seat and the door or the gear box. Here’s a quick, DIY solution that costs a dollar and almost no time.


Wash Chilli Oil Off Your Hands With Bicarb Soda

If you aren’t careful with hot peppers like jalapeños, you’ll get the burning oils on your hands. Ouch. Once on your hands, they will transfer anywhere. Double ouch. Clean up those hands with some bicarb soda.


Protect Your Wood From Nasty Glue Overflow With Tape

When you’re joining two boards with glue, you might get a little glue overflow along the joint. Avoid that problem with a bit of tape and a razor blade.


Avoid Losing Stuff In Hotel Rooms By Laying Out A Towel As A Home Base

The unfamiliar environment of a hotel room makes it easy to misplace important stuff like your keys, wallet or phone. Keep it all organised by laying a hand towel on a convenient surface and make a habit of placing all important items in this one spot.


Get More Out Of Your Drill With These Tips And Attachments

A cordless drill is a handy tool to have around, but it can do a lot more than just drill holes. Here are some interesting attachments that go beyond your typical set of bits.


Remove Plastic Food Container Odours By Storing Them With Salt

If you tend to make pungent meals — or just forgot about one in the fridge — you probably have to deal with smelly containers. Adding a pinch of salt to your container after washing it can help keep the leftover odours at bay.


Quiet Slamming Doors With Felt Pads

The sound of a door slamming can be alarming, to say the least. Quiet them with some simple felt pads.


Travel With A Card That Explains Your Dietary Restrictions

Travelling when you have a restricted diet can be difficult, especially if you don’t speak the local language. NerdWallet suggests carrying a card in your wallet that explains your food restriction in the language of the spots you’ll be visiting.


Protect Your Wall With A Sponge When Pulling Nails

Need to pull out a nail, but don’t want any hammer scuff marks? All you need is a sponge.


Extract A Stripped Screw With Your Drill

Stripped screws are a fact of life, and can throw a wrench into a smooth-running DIY project. Here’s the best way to remove a stripped screw with your cordless drill.