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Create An Emergency Ice Tray From Egg Cartons And Aluminium Foil

If you need a lot of ice but don’t have enough ice trays for the job, grab some egg cartons and aluminium foil. In a few minutes, you can make a makeshift ice tray.


Wrap Kitchen Tongs In Cardboard Tubes For Clutter-Free Storage

Kitchen tongs are awesome for many purposes, from squeezing citrus to grabbing hard-to-reach items. But they can make a mess when stored in a drawer. A simple cardboard tube is the answer.


Make A Jewellery Stand Out Of Plastic Soft Drink Bottles

Jewellery comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, which makes at-a-glance browsing difficult if all your stuff is in a box. If you’d rather have a stand, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, you can make a nice-looking one out of plastic bottles.


Avoid A Nasty Mildew Smell Around Your Sink By Using Two Sponges

If you have a potent stench coming from your sink, it could be your poor, abused sponge. You can keep two of them around and rotate use so your sponges won’t develop a mildew smell ever again.


Make No-Cook Tomato Sauce With A Cheese Grater

When it’s hot outside, the last thing you want to do is cook over a hot stove. Of course, you’d also like to use those juicy tomatoes you got from your garden or the farmers’ market. Try a grating the tomatoes for instant fresh sauce.


Make A Leak-Resistant Ice Pack With Water And A Nappy

Everybody needs an ice pack at some point. You can put together a homemade version with a few simple ingredients that won’t leak when it melts.


What To Do With Stale Bread

I’ve recently taken up baking again, and I’ve been making a lot of bread. Although I give most of it away, part of my experimentation is about seeing how long my different breads last and what I can do with it when it goes stale.


Build A Smoker From A Steel Drum

While using a grill is the most popular method of cooking outside, connoisseurs of slow-cooked meat will tell you that a smoker is the way to go. You don’t have to buy another outdoor appliance to smoke your own meat though. This no-weld plan shows you how to build a smoker out of a 200-litre drum.


Soothe Sunburn With Potato Slices

Sunburn. Ouch. You’ve probably heard all kinds of household remedies for making that toasted skin feel a little better, but how about a potato?


Remove Old Wallpaper With Diluted Fabric Softener

Removing old wallpaper is one of the more irritating DIY tasks. Depending on the age, glue and type of wallpaper, getting it off your walls can be an exercise in frustration. But it doesn’t have to be.