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Make A Temperature Indicator For Your Tap With Thermochromatic Pigment

It can take a while for water running from the tap to get hot. Yeah, you can wait around with your finger under the water, but it would be a lot easier if you could see when it’s finally hot. This clever DIY temperature indicator lets you do just that.

Turn Old Towels Into Baby Bibs With This Pattern

If you have old towels that you’re ready to replace or that are headed for the trash, give them new life as absorbent baby bibs instead. You’ll always have clean bibs on hand, save money on overpriced baby gear and you’ll get a more use out of your towels.

Turn Leftover Pasta Into A Filling Breakfast Frittata

If you have some leftover pasta, or made pasta but prepared too much for your dish, turn it into an easy breakfast by throwing it into a frittata. Plain pasta or pasta with sauce or other ingredients mixed in, it’s all fair game.

Make Super Smooth Hummus By Adding A Little Bicarbonate Of Soda

Super smooth, almost fluffy hummus is something that I’ve never been able to achieve at home. Sure, I’ve made good hummus, but not that creamy, light-as-air stuff you seem to be able to acquire at Middle Eastern restaurants. It turns out there is a secret ingredient: bicarbonate of soda.

Cram Coins Between A Wrench And A Bolt When You Don't Have The Right Sized Wrench

Sometimes, you grab the wrong wrench for a job. You could go back and grab the correct one, but if you’re feeling especially lazy (or you just don’t own the right one), Instructables user M3G points out that a little loose change can save the day.

Drill Straighter Holes By Using An Old CD As A Guide

If you’re having trouble making straight holes with your handheld power drill, an old CD can make for a cheap and effective guide.

Shine A Light Below Your Paper Cutter To See Exactly Where The Blade Will Cut

Paper cutters are precise tools for slicing paper, with one minor deficiency: You can’t always see where the blade will cut. For some models, you can fix this by shining a light beneath the paper.

Make A DIY Photo Reflector Out Of Poster Board And A Survival Blanket

Photo reflectors can improve the lighting in your photos and videos dramatically, but there’s no need to spend a ton of money on them if you don’t have to. Here’s a clever and cheap DIY option.

Loosen Nuts On Really Long Bolts With A DIY PVC Socket Wrench

When a bolt is really long, removing a nut from it can be a huge pain. You can’t use a normal socket wrench and if there’s not enough space around the bolt, you can’t use much else. This DIY PVC tool should do the trick.

Use Your Steamer Basket To Store Onions And Garlic

If you have a bamboo steamer basket and not much storage space in your kitchen, make your steamer basket pull double duty by storing onions, garlic and shallots in it. Here’s why it’s perfect for the job.

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