clever uses

Use Cold Cream To Remove All Your Makeup In One Go

Cold cream has a variety of claimed uses, from moisturising skin to soothing sunburn. As PureWow demonstrates, it’s also great at cleaning the makeup from your face.


Keep Cheese Fresh With A Little Vinegar

If you keep most cheeses too long, they will eventually mould. Sometimes you can cut off the mould and still eat the cheese, but you can avoid the problem a little longer with some vinegar and a paper towel.


Store Baseball Caps On Your Bunk Bed With A Wire Hanger

Sleeping in a bunk bed? If you have lots of baseball caps like I did, you can store your headgear by converting a wire hanger into a hat rack.


Drill A Hole Through The Paint Lid To Prevent Splashing When Mixing

Paint mixing attachments are huge time savers, but they can also make a mess of things. Drill a hole through your paint lid, then work the top of the attachment through the hole and secure the lid before mixing to ensure the paint remains in the can and not on your floor.


Get The Most Out Of Your Rotary Tool With These Attachments

I love finding new uses for tools that I already own. A rotary tool — often referred to as a Dremel, echoing one of the most popular brand names — has a lot of attachments and potential applications. Here’s an overview of the types of attachments available and some potential uses.


Use A Pill Box To Organise Jewellery And Small Items While Travelling

Tiny things don’t have a place in most suitcases — they can easily get lost in pockets or fall out of bags. To avoid this, keep your jewellery and other small items in a pill box.


Clean Your Hardwood Floors And Hide Scratches With Black Tea

Black tea is a tasty, uplifting drink, but it also has other uses around the house. If you have hardwood flooring, you can put together a large batch of black tea to use for cleaning and disguising scratches.


Make Churros In Your Waffle Iron And Skip The Deep Frying

Doesn’t this look delicious? The surprisingly versatile gadget that is the waffle iron has yet another use: it can turn batter into churros, saving you the hassle of deep-frying the dough in a pot of oil.


7+ MacGyver Tricks People Have Learned In Prison

When you’re sent to prison, you’re stripped of basic comforts the rest of us take for granted — things like having many food options or a way to light contraband cigarettes. Necessity is the mother of invention, so those who have been in prison have had to come up with some creative life hacks for when resources are limited. Here are a few of them.


Take A Photo Of The Back Of Your TV Before You Move

Packing up for a big move is tedious work, but with a bit of extra preparation, you can make unpacking much easier. Take a photo of the back of your TV (and other devices) so you know how to plug everything back in.