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Get A Fallen Guitar Pick Out Of Your Acoustic Guitar With A Pencil

You’re strumming along and somehow your pick loosens from your fingers and falls into the depths of your acoustic guitar. Instead of shaking your instrument like a madman, grab a pencil.

Use Nappies Instead Of Paper Towels To Clean Up Big Messes

As any paper towel advertisement will tell you, some messes are bigger than others. While every company wants you to believe their paper towels can handle the biggest messes, disposable nappies can handle the biggest ones of all.

Use The Bottom Of A Hot Saucepan To Iron Your Clothes

If you’re one of the many people out there that does not own an iron, there’s a way you can remove wrinkles with something you probably do have: a basic saucepan.

Turn A Shelf Into A Clothes-Hanging Rack With PVC Pipe

If you have an ordinary shelf in your bedroom or closet, and you want it to pull double-duty as one you can also hang clothes from, a little PVC piping is all it takes to do the job. The folks from The Family Handyman show us how it’s done.

Create An Eye-Catching Pendant Lampshade With An Old Colander

You can breathe new life into all manner of old things you have lying around the house, and Handimania shows how you can transform an unused metal colander into a pendant lamp.

Make A Simple Bottle Opener With A Nail

There are a lot of ways to open a bottle, but this simple method of hammering a nail into some wood is one of the easiest.

Take Photos Of Your Half-Finished Board Games When You Take A Break

Next time you need to break off from a game of Scrabble, chess or cards, forget spending time carefully moving the game out of the way. Just take a photo and you can easily pick up from where you left off.

Wrap Whisks With Rubber Bands To Save Space And Avoid Bent Wires

Whisks are one of the most difficult kitchen items to store. Many of us keep them in drawers until we need them, but the wide wires can get caught and stuck, making drawers catch or damaging the whisk. The solution? A simple rubber band.

Create A Hanging Fruit Bowl To Save Space In The Kitchen

Space in the kitchen can be at a premium, especially in apartments. If you would rather use your worktop for food preparation than storing fruit, a hanging fruit bowl is a great option.

Use A Tension Rod For Hidden Paper Towel Storage

If you’re tired of having your paper towels out on the counter, use a tension rod to hide it in a cabinet while enabling easy access.