household

Build Secret Litter Box Storage In A Stereo Cabinet

There are plenty of ways to keep your cat litter box out of sight. Instructables user egreer1 built this nifty hider with storage from an old stereo system. It hides the sight and smell of the box.


Keep Refrigerated Items From Shifting And Sliding With Non-Slip Material

If your refrigerator doors aren’t stuffed to maximum capacity, things probably move around when you open your door. A little non-slip material on your door shelves will keep things in place.


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.


Keep Baked Goods From Sticking With Homemade Pan Grease

Perhaps you grease pans for baking with butter or oil, or perhaps you’ve discovered the joy of special baking sprays. This homemade baker’s goop works even better, it’s cheaper, and it couldn’t be simpler to make.


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 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.


Give Your DIY Projects A Weathered Look

Sometimes we don’t want our DIY projects to look fresh out of the box. Adam Savage (of MythBusters fame) shows us how he weathers his projects with a few simple tools and tricks.


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.


Wrap Cords With Duct Tape, Without Leaving Them Sticky

Magnets, Velcro and binder clips are all helpful in managing cables. But they’re all probably less abundant in your house than tape. The only problem with tape is the sticky residue, but this folding trick can eliminate that annoyance.


Keep A Junk Drawer To Cut Down On Needless Decisions

Our brains can only handle so much during a day. The Globe and Mail recommends using a junk drawer to easily categorise the miscellaneous.