How Many Uses Does a Rubber Band Have?

Rubber bands are a great invention that can be used for so many things. In the office they hold papers together, index cards or wrap up some  pens and pencils to keep them organized and many others.

But they are also a great help around the home. We put together a list of ways to use rubber bands that you may not have thought of.

Paint Brush Scraper

Scraping the excess paint, put a large rubber band around the can so that you can wipe the brush on that and allow the excess to drip back into the paint can.

photo:barnorama.com
photo:barnorama.com

Makeshift Wallet

Just keep you cash and cards together by wrapping up your little bundle in rubber bands. It’s a super easy and cheap solution to saving space.

Makeshift Wallet:
photo:1n73r.net

 

Lid Opener

When you’re faced with a lid that won’t budge, just wrap a rubber band around it several times to give you a better grip.

Lid Opener:
photo: 50years50recipes.wordpress.com

 

Tool Holder

When you are working in a tight spot, keep from losing your tool down a crevice or off a ladder, hook it to your wrist.

photo: Home Spot

 

Door Opener

Keep a door latch from latching, for easy opening.

Rubber Band Door Stop

photo: Good Houskeeping

 

Page Turning

Doing a lot of reading or studying? Attaching a rubber band to your finger helps you turn pages with ease.

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photo: stevenandchris

We have more great tips for rubber bands on the Next Page

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30 Great Hacks Using PVC Pipe

We usually think of PVC pipe being used for the plumbing in our home or maybe out on the farm.

PVC pipe can be so useful in every day situations. Use a short piece of 2″ to keep computer of extension cords organized. Make a paper towel holder for your work shop or garage.

With a little imagination there are many other awesome things we can do with this pipe. You can make all kinds of things that can make life a little easier.

Please remember that PVC is only a form of hard plastic. It can and will break if too much weight or force is applied and injuries can occur. Please use caution when using anything made from PVC.

Here are 10 ideas to get your mind rolling.

Drop on over to the Next Page for more great hacks.

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7 Wonderful Old Furniture Hacks

Old door - coat hanger

It’s a great feeling when you take a piece of old furniture and upcycle it into something useful around your home. Here are some great ideas to make your place look great and be more organized or practical.

#1 French Door Coat Hanger

Turn an old glass french door in to a beautiful picture frame and coat hanger. A little paint and a few hooks and hanging hardware and you all set.

Old door - coat hanger

Project source: cheap-goose.blogspot.com

 

 

#2 Lego Play Station

Turn an old end table into a Lego play and storage center for the kids!

end table-lego-storage-ideas

Check out this awesome idea at http://fussymonkeybiz.blogspot.com/2013/07/lego-table.html

 

#3 Dresser Storage Shelves

Before the trash man gets there grab that old dresser you neighbor is tossing away and show them what an awesome re-purposing job you did with it.

vintage-dresser

A great idea from spoonfulofimagination.com

 

#4 Ladder Towel Rack

Before you toss the old wooden ladder you found out in the shed, it will make a nice towel rack for you country bathroom or out by the pool.

Use-a-ladder-as-a-towel-rack.

A wonderful and simple idea from listotic.com

 

#5 Garage Tool Crib

So you are done with that old file cabinet in the office, think about making it a tool crib for the garage. With a little paint and a few other parts from the hardware store you can keep all your gardening tools and more organized and ready to go.

file cabinet to tool crib

Find step by step guidance at blog.tttreasure.com

 

#6 A Beautiful Garden Bench

Now that you replaced the old dining room set, you can re-purpose the chairs in to this fabulous garden bench with a few dollars in wood, paint and fabric.

Garden Bench

Thank You, An Oregon Cottage for this wonderful idea.

 

#7 This Old Door

After installing a new door on the bedroom closet, take that door and make an awesome entry tree for the foyer. This one will take a little extra work, but will look great and feel great too when it is done.

Hall Tree

An awesome idea from taylored4tx.com

Have a fun time if you decide to tackle and of these great DIY projects.

 

 

 

 

 

Awesome Dollar Store DIY Fall Projects

Being handy and a little artistic can go along way when you are doing crafts and making great decorations around the house.

When you enjoy making things for your home as I do. The Dollar stores are a great place to find DIY project items so you can make some wonderful decorations.

There definitely is a lot of junk at the dollar stores, but if you know how to weed through the trash to find the treasures, you’ll never look back.

Try these easy and inexpensive decorations that any DIYer can put together and enjoy sprucing up your home or office with just a few things from your local dollar store.

Happy Fall. Hope you enjoyed these tips.

10 Home Hacks You May Not Know!

Home tips

Our day to day life seems to flow along nicely, we have our daily routines and we are happy.

But wouldn’t it be nice to have some little tips and tricks that can make your life just a little easier?

Little things like keeping a garbage bag in place or getting it out of the can easier.

Saving money on things like air fresheners or cleaning solutions.

The wonderful folks over at Money Talk News put together a list of 10 such home hacks that could do just that. Check them out!

 

10 Hacks you need to know

We hope you found these Hacks useful in your life. You can head over to the Next Page to see some more.

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50 Home Fixes that Won’t Break the Bank.

Home Fixes

There are always little things that need to be fixed around your home, the good news is that many of them can be done for less money than a cup of coffee.

Improving your home and your life is easy with these 50 home fixes you will find below, and they cost less than $2!

The wonderful people over at Vibrant Doors, after scouring thru the dollar stores, put together this great list of things you can do around your home.

Just a few dollars and you are well on your way to making those little things around your home better.

 

50 Home Fixes
50 Home Fixes that will make your life better!