Silence Slamming Doors

Slamming doors is a personal pet peeve of mine. The only thing worse is a door that slams that also has a poorly aligned latch that rattles around. The good news is you don’t have to be a master carpenter or construction engineer to silence slamming doors and the disharmony they bring. Just head to your local home store and pick up a package of felt pads (used to protect delicate surfaces from not-so-delicate objects). While the pads shown here are by the strike plate, I prefer to apply mine to the upper and lower corner of the door jamb where they are less visible. The pads won’t completely silence the wrath of an angry teenager, but you’ll find your doors closing in a much more civilized fashion.

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Rating: 33 (from 37 votes)

Bread Tie Cord Labels

Use a thin sharpie on bread ties to make cord labels.

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Rating: 20 (from 24 votes)

Use Spaghetti to Light Hard-to-Reach Candles

Light the end of an uncooked piece of spaghetti to use as an extra long match for lighting candles, fireplaces, etc.

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Rating: 19 (from 21 votes)

Use Shower Curtain Hooks to Organize Jeans for Easy Accessibility

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Organizing jeans in your closet can be a pain. Sure you can fold jeans and stack them on a shelf somewhere, but then grabbing a pair on the bottom turns the whole stack into a mess. Plus, it’s hard to differentiate one pair from another when they’re all in a stack. Instead, grab some inexpensive shower curtain hooks and hang the jeans from their side belt loops. This hack delivers much better visibility and instant access to your favorite duds!

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Rating: 18 (from 24 votes)

Pancake Batter Dispenser from a Reused Ketchup Bottle

Put pancake batter into a cleaned ketchup squeeze bottle for mess-free pancakes.

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Rating: 17 (from 19 votes)

Paint Can Excess Paint Rubber Band

Grab a heavy duty rubber band and carefully stretch it over your open paint can. The middle of the band then makes a great tool for removing excess paint from your brush.

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Rating: 17 (from 17 votes)