Rescue a Water Damaged Cell Phone with Rice

Rescue a cell phone that was submerged in water. Remove the battery (if it’s accessible) and seal in a large Ziploc with dry rice overnight.

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Rating: 4 (from 10 votes)

Make a Succulent Planter from Scrap Lumber

A few basic tools and a little sweat equity yield a stylish succulent planter from scrap wood cutoffs.

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Rating: 3 (from 3 votes)

Tissue Box Bag Dispenser

Use an empty tissue box as a plastic grocery bag dispenser.

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Rating: 9 (from 11 votes)

Stack Bottles or Cans in Fridge to Save Space

Use a couple binder clips clipped to the wire of your fridge shelf to stack a pyramid of cans or bottles.

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Rating: 20 (from 20 votes)

Draw Circles Without a Protractor Using a Speed Square

speed square drawing a circle

Many speed squares or rafter squares have a notch by their corner. Simply drive a nail where you want the center of the circle, place your pencil in a slot or on the edge of the square, place the nail in the corner notch and rotate!

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Rating: 5 (from 11 votes)

Tie a Knot in an Extension Cord to Stay Wired

Making a knot with extension cord receptacle and power cord can help avoid accidental unplugging. Other knots, including a simple overhand-style knot work well too.

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Rating: 5 (from 5 votes)