Anything to make life easier
By Sunshine Menefee
Life is hard. But some things don’t have to be. Sometimes you just need a little help and creativity. We’ve compiled a list of life hacks that Dads will love. Share it with him to make this day a little easier.
1. Spray cooking oil on freezer to keep ice off
An iced-over freezer sucks! Make de-frosting it a whole lot easier by first spraying the interior down with cooking oil.
2. Mark your shot
Take note of where you’re hitting your golf ball by coloring your driver with a dry erase maker.
3. Put a line on the wall for toilet paper
Kids use too much toilet paper. Help them out by putting a piece of tape on the wall to get the right length.
4. Hide cords on fireplace surround
Hide unsightly cords behind a piece of crown molding attached to the fireplace surround.
5. DIY stainless steel appliance
Give your appliances a mini-makeover by applying stainless steel looking contact paper.
6. Hide the router
Hide all the routers and modems with a chic book camouflage.
7. Quiet a slamming door
Stop those loud doors by using felt stickers.
8. Ease in tough screws
Make screws go into hard wood easier by using soap.
9. Make a pine cone hide-a-key
Hide a key in an old medicine jar and top it with a pine cone.
10. Save your car doors
Use pool noodles to save your doors from scratches in the garage.
11. Keep nails handy
Keep nails at your fingertips by applying a magnet to your hammer.
12. Remove a stripped screw
Don’t stress over a stripped screw head. Use a rubber band instead.
13. Use a cardboard nail starter
Save your fingertips by starting nails with a piece of cardboard.
14. Stop the trash bag struggle
Early remove trash bags by drilling a hold in the bottom of the trash can to alleviate vacuum pressure.
15. Make vodka taste better
Run your cheap vodka through a charcoal filter to improve the taste.
16. Get crisp caulk lines
Use tape to create crisp caulk lines.
17. Make a tape cutter
Tape just got a lot easier with this homemade tape cutter.
18. Keep your iced coffee strong
Don’t let your iced coffee get watered down. Freeze extra coffee to use.
19. Stash your cash
Use an old lip balm tube to hide extra cash when traveling.