25 Simple DIY Hacks To Help You Improve Your Home

Posted by , Updated on September 12, 2016

These days, when life often gets so stressful, rushed, and busy, it is always good to know some hacks and tricks that will make it easier for you. We have already published some interesting posts with cool hacks including these 25 Brilliant Travel Hacks You Absolutely Need To Know, these 25 Cleaning Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner, these 25 Camping Hacks That Are Truly Genius, and these 25 Awesome Body Hacks Life Is Trying To Hide From You. Today, we are going to extend our collection of useful hacks with yet another list. This time around, we will plunge into the world of amazing DIY hacks that will help you improve your home easily and effortlessly. There are so many great things about DIY projects. By making or improving things yourself, you save money, you entertain yourself, you improve your skillfulness, and the final product perfectly suits your tastes. Moreover, all of the DIY hacks that you are going to see in today´s post do not take as much time, money, or dexterity as you would think. In fact, you will not need to buy any special equipment or tool for the hacks. You will only need some regular everyday objects (such as egg cartons, clothes hangers, or empty cans) that will be used in new, more interesting and exciting ways. From wooden pallet furniture and useful painting tricks to home-made cat beds, here are 25 Simple DIY Hacks To Help You Improve Your Home.

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Use pine cones as natural mulch to keep dogs, cats, and other critters such as slugs and snails out of your flower beds and veggie garden.

pine conesSource: pinterest.com, image: commons.wikimedia.org

Use a standing paper towel holder to keep your rolls of painters tape, duct tape, ribbons, and other similar things organized and ready to use.

paper towel holderSource: apartmenttherapy.com, image: commons.wikimedia.org

Add some vanilla extract to your paint before you begin painting your home. This will not affect the paint color; however, it will mask paint fumes, and your entire home will smell like vanilla.

painting wallSource: diyhshp.blogspot.cz, image: publicdomainpictures.net

Use an empty lotion bottle to make a stylish cell phone charging holder. Cut away the upper part and secure the bottom to the wall right below the socket. Before putting it on the wall, decorate it to match your personal style.

lotionSource: woohome.com, image: en.wikipedia.org

Reuse the water you used to boil vegetables, eggs, or pasta to water your plants. You can also water your plants with the water from your fish tank after you cleaned it. It will save you money and is good for your plants as the water is full of nutrients.

gardenSource: diyhshp.blogspot.cz, image: pixabay.com

If you want to paint your wall with polka dots, you can use the bottom of an old laundry basket for that. Cut out the bottom, attach it to the wall and start painting perfectly even polka dots.

laundry basketSource: buzzfeed.com, image: pixabay.com

If you do not want to spend money on expensive furniture, make an awesome couch, chair, or bed from wooden pallets.

wooden palletSource: scraphacker.com, image: en.wikipedia.org

If you need to cool down your laptop and do not want to spend the cash on a cooling pad, put overturned egg cartons under the laptop. Problem solved.

egg cartonsSource: lifehacker.com, image: commons.wikimedia.org

Create a useful cutting board drawer by drilling a circular hole in the board and putting a waste container underneath.

cutting boardSource: pinterest.com, image: en.wikipedia.org

Glue a magnet to the bottom of your hammer so you do not have to hold your nails in your mouth.

hammerSource: architectureartdesigns.com, image: pixabay.com

If you put an old wooden CD tower in a horizontal position, you will get a great bathroom organizer.

bathroom itemsSource: pieces.blogspot.com, image: [email protected] via flickr.com

Glue a magnet to the side of a paintbrush. When you need a break from painting, stick the paintbrush to the inside edge of your paint can. Any drips will drip back into the paint can and stay off of the floor.

paintbrushSource: diyhshp.blogspot.cz, image: pixabay.com

Clothes hangers do not have to hang clothes only. By adding a few eyelet screws, it can be turned into a handy jewelry organizer or a shoe holder.

Clothes hangerSource: crafthubs.com, image: commons.wikimedia.org

When you paint a room, put some extra paint in a little jar and keep it handy for quick touch-ups (that are almost sure to be needed soon or later).

green paintSource: realsimple.com, image: United Soybean Board via flickr.com

There are many things you can create out of used plastic bottles. If you have enough of them, you can even craft a DIY boat by just tying them up with a rope.

plastic bottlesSource: instructables.com, image: publicdomainpictures.net

Use a plastic pant-hanger to create original chip-clips. Just cut the ends of the hanger off, and use them as clips to keep your chips and other bagged foods fresh.

hangerSource: craftster.org, image: commons.wikimedia.org

By screwing old door knobs on a wall, you get great towel or clothes hangers.

door knobsSource: decor.com, image: pixabay.com

Paint your keys with nail polish to easily distinguish the sets.

keysSource: pinterest.com, image: pexels.com

By removing part of the side of a wine barrel, you can create and decorate a baby cradle. Stabilize it by securing it with ropes to the ceiling or creating your own base. Just make sure there is no wine left in it.

wine barrelSource: goodshomedesign.com, image: en.wikipedia.org

An old window shutter can make a creative mail holder. Secure it to the wall and add your favorite postcards in the slots.

window shutterSource: gunsbase.com, image: John Haslam via flickr.com

Keeping your knives loose in a drawer might be dangerous. Fill a glass container with bamboo sticks and put the knives in it. The sticks will hold the knives securely, but they will be still easy to grab and use for you.

bamboo sticksSource: woohome.com, image: commons.wikimedia.org

Wine lovers can use the bottle corks to create an original bulletin board by gluing the corks to a wooden frame.

bottle corksSource: buzzfeed.com, image: pixabay.com

Paint empty cans with your favorite color and glue them stacked up horizontally into a pyramid-like structure. You just created an original and very handy desk organizer.

empty cansSource: stylemotivation.com, image: pixabay.com

Ladders can be used for more than just helping you reach higher. Fitted with a few boards, it can also serve as a stylish shelf.

LadderSource and image: Geneva Vanderzell via flickr.com

Instead of throwing your old sweater away, make a bed for your pet from it. Just stuff it with some other old clothes and sew it together. Your cat will love it.

sweaterSource: diycozyhome.com, image: en.wikipedia.org

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