I'm always skeptical of "hacks" I see on the internet. Sometimes techniques touted as life hacks can be - well... hacky! On the flip side, we've tested a few hacks here on Curbly before with surprising success. I've seen these two laundry hacks pass through my media feeds a few times, and decided to finally give in and try them out myself. Both are supposed to optimize your dryer. Do they work? Let's find out!
Have you started your spring cleaning yet?! If you're anything like me, you're a "clean the whole house in a day" type. Otherwise, maybe you prefer to take it one room at a time. Either way, I've rounded up the best hacks and tips for cleaning every room in your house.
The internet is full of great hacks and clever alternate uses for household items. And I don't know about you, but the space I use to craft and do artwork is not very organized. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite craft room hacks that I've run across during my quest to clean up my workspace.
There's something so appealing to me about an IKEA hack. I love the idea of transforming a mass produced piece into a customized, one-of-a-kind item that nobody else has. And there are a lot of great ones kicking around the internet right now. Here are ten useful ones.
I love a good IKEA hack. What's better than turning an affordable piece of furniture into something customized especially for you? Here are ten of my recent favorites, along with links to the tutorials so you can recreate them yourself.
I love finding new organizing hacks... you know, the ones that make you say, "why didn't I think of that?" So I thought I'd round up a few of my recent favorites. Ten, in fact. Click through to check 'em out!
Getting the laundry room ship-shape for spring will be a SNAP with these very clever hacks. There's something for everyone too. Woodworkers can go all out with Ana White's Laundry Basket Dresser plan, pictured above.
If you'd rather keep your tools in their chest, check out this super simple idea from Craft Blog. A 'blob' of hot glue was used to attach clothes pins to a tiled wall to hang dry those little items that get stuck in the dryer...
I never knew how much I needed a magnet mop until I saw jgodsey's Swiffer hack. Great for cleaning up the shop floor.
What WOULD we do without spring
Digital Lighting School put together a list of 11 different lighting hacks that just might turn you into an okay photographer into a good or even great one. In case you missed them, they are:
- A Multi-Super-SB-Ring Light, made out of six speedlight flashes and a coffee can.
- Next, a Poor Man's Ring Flash, fashioned out of a used plastic milk jug.
- Or how about an inexpensive light tent?
- And the can't-get-much-simpler Party Bouncer Card...
These hacks certainly don’t look like they began in the aisles of a Dollar Store, but they did.
Plastic container wall sconce.
Chandelier fashioned out of plastic serving ware.
Catch-alls made from ice cream scoops.
For more Dollar Store hacks, go here. Via.