DIY

Making A Common Cleaning Product At Home Is Saving People A Fortune Every Year

Let’s face it: you touch a lot of dirty surfaces all day long. It’s important to make sure your hands are clean, but store-bought soaps often seem to flaunt their unique fragrances over their all-around effectiveness. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a soap that both works well and smells great?

10 Ways People Throw Away Thousands Of Dollars Every Year Without Even Trying

No matter how efficient you might think you are with your money, there’s still a good chance you’re wasting a decent amount of that precious dough. Whether it’s splurging on your daily seven-dollar Starbucks frappuccino or an all-expenses-paid vacation, everyone’s guilty of squandering their paychecks now and again.

10 Genius Science Experiments That Families Can Safely Create Right At Home

Teaching your kids about science can feel like a Sisyphean feat. Sure, you can let Google do the grunt work, but then you still need to boil down the complex topics you read about into lessons a five-year-old kid can grasp. Maybe you should just leave science to the professionals, eh?

25 Expert Life Tips That Make Accomplishing Everyday Tasks So Much Easier

The number of inconveniences, big and small, that can pop up on any given day is pretty overwhelming. You don’t exactly get handed an instruction manual on life the second you arrive on Earth. Luckily, we’ve all found life tips that make living just a touch easier.

20 Ingenious Ways To Use Dryer Sheets Around The House That Save People A Fortune

When you’re doing your laundry, adding a dryer sheet to your clothes can help make them smell absolutely lovely. These genius inventions can also help keep your clothes feeling soft and well-cared for. It’s a little luxury that makes a big difference!

20 Potentially Life-Saving Tips People Should Always Remember In An Emergency

In life, it’s important to know that things can go south rather unexpectedly. No one assumes they’re going to be attacked or robbed while walking to their car at night, but the truth is, it can happen to anyone. And that’s why it’s so important to be prepared.

20 Ingenious Duct Tape Hacks That Everyone Needs In Their Lives Right Now

Invented during World War II, duct tape started with a simple purpose: keep water out of ammunition cases. Today, most people probably couldn’t tell what the intended purpose of the stuff is. But somehow that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the most useful instruments around.

30 Clever Uses For Baking Soda That Have Absolutely Nothing To Do With Baking

If you ever peeked inside the pantry of your neighbor’s home, you can bet your bottom dollar that you’d find a box of baking soda. It’s such a useful tool—and a staple in the majority of dessert and bread recipes—that any kitchen cupboard would seem incomplete without it.

20 Clever Parenting Tricks Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

It’s no secret that parenting is a difficult job. No matter how many kids you decide to have or what varying ages they may be, it really doesn’t get any easier. Luckily, ingenious parents have thought up clever ways to relieve some of the stress.

19 Weirdly Brilliant Deodorant Hacks That Aren't Just For Armpits

Nothing makes us self-conscious quite like smelly, sweaty armpits. Luckily, products like antiperspirants and deodorants are sufficient tools in fighting the pungent odors and the yellow stains on our clothing that normally come with sweaty pits. But believe it or not, deodorant and antiperspirants don’t need to be relegated solely to pit duty.

Woman Boils Whole Bananas With The Peel Still On Every Night Before She Goes To Sleep

On some nights, falling asleep can seem hopeless. Your body knows it’s time for bed, but your mind just won’t oblige. Sure, you could rely on medication to help you fall asleep, but would you believe there’s a better way? With this neat recipe, you can skip the meds and opt for solution that’s far more natural.

How to Turn Old Socks Into A Powerful Remedy For One Of The Most Common Problems Around

Anyone who has ever suffered from an earache knows there’s really no other pain quite like it. Not only does your ear hurt, but it can result in major headaches and even vertigo. When ear woes turn ugly, they can mean a guaranteed trip to the doctor—and no one wants that. In other words, earaches can be serious business.

We've All Been Charging Our Smartphones The Wrong Way And It's Costing Us Big Time

In the not-too-distant past, we were able to go about our days without burying our noses in our cell phones. (Tough luck trying to achieve that now, right?) Unfortunately, all that overuse comes with a cost… in the form of an eternally low battery charge.

8 Genius Bathroom Cleaning Hacks Using Stuff We Already Have Around The House

Keeping a clean bathroom is an uphill battle for most people. From soap scum in the shower to the grime under the toilet seat, the entire room is filled with nooks and crannies just waiting to be filled with germs that seemingly never want to leave. Making matters worse, the cleaning products that are supposed to help you blast away bathroom bacteria have all sorts of potentially harmful stuff inside them, too!

20 Little-Known Tricks That Can Turn Anyone's Yard Into An Instant Paradise

In terms of hobbies, there’s nothing quite as fulfilling as growing your very own beautiful garden. Seeing your fruits, vegetables, and flowers sprout—and then using them for food and decorations in your home—only makes it all the more worthwhile. But like all great things in life, a beautiful garden doesn’t come easy.

20 Genius Hacks That Will Make Everyone's Time In The Car So Much Better

While road trips provide an opportunity for friends and families to bond over long stretches of open highway, they can be a bit of a pain in the butt (sometimes literally). Between boredom, discomfort, and everyday messes, these lengthy trips are often nightmarish—but they don’t have to be!

Guy Digs A Huge Hole In His Back Yard And Ends Up Driving His Neighbors Wild With Jealousy

Do-it-yourself projects can be a rewarding way to spend your time, especially if you’re building something you’re passionate about. However, when one man started digging a giant hole in his back yard, his neighbors thought he’d lost his mind.

Simple Trick For Opening Cans Without Tools Could Be A Lifesaver In An Emergency

If you ever find yourself in a survival situation where food is scarce, canned goods are going to be your best friend. There’s just one problem: canned good usually require can openers, and tools like that might be hard to come by in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or the outdoors).

Police Say These Safety Tips Could Prevent People From Being The Victim Of A Burglary Or Worse

We’d like to think most criminals are like the two goons from the Home Alone films: easily thwarted with a few traps developed by a little kid. The unfortunate fact, however, is that criminals have become exceedingly clever.

Genius Turns An Old Tree Trunk Into A Masterpiece Without Using A Single Power Tool

Thanks to the slew of shiny power tools that fill up shelves at hardware stores everywhere, you can build just about anything you set your mind to these days. Anyone can be a master craftsman with the right tools and a YouTube tutorial!

Guy Turns An Old Stump That Nobody Wanted Into The Coolest Thing We've Ever Seen

There’s a reason you’ve never seen a “Rotting Stump Exhibit” at any museum or fair. Old, decaying hunks of tree—otherwise known as eyesores—aren’t exactly camera-worthy sights. In fact, they’re usually something you pay a lot of money to get removed.

Here's The Incredibly Simple Way To Escape From A Zip Tie That Everyone Should Know

It’s easy to believe that abductions really only happen in movies and television crime dramas. The truth is, it could happen to anyone at practically any time. What can you do if you find yourself confined in a dark, unfamiliar place with your hands bound?

12 Simple Survival Hacks That Could Be Real Lifesavers In An Emergency

The world can be crazy place, and a lot can go wrong before you even know it. One moment you’re happily hiking along a trail, and in the next you’re stuck in a life-or-death situation, forced to rely only on your wits to survive.

Guy Pulls Up Rotting Old Fence Post And Brings It Home Only To Create The Coolest Thing Ever

DIY projects are a great way to spend your time. Not only do you get to create awesome, one-of-a-kind items that impress your friends and family, but it allows you to flex your creative muscles as well.

Here's How To Actually Start A Fire Using Nothing But A Lemon

When you’re out in the middle of the wilderness, safety is always your primary concern. For campers and hikers, this means bringing lots of water and snacks to keep up your strength.