30 Inventive DIY Hacks To Improve Your Home

I remember the first time I had my own home (well, it was actually an apartment, but that still counts, okay?), and I recall how tough certain things were. Being a homeowner isn’t easy, so I was more than happy to get any tips as long as it made my life easier. That’s what this list is for, so let’s make life a bit easier.

Here are 30 inventive DIY hacks to better your home:

1. Old door knobs = towel rack

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2. Hinged painting = thermostat cover

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3. Organize your bracelets by using a paper towel holder

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4. Make creative shelving by using old drawers

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5. Create a polka-dot stencil by using an old laundry basket

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6. Wine rack = towel holder

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7. Shoe organizer = pantry organizer

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8. Need to hang your ironing board? Try using two coat hangers. It works perfectly.

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9. CD organizers aren’t as popular anymore, so they’re cheap, especially if you buy it used. By turning it on its side, you have an affordable, beautiful organizer for your bathroom!

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10. Hate your liquid laundry detergents bottle because it’s ugly as sin? Use a stunning drink dispenser as a substitute. It’ll remove that unsightly bottle.

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11. Painting tip: Need to do some touch-ups? Put a bit in a baby jar to keep it portable and handy.

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12. Two curtain rods > one: An extra rod creates more storage that’s also elegant.

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13. Need a smart way to hide your spare key? Put it in a prescription bottle, glue a pine cone to it then bury it. It’ll look like a pine cone on the ground.

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14. Don’t like those unappealing whiteboards? Use glass instead. It works perfectly, and you can adapt it to make it match your home.

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15. One of the things I hate about deep storage is that everything is level, so you don’t know what’s in the back. Solution: a small shelf. It’ll elevate the things in the back, so you know what’s there.

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16. Is your garage really narrow, and you’ve accidentally hit your door off the wall? Buy a foam noodle that’s used for swimming then attach it to the wall. It’ll protect your door.

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17. No way to manage your cords? Use a plastic coat hanger. Cheap and easy.

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18. This is how you hide your router.

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19. Have an indent in your carpet that you can’t remove? Just use an ice cube … seriously.

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20. Ever have all those grocery bags because you like to reuse them except your current way of organizing it doesn’t work? Just use a tissue box.

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21. Squeegees are one of the best ways to remove pet hair from your carpet.

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22. Have a stripped screw? Use a rubber band.

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23. This:

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24. You know what’s awful? Rugs that move on hardwood flooring. Help it grip better by using acrylic-latex caulk.

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25. Improve organization by using thumbtacks.

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26. Improve the lightning in your poorly-lit closet with Christmas lights.

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27. By using shower hooks, you keep your jeans more organized, prettier looking, AND more accessible.

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28. Letter organizers = best flip flops and flats organizer ever.

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29. This is how you wash LEGO:

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30. Magnet on the bottom of a hammer = nail holder.

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This article was originally published in Diply.