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Great DIY hacks to make life easier

11:17 | 13/04/2020

Start doing some DIY jobs in spare time at home is an ideal choice during this COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some useful hacks you can pick up to facilitate your work. 

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Vietnamnet shares you some DIY hacks that are surely useful in your daily life.

Storage pockets from pvc pipe

Draw your plan, choose a suitable pipe, measure and cut it with your saw. Connect and stack them as you planned and put it in right place. Just with pvc pipe and some efforts, you can organise your stuffs (shoes, tools, toys, etc.) easily.

Remove a stripped screw with a rubber band

Removing tripped screws is now as easy as pie with a rubber band.

Storage pockets from pvc pipe

Storage for kid’s ball toys with bungee cords

If you are in trouble with organizing your kid’s balls, then you should try an ingenious system using bungee cords. The cords are firm enough to keep the balls not falling out and stretchy enough to pull balls out. You can also use this system to store other toys.

Cardboard spray booth

Make a spray booth from a cardboard box so you will not be afraid if accidentally overspaying your masterpiece. Form the cardboard and apply tape to the side you choose as your base, then flip the box on its side and use tape again to secure right, left and top flaps on the back, fold the last flap down and you can start spraying.

PVC pipe tool organiser

Think of reorganising your screwdrivers, chisels, files and other hand tools so you can easily find and use them, then try to make one tool organiser by yourself using pvc pipes. Prepare 2 pvc pipe of 80 cm, 1 pvc pipe of 71 cm, 2 pvc pipe of 7.5 cm, 2 bottle caps, 4 elbow joints, 25 mm clips used to hold pipe, superglue and insulation tapes.

Bike rack from pvc pipe

A bike rack from pvc pipe can tidy your garage perfectly. You can adjust dimensions to fit your bike wheels.

Rubber band clamps

If you don't want to spend money on expensive tools but still need to hold hardwood edging until the glue is dry, try using this spring clamp hack with a rubber band.

Turn plastic containers into tree pots

Time to save the planet and decorate your garden. It is such a waste to just throw plastic containers away while they have so many uses. You can recycling them as pots by cutting the plastic bottle and paint it.

Use old sneaker to clean sandpaper

Don’t throw away your old sneakers because they are still useful. You may don’t know these old sneakers can make your sandpaper nearly new again. Startup your power sander and dust collection system, then slowly press the rubber sole of an old sneaker along the sandpaper.

Hopefully, those afore-mentioned DIY tips will make you more resourceful and confident in life.

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