Clever DIY Ideas & Solutions for Life’s Little Persistent Problems

Best of 2013

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Every home has at least one tiny, annoying thing that drives us nuts. And we all need simple but clever ways to finally deal with it. These posts won’t cure cancer but darn tootin’ they will make your days that much more bearable. So get ready to have perfectly folded fitted sheets, straight artwork, and non-slamming doors. I’ll just say it now: you’re welcome.

  1. How To Fix a Hard-to-Close Door with Toothpicks
  2. Use a Little Bit of Toothpaste to Wipe Away Small Scratches On Your Screen
  3. 12 Easy DIY Tips and Tricks for Hanging Pictures, Frames & Artwork
  4. The Trick to Folding a Fitted Sheet
  5. How To Remove a Stripped Screw Without an Extractor
  6. Lazy Days: A Quick Tip to Avoid Ironing
  7. Simple & Smart Housekeeping Tips: 5 Ways to Put Your Old Candles to Work Apartment Therapy Tutorials
  8. The MacGyver Mindset: Outdoor Tips, Tricks & DIYs
  9. 9 Ways to Use Aluminum Foil Around the House
  10. Definite/Potential/Questionable: Simple Sorting Trick For Closet Cleanouts

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2013 roundup! From December 21 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

(Image credits: Andie Powers)

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When Dabney's not writing around here, she's digging through other people's attics for fun and interesting stuff, or running around with her bloodhound Friday. Originally from the East Coast, she's still shocked to find herself living in Missouri.