8 of the Best Home Hacks of 2019, According to Reddit
We love finding affordable and creative home solutions on Reddit, and there have been some true gems in the “lifehacks” and “howto” subreddits this year. From a handy way to carry screws while drilling to a new technique for cleaning out your house gutters, take these 10 ideas for a spin—at your own risk, of course.
Add a magnet to your drill for smart screw storage
There’s nothing worse than working on a project and constantly needing to scramble for screws. Reddit user reginaldvontooshface suggests gluing magnets to your drill so that screws can cling to them—that way, they’re always handy.
Neatly fold a quilt or duvet to save space in the off-season
Check out this trick for folding a quilt in the neatest manner you’ve ever seen. This may take some practice, but your linen closet will look magazine-worthy in the end.
Raid your pantry to be able to find the end of your tape in a snap
Finding the end of your tape is nothing short of frustrating, but you can prevent this by utilizing the plastic tab from your bread bag, says Redditor blakeusa. Easy and free!
Hang a curtain rod at the back of your shower for extra storage
Use a plastic cup so you can drill holes into the ceiling without making a mess
Try attaching a partial plastic cup to your drill to catch any debris that falls while drilling screws into your ceiling for easier cleanup, as demonstrated by Redditor cableguysmith.
Repurpose a grated cheese container for de-icing salt
If you have a leftover parmesan can, fill it with deicing salt and sprinkle away at your driveway in a tidier manner, recommends Reddit user WightHouse.
Clean your house gutters from solid ground using PVC pipes
If climbing a ladder isn’t on your agenda today, try attaching a PVC pipe to your leaf blower. This will help you clean your gutters from solid ground.