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

updated Mar 11, 2020
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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

Re-edited from a Best of 2013 roundup originally published 12.23.13-NT