20 Ingenious Solutions You Wish You’d Thought Of First

“WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?!” is the hallmark of a truly brilliant discovery.

1. Photocopying the back of something you need to hang perfectly.

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2. Using a nutcracker to twist open a tough cap.

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3. Zip-up headphones.

TANGLES, BEGONE. Get them here.

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4. Twister sheets.

Use your imagination.

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5. Imprinting cookies with rubber stamps.

You’ll look mad domestic. Be sure to use clean stamps, obvs.

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6. Turning a cheese grater into an A+ earring holder.

Again, stick to graters that haven’t recently come in contact with a block of Parmesan.

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7. Painting in corners with a pointed roller.

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8. Using lawn stakes to keep your beer from tipping over in the grass.

The ultimate tragedy.

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9. Backpack umbrellas.

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10. Mugs with room for your tea bag.

Get it here.

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11. Using cookie cutters to carve pumpkins.

Into ~zany~ shapes!

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12. Keeping track of dosage schedules on the actual medicine bottle.

Perfect for regulating a child’s medication.

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13. Slip-proof ledges for shaving your legs.

Or whatever else you like to shave. Get it here.

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14. Candles-slash-forks.

Because who wants to spend valuable time between the candle-blowing and the cake-destroying? Nobody I want to know.

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15. Inflating a blanket fort with a box fan.

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16. Giving Voldemort a plug nose.

Maybe if he’d had one he wouldn’t have been so cranky.

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17. Flipping over a side table to make a swanky pet bed.

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18. Hiding beer in a giant fast food cup.

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19. Ear guards that protect against heat styling.

If you know the singular pain that is singeing your lobe via curling iron, you’ll buy these immediately.

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20. And the ultimate:

You could’ve quit your job and you’d probably be relaxing on a beach somewhere getting your toes massaged if you’d come up with this first. NICE GOING.

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