Nifty·Updated on Sep 10, 2019. Posted on Aug 22, 201320 Ingenious Solutions You Wish You'd Thought Of First"WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT?!" is the hallmark of a truly brilliant discovery.by Alanna OkunBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Photocopying the back of something you need to hang perfectly. pinterest.com 2. Using a nutcracker to twist open a tough cap. realsimple.com / Via pinterest.com 3. Zip-up headphones. ipmart.com / Via pinterest.com TANGLES, BEGONE. Get them here. 4. Twister sheets. thechive.com / Via pinterest.com Use your imagination. 5. Imprinting cookies with rubber stamps. countryliving.com / Via pinterest.com You'll look mad domestic. Be sure to use clean stamps, obvs. 6. Turning a cheese grater into an A+ earring holder. racheldillard.blogspot.com / Via pinterest.com Again, stick to graters that haven't recently come in contact with a block of Parmesan. 7. Painting in corners with a pointed roller. trendland.com / Via pinterest.com 8. Using lawn stakes to keep your beer from tipping over in the grass. instagram.com The ultimate tragedy. 9. Backpack umbrellas. hammacher.com / Via pinterest.com 10. Mugs with room for your tea bag. etsy.com / Via pinterest.com Get it here. 11. Using cookie cutters to carve pumpkins. tasteofhome.com / Via pinterest.com Into ~zany~ shapes! 12. Keeping track of dosage schedules on the actual medicine bottle. landeeseelandeedo.com / Via pinterest.com Perfect for regulating a child's medication. 13. Slip-proof ledges for shaving your legs. dumpaday.com / Via pinterest.com Or whatever else you like to shave. Get it here. 14. Candles-slash-forks. perpetualkid.com / Via pinterest.com Because who wants to spend valuable time between the candle-blowing and the cake-destroying? Nobody I want to know. 15. Inflating a blanket fort with a box fan. instagram.com 16. Giving Voldemort a plug nose. 9gag.com / Via pinterest.com Maybe if he'd had one he wouldn't have been so cranky. 17. Flipping over a side table to make a swanky pet bed. hammersandhighheels.blogspot.com / Via pinterest.com 18. Hiding beer in a giant fast food cup. thecampuscompanion.com / Via pinterest.com 19. Ear guards that protect against heat styling. salonguys.com / Via pinterest.com If you know the singular pain that is singeing your lobe via curling iron, you'll buy these immediately. 20. And the ultimate: instagram.com 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. Want awesome DIY tips in your inbox three times a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed DIY newsletter!