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20 Simple Solutions To Annoying Everyday Problems

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1. Keep Your Tube Clean

All you need is two Q-tips and two rubber bands for an awesome homemade toothpaste squeezer.
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All you need is two Q-tips and two rubber bands for an awesome homemade toothpaste squeezer.

2. Tunes To Go

Fold a sock into a sleeve to carry your music with you on a run
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Fold a sock into a sleeve to carry your music with you on a run

3. Java Jacket

Use a sock as a sleeve that will make a great coffee koozie.
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Use a sock as a sleeve that will make a great coffee koozie.

4. Use a clip as a phone stand

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5. Stop Searching For The Tiny "L" and "R"

Tie a knot in your left or right bud so you always know which ear it belongs to.
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Tie a knot in your left or right bud so you always know which ear it belongs to.

6. Drip-Proof Painting

Place a rubber band around your paint can to scrape of excess paint.
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Place a rubber band around your paint can to scrape of excess paint.

7. Save Your Fingers

Use your free comb from picture day to hang the picture you took by sticking the nail in between its teeth.
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Use your free comb from picture day to hang the picture you took by sticking the nail in between its teeth.

8. A Faster Fold

It's the 21st century, start folding your t-shirts like it.

9. Bagel Mate

Keep your bagel sandwich fresh by putting it in an old CD case. The middle part goes through the hole!
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Keep your bagel sandwich fresh by putting it in an old CD case. The middle part goes through the hole!

10. Tape Tip

Never struggle to find the end of the tape roll again by putting the plastic fastener from your bread at the end of your tape.
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Never struggle to find the end of the tape roll again by putting the plastic fastener from your bread at the end of your tape.

11. Key Key

Mark your keys with a coat of nail polish.
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Mark your keys with a coat of nail polish.

12. Cord Keeper

Place a cool knot between cords to keep them from coming unplugged.
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Place a cool knot between cords to keep them from coming unplugged.

13. Drill Spill

Catch drill debris by folding an upside down sticky note below the hole.
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Catch drill debris by folding an upside down sticky note below the hole.

14. If You Travel With A Suit, This Will Save Your Life

View this video on YouTube

Three minutes and thirty seconds of pure genius.

15. Tangle Free Jewelry

Slide your jewelry through a straw to keep it organized.
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Slide your jewelry through a straw to keep it organized.

16. Elevator Express

1. Press and hold the close door button before the door closes2. While holding the close door button press and hold the button for your floor3. When the elevator starts moving release both buttons and move to your floor unimpeded.
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1. Press and hold the close door button before the door closes

2. While holding the close door button press and hold the button for your floor

3. When the elevator starts moving release both buttons and move to your floor unimpeded.

17. A Better Twist Tie

Save old water bottle tops to keep bagged items fresh by cutting off the top of the bottle, stringing the plastic bag through the top, and then using the twist cap to close the bag.
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Save old water bottle tops to keep bagged items fresh by cutting off the top of the bottle, stringing the plastic bag through the top, and then using the twist cap to close the bag.

18. Bag Box

Keep plastic bags in a neat and accessible empty kleenex box.
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Keep plastic bags in a neat and accessible empty kleenex box.

19. When You Run Out Of Gas

Grab a cone and use it as a funnel for your gas can.
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Grab a cone and use it as a funnel for your gas can.

20. A Cuter Cut

Stop mowing and start gnawing. Put your bunnies cage on wheels on the grass, and he'll eat away while you move it around.
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Stop mowing and start gnawing. Put your bunnies cage on wheels on the grass, and he'll eat away while you move it around.