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25 Unexpectedly Genius Household Hacks You'll Wish You'd Thought Of First

Why didn't I think of that?!

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1. Attach PVC pipe to your lawn blower so you can clean out your gutter with your feet firmly planted on the ground.

2. No storage space? No problem! Hang some chairs on the wall to create a make-shift closet.

3. Keep your shirt collar stiff when traveling with the help of a rolled up belt.

4. You can also roll up the outfits you'll wear on your trip into bundles to save space.

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Watch these packing tips - plus four more - here.

5. Use a vacuum to make a ponytail that doesn't suck.

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School starts in five minutes? Not a problem.

6. Use a rubber band to mount your cell phone in your car.

7. Put an empty soda bottle under pizza boxes to keep them from shifting on the drive home.

8. Avoid making a mess when drilling with a Post-it note.

9. Improve your Wi-Fi signal with an old soda can.

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Find out how here.

10. Crack open a beer with your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook’s power brick.

11. Halve a dozen grapes in mere seconds.

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Preparing school lunches will never be the same again.

12. Going on a run but don't have a pocket for your keys? Your best friend's got you covered.

13. Wear a hoodie backwards to create the world's most efficient popcorn delivery system.

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What's lazy to some is totally genius to others.

14. Cut notches into your cabinet shelf to store your toothbrushes out of sight.

15. Keep USB cords from getting lost behind your desk by attaching them with binder clips.

Learn about these last two hacks and other man-tastic DIYS here.
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Learn about these last two hacks and other man-tastic DIYS here.

16. A sandwich bag is all you need to turn your seat in coach into a first-class screening room.

17. Keep your cables and power cords organized by labeling them with bread clips.

18. If your garden hose springs a leak find the hole, stick a toothpick into it, then snap it off.

The water will make the remaining wood swell, plugging the leak.
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The water will make the remaining wood swell, plugging the leak.

19. Want a cold beer before the end of the first quarter? Wrap a warm bottle in a wet paper towel and put it in the freezer.

20. Deep clean your bathroom with a power drill.

21. Attach an old but beloved sippy cup to the bathroom sink to make it easier for kids to wash their hands.

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Sink extenders using lotion bottles can be found all over the Internet, but this dad realized that if you make the extender out of something a kid loves, they'll be more likely to use it.

22. Perfectly separate an egg yolk with an empty water bottle.

23. Add flexible tubing and stainless steel nuts to a spray bottle to make it work in any direction.

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Learn how here.

24. MacGyver a hanger into a chip clip.

25. Transform a jumble of cords from an eyesore into a tribute to your favorite musician.

Bob Marley would approve.
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Bob Marley would approve.

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