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    2. Planning a camping trip? Strap a headlamp to a gallon jug of water to fill your entire tent with light.

    April's Creatives tried it, and it works! Check out our post 41 Borderline Genius Camping Hacks for 40 other wildly useful campsite tricks.

    3. Got a scarf but need a skirt?

    Christina Dueholm has the full tutorial. Then check out our post with 30 other Insanely Easy And Clever DIYs.

    4. Need to get your long hair out of your face in a pinch? This bun requires no tools.

    Nerdy Girl Makeup has a great tutorial. Find more goodies like this in our roundup of 26 Lazy Girl Hairstyling Hacks. Works for anyone else with long hair, too.

    5. And by the way, did you know this is the proper way to curl your hair with a flat iron?

    Flickr: idhren

    Learn more cool hair tips from our post 29 Hairstyling Hacks Every Girl Should Know.

    6. Did you know you could use a bagel to safely clean old paintings?

    The Brick House will give you the details. Still feel like cleaning? Check out our post 33 Meticulous Cleaning Tips For The OCD Person Inside You.

    7. Store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting.

    This is kind of incredible, as explained by Save Food From The Fridge project. We've collected 27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible.

    8. Oh, and there actually IS a right way to fold a fitted sheet.

    Organizing Made Fun can help you master it in no time. And we've got 21 other mistakes you don't know you're making in our post 22 Things You're Doing Wrong.

    9. Hey, btw, ever considered baseboard drawers? Think about it.

    The Family Handyman designed this tutorial. And if you're remodeling your house, then check out our post 31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Home.

    10. While we're talking about the home, make your baseboards look all fancy with a strip of trim and some white paint.

    11. Use foil tape to create a wallpaper effect.

    12. P.S. You can just use can openers to open clamshell packaging.

    Up Pastured can show you how it works. We can tell you about 34 (other) Lifechanging Ways To Use Everyday Objects.

    13. Diapers can help keep your hanging plants from dripping.

    Hometalk breaks it down. We've got another 31 Borderline Genius Backyard Hacks for you to check out.

    14. Did you know you can confine a user to a single iPad/iPhone app so they can't access the rest of your phone?


    We've got another 18 Mind-Blowing Hacks Every iPhone and iPad User Should Know. (Like, you can take selfies using the remote on your ear buds? Whaaa?)

    15. Want to throw a party that's sure to have everyone's favorite bop? Ask for requests with their RSVP.

    Abby Van Ness wrote about this brilliant idea in mspmag. If you're planning a wedding, make sure to check out our post 31 Impossibly Fun Wedding Ideas.

    16. Need more space in the bathroom? Go vertical.

    LauraThoughts81 designed this DIY and can give you the steps. This project was included in our post 52 Totally Feasible Ways To Organize Your Entire Home.

    17. While we’re talking makeup, let’s double check that you know how to effectively cover undereye bags:

    Check out the tutorial at Make Me Up Before You Go Go, and then check out our post for 26 more DIY Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know.

    18. Never chip a nail again.

    View this video on YouTube

    Check out the proper way to apply glitter polish on More Nail Polish's YouTube Channel. Then come back here for another 26 Nail Hacks For The Perfect DIY Manicure.

    19. If you're a new parent, there are endless products to sort through.

    Check out these 32 Ingenious Things You'll Want As A New Parent, like the Keep-It-Kleen pacifier, which closes when it drops. What freaking innovation. Get it from, 4 for $17.29.

    20. This diaper bag that turns into a bassinet and changing station? I simply cannot.

    We collected this and another 21 Unexpected Baby Shower Gifts all in one place for your convenience. What freaking innovation. Get it from Amazon, $79.50.

    21. Concealing your modem in a book that makes you look smart is just one way to hide the eyesores in your home.

    22. And no list of DIYs would be complete without ideas for a budget backyard makeover: Replace light bulbs with solar lights on an old chandelier and hang wherever you want. No cords!

    The Garden of Leah came up with this brilliant hack and tutorial. It's just one of the 51 Budget Backyard DIYS You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner. Just in time for spring.

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