These Duct Tape Hacks Will Save Your Life and Your Budget

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Not every lawn chair is equipped with a place to put your drink during a summer day by the pool. Instead, fashion one from duct tape, and then duct tape it to your chair!

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Dustpan Helper

It can be tough to get a clean sweep into a dustpan, so instead, duct tape the edge to the floor. No leftover dust or dirt!

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The More You Know

  • Those tea cups you inherited from your great aunt have seen better days, but you don't feel good about throwing them away—so what should you do? Drill a drainage hole in the bottom, fill them with dirt, and use them to plant succulents.
  • With the water running at about half throttle, drop in orange or lemon peels. Run the disposer for five seconds. Citric acid from the peels softens crusty waste and attacks smelly bacteria. Give the acid about 15 minutes to do its work.
  • If you've spilled candle wax on a piece of furniture, don't risk ruining the finish by trying to scrape it up. Simply fill a plastic bag with ice cubes, put it over the wax, and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • When baking, it’s important to use room temperature ingredients (unless otherwise specified). If you forget to take your eggs out of the fridge in time, don’t worry. Just place them in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.
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