I am definitely a Do-It-Yourselfer, and sometimes I try to do more than I should, but I love it when I come across useful “wow, why didn’t I think of that!” tips. Here are a couple that I came across in a recent Family Handyman magazine (yes, I still read magazines – call me old-fashioned).
I love my dogs, but I don’t love the little mini-pets they leave around the house; you know, those clumps of hair that could pass as gerbils. I have pet hair brushes, clear tape, blah, blah, blah, but they all seem to be a lot of work. One alert reader accidentally discovered that the rubber-dipped work gloves will just roll up the pet hair. I have tried latex gloves and they don’t work as well, but the rubber on the work gloves is slightly sticky, so they work much better. Thanks for sharing!
The other little hack uses silicone, not rubber, but to the untrained (like me), it’s practically the same thing. Like this other alert reader, I’ve lost one of the little rubber “feet” on my laptop, so when I set it on the table it rocks just enough to irritate me. I haven’t wanted to take it in to get it fixed, and now I don’t have to. Following this guy’s suggestion, I got some black silicone, filled the hole, then scraped off with a toothpick (if the hole goes all the way through the shell, be sure you put a little piece of something over the actual hole to keep from filling the inside of the computer shell with silicone!). The next morning, I sent out a heartfelt mental “thank you!!!!” to this alert reader.
Have any seemingly simple life hacks? Please share!