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DIY Life Hacks: 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical tricks That you can try at home

DIY life hacks is “Do it yourself” shortcuts or tricks to build, repair, and modify things without aid from expert of professional or even buy an expensive product to solve your problem. 

With DIY life hacks, you can solve some of the things by yourself just by using common items that you have around and allow you to save money and time.

We at Life Hack Solution have listed down 10 practical DIY life hacks together with ultimate guidance on how to do it!

DIY Life Hacks #1: Pump Balloon Using Mint & Coke

Do you need to pump a balloon but don’t any pump or lung capacity to blow? With this DIY life hack, all you need is just a mint and coke!

What you need:

  • Empty balloon
  • Mint
  • One big coke bottle

Step 1: Take 2 to 3 mints and put them inside the empty balloon.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 2: Attach the empty balloon to the bottle of soda drinks (Preferably: Coke). While attaching the empty balloon to the bottle, make sure you hold the mint from the balloon skin so it won’t fall down.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 3. After it successfully attach (make sure it attached to the bottle properly), you can release the mint so it will fall down from the empty balloon to the soda bottle.

Explanation: The mint will release gas from the beverage which creates an eruption that push up the liquid up and out from the bottle. However, because you close all the hole with the empty balloon, all the gas will goes and fill in the empty balloon.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 4: Now your balloon will be filled with gas and some portion of the soda liquid. After a while, slowly put back the liquid from the balloon to the bottle (you only want to keep the gas).

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Now your balloon is fully filled!

DIY Life Hacks #2: Use Paper Clip as Battery Replacement

Your remote has run out of battery and you only has one battery left? Grab your paper clip now and let’s do some work. We’re gonna show you some magic.

What you need:

  • Paper Clip

Step 1: Put one of your battery inside the remote control. Grab one of the paper clip, and straighten it like below:

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 2: Complete the circuit in your remote control by connecting the looped end of paper clip to the spring at negative terminal and the other end of paper clip to the positive terminal.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
Source: Howcast

After this, close the battery cover and try your remote now. Rate this trick on the comment below!

DIY Life Hacks #3: Use Binder Clip as Cable Catcher 

If you like to charge your devices on the table, you’ll understand the annoying part where you need to put back your cable to the floor every time you finished charging.

If you didn’t do anything to hold the cable, it will fall off by itself from the table and damage the cable. The truth is, you can create the cable catcher by yourself to prevent this problem.

What you need: 

  • Binder Clip

Step 1: Simply attach your binder clip to the table, you can put as much as you want according to your needs.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 2: Put the one cable for each binder clip as the cable catcher on your table.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

However, there might be a condition where the cable head is too big and can’t fit the clip. Don’t worry, we will show you the trick to solve this:

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 1: Press in the aluminum part of the binder clip and take it off.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 2: Attach the aluminum to the cable.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 3: Put back the aluminum part to the binder clip now.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Now your table’s cable catcher is ready! 

DIY Life Hacks #4: Strengthen Phone Signal With Paper Clip 

One of the most annoying thing is when you going to some area that has weak signal. Don’t stressed out so early as we have easy solution for you!

What you need:

  • 4 paper clip
  • Tape

Step 1: Take 4 paper clip and straighten them out into a straight line.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 2: After finished straighten 4 paper clips, take 2 of them and put it on the back of your phone and attach it with tape.  

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 3: Take the other 2 clips and attach them on the top of 2 paper clip that you’ve attached earlier. This is to extend the length of the line. As the result, your phone will receive the strongest signal possible.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

 5. Make a DIY Phone Holder for Charging 

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

When hanging out in shopping mall or any other public area, sometimes you need to charge your phone. But there is a problem: you have no idea where to put your phone. As you try to put on top of your head charger, it will fall off. You don’t want to put your phone on the floor either as it contains a lot of bacteria. Don’t worry, we have a DIY life hacks for you!

What you need:

  • Unused empty water container
  • Marker
  • Cutter
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 1: Draw a line using marker (follow the picture below).

Front part:

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Back part:

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 2: Use cutter to cut the container according to the line you’ve drawn.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 3: After cut, you’ve should get the following shape:

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 4: Grab your head of charger and draw the outliner of your charger shape.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 5: Cut the line with your cutter again.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Attach it to the head of your charger while charging, and now you can put your phone inside it!

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

 6. Make Pop Corn Using Pan

If you don’t have any stove or pop corn maker, you can make a pop corn just by using a pan and aluminum oil!

What you need:

  • Frying Pan
  • 2 Aluminum Foil Paper
  • Pop Corn Seed
  • Cooking Oil

Step 1: Put one of your aluminum foil paper on the frying pan as the base.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 2: Put in your pop corn seed & cooking oil on the aluminum foil base.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 3: Take the other aluminum foil paper as the cover. Attach and wrap it accordingly with the base aluminum foil.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 4: Now fry the pan and wait until the aluminum foil paper inflate – indicates that the pop corn is cooked.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Your pop corn is ready to serve!

 7. Solve Smaller Size Battery Problem

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

If you accidentally buy wrong battery size (smaller), don’t throw away your battery yet!

What you need:

  • A small portion of aluminum foil paper

Step 1: Take a piece of aluminum foil paper and crumb it to a small ball.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 2: Fill the gap between the battery and the terminal.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Your device will start to work as the aluminum foil transfer the energy from battery to the terminal.

8. DIY Easy Cable Organizer

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Having too many cables indicates messiness. As you don’t want to create an ugly appearance of your table just because of your messy cable, you might start to consider to tidy it up. We have the easiest way for you to make a cable organizer.

What you need:

  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Plastic Straw

Step 1: Start to work your straw to the sharpener as how you normally sharpen your pencil.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 2: Once finished, it should look like below:

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

Step 3: Grab your cables together and start to tie the cable with the straw.

DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)
DIY Life Hacks - 10 Practical Tricks That You Can Try at Home (Step by Step Tutorial)

You don’t need any glue or tape to attach this straw with the cables as it will forced to follow the straw’s shape.

 9. Inaccessible Bottle Part Cleaner

Unaccessible Bottle Part Cleaner

When cleaning the stain inside the bottle that shape like this, it’s very hard to clean it. Even if you just put water with soap and shake the bottle, the stain won’t go away. You know that you need to scrub it but you can’t do it due to the bottle shape.

Don’t frustrated yet, as usual Life Hack Solution will provide an amazing and cool solution!

What you need:

  • Toothbrush
  • Lighter

Step 1: Turn on the lighter and grill the middle of bottom part of the toothbrush.

Unaccessible Bottle Part Cleaner

Step 2: Bend down the edge until it look like below:

Unaccessible Bottle Part Cleaner

Your brush is ready now! Now you can brush the edge that is impossible to access before.

Unaccessible Bottle Part Cleaner
Unaccessible Bottle Part Cleaner

 10. Create a Self-Watering Planter

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Do you want to have a self-watering pot planter that look like above picture? Surprisingly, you can “do it yourself” if you follow the step-by-step tutorial below.

What you need:

  • Acetone
  • Empty glass bottle
  • Cotton thread
  • Foam
  • Container with cold water
  • Mesh Fabric
  • Gas lighter
  • Soil
  • Plant

Step 1: Grab your empty glass bottle and start to tie a cotton thread.

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 2: Make sure the end position of the cotton thread is as per following picture.

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 3: Pour acetone on the cotton thread.

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 4: Get ready a box contain of cold water, and grab your bottle on top of it.

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 5: Lit the cotton thread with gas lighter and wait until the fire off by itself.

Create a Self-Watering Planter
Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 6: Once there is no more flame, put down the bottle to the cold water. The bottle will then automatically cut into two as it reaction to the cold water.

Create a Self-Watering Planter
Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 7: Wipe & clean the burnt mark with foam.

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 8: Now prepare one mesh fabric and one cotton thread. Then, tie one of the tail of the cotton thread forming a knot like picture below.

Create a Self-Watering Planter
Create a Self-Watering Planter
Create a Self-Watering Planter
Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 9: Put the other tail (not the knot) to the middle of mesh fabric and pull it until the end.

Create a Self-Watering Planter
Create a Self-Watering Planter
Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 10: Grab your bottle and place the top part into the bottom part of the bottle such as picture below.

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 11: Pour water into the bottle, the maximum water level you can put is until it reached the edge of reversed bottle part.

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 12: After put the water, place the mesh fabric and make sure the tail of the cotton thread is touching the water.

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 13: Put soil on your mesh fabric.

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Step 14: Put your plant now.

Create a Self-Watering Planter

Your self-watering planter is ready now! 

Written by Gian Stavin

Gian is the Founder of Life Hack Solution, where he started in 2019.
Reach out at info@lifehack-solution.com.