30 Easy DIY Home Hacks That Will Improve Your Life

23 – Organize your bathroom essentials with a silverware tray.
An Empty Silverware Organizer DIY Home Hacks

Silverware trays aren’t just good for forks, spoons, and knives. In the bathroom, you can also use these handy dandy accessories to store and organize all of your essentials, from toothbrushes and toothpaste to makeup brushes and mascara tubes.

24 – Use suspenders to keep a fitted sheet in place.
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If you find your fitted sheets slipping off the corners of your bed, look no further than your closet for an easy fix. Take a pair of elastic suspenders, clip one end to each corner under the mattress, and your sheet will for sure stay put.

25 – Drill a hole in the bottom of your trash can to keep bags from sticking.
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There are few things more frustrating than trying to remove a garbage bag from the bin, only to find that it’s holding on for dear life. Thankfully, all you have to do is drill a small hole in the bottom of your trash can to get rid of the vacuum-like seal that often makes the bags stick.

26 – Add some paper to the bottom of your trash bag to keep liquids from leaking out.
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Before you toss another liquidy mess into your trash bag, add some old newspaper to the bottom first. By adding that layer, you can catch and absorb leaky messes before they drip on you come trash day.

27 – Store plastic bags in an empty disinfecting wipes container.
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There’s an easy (and neat) way to store all those plastic bags that inevitably begin to pile up in some corner of your home. After you’ve finished using a container of disinfecting wipes, put your plastic bags in it and pull them out as needed. You can even keep this DIY invention in your car so you never forget your bags on the go!

28 – Use plastic straws to help wilting flowers stand up straight.
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Wilting flowers aren’t exactly the most aesthetically pleasing home decoration. However, you don’t have to throw out that bouquet just because it’s starting to look sad. Rather, you can place plastic straws around the flowers’ stems so that they stay upright and can still get their necessary nutrients from the water in their vase.

29 – Fix a hole in a window screen with clear nail polish.
Nail polish bottles

A hole in your screen door or window renders the entire thing practically useless. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for those small tears: clear nail polish. If you have a minor hole in your screen but don’t want to replace the whole thing, simply add a swipe of clear nail polish where there’s a rip and it’ll be as good as new in minutes.

30 – Organize pot and pan lids with a magazine rack.
pot and pan lids

There’s no denying that pot and pan lids take up more than their fair share of space in cabinets. The solution? Use a vertical wire magazine rack to keep them organized on the inside of your cabinet door.