This Viral Creator Gave Us 17 Home Tricks We Didn’t Know Existed

Monica Gray - September 5, 2023
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When someone shows us a good trick, we probably feel stumped if we didn’t think of it first. They make this hidden world of possibilities seem obvious and almost too easy. That’s exactly what happened when this viral creator showed us these 17 mind-bending hacks. Thanks to this creator, he’s made our lives much simpler. No more having to try and evenly cut an apple with a sharp knife, investing in tripods to hold our phones, or spending precious time trying and measuring out screws of different sizes. Now, the life solutions seem endless.

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Cutting An Apple

Who needs knives anymore when you have this solution that leaves behind a seamlessly sliced apple? Not only did this viral creator show us how to slice an apple in two, but he also did it with precision. All you need are two screws, a screwdriver, and some wire, which you could find at your jewelry shop. Simply screw the screws into the wood one by one until the wire fully cuts through the apple. No more having to pick up your knife and try to slice that apple with surgical precision (Facebook).

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DIY Screwdriver

If you don’t have a screwdriver anymore, pause before you jump up and run to the store. This creator showed us an innovative hack that was right in front of our eyes, all along. If you have a screw, a piece of wood, pliers, and something to sharpen the screw, then you’re all set. Simply pluck off the top of the nail, sharpen it, and then use that to unscrew another nail (Facebook).

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DIY Tripod

If you’re someone who’s spent countless minutes trying to steady your smartphone on a table using a candle or book, then you’re not alone. More points if you’ve been outside and tried to position it on a tree or lamppost, just to get the perfect shot. Even though tripods are readily available, they might not fit your budget or the space in your backpack. That’s where this viral genius comes in, who showed us how to make a DIY tripod. Grab two V-shaped hooks and a smaller one, and nail them into a piece of wood. Lo and behold, you have a steady tripod (Facebook).

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Grab That Rubber Band

If you have trouble holding a ruler against your wall to make a straight line, you’re not alone. It always seems like you can hold that ruler until the very last second when you need to grab your Sharpie and draw an actual line. But thanks to this viral hack wizard, he has a solution for you. Simply grab a rubber band and put it on the end of the ruler or measurer. This creates friction against your wall and will stay in a straight line (Facebook).

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Protect Those Sharp Knives

Ever wonder what you should do with a sharp butcher’s knife? There’s nothing scarier than keeping it in your drawer, where you’re reaching in blind, hoping you won’t accidentally cut yourself. It might seem obvious, but human innovation already thought of a solution, and this viral creator taught it to us. Simply cut a piece of a tube and place it over the sharp part of your knife. No more sharpness (Facebook).

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Put In A Screw Sideways

Gone are the days when we had to carefully angle that stubborn screw and try to bang it into a piece of wood. Nothing is more frustrating than accidentally hitting your hand and banging up your thumb instead of the screw. But all thanks to this viral know-it-all, he teaches us how to knock that screw in at a perfect angle. Simply grab your electric screwdriver and start with the screw standing straight up. Then, as it’s going in, quickly change the angle until it’s sideways and finish screwing it in (Facebook).

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Cut A Triangle Shape Out Of Glass

Instead of sitting down and trying to perfectly measure a triangular-shaped piece of glass, do this trick instead. Draw a triangle, using a glass cutter, and slowly knock out the glass around it. With ease and precision, you’ll have yourself a triangular shape of glass (Facebook).

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Electric Can Opener

This captivating creation shows us how to open a can using an electric screwdriver. How often have you struggled to open the top of a can, all thanks to your clumsiness? Stick an electric screwdriver on the end of a can opener. Hook the can opener up to a can as you normally would, and press the on button. You’ll open that can of beans in a matter of seconds, and won’t risk cutting yourself in the process (Facebook).

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Make A Hinge

Whether you’re trying to build a small door, small window, or cupboard, try this trick. It’s easy to make a hinged door using a screwdriver, screws, and a zipper hinge. Simply screw the zipper onto the back of a couple pieces of wood. Place the screws on either side. That’s all it takes! Now, you have two pieces of wood that open like a door (Facebook).

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Make A Hole For A Screw

Without having to try and measure a screw into the correct position, try this trick. Cut off the top of a screw and get rid of the head. Then, drill the body of the screw into a piece of wood to create the shape. Without the top, it makes a perfect fit for another screw. Then, grab the screw you want to use, with the head still attached, and drill that into the hole. The wood will easily hold the head thanks to the other screw’s body (Facebook).

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Knock Down The Line Of Screws

To make a line of screws, start with the one in the middle. Knock it down with a hammer, and then go out from there, one by one. Start with one screw on either side of the middle one, and then go out with the other screws from there. This will help you space the screws out and make them evenly spread apart (Facebook).

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Get Rid Of A Screw Hole

If you recently made something you’re proud of, but can’t stand the sight of the screw, there’s a fix for that. After you put the screw in the wood, fill the rest of the hole with glue. Grab a few pieces of wood chippings and fill up the hole until it’s covered. Once the glue settles, it’ll secure the wood chips inside the hole, which has now disappeared. It’s almost like magic! (Facebook).

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A DIY Drill Measurer

If you’ve ever felt stumped with how to make different-sized holes in your wall, then we’re here to help. All you need to do is grab two lids off the top of the jars of your favorite jam or peanut butter. One lid will have one small hole in the middle and one larger hole on the outside. The other lid will have six different-sized screw holes. Using tape and one screw, place them together with the screw binding them together in the middle. You can use this as a measuring tool to drill different-sized holes into your wall, without having to worry about drilling too much or too little (Facebook).

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The Line Of Screws

If you need more than one screw in a piece of wood, don’t fret. This viral wizard gave us a simple, easy trick for that. All you need to do is grab three tiny screws with pliers, set them up evenly on the wood, and knock them down with a hammer (Facebook).

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Look To Cardboard For Help

You’ll want to use a piece of cardboard to put a screw into a tiny space or crevice. It’s the simplest trick in the book that will save you the most amount of time and frustration. All you have to do is hold the screw in place using the cardboard and nail it down on that tiny, stubborn piece of wood (Facebook).

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Smash Glass

To get the perfect shape of something, all you have to do is use a glass cutter. Then, once you’re in a safe place, smash the glass to break off the unneeded pieces and create a piece of glass in the shape you want. If you want a piece of glass with a square shape in the middle, then use a glass cutter to make that smaller square shape and smash out the glass around it (Facebook).

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Coca-Cola To The Rescue

If you’ve ever wanted to hang a precious painting, but realized you didn’t have a screw, there’s a solution for that. Instead of throwing your hands in the air and heading to the store, do this instead. Grab a lid from a can of Coca-Cola and place it on the back of the painting. That’s it! It works like a charm and will hold your painting in place (Facebook).

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