Manual work is not easy for everyone. But fortunately, some are very talented and even share their tips on the Internet to help as many people as possible to realize their DIY project.
Do you like to realize projects and work in the house? Here you will find 22 tips for DIY beginners
But even the most experienced ones will find new ideas. Because some of these ideas are really great!
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Here are 22 tips for DIY beginners: Work better with pro techniques!
1) Cut rubber gloves if you do not have elastic bands on hand. You can make many rubber bands with gloves, and you can have different sizes!
2) Store brushes and paint rollers in Ziploc bags in the fridge before going to sleep or taking a break if you have not finished painting and do not want to waste 20 minutes washing the brushes and paint rollers.
3) Print the underside of the power strip that you want to put under the desk and stick it with tape. So you can drill holes in the right places. Remove the sheet of paper before installing the power strip.
4) Use paperclips to easily take the end of the tape for the next use.
5) Avoid hitting your fingers, and use a cardboard to hit the nail with a hammer.
6) Use an old CD or DVD to drill a hole straight with a drill. The reflections on the disc will avoid any deviations.
7) If the wood you need to drill is very hard and you think that the CD or DVD trick is not enough to drill a straight hole. A kind of homemade wooden set square will be perfect to hold the wick while you handle the drill.
8) Collect the egg cartons to store all the small nails, screws, bolts...
9) If you have to step on a stool to nail or screw something and both hands are busy, add a magnet to your shirt pocket and the screws or nails will be at your disposal rather than putting them in your mouth like too many people do.
10) Get all the screws and nails on the ground by attaching a magnet to the end of a stick, place a Ziploc bag on the tip of the accessory. Pick up the screws and nail on the floor, and once finished, flip the bag to store the screws and nails in the bag.
11) Are your old tennis rackets are in the garage? Screw them with one screw under the workbench so that they can rotate. They will make extra shelves very useful for working!
12) If your screwdriver is not already magnetized, fix a small magnet on it so that the screws stay in place and avoid losing them.
13) Walnuts make real little miracles on varnished and scratched wood furniture! Try it!
14) Remove water stains from wood furniture, with mayonnaise! Strange, but effective!
15) To prevent a tile from cracking when you drill, add a piece of tape before making the hole with a very small drill bit.
16) No need to wash the pot of paint. After you have finished painting, cover the paint with a cellophane (plastic wrap). Let it dry, then remove the paint and throw it in the garbage once it has hardened.
17) Glue a magnet with strong glue under the handle of your hammer to never put a nail back in your mouth while working. Stick them on the magnet instead.
18) Can caps are very useful to hang frames on the wall.
19) Use a piece of tape on a drill bit to find out how deep to drill the hole. For example, not to pierce a board or cabinet door completely.
20) Collect all the dust by placing a cup around the drill bit.
21) Use a sponge to remove a nail and avoid making marks on the wall.
22) Use pieces of broken match to avoid screwing and unscrewing screws again and again on door hinges as we all have done!