Savvy Solutions For Daily DilemmasBy Jhoana C
People look at problems from different perspectives, and they come up with solutions in different ways too. Some people think of conventional solutions, while others prefer to be creative with the way they address problems. You don’t always have to follow what the rest are doing when it comes to fixing issues, and there are situations when you are required to use toothpaste to clean cooking pots or use Coke to clean toilets, but as long as it gets the job done, who is anyone to complain? Here are a few examples of individuals who came up with genius solutions for solving everyday problems. They definitely deserve applause for being imaginative and original, and they make others ask, “How do they come up with these solutions?”
Clean every inch of the floor
Mopping the floor can be a tedious task, and most often, there are spots left uncleaned even after going over every nook and cranny. Sometimes, somebody walks all over the wet floor, dirtying it again. How do you ensure that your efforts do not go to waste?
How do you ensure that every inch of the floor is clean? This guy has the simplest and smartest solution. By covering both his feet with soft cloths, there will be no dirt or footstep imprints left on the floor. The floor will remain pristine and clean.
The angry face luggage
Traveling is fun, but it can also be taxing, especially when you have to deal with lost luggage. How are you going to recover all your belongings? Will you ever see your things again? There is a creative and humorous way to avoid that situation.
Forget the small luggage tags. What you can do instead is to have a custom luggage cover made with a picture of your angry face or print a huge picture of your angry face and cover your luggage with it. Let’s see if anyone else will still try to take your luggage “by mistake.”
Getting a nap at the airport
An airport is a place where people say goodbye to loved ones and where people welcome family members and friends with the tightest of hugs. It brings out different emotions, depending on the situation. One common thing most people feel in airports is exhaustion.
It can be tiring, especially if you’re on an 18-hour flight with a short layover, so you have to be creative if you want to rest for a little while. How do you catch a few winks at the airport? By using your luggage and chairs to make a makeshift bed.
Keeping the door closed
Public bathrooms have a reputation for being uncomfortable and, most of the time, dirty. What’s worse than using a public restroom? Having one with a door that doesn’t lock correctly. How are you going to do your business inside if, at any moment, someone can open the door and see you in there?
This person took the liberty of using his sweater to hold the bathroom door in place. Now you can attend to the call of nature without worrying that someone will open the door all of a sudden and catch you unaware.
Keyboard problem remedy
One common problem for people who use keyboards is missing or damaged keys. How else are you gonna do your job or win your games if your keyboard has missing keys? You don’t have to throw the whole keyboard or replace it.
You can do what this guy did, and that is to use Lego keys instead. It might feel a little weird at first, but you’ll get used to it quickly. There are plenty of Lego bricks that can easily fit keyboards, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
#8 Come on in, the water is fine
Who wouldn’t want to take a dip in the swimming pool on hot summer days? We surely do, especially if there is a barbecue and some cold drinks to go with it. But what if you don’t have a swimming pool at home? How can you take some shelter and respite from the sweltering heat?
Don’t worry if you don’t have a big budget; you can always get creative and come up with a makeshift pool, just like this guy. You can get an inflatable pool or you can turn a large tin drum into a pool. There are plenty of interesting alternatives and ideas on the Internet- so get your search on.
#9 Hoist me up
Dogs are not only some of the cutest creatures, but they are also some of the most loyal. They love their humans unconditionally and will protect them even at the cost of their own lives. It’s also not uncommon to see canines being loyal to other canines.
Just look at these adorable pups! They seem to be the best of friends and they seem to be planning a clean escape. How do they do it? Be helping each other of course. One of the dogs hoists the other up so he can get out of the yard. But we’re just wondering, will the other one be left behind?
#10 Shoes make excellent cup holders
Don’t have a cup holder? No problem. There’s something you can do to remedy this problem. All you need are the shoes on your feet. Although this is not so ideal, it will make you do when it comes to preventing your drinks from spilling.
Just place the cup inside the shoe, and you can enjoy your picnic or car ride without worrying about your drink spliing over. Just make sure you don’t wear leather shoes, expensive shoes, or heels when doing this to avoid problems.
Making sure all bobby pins are in place
Bobby pins and hair clips seem to just end up in the most unexpected places or get lost somewhere, and when you need them badly, you just can’t find one. Ask any woman, and they will tell you that this is a problem. How do you solve this?
You can use magnetic strips to ensure that bobby pins and hair clips are kept in place. You can put the magnetic strip in a drawer or the medicine cabinet and attach bobby pins and clips to it. This will help keep them in a set place, and ready to be grabbed when needed.
What to do with unsightly wires?
Wires, cords, and cables, what do they all have in common? They are often messy and unsightly. They can make an otherwise pristine room look disheveled. How do you solve this problem? Here’s a brilliant idea, turn them into unique wall art.
Keep them from getting tangled by turning them into familiar visual skylines or different shapes. Not only does this keep the cords tangle-free, but it also lends your wall some design and style. You’re killing two birds with one stone.
Keep your brushes clean
You put your toothbrush in your mouth and use it to clean your teeth, so it’s only right that you keep it clean. Experts say that you shouldn’t leave your toothbrushes in the bathroom without any cap, case, or any protection because it can get contaminated with all sorts of germs and bacteria.
If that thought doesn’t make you go “Ewww,” we don’t know what will. What do you do if you don’t have a toothbrush cap or case? Just use an empty water bottle. Not only is it brilliant, but it also doesn’t cost anything.
Getting rid of wrinkles without an iron
Don’t be caught wearing wrinkled clothes. People might not say it explicitly, but when they see others wearing wrinkled clothes, it gives the impression that the person is careless, doesn’t care about his appearance, and does not have a stable living situation.
If you want to impress people, you better iron your clothes, but what if you don’t have a steamer or an iron? You can always hang your wrinkled shirt above pots of hot water or a kettle. The steam from the pots will help get rid of the wrinkles. Not only will you look good with your shirt, but you’ll have water for coffee too.
Hand dryer hack
Hand dryers are familiar things in restrooms. After using the toilet, people wash their hands and dry them off. It’s common to see multiple hand-dryers in restrooms, but what to do with busted hand dryers? If they can’t be repaired, they still have a purpose.
We don’t know who thought about this, but they are clever. They thought of just dumping a stack of tissue paper on the hand-dryer. This isn’t entirely wrong, but this isn’t right either. It’s best to put tissue papers where they belong, in tissue paper dispensers.
Let’s get more tips
Tips are the only things that allow servers in the food and beverage industry to survive. They don’t earn a lot of money from their wages so whatever amount they can get from tips is helpful. How much do you typically tip servers?
The more important question for servers is how they can encourage people to tip more. It seems that they found the answer to that question, and that’s by asking people to tip according to how attractive they perceive themselves to be. We’re quite sure no one will leave them a dollar tip at all.
The perfect keyboard for gaming
When you’re a gamer, then you know how difficult it can be to find the perfect equipment, such as the perfect gaming mouse, the perfect gaming keyboard, and the perfect gaming chair. If you can’t purchase the perfect gaming keyboard, you can make one.
You can do what this guy did and spray paint the few keys which you frequently use when playing games. This will prevent pressing the wrong keys and losing the game. We know how important it is to be number one.
Making lemonade out of lemons
Have you ever met someone who told you that they want to continue having crooked teeth? We don’t think so. Everyone wants to have sparkling white, straight teeth, and for some people, the only way to achieve that is to have braces.
This lady’s dentist told her that she has to keep her braces on for at least after Halloween, so what did she do to enjoy the holiday and also join in on all the fun? She dressed up as Darla from Finding Nemo, the little girl with braces. Clever, right?
Watch low in battery? Don’t worry
Smartwatches are helpful if you want to track your sleep, heart rate, calories burned, messages and calls on your phone, and of course, the time. However, some smartwatches don’t have an excellent reputation when it comes to battery life.
What do you do if you want to use your smartwatch but forgot to charge it? Do what this guy did and just simply tape the charger on your forearm while the smartwatch is still connected to it. Although this doesn’t look very nice, it serves its purpose.
Have bike, will mow lawn
If you want your home to look presentable from the outside, you need to mow your lawn regularly. A house with overgrown grass is not welcoming and may even provide refuge for various critters. How do you make mowing the lawn more of a fun exercise?
Do what this guy did and attach a lawnmower to your bike. Not only will you get to trim the grass, but you’ll also be burning a few hundred calories at the same time and trimming the yard much faster. You might even convince your children to help you with the mowing.
Go play outside
What’s the big difference between kids in the 80s and 90s versus children these days? Well, two or three decades ago, computers weren’t a staple in homes yet, so children weren’t cooped inside playing video games and surfing the Internet.
Children decades ago spent most of their time outside playing with other children and exploring. One common problem parents everywhere will tell you is that they find it challenging to get their children to play outside. Just look at what these kids did when they were told to play outside. We’re just honestly shaking our heads.
Making meds more bearable
Seeing your beloved dog weak and sickly can be devastating. You want your best friend to be in the pink of health always but if your pet needs to take medicines, then you do what you need to. How do you make the situation better for your beloved canine?
This pet parent covered the medicine label with a tag that says “Handsome Pills.” Not only will this ensure he gets the medicine he needs, but it’s also a great way to cheer up both human and pet. We know the doggo won’t be able to read the label, but it still helps.
Showerhead problems solved
The only thing you want after a long day from work is to take a hot shower, dive into bed, and rest. So, what do you do when you get home, go into the bathroom, and find that the showerhead is not working at all?
Do you go to the hardware and getting a replacement? Do you wait for the handyman to fix it for you? Or do you DIY it? This guy found an empty Pepsi bottle and screwed that onto the showerhead but not before poking some holes into it first.
Cooking with candles
Eating out costs a lot of money, especially if you do it frequently, so if you want to eat delicious and healthy food, you should buy the ingredients and prepare the food yourself. But what would you do if you have all the ingredients ready, but the oven or the microwave doesn’t work?
If you’re very hungry and you can’t wait for your oven to be fixed, you might as well think of a remedy. If you have some candles lying around, you can always use them for cooking. It might take a little longer, but you’ll soon be able to fix up that dish.
Covering up an ugly tattoo
Look up botched tattoos on the Internet, and you will see hundreds of people living with ugly tattoos done by unskilled or drunk artists. Tattoos are permanent decisions, so if you ever want to get one, you need to choose a real professional.
This guy didn’t like the product of the tattoo artist, so he had to get it fixed. To remedy the ugly Pikachu tattoo, he went to a much better artist who ended up saving the tattoo and turning it into something much better.
No blinds, no problem
Blinds are very useful because they provide privacy when you need them, lets you control the light if you need the room to be darker, and jazz up a room if you need it to have more personality. How can you get your much-needed shut-eye in a bright room if you don’t have blinds, curtains, or shutters?
If you can’t sleep with too much light streaming into your room, you can get a few rolls of toilet paper and put them on the window so you can darken the room and get some much-needed rest. The great thing about toilet paper is that you surely have plenty of it in your home.
This cute doggo has his balcony
Cats and dogs are adorable creatures, apart from being great pets and friends. These furry and fluffy creatures love exploring outside, as much as they like looking at it from inside the house. Sometimes they spend hours by the window looking at vehicles and passersby and barking at them.
This homeowner decided to build a balcony for his beloved doggo, and he didn’t want just any balcony. He wanted one where his doggo would be safe when looking out. Look at hid doggo standing on his balcony, happy and satisfied.
Makeshift side mirror
A side mirror or a wing mirror lets the driver see areas behind and at the side of the vehicle and areas outside the driver’s peripheral vision. Without it, there will be more accidents and injuries, and in most places, it is illegal to drive without one.
This vehicle owner had a broken side mirror, but he needed to go somewhere urgently, so he had no choice but to think of a solution, and he came up with this funny but brilliant side mirror fashioned from a lady’s brush with a mirror stuck to it.
Get an adorable phone stand
Mobile phones have become an extension of our lives, and truth be told, many people can’t live without them. We listen to music, take pictures, and watch videos on our phones. But sometimes, holding the phone for long periods of time can result in neck pain or shoulder pain.
If you don’t have a phone stand, you can employ the services of your pet cat. Yes, you heard that right. Not only does this person have a cuddly and helpful cat, but he also has a furry mobile phone stand so he can watch his videos in comfort. And the cat is doing his job while he’s sleeping too.
Have a Merry Christmas!
One of the holidays most people look forward to in the year is Christmas. It’s a good occasion for families to get together, catch up with each other, and exchange gifts. Nothing symbolizes Christmas and the holiday spirit more than Christmas trees.
But what if you can’t afford Christmas trees or don’t have the space to fit one inside your home? You can work with what you have and if you already have Christmas lights in your home, you can crisscross it so it mimics the shape of a Christmas tree.
Pixar is a computer animation studio that’s based in California. Owned by The Walk Disney Company, Pixar has produced countless well-loved movies such as Up, Cars, Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and Ratatouille. Everyone recognizes the Pixar logo.
Always seen at the beginning of the credits, it’s the words Pixar spelled out, except for the letter i that’s replaced by a lighted lamp. This cute doggo’s owner thought it would be a great idea to recreate Pixar’s logo on his own, and he had his dog that’s wearing a cone, replace the letter i in Pixar.
Charging on air
Today’s mobile phones need constant charging, thanks to the countless videos people watch on their devices and the poor battery life of most phones. Charging your phone is a no-brainer, all you need to do is hook up the phone to the charger and that’s it.
However, if there is no table or shelf where you can put your phone while it’s being charged, you have a problem. Use some out of the box thinking and follow this guy; he not only used the charger to make sure his phone’s battery has power, but he also used it to support his phone, so it doesn’t dangle precariously.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Decorating the interiors of your home is always exciting. You get to let your creative juices flow and also impress your houseguests. This couple wanted to decorate one part of their wall with a large mirror, but they couldn’t find one large enough.
But they didn’t let that dampen their spirits. They still got what they wanted, albeit in a different way. They purchased multiple smaller mirrors and placed them side by side to cover the wall. Not only was it a smart solution, but it helped them save money too.
Curious cable holders
Losing cords or having tangled cords and cables are very common, especially nowadays when people have different gadgets to change frequently. Cables and cords are very unsightly, and to solve this problem, this person came up with the cutest cable holders.
He put his Lego toys and figures to good use by placing them side by side and getting them to hold the cords in place. Some of the figures were not happy to be given the task of holding on to the wires. You can see it on their faces.
Make moving easier
Moving from one place to another is a hassle. You need to pack up all the things from your old place and then unpack them when you get to your new home. It is not only a time-consuming and arduous task, but it can also cost money.
Thankfully, there’s now a way to make things better and easier, and this wardrobe hack is going to make a difference when you move. Just pull up a large plastic bag or a trash bag from underneath all the outfits hanged in your closet and tie it around the hangers, and you’re done.
Seeing from far away
It’s such a great feeling when you score free tickets to a game. However, if you weren’t fortunate enough to be seated at the VIP box or somewhere near, you’d have to make do with the fact that the sports figures you’ve come to see will probably look like minatures from where you’re seated.
Instead of keeping his eyes on the large screen, this guy brought some binoculars with him and combined them with his high-powered camera lens to enjoy his baseball game as if he was sitting right in the front row.
Camping with bikes
Camping is a lot of fun when done with family or friends and when you have all the equipment you need to make a few days and nights with nature more comfortable. What if you forgot your poles? How are you going to put your tent up?
Instead of giving up and going back home, this person and his witty mind found a creative way to solve the problem. He attached the tent’s strings to his motorcycles and still managed to erect a decent tent where he and his friends can spend the night in.
Feeding four puppies at the same time
These unfortunate puppies are away from their mother. We’re not sure if something bad happened to the mother dog, but she isn’t with her puppies. To feed the poor, hungry puppies all at once, he got a glove and poked tiny holes on the fingertips.
He has taken it upon himself to ensure that the puppies are well-fed, despite their mother’s absence. His innovative technique not only helps distribute the milk formula evenly, but it also saves him time, and the puppies feel as if their mother is breastfeeding them.
Gear up your garden
It can be a challenge to maintain a healthy garden in places where it is always gloomy and wet. There is always the question of how you’re going to ensure that the water flows properly to the drainage and doesn’t affect your plants negatively.
No one also wants to have to walk through puddles and get their shoes dirty and wet. Aside from venting out his frustrations, this man did something about his problem by decorating his garden in such a way that the rainwater is collected into a stream and directed into a drainage hole down the road.
Forgot your room keys?
When traveling to faraway places, most people stay in hotels because not only do they offer modern comforts such as Internet connection, buffets, comfortable beds, but they also give you security. Each room comes with a key card but are key cards secure?
Judging from this photo, it seems that keycards are not as secure as everyone thought. Apparently, you can insert anything resembling a key card, and it would allow you to access the rooms. Although it is a great hack for someone who lost or forgot their keys, it is also scary as this means anyone can access the rooms.
Driving while drinking
No, don’t be fooled by the title; we don’t advocate drinking alcoholic beverages while driving, but if you’re drinking beverages, we’ll let it slip, provided that you don’t get distracted and that you keep your eyes on the road.
This woman wanted to drink her beverage while on the road, and since she has to keep her hands on the wheel and her eyes on the road, she came up with a brilliant hack of connecting several straws so that she can still sip her cup of joe while driving.
Drying clothes fast and easy
Lucky are people who can dry their clothes outside their home on a clothesline under the sun or those who can afford to buy dryers and use them inside the house. This lady didn’t have either, so he installed an air conditioner compressor under the area where she normally hangs her laundry.
The warm air from the machine dried her clean clothes pretty quickly and helped her save on energy bills. Although this is not effective as the two methods we talked about earlier, it gets the job done without so much effort.
Extending the pipe to the drain
If you don’t have a water pipe that stretches down to the drain, you’ll have a wet floor that isn’t completely drained of water. You can wait until the plumber is available, or you can come up with a temporary solution.
This homeowner is not a stranger when it comes to thinking out of the box, so he fixed his pipe issue by using a dustpan tray to direct the collected water to the drain. This might only be a short-term solution, but it helps.
If you want to protect wooden and glass surfaces in your home from moisture, you need coasters. There are plenty of coasters available today. They are made from different materials, and they come in various designs too, but they are commonly sold in a set.
What do you do if you only need a single coaster? You can make one if you have spare tiles, and you can also decorate the tiles if you have paint. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also have a truly unique coaster design.
Making the best of cards dealt
Flooding has become a way of life for people living in low lying areas, no thanks to global warming. If this problem isn’t solved soon, many cities and even countries will disappear underwater, and that is one scary thought.
However, this restaurant owner doesn’t seem to be bothered by all the flooding. As a matter of fact, he has accepted it and continues to sell his pizzas. Hey, when life gives you lemons, all you can do is make lemonade, so when life gives you floods, you have to learn to live with it. But seriously, though, this isn’t a laughing matter.
Getting some help from the Grinch
The holiday season is an excellent time to decorate the home with a pretty Christmas tree and, of course, plenty of lights. Homeowners get pretty creative during the holiday season, and you’ll see some of the most beautiful decorations during Christmas.
But what do you do if you don’t have enough lights? This homeowner had an excellent idea of using his tiny Grinch décor to give him some help by making it seem that the despicable creature was stealing the lights from his home.