12 Amazing “Why Didn’t I Think of That” Tricks

Some every day “tricks” are actually fairly complicated endeavors that don’t save time at all. Many “hacks” make you raise your eyebrows and think “why would anyone actually do that?” But some tricks are actually brilliant little time, space, or money savers that make you wish you’d known about them sooner or are so simple you can’t believe you hadn’t already thought of them.

From things as simple as using a lint roller to remove glitter to the more ingenious recipes for items like homemade foaming liquid soap, here are some amazing tricks that will make you say “why didn’t I think of that?”

1. Easy Piping Bag Trick

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If you love decorating baked goods but hate the hassle of filling those piping bags, check out this awesome tip to make the task positively easy.

 

2. Storage for Cupcake Liners

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Use this cool organizational trick to keep all your cupcake liners in one place.

 

3. Freezer Paper for Sewing Patterns

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Trace patterns onto freezer paper, then iron onto your fabric for easy pattern cutting!

4.  Embellished Grocery Bag Containers

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Store your plastic grocery bags in beautiful re-purposed wipe containers. Use this tutorial for perfect bag dispensing every time.

 

5. Pop Tab Art Hangers

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Use old tabs from soda cans to hang artwork that doesn’t already have a good hanger.

 

6. Regrow Scallions

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Don’t buy a bunch of scallions (also known as green onions) every time you need them for a dish, grow your own instead!

 

7. No More Paint-stick when Drying

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If you’ve ever painted an item, you know how hard it is to keep it from sticking to everything while it dries. Here is a quick trick involving push-pins that will keep those drying items from sticking!

 

8. Remove Stripped Screws Easily

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Stripped screws can be impossible to remove, but using this rubber band trick, you can unscrew with ease.

 

9. Paint Mess Free

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Check out these amazing tricks to keep your painting as mess free as possible.

 

10. Make Your Own Liquid Soap

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Instead of buying another bottle of liquid soap when yours runs out, try this tutorial for some awesome DIY foaming soap.

 

11. Label Power Cords

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Use old bread tags to label your various plugs and cords!

 

12. Glitter Remover

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lint roller is a great way to clean up spilled glitter!