Bed Storage Platform.
So… I think this has to go into my all time favorite discoveries. The only thing stopping me from building one myself (besides money) is the fact that I’m probably going to move out of the house soon.
This is originally a for a children’s room, to remove clutter and just give a nice storage space that also is a bed, which makes sense: the scale/bulk would make transporting it more trouble than it is worth.
The instructions clearly involve quite a bit of handyman work, so this is not an easy task. Nor is it cheap. But it is awesome and efficient.

Bed Storage Platform.

So… I think this has to go into my all time favorite discoveries. The only thing stopping me from building one myself (besides money) is the fact that I’m probably going to move out of the house soon.

This is originally a for a children’s room, to remove clutter and just give a nice storage space that also is a bed, which makes sense: the scale/bulk would make transporting it more trouble than it is worth.

The instructions clearly involve quite a bit of handyman work, so this is not an easy task. Nor is it cheap. But it is awesome and efficient.

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rchevchev asked: Howdy. Re: "despite these coins not being pennies, it works well", why do you think they are not pennies? Most of those are Canadian pennies.

Ahhh. I was thinking American pennies. I didn’t actually know about Canadian pennies, or even recognize those. Let alone that pennies was a monetary term outside of the U.S. like nickels.

instructables:

Penny Top Table byCraigRJess

I quite enjoyed finding this in the DIY tag, it works well. I cannot attest to how well the “CLR” cleaner works, but PennyCollector.com ran tests and Brasso Cleaner worked wonders. 

This is just a fun project, I think. It’s great for yourself, a great gift to give away, and it all involves alcohol.
This is called the Wine Companion. The instructions to build it are simple here, but don’t worry about Step 3 (Chamfering is what he did, but if you have no clue or don’t want to, just sand it, Step 4)

This is just a fun project, I think. It’s great for yourself, a great gift to give away, and it all involves alcohol.

This is called the Wine Companion. The instructions to build it are simple here, but don’t worry about Step 3 (Chamfering is what he did, but if you have no clue or don’t want to, just sand it, Step 4)

DIY Toblerone Placard Favors.
This was for a wedding, but really, it’s perfect to put together for any occasion.
It’s simple, it’s elegant… I really don’t have much to say about it other than yes, do it. 

DIY Toblerone Placard Favors.

This was for a wedding, but really, it’s perfect to put together for any occasion.

It’s simple, it’s elegant… I really don’t have much to say about it other than yes, do it. 

Hack your Trash Can!
Seriously, this is one of the greater discoveries during my absence from this blog. We all have a small trash can that just… after a while, collects some really nasty stuff either from the bag ripping, spilling, or whatever. If you don’t catch it immediately, it gets sticky, smelly, nasty and you want nothing to do with that tiny trash can ever again.
If you have these at the office, college dorm room, or just at home, you can save yourself a lot of trouble with this handy little construction project.
Basically, you’re creating an insert to hold the bag in place, have the trashbag discreet, and have a handle to grab and pull the bag out.

Hack your Trash Can!

Seriously, this is one of the greater discoveries during my absence from this blog. We all have a small trash can that just… after a while, collects some really nasty stuff either from the bag ripping, spilling, or whatever. If you don’t catch it immediately, it gets sticky, smelly, nasty and you want nothing to do with that tiny trash can ever again.

If you have these at the office, college dorm room, or just at home, you can save yourself a lot of trouble with this handy little construction project.

Basically, you’re creating an insert to hold the bag in place, have the trashbag discreet, and have a handle to grab and pull the bag out.

For all of the glow-in-the-dark falsehacks, here’s one that will actually succeed.
Requires:
Glow-In-The-Dark Paint that dries clear (The one used is Krylon Glowz, as far as I can tell, and the reviewers say Michael’s or Amazon is the best place to acquire it).
Cotton Swabs
Painter’s Tape
Black light
And Shoes, of course.
I read the instructions and the guy was very straightforward with how to properly and safely set this up. So have some fun.

For all of the glow-in-the-dark falsehacks, here’s one that will actually succeed.

Requires:

  • Glow-In-The-Dark Paint that dries clear (The one used is Krylon Glowz, as far as I can tell, and the reviewers say Michael’s or Amazon is the best place to acquire it).
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Black light
  • And Shoes, of course.

I read the instructions and the guy was very straightforward with how to properly and safely set this up. So have some fun.

Sourced from Green Wedding Shoes
I found this through the DIY tag, but the follow through link to get through to the instructions and actual page was about 3 pages of clicking links, so I made a simpler link.
I also helped a friend find this link when she desired to make a flower crown for a friend.

Sourced from Green Wedding Shoes

I found this through the DIY tag, but the follow through link to get through to the instructions and actual page was about 3 pages of clicking links, so I made a simpler link.

I also helped a friend find this link when she desired to make a flower crown for a friend.

I realize that as of late, I haven’t been able to keep on track for my schedule, since working and several real life issues keep popping up, so here’s a bonus hack I’ve been meaning to find for myself again. The titular man guiding us on our journey of tying our shoes in the best fashion in Misha Collins, who plays Castiel from Supernatural.

In any case, this is a pretty good solution, since the other two methods have led to frayed or frequently untied shoes at work and in real life.

From Instructables:
An Ice Melt Shaker: A reasonable middle ground to carrying around a large sack of rock salt and “dispensing your melty justice one Dixie cup at a time.”
Get a  large coffee mug, grab some power drill bits that are about as thick as the largest piece of rock salt that you see. Drill into the lid, and… well, there are more instructions.
I realize that Winter is over and Spring is Here, but this may be a wise decision to remember for the next Long Winter.

From Instructables:

An Ice Melt Shaker: A reasonable middle ground to carrying around a large sack of rock salt and “dispensing your melty justice one Dixie cup at a time.”

Get a  large coffee mug, grab some power drill bits that are about as thick as the largest piece of rock salt that you see. Drill into the lid, and… well, there are more instructions.

I realize that Winter is over and Spring is Here, but this may be a wise decision to remember for the next Long Winter.

This is a pretty simple DIY, which involves old cardboard boxes, scissors, tape, and a ruler/marker. Very useful for folding shirts, and in this case, especially dress shirts. If you already subscribe to my current method of folding tshirts and storing them in this fashion instead of how these shirts are folded, I suggest using four board cut-outs instead of 6, and cut them to fit a folded shirt in step 4 of the mentioned hack.

The Hidden Sleeve Business Card Dispenser.
I saw this picture and I figured it would be a mechanical thing, but actually is integrated into the suit jacket sleeve. All you need is the ability to sew.
Click HERE for the full instructions from Instructubles
My review:
Pro’s: It’s pretty damn awesome. It’s unique, and it will make people remember you, one of the keys to networking successfully. Don’t overdue the flair like it’s magic (unless you are a magician), but I’d practice taking out the business cards so it’s a fluid simple motion and you aren’t fumbling with your sleeve.
The solution to this may defeat the DIY theme, but it’s realistic and probably worth it: go to a professional tailor to get it done. A commentor on the Instructables site said it might cost $10-15, which I think is well worth it. I’d bring the instructions or pictures as supporting material to help him understand exactly what you want. He/she may even have their own ideas.

The Hidden Sleeve Business Card Dispenser.

I saw this picture and I figured it would be a mechanical thing, but actually is integrated into the suit jacket sleeve. All you need is the ability to sew.

Click HERE for the full instructions from Instructubles

My review:

Pro’s: It’s pretty damn awesome. It’s unique, and it will make people remember you, one of the keys to networking successfully. Don’t overdue the flair like it’s magic (unless you are a magician), but I’d practice taking out the business cards so it’s a fluid simple motion and you aren’t fumbling with your sleeve.

The solution to this may defeat the DIY theme, but it’s realistic and probably worth it: go to a professional tailor to get it done. A commentor on the Instructables site said it might cost $10-15, which I think is well worth it. I’d bring the instructions or pictures as supporting material to help him understand exactly what you want. He/she may even have their own ideas.

One last falsehack, a bonus post in honor of April Fool’s… or rather debunking it maybe? I was cleaning out my bookmarks and realized I had never actually put this on the queue for my falsehacks, even though I was excited when I found it.

The guy above puts a refrigerator magnet under a beer and taps the base of the neck with a quarter and the top pops right off. Awesome right?

Well, Matt Bingham of 965 the Fox tested it out himself. Didn’t work out, obviously. But further research on his part, namely a youtube commenter on his video says that the original video’s creator is Keith Jensen, and he posts a lot of great video editing tricks. 

PSA, April Preview, Blog Update

Hi Everyone.

So Vegas was a lot of fun, although my internet was limited because of how much I was out as well as the package only allowing one computer to be on the internet at a time. I didn’t have a lot of time once I got back, since several issues popped up that needed immediate attention, but I caught up now.

First of all, a PSA for everyone, including me. This week I got called out for stealing someone else’s work and research. I was both surprised because I thought I had been crediting them when I used their work as a source of inspiration, and horrified cuz I think they do great work. When I took a look back though, I realized that while I had typed out stuff where I planned to insert links directly to my source, more than 5 of the posts didn’t actually have links inserted. 

I’ve apologized profusely and fixed my mistakes already, but if anyone else thinks I haven’t cited sources or credited someone’s research properly, I want you to let me know. It is most likely the lifehack is so common around the internet that I had no trouble doing my own research, but sometimes I might have forgotten to link it. Even if my intentions were not malicious, it’s not cool.

Now that that’s been taken care of, this next month of April has a new theme: DIY. So for the next month, I’ll be posting various Do-It-Yourself themed lifehacks and/or projects. I hope you enjoy them.

You may have also noticed my last post about falsehacks. This is part of my expansion of the blog: My master posts on a single tag/theme will be constantly updated, and allow for anyone who finds them through a reblog to go straight back to the original page.