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6 Handy DIY Tips You Just Can’t Go Without Knowing!

Updated on January 18, 2016

Whether you’re a big DIY enthusiast or just a beginner learning the ropes, this blog post will no doubt change your life forever. These 6 handy tips are the key to a hassle-free, easier and cleaner way of doing DIY, so take notes and be sure to use them on your next project!

Tip 1

Love getting stuck into a bit of painting but hate cleaning up after? This one is for you and all your need is a little bit of foil! Simply wrap it round your tray, pour in the paint and once you’ve finishing painting, fold up the foil and throw away! It’s as easy as that!

Tip 1: Paint and Foil
Tip 1: Paint and Foil

Tip 2

Although it causes a mess and the occasional sneeze, dust is inevitable when drilling. Nevertheless, with this little tip we would agree it is definitely easier to deal with. Just stick a post note under your area of work, bend it slightly at the bottom and away you go. All of the excess dust will fall on the sticky note rather than on the floor - no cleaning necessary!

Tip 2: Drill and Sticky Note
Tip 2: Drill and Sticky Note

Tip 3

Always catching your fingers when trying to hammer in a nail? We have the solution! Just find a peg to hold your nail in place and start hammering! That way your fingers are completely out of the way and protected whilst your nail is straight and in exactly the right place – genius!

Tip 3: Hammer and Peg
Tip 3: Hammer and Peg

Tip 4

Are you always guessing where to drill holes? Questioning how equally apart they are so you can place your extension lead or socket in the right place? Well, save all the miscalculations and simply photocopy the item, using it as a template on the wall to get the exact judgement.

Tip 4: Photocopying
Tip 4: Photocopying

Tip 5

Don’t waste time struggling to take out a stripped screw with just an electric screwdriver! Simply grab the nearest elastic band, hold it in place and try again.

Tip 5: Stripped Screw
Tip 5: Stripped Screw

Tip 6

Never lose a nail again with this final DIY tip! All you need is a little bit of glue and a magnet and all your nails will gather at the bottom of your hammer. It’s never been so easy!

Tip 6: Hammer and Magnet
Tip 6: Hammer and Magnet

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