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Transform Your Old Collared Shirts Into Aprons With This Super-Easy Hack

Whenever I cook or eat, I drop something on myself without fail.

I have a whole collection of shirts and dress shirts collecting dust because I’ve stained them in one way or another. I’ve always used ruined tees as cleaning rags, but I never have any idea what to do with my old collared shirts…until now, that is.

With just a pair of scissors and a dress shirt, you can create your very own kitchen apron. Start cooking in style with this affordable life hack that will help you avoid making unnecessary stains on the pieces of clothing you’ve purchased to replace the ones you’ve already ruined.

Pretty cool, right? I think I’ll turn another one of my dress shirts into a bib. You have to cover all of the bases, people.

With A Few Inexpensive Items, You Can Give Your Room A Luxurious Upgrade

If you’re tired of your boring old headboard and you’re also low on cash, check this out.

With a few simple tools, you can revamp this old standby for a fraction of what you’d spend on a new one. This light-up headboard is gorgeous, and you can alter the project to make one that’s chic enough for adults or playful enough for kids! Check out the instructions below.

People are so creative, aren’t they? I never would’ve thought of that! Home decor can cost a pretty penny, but projects like this can help you cut corners without sacrificing beauty or quality.

You Can Do Some Pretty Awesome Things With These Tiny Plastic Hooks

As you shipped your sons or daughters off to college a few weeks ago, I’m willing to bet that Command strips were on your list of must-haves.

But this company makes products that are good for way more than hanging decorations. Command also makes hooks that are amazing for when you want to hang things like towels and coats without committing to a nailed-in rack.

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As it turns out, Command hooks are full of life-hack potential! To get you started, here are 15 uses for these little guys that you probably never thought of.

1. There’s nothing worse than having to constantly hold your iPad while watching TV in bed. Why not try this inexpensive wall mount that will give you a little freedom?

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2. Hang bags in the car to keep all your trash in one place.

3. Unraveling cling wrap can be a bit unnerving when you’re trying to tear and unroll at the same time. Rig boxes of cling wrap, aluminum foil, and wax paper by hanging them up with Command hooks.

4. Rotate your kids’ drawings by clipping them to clothes hangers and hanging them with Command hooks. No nails necessary!

5. Use them to increase storage in your cupboards by mounting lids on cabinet doors.

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6. Keep unwanted visitors out of the fridge with two hooks and a hair tie.

7. Prevent your trash bag from falling inside the can by securing the handles with hooks.

8. Living in a world with technology can mean that you have to deal with lots of misplaced wires. Keep them hidden with a few plastic hooks.

9. Show off your green thumb by creating your own hanging pots that you can use inside and outside.

10. Decorating for the holidays just got so much easier. Keep Christmas lights in place using small Command hooks.

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11. Can’t find your car keys? Ditch heavy-duty key racks like the one below and use Command hooks in the same way.

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12. Hang a wreath in place without leaving a nail sticking out when you take it down.

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13. Sideways hooks inside your bathroom cabinet make for an inexpensive toothbrush holder alternative.

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14. Our teacher friends won’t have to worry about disappearing headphones. Hang hooks on monitors so kiddos know exactly where to put them back.

15. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure you’re eating a balanced diet by measuring out the right portions with this simple hook hack.

I don’t know about you, but I’m hooked on the idea of using these simple hacks. (I’m sorry…I had to.)

She Glued $437 To Her Floor And Created Something Totally Unique

In an age that’s getting progressively more plastic-dependent by the minute, using cash seems to be a thing of the past, and using change is a hassle that most of us want to leave behind. Pennies are probably the most annoying coins of all. All they seem to do is hang out between couch cushions and clog up the works in our wallets.

And that’s what makes this woman’s home decor project so amazing. After accumulating thousands of pennies, she decided to repurpose them into something that gives her dining room an intense touch of coppery gorgeousness.

That’s right. Facebook user Gina Dagastino rounded up 43,758 pennies and covered her entire dining room floor with them.

This process was a tedious one, since each penny had to be glued to the floor individually.

To glue the pennies down, she used heavy-duty E6000 clear adhesive, which you can find at most craft and hardware stores.

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She couldn’t choose between heads or tails, so she did a little bit of both to create a unique texture. After the pennies set, Dagastino plans on going back in with some grout to ensure that everything stays in place.

You can check out the rest of the project on Facebook. It’s pretty straightforward, but seeing the process as it unfolds is helpful!

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Progress report on the dining room penny floor. The holidays and other obligations slowed us a bit,but we’re just about…

Posted by Gina Dagastino on Sunday, January 24, 2016

(via Facebook)

The best thing about DIY projects is that they often help us repurpose things that we’d otherwise leave sitting around in disuse. While gluing thousands of pennies to a floor might be a bit much for most crafters, this technique could easily be applied to other surfaces like coffee tables and shelves!

So what do you think? Will you be putting your penny collection to good use?

11 Brilliant Uses For Deodorant That Have Nothing To Do With Armpits

Summer is right around the corner, and it’s about to get sweaty up in here.

It’s time to stock up on your favorite, tried-and-true deodorant, friends. Most of us slap on the stuff to ensure that we can still go out in public without it becoming a mortifying experience, but did you know that you could put your antiperspirant to good use outside the realm of armpits?

Whether you need to remove nail polish or cut down on shoe-induced blisters, these ingenious uses for deodorant are about to make your life so much easier.

1. If you run out of primer and your oily face makes a mess of all that pretty makeup, apply a thin layer of deodorant to areas where you get shiny before putting on foundation.

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2. Dab some deodorant on bug bites to keep itchiness and irritation at bay.

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3. Just like it reduces itching from bug bites, deodorant can save you a world of hurt in the razor burn department. Spread a bit on irritated skin after shaving for some much-needed soothing.

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4. Ah, boob sweat. If your girls start giving you trouble, apply some deodorant under the band of your bra to up the freshness factor.

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5. If you’re like me and you somehow never have nail polish remover on hand, soak your nails in warm water. After that, spritz some spray deodorant on a cotton ball and wipe your old manicure away!

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6. When your glasses start migrating south in the summer heat, rub some deodorant on the bridge of your nose to cut down on sweat and slippage.

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7. Sweaty palms are the least cute. Nip that problem in the bud before your next job interview by applying deodorant to those clammy hands of yours.

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8. Freshen up your home by laying open sticks of deodorant in front of air vents.

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9. Keep things smelling nice by taking the lid off of some deodorant and placing it in one of your dresser drawers. The sock drawer is always a good place to start!

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10. Don’t pop that pimple! This isn’t exactly dermatologist recommended, but if you need to zap a zit quickly, dry it out with deodorant.

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11. Killer pumps can also kill your feet. If your shoes start giving you trouble, apply deodorant to areas that are getting rubbed the wrong way.

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(via One Crazy House)

There you have it, folks! Deodorant is full of potential. Which one of these tricks will you try first?