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Life Hacks 2 – Top 10 Handyman Tips Edition

Alright so today on Repairs101 I’ve got even more life hacks, shortcuts and trade secrets for you – so stick around.

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Alright, speaking of cars, backing into parking stalls is infinitely safer than backing into a busy parking lot, alleyway or roadway. Being backed in also ensures access to your engine compartment – in most cars. Some cars store their batteries and even their engines in the rear of the car so be familiar with your vehicle and park it accordingly.

If you have to boost your battery and your car has a negative ground – which almost all of them do – connect the black / negative / ground cable last and disconnect it first. If you heard differently you heard wrong.

When you’re assembling plumbing, like under a sin. It’s best to start with everything loose and then to tighten it all gradually and evenly so it draws itself together into position. And that way nothing needs to be forced.

I use mineral oil to protect everything from furniture to kitchen tools. It’s cheap, non-toxic, it doesn’t go rancid like food oils and it’s available at almost any pharmacy.

You know I used to find my sunshade was always slipping off and falling on the front seat. Until I started using these snack clips.

Use a nail or cold chisel to pierce a small hole in the trough of your paint can. To drain excess paint back into the can.

Instead of throwing out a broken axe or hatchet head, cut back the toe to create a Tomahawk style head.


Don’t let this happen to you on Prom Night! Grab a floor-mat out of the car and keep your clothes clean and dry.

Keep your files from clogging by rubbing ordinary chalk onto them, and clean them using a file card.

Whether you’re in the kitchen or in the engine room. You’re going to thank me for this one when you need a funnel. Just cut the corner out of a thick plastic bag and then cut the tip off of that.

You can make scrapers that remove all kinds of stickers and decals off of glass paint or metal without scratching it. All you need is a heavy piece of plastic, lexan or plexiglass and run it over your belt sander to give it a nice, fine edge.

If you’re in a real pinch and need some bright torch light – look no further than your kids’ toy box.

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