10 Life Hacks From Metaspoon – And One Of My Own

I came across these life hacks on a metaspoon.com video, and thought that they were so neat that they needed to be shared. There are such hacks as: how not to have ads on your phone when playing games on it; how to know where the gas tank is located on your car; using potato chips or corn chips to start the fire in your grill; how to peel a kiwi without losing half of it in the process; a neat way to make sure your phone gets returned to you if you ever accidentally leave it; temperature control secret for the shower; how to keep your necktie in place; how to keep plastic wraps, wax paper, and aluminum foil from coming out of the box every time you use them; an easy way not to wake up with a stiff neck; and last but not least, an ingenious way to make your own trash bag dispenser out of folded grocery bags. Just some little tidbits of information on the ten hacks, enough to get you to watch the video. Hope you find it as interesting as I did. after you watch the video, you will be able to subscribe to this guy’s YouTube and find many other life hacks.

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I am always in favor of anything that can make everyday things easier to do. I have some hacks of my own. Below you will find instructions on how to do one of them.

Individual Storage Drawers

I have discovered a unique way to have a huge chest of drawers. First pick out individual large drawers for holding your fold-up clothes. Next measure the width of the drawers, and the length of the drawers from front to back. Once again, there needs to be boards bought that are cut to size of the tops of the drawers. Then buy 2×2 s that are the width of the drawers. There needs to be two of each 2×2 for the top of each drawer, and an extra set to go under the drawer, for the drawer that will be on the floor. Count how many drawers there are and buy one extra board besides how many drawers there are also.

For an example of the numbers of boards and 2×2 s, lets say there are three drawers. You will need four boards and eight 2×2 s. Put one set of 2×2 s on the floor and a board on top of them. Next center a drawer on top of the board. After that, put two of the 2×2 s on top of that drawer and a board on top of them. Now center another drawer on top of that board and repeat the above process until all of the 2×2 s have been used, and all of the boards have been used, and finally all of the drawers have been used. you should end up with a set of 2×2 s and a board on top of the last drawer that was bought.

The stack up will be as follows for say three drawers:  2×2 s on the floor, spaced as far apart as the drawer is from front to back, then put a board on top of them, and drawer on top of that; 2×2 s on top of the drawer, spaced as far apart as the drawer is from front to back, then put a board on top of the 2×2 s, then drawer on top of the board;2×2 s on top of the drawer,spaced as far apart as the drawer is from front to back, then put a board on top of the 2×2 s and a drawer on top of that; then the final 2×2 s, spaced as far apart as the drawer is from front to back, and the last board on top of the 2×2 s. By having the 2×2 s and board on the floor, the first drawer on the floor will not get caught on the carpet when it is opened up; and by the same token the 2×2 s and the board on top of the last drawer to be stacked, there will be a place to put things like what would usually be on top of a dresser or chest of drawers.

To be more decorative, all of the 2×2 s and boards can be covered with wood grain looking contact paper. This will make them look more finished instead of like they just came from a lumber yard. If there are any questions, please put them in comments, and I will answer them.

 

My hope is that you will find this hack of mine to be very easy to accomplish. How to make an inexpensive chest of drawers out of large individual storage container drawers can come in very handy if there is not enough money to actually buy the wooden ones. I also hope that the hacks in the video that you saw in the first part of this post were found to be helpful as well.