Do you still have Christmas presents to wrap? With this handy tutorial from BeatTheBush, you can wrap up boxes using a Japanese technique that requires no tape but still looks clean and professional. We still struggle trying to figure out how much paper to tear off.
If you’ve ever installed an outlet, you might know about the built-in gauge for measuring your exposed wire length. But even experienced electricians might not know about this nifty trick. Leah of See Jane Drill shows off a hidden function that can really come in handy if you forgot to bring a critical tool with you.
From freehand shaving to using a ruler or trimming guide, there are lots of ways to shave a beard. But we’ve never seen this clever hack, which involves using a funnel as a guide for cutting a perfect goatee from a full beard. Big Clive demonstrates the technique not once, but twice.
If you’ve ever been in a NERF war, you know it can be a pain to pick up the ammo lying all over the ground. Out of Darts shows us how a tool designed for picking up acorns does the trick brilliantly – especially when it comes to those NERF Rival balls. And it handily beats NERF’s own picker-upper.
With COVID-19 running rampant, it’s a very good idea to wear a mask. Face shields are also part of our defense against the virus. Well thanks to Andy Clockwise, we now know how to make a quick and easy face shield using nothing more than the box from a package of Krispy Kreme donuts and some tape.
Thanks to hoarding and panic buying, it’s become much harder than normal to find toilet paper these days. Household Hacker thinks the solution is to split your 2-ply rolls down the middle, giving you two single-ply rolls instead. We’re not sure you’ll actually use less, but it might be a short-term solution if you’re desperate.
Mark Rober walks us through the science of condensation, and a series of experiments he used to determine the most effective way getting fog off the inside of car windows. He also shares a couple of preventative hacks that include using kitty litter and shaving cream.
Shoelace fanatic Ian “Professor Shoelace” Fieggen shows us a method that lets you tie your shoelaces more quickly than ever before, and is easy for lefties, righties, kids, and adults alike. Learn this technique and 17 other ways to tie your shoes at Ian’s website.