20 Super Simple Everyday Engineering Hacks

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Meet Mr. T. He’s the 90 year old tortoise who lost his front limbs to rats. His owner Jude Ryder affixed model airplane wheels to his shell and he was good to go!

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Hate handling the tiny soap endings? Simply glue them to the new bar.

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Acetone is the main ingredient in some nail polish removers and is a chemical solvent. It has many uses around the house but remember acetone can be dangerous so read up on it before using it. Used safely it will get out ink stains, unstick crazy glue, and tons more.

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Cut out your own scoop from an old milk jug.

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Pop can tabs have a couple of uses like holding your straw in place and as an extra hanger space in your closet.

This trick is a money saver. If you have a toy that doesn’t take much juice to run you can get away with only using one battery instead of two.

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This is a clever home-made clothes washer using a bucket and a plunger.

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Chips make a fantastic fire-starter as an alternative to lighter fluid.

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Need indirect light in a pinch? Use a water bottle and your cell phone.

This is what you can do if you don’t have a can opener.

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Turn your toaster on its side to make grilled cheese or to heat up pizza.

Dog keep harassing you to throw the ball? Make one of these to keep up with your incessant fur baby’s demands.

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For a safer password try using a phrase that includes symbols and numbers. For extra safety use language characters too.

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Cut off the tops off old plastic bottles to use as handy pour spouts for baggies.

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This crevice cleaner attachment for your vacuum is made from a ketchup bottle lid.

Here is a quick and easy way to cut a glass bottle in two using acetone, string, a glass bottle and some fire.

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Here’s an easy to make tennis ball wall clip.

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To chill your drinks quicker wrap them in a wet paper towel before placing them in the freezer.

It takes only 2 seconds to fold a shirt with this tutorial.

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Boil some condensed milk for 2.5 hours and you will have delicious creamy caramel right out of the can!