Problems can happen at any time. This is one good reason why you should always be prepared to come up with solutions.
To inspire you to think out of the box, here are 40 people and their clever solutions to everyday problems. From fixing broken heels to making a DIY “surveillance camera”, they’re clearly know how to handle every problem life throws at them.
1. When you need to take a computer break
Put your laser mouse on an analog watch and you wouldn’t have to worry about your computer going on Sleep mode.
2. No more crumbs
Tired of always breaking your Pringles into crumbs whenever you’re eating? This hack is supposed to help solve that.
3. A solution for everything
When people say tape can fix everything, this is probably what they mean. I wonder how long this “solution” will work.
If you are creative but not a perfectionist, this solution might work for you. Otherwise, it would be better to ask someone skilled to get the job done.
5. Clever but creepy
It’s hard to determine which is more uncomfortable in this photo: Is it having a large hole on the door? Or is it having that face in the hole? I’d have to say both.
This is a good solution for people who often lose their ladders to their neighbors. Just looking at how this ladder is fixed to the posts, I bet no one would dare borrow or even steal it.
7. Unique heels
This is what happens when you accidentally step on your kids’ toys and break your heels. You pick random dinosaur figurines and use them as replacements.
8. In case it rains
If you’re thinking of buying a convertible, you might as well buy something to cover it once it rains. The last thing you want to happen is to get the interior of your car soaking wet.
9. When you rarely do the dishes
Since these guys rarely do the dishes, they thought of a better way to use the dishwasher. This was their solution.
10. For the mailman
Whoever made this isn’t just a creative guy. He’s quite considerate, too. He probably knows how hard it is for a mailman to deliver letters when it’s snowing.
11. DIY costumes
Who would have thought that plastic bags and strips of fabric can make Ninja Turtle costumes? I guess these guys are the only ones who thought of it.
12. A hack for carrying jugs
Having a hard time carrying everything from the store? For jugs, you can carry them this way. Just make sure that you don’t have bread or eggs in the plastic. Otherwise, the jug will end up destroying them.
13. Wipe it.
This is one neglected vehicle. Apart from the poor substitute for the missing wiper, it’s literally covered with dust.
14. Fixing a couch
It’s not easy to throw away a couch, particularly if it has sentimental value. Take it from this guy. He’d rather fit an actual chair into his broken couch than to throw it away.
15. A smooth batter
This is the tool you’ll need if you want to achieve a really smooth batter. Just make sure you hold it well so your mixture won’t end up all over your kitchen.
16. A unique car
The owner of this car won’t have a hard time spotting the vehicle in the parking lot. Clearly, there’s not a lot of car with that design.
17. For the coffee addict
If you’re one of those people who can’t function properly without caffeine, you’d do anything just to get your favorite cup of coffee. You might even find yourself putting this much effort in making your cup.
18. Instant shower head
A high-quality shower head isn’t cheap. If your budget is tight or you simply want to save money, get an empty bottle and create tiny holes on the bottom. You’ll have a really cheap shower head.
Is this a creative solution? Yes. Is it safe? No.
20. A hammer- sort of
If you need to fix something and you don’t have a hammer around, you can try doing this. Of course, since this one’s made of glass, you have to be extra careful. You might end up hurting yourself if you use too much pressure.
21. No patience
Gardening isn’t a simple hobby. It requires time and lots of patience. If you are the kind of person who likes to take shortcuts, like this guy, the hobby isn’t for you.
22. 3 wheels
Why use four wheels when three wheels can work just as fine? Using fewer wheels can save money, too.
23. When the gardener gets an upgrade
This gardener is more efficient than others. However, before you ask him to work on your garden, make sure that he has insurance. That looks quite dangerous.
24. Problem solved
A vice grip on the steering wheel is probably better than having none at all. You wouldn’t be able to drive that thing without something to hold on,right?
25. Who needs a hat?
We can all relate with this guy. It’s hard to see what’s going on in the game when there’s too much sunlight on your face.
26. Creative parking
That’s one expensive car. No wonder the owner took the time to park it somewhere safe and away from too much sunlight. Unfortunately, there’s no cheap or expensive car when it comes to breaking the law.
27. Starting from the bottom
Don’t judge this band. We all have to start somewhere.
28. When you want to float
This “invention” can carry up to 65 kilograms. If you’re heavier than that, you might need a bigger float.
29. Safety issue
I wouldn’t dare touch this one. No matter how out-of-the-box it looks, no one can convince me that it’s safe to use.
30. A risky job
This is one brave soul. He’s clearly risking his life with that set up.
31. A broken faucet
This might work as a temporary solution. Sooner or later, this guy will need to buy a real faucet to fix it.
32. Messy hair, don’t care.
This is good not just for safety reasons. If you ever get unruly hair while traveling, you can easily access the brush.
33. Creative way to fix a broken clock
Apparently, this is how you fix a broken clock. You get a piece of paper, write the numbers and stick the paper on the broken clock. Easy, right?
34. Keeping the car safe
Broken lock in your car? No problem Just install a latch and consider your vehicle safe. Just make sure that there’s someone inside the car to open and close the latch. Otherwise, it won’t work.
35. A broken washing machine
Don’t throw away your washing machine just because of a broken latch. Find a piñata stick and solve your problem.
36. Just being practical
Why spend hundreds of dollars when you can use a hanger as a laptop stand? This guy is a genius for coming up with this. He’s quite brave for taking a hanger with him to a coffee shop, too.
37. No suit? No problem.
Do you suddenly need to send a professional-looking photo but you don’t have any suit ready? Well, this guy came up with a really nice solution to that. He simply grabbed a pair of black jeans and threw them over his shoulders to make them look like a part of a suit. Looking at the end photo, he clearly achieved his goal.
38. Just in case
This employee is quite creative. He didn’t want to get caught browsing sites he’s not supposed to check while at work so he came up with his own surveillance system.
39. Make bath time a breeze
Most dogs give their owners a hard time whenever they need to take a bath. Not wanting to experience that kind of stress, this dog owner found a way to make his dog want to go inside the tub. The answer? Peanut butter!
40. Keep the toilet door close.
The toilet door was broken in this airport. Since this person didn’t have other choices, he figured out the best way to keep the toilet door close while he’s using it. Fortunately, he was wearing a jacket during his trip.