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“Hack things better” with Sugru air-curing rubber

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite products ever made: Suguru air-curing rubber. I bought this as a gift for my father, but then wound up needing it so I opened the package and never looked back. Sorry, Dad!

How to make these awesome Star Wars pegboards

My husband belongs to a Star Wars costuming group called the 501st, and I’m working on a costume so I can join, too. After going to a party at the home of another 501st member with a decked out Star Wars-themed garage, I decided that for my husband’s birthday I’d give him a little Star Wars flair for our own garage. Since we have been talking about needing to organize our garage pretty much since day one, it made sense to combine Star Wars into our plans. And thus, the idea for the pegboards was born.

Find your room’s color palette from within a photo

We found a really awesome way to choose wedding colors and shared it over on Offbeat Bride. But it’s totally useful for choosing colors for your home, too! There are fun little tools called color generators that will extract the main colors of a photo for you, allowing you to snag and save them for your decor and wall color shopping trips.

Leaf HDTV antenna = HDTV for free!

You know we’re always coming up with new and creative ways to help you set up or maximize your home entertainment system on the cheap. Think Geek just presented another free tv hack to the masses — Leaf. Check this shit out!

Use a magnet to hold a nail in place and save your thumbs

I’m admittedly a little too scared about smashing my thumb when I’m using a hammer and nails. So I’m a lot excited about the ThumbSaver! It’s basically a long magnet that cradles the nail while you go to town on it with a hammer. Of course, if you happen to have a long magnet, that’ll do the same trick!

Grilling multi-tool let’s you grill like a boss

Just in time for summer, this “great idea of the day” comes to us from the brilliant minds at Think Geek. Rock your summer bbqs with this badass grilling multi-tool!

Bring all your groceries inside with ONE TRIP every time

How many of you are of the ONLY EVER TAKE ONE TRIP school of thought of grocery unloading? You loop shopping bags over both arms, both shoulders, and maybe even somehow rig up a grocery-bag-backpack. No matter how heavy that load is, you WILL carry in all 28 grocery bags IN ONE LOAD!

If this is you, then you know why I’m so into the One Trip Grocery Bag Holder.

Protect yourself with a kitty cat keychain… with claws

This $6 keychain from Wicked Clothes is fierce! REALLY fierce. Slip your fingers through the holes and the kitty cat becomes a close-proximity defense tool.