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20 GENIUS Home Hacks That CHANGED MY LIFE 🏠 DIY Hacks to Save Time + Money!

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  • Normajean
    Normajean 9 ай бұрын +1096

    You know what I like about your videos? The fact that you speak quickly about your ideas without too much talking. You get to the point quickly and move on. Love listening to you. My favorite the hot water in the candles to get wax out.

    • Pebblesmas
      Pebblesmas 5 күн бұрын

      Yeah me toooooo!!! 😘

    • Heaven Marie
      Heaven Marie 9 күн бұрын

      His tone is awesome too. I appreciate good videos like his.

    • Heaven Marie
      Heaven Marie 9 күн бұрын

      And I love that he speaks about his subject and not any music. I CANNOT tell you how much the background music annoys me!!!!

    • Marlyn Gullett
      Marlyn Gullett 13 күн бұрын

      I have to agree, Fox your lay out & delivery of DIY'S are AWESOME! So clear & helpful, thank you for that 🙂

    • vali audet
      vali audet 21 күн бұрын

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  • linny skye
    linny skye 2 ай бұрын +16

    So many great tips! Thank you

  • Crimefite
    Crimefite Ай бұрын +14

    I use the water and soap trick all the time when doing PRC on aircraft! There were a few things here that I started going 'right, that's how I do that' but the last few steps would be completely different. I learned some things and I'm looking forward to trying them out!

  • Gabrielle Samuels
    Gabrielle Samuels Ай бұрын +13

    Loved the tip about the hook/screws and reusing candle containers!!

  • June Davis
    June Davis Ай бұрын +7

    very very impressed. especially love the genius pillow sham and duvet ideas. thank you and keep good ideas coming my way !!!

  • Krista Duke
    Krista Duke Ай бұрын +14

    Eucalyptus oil will also remove any sticker residue! It's a total game changer🙌🏻

    • K
      K 10 күн бұрын

      I just use regular vegetable oil and it works great!

    • Suzanne Who
      Suzanne Who 14 күн бұрын +1

      Most any oil will work.

    • Anna Roland
      Anna Roland Ай бұрын +1

      Yeah! This is my go too

    • Becky Gurney
      Becky Gurney Ай бұрын +2

      Great ! Good to know Ty

  • Draggonny
    Draggonny Ай бұрын +5

    I made my own hack for the picture hooks. I just put a pencil through the hook and use it like a handle. Turn it around and around. Levers make everything easier.

  • Sandy S
    Sandy S 2 ай бұрын +7

    Another suggestion for filling nail holes instead of the fill stick: for many years I have used flour! Just put a tiny amount of flour on a paper plate, etc. and dab the tip of your finger in the flour and rub it over the nail hole. Just brush excess with your fingers.

    • dei
      dei 28 күн бұрын +1

      I always used small container of white spackle. Applied a little with my finger to fill nail hole flush with surface. Remove any excess off to leave nail holes undetectable on white walls. Always got my deposit back.

  • April Cross
    April Cross 6 ай бұрын +368

    I used to work in a pottery outlet and we used price stickers on everything. Whenever the owners decided to change prices or put on a sale, we would have to remove all the price stickers and put on new ones (so removing stickers on about a thousand items). We would spray the price sticker with windex, then use the back end of a swiffer duster (the plastic holder piece) to push the sticker and adhesive off. Windex breaks down sticker adhesive in about 10 seconds, so no need to wait 20mins to remove your sticker tags!

    • j v
      j v 22 сағат бұрын

      @Elena Latici what about them?
      one can use acetone free nail polish remover. [you don't get out much, do you?]

    • Elena Latici
      Elena Latici Күн бұрын

      @j v Yikes! So how do you remove fingernail polish?
      And what about the millions of women who work in nail salons?.😱

    • j v
      j v 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Jennifer P. just like all things, there are degrees of toxicity. if you spill acetone on a textile, such as a nightgown, the fabric will dissolve. I stopped using it as polish remover years ago. The body can handle a small amount but lengthy exposure is not a good thing: The excess buildup of acetone to the level at which the liver finds it difficult to break it down leads to severe acetone toxicity.

    • Jennifer P.
      Jennifer P. 3 ай бұрын

      @j v isn’t goo gone and windex toxic as well?

    • j v
      j v 3 ай бұрын

      @Jennifer P. and is extremely toxic

  • Elia Grubbs
    Elia Grubbs Ай бұрын +3

    I love your video. So helpful. I just subscribed and lookin forward to watch the rest of your videos!

  • Janice Schmidt
    Janice Schmidt Ай бұрын +1

    I Loved your “Hacks”! I like to fix up my home but not spend a lot of money. AND I’m the only one in our house who likes to do it. But I learned 3 “Hacks” that I Absolutely Loved , never knew….& will definitely use!! I Subscribed…And Liked You!!!! 😊 jan

  • TheEvilButtButton
    TheEvilButtButton 5 ай бұрын +34

    There's an easier/safer way than using tape on the inside of the book for the covers. You basically do an origami fold and it secures the cover nicely without ruining the inside, and the origami also gives it a very nice look

    • Joshua Mundt
      Joshua Mundt Ай бұрын +3

      @AbaBenitez Mine to

    • AbaBenitez
      AbaBenitez 4 ай бұрын +8

      I was a pro at that back in the day when we all had to have book covers….mine were out of brown paper bags

  • Krys Galetin
    Krys Galetin 6 ай бұрын +154

    Use washi tape to secure paper covers to your books to prevent damaging the inside covers when you remove the tape. Also, put spent candleholders in the fridge or freezer; the old wax will just pop out.

    • Jon
      Jon 4 ай бұрын +1

      @gusmonster59 Thank you! Who are these mad people and who could cover hundreds of books?!

    • Jolinda Mae
      Jolinda Mae 4 ай бұрын +1

      @gusmonster59, me too. I never cover books for decoration. I really never heard of it until now. I like to see what people are reading. But that's me. 😂

    • gusmonster59
      gusmonster59 4 ай бұрын +4

      @Jolinda Mae Yup. We did that every school for decades - 60's and 70's for me. I don't know why you would cover a book you putting on display. Seems silly to have books strictly for decoration. But that's me. 😂

    • Jolinda Mae
      Jolinda Mae 5 ай бұрын +5

      You don't need tape at all...I used to make book covers for my school books.

    • Susan Parker
      Susan Parker 6 ай бұрын +1

      It looked like painters tape, it’s removable

  • Draw Tangles with Dawn
    Draw Tangles with Dawn 10 ай бұрын +1076

    For clean paint lines with tape, if you don't have the original wall color you can use matte mod podge. It will also fill in the bleed area with clear then paint your new color. Perfect line.

    • Shona Sutley
      Shona Sutley 22 күн бұрын

      😮 Genius!!!

    • Jennifer Ford
      Jennifer Ford 29 күн бұрын

      @Angel Shannon I’ve always done clear silicone caulk, it’s recommended by a lot of professional painters. Works every time.

    • irmar
      irmar 6 ай бұрын

      @Elena Latici Or just wait a few more months. When they grow older they settle down and don't do so much damage. Mine used to climb up on curtain rods and on top of libraries, but when she got older (and neutered) she barely bothered to move from couch to toilet to food.

    • Tea Jay
      Tea Jay 7 ай бұрын +1

      @Beryl Comar Regular ‘ol white glue mixed with water. Same thing.

      MICHELLE GONZALES 7 ай бұрын +5

      @Elena Latici for your cats...get a squirt gun or spray bottle and all you need to do basically is squirt them one time when they're misbehaving and when they do it again....just pick up the squirt gun or water spray bottle and they will most likely stop immediately and or run off in a hurry. Works for dogs too. LOL! :)

  • Ani
    Ani 6 ай бұрын +26

    I would normally look for the list of advice within the comments of these kind of videos, but when it comes to Drew's, I just love listening to him explaining and showing things. Thank you for always doing such an amazing job and showing us all sorts of DIYs 💜

  • Caitlin
    Caitlin 6 ай бұрын +26

    Great tips 🙂
    With number 18, instead of using paper towels to remove the melted wax, you can just leave it until it hardens as the wax will rise to the surface and then will set altogether so once it is completely cooled it pops out in one piece and then it still retains its scent so you can use the wax in a wax burner and get more use out of it. If it hasn't removed all of the wax in the first go then just do it again and the glass will be completely clear of wax.
    Also, If you are planning on using the melted wax in a wax burner and if there is a black coating on it from when it was burning then I just take a damp paper towel and wipe it off before pouring the boiling water into it to save the wax from looking all dirty.
    It is honestly so simple, just pop the kettle on, pour in the container, leave for several hours then come back and pop it out and rise off and it is done. 😁

    • Velma Floyd
      Velma Floyd 4 ай бұрын

      Thanks for your tips!

    • Annette youtube
      Annette youtube 5 ай бұрын +5

      You can also leave the container in the freezer. The wax will separate from the glass.

  • D R
    D R 6 ай бұрын +14

    Great tips - thank you. I do something similar to tip one for the taper candles. I use a cheap paraffin tealight to drip a bit into the candle holder and then stick the candle to it. Works quite nicely with glass and crystal candle holders because you don't get the possible burn marks near the bottom of the candle.

  • Emmanuel Salvador Enriquez
    Emmanuel Salvador Enriquez Ай бұрын +1

    You're a genius 🙂

  • donna * Lovin’ Texas
    donna * Lovin’ Texas 6 ай бұрын +31

    My favorite hack is writing the room color in the back of the light switch/plug cover. I would probably also paint 1/2 of the back in case the color is discontinued they can color match. When calking instead of spraying the calk just wet your finger and it smooths out well. I also like the hack of spraying the mat with clear flex seal. Great video.

  • Kimberley Hosmer
    Kimberley Hosmer 4 ай бұрын +5

    Loving the vase in a vase idea and the paint info inside the outlet covers! You could even take it step further, and paint a swatch of the current paint onto the back of the outlet cover in the color of the walls, and make a list of the outlets, for each room and the names of the paints.
    This would be a wonderful gift to the buyers of your house or your tenants, as well.
    The screw hook trick is new to me. Brilliant!
    I’ve seen the paint trick before but you explain it so well! It makes perfect sense once you explain the bleeding.
    The tree looks great! Much more natural looking than many retail ones.

  • Hotmail Email
    Hotmail Email 6 ай бұрын +7

    Another good tip that I use when I have a candle that is too small for the holder is to wrap an elastic band around the base of the candle. This usually makes the candle fit snugly and it eliminates a build up of wax inside the candle holder.

  • peggy peggy
    peggy peggy 6 ай бұрын +7

    I love this !! Another thing That you can do to minimize the mess that caulking makes is to put some masking or painting tape along the vertical surface (wall) and the horizontal surface (floor). Apply caulk and make sure that it is completely dry before removing tape. Easy to control and the caulk will only go where the tape isn't. You can use a combination of this idea and the water sprayer idea to make it really perfect. I love the scotch tape/flower spacer idea. I saw it on City TV years ago and I have used it many times since.

  • Sonia Dekker
    Sonia Dekker Ай бұрын +1

    Absolutely Brilliant!!!!

  • kuripan
    kuripan 5 ай бұрын +14

    I love this guys energy and how he’s so passionate about what he’s doing. Even if it’s old tips like the duvet thing, he’s being helpful by sharing it instead of trying too hard to be only different or only innovative

  • Paula Unger
    Paula Unger 6 ай бұрын +10

    LOVE the book wraps. I mean, they're just DIY dust covers! This is a great way of harmonising them with the rest of your stuff, but you could also create really beautiful ones for your favourite books. My brother told me there's a place where you can get them custom bound in leather to look really fancy... but you could just do this! :D

    • Leah Jones
      Leah Jones 3 ай бұрын

      Could get a few different yards of fabric
      Various prints textures colors, they even have faux or real leather too..
      Would feel luxe and way less expensive
      You’d have to glue it in
      Or you could make pocket sleeves so it slides on and off

  • Kathy Wardlow Ingwerson
    Kathy Wardlow Ingwerson 6 ай бұрын +9

    Love your faux tree trick! I'm going to try taking it a little further. I'm going to try to turn my cat tree into a faux tree so it can serve as both! I saw one in an expensive store but it was $1,000! This is going to take some experimentation but I know the cat(s) will love it if it's more like a real tree AND it will look SO much nicer in any room of my home! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Pamela L
    Pamela L 6 ай бұрын +20

    I love what you did with your apartment! I've always put time and money into my apartments, people tell me I'm crazy because it's not mine and I'm wasting my money. I say it's my home for the time being and I am willing to put the time and energy plus money into as I want to be comfortable, it is my home after all.

    • Sharon Joan
      Sharon Joan 6 ай бұрын +4

      Same. No money is ill spent if your space makes you happy

  • Marcie Tee
    Marcie Tee 6 ай бұрын +4

    The book hack is a great idea you can also use colored construction paper or brown butcher paper when white isn't a good fit. Also, a quick fix for small holes in drywall is to mix the paint in your chalk before you fill the holes because old paint tends to be lighter and the white chalking lightens just enough to match the old paint. I also used white toothpaste to fill holes in white walls for tiny nail holes.

  • Jan JJC
    Jan JJC 2 ай бұрын +1

    Thank you Drew 😊 I learn so much from you and you are always so much fun 😊 My favourite sticky label product is De Solvit - this formulation originated in Australia about 30 years ago - think it is available on Amazon

  • Melissa Morehouse
    Melissa Morehouse 6 ай бұрын +11

    I bet once your landlord sees the amazing work you have done to this apartment, he won't want you to change a thing. It is AMAZING! I love the colors that you select. Best wishes on your new home and I can't wait to see what you do!! :)

  • Anne Marie Clark
    Anne Marie Clark 10 ай бұрын +363

    Love the caulking tip. Definitely will be using it.
    Another tip- I take a picture of the the top of my paint cans where the mixer has put a label of the brand, base, sheen, and color formula. I save these into a home album on my phone. Comes in handy if you need to text your painter the color or if you are picking up paint at the store.

    • Yvonne Buskey
      Yvonne Buskey 5 ай бұрын +1

      I do that too. Just take a picture of the brand and product color and give it to the store clerk.

    • Di Moore
      Di Moore 6 ай бұрын +2

      Looking forward to bringing my squirt bottle over to my husband next time he is caulking something. 🙂

    • Sunflower Lover
      Sunflower Lover 6 ай бұрын +6

      I had an out-of-town friend who wanted to paint her house green. She posted samples on FB. I started looking at green houses in my neighborhood. I found one I liked so I knocked on their door. To my surprise he had kept the paint can. He took a picture for me. I sent my friend the specs. She got a sample and loved it!!

    • Laura Fara
      Laura Fara 6 ай бұрын

      Excellent tip

    • LaraNewZea
      LaraNewZea 9 ай бұрын +4

      Paddle pop sticks for caulking

  • May
    May 6 ай бұрын +12

    About the caulking, my husband's usually has a wet rag with him
    Keeping his finger moist as he caulks it works ! Love all of your hacks. I will definitely use the light switch plate hack for sure Thanks so much

  • Nancy B
    Nancy B 6 ай бұрын +4

    I'm over 70 and I watched this thinking I would probably know most of these "hacks." But you can teach an old dog new tricks - I can't wait to use some of these - especially your vase hacks! You have a great style and you move things along. I love that you have an eclectic aesthetic - it makes your room and your things so interesting. Thank you for a great video.

  • katMariie
    katMariie Ай бұрын +1

    My favorite was the faux tree! I’ve always wanted a few of them placed in good spots of my place but they are expensive and I can’t get them like I’d like to… so this is awesome and such a great idea!! Now I can have as many as I want anywhere I want!! I’m so excited! And there are other really great hacks in this video that I really like… taking the face plate off the wall to get a sample of the paint needed to match the paint. Also hiding the cord on your tv. And the bleeding paint hack is genius!! Your awesome thank you!!

  • Becky Jones
    Becky Jones 29 күн бұрын +1

    I love the way you cover so much ground in such a short time. I didn't realize it had bn 20 min but what a wealth of info. Love the caulk trick! I've bn putting off building a built-in bc I absolutely despise dealing with the mess. Thank you for all of your inspo.

  • Kristen Rabeler
    Kristen Rabeler 9 ай бұрын +244

    I like the tape grid over the vase tip. I do the flower arrangements for my church sanctuary and one tip I use is crumpling the cellophane the flowers come in and putting it in the clear glass vases with the flowers then add water. It raises the stems up when the vase is too tall for the flowers to sit right and it will give the appearance of ice chunks in a clear vase.

    • moon510
      moon510 6 ай бұрын +4

      Reusing those beautiful cellophane instead of throwing them away is brilliant so your hack is great. 👍

    • RikkiLynn
      RikkiLynn 6 ай бұрын +1

      That sounds cool! Gotta try it!

    • Fran Camporeale
      Fran Camporeale 6 ай бұрын

      you are so talented what beautiful work ,God Bless I'm going to keep watching for ifeas

    • ohthelovelypoems
      ohthelovelypoems 6 ай бұрын +3

      Awesome tip 👌

    • Chantal Gauthier
      Chantal Gauthier 7 ай бұрын +2


  • Linda Helm
    Linda Helm 6 ай бұрын +3

    Loved all your tips! I used the tape grid a lot when I worked at a florist, you really have to keep real flowers in line😄 silks are so much more easy going.

  • Eily Bergin
    Eily Bergin 6 ай бұрын +3

    For the candles you can buy little wax dots to put them onto the candle and then press into the holder. Saves you the charred candle bottom

  • Erin Nelson
    Erin Nelson 6 ай бұрын +2

    What an absolutely lovely person you are! ❤️ I just found you and have only watched 3 of your videos so far, but just how pleasant and enjoyable can a person be? I just love you & will be subscribed & getting around to the rest of your videos asap. Thank you for all the generous helpful tips and for sharing with us your incredible talent and style.🙏😊👏

  • Sara Sherman
    Sara Sherman 5 ай бұрын +2

    For the candles...you can also just add warm water with a bit of dish soap and let it sit for awhile. The wax either floats to the top or pops out when you apply pressure. Great tips as always!! Thank you!

  • Abbie Normal
    Abbie Normal 10 ай бұрын +161

    Well done, sir, well done. I pride myself on usually knowing 100 hacks for every situation, and you taught me a LOT. As a side note... You seem exceptionally grounded and genuine, and to put it simply, nice! Compared to other KZclip personalities, I think I would actually enjoy hanging out with you, and having a decent time. Tell whoever raised you, they did a stellar job!

    • Sandra Oaks
      Sandra Oaks 5 ай бұрын

      @Sam Silva 😀

    • Crissy Cardwell
      Crissy Cardwell 5 ай бұрын +2

      I agree! I just love him! This is the first I’ve heard of him! He is so comfortable in front of the camera and has such a sweet demeanor! I wish I knew him in person!

    • Towanda!
      Towanda! 6 ай бұрын

      @Mickey Oconnor what?✌️😎❤️

    • Mickey Oconnor
      Mickey Oconnor 6 ай бұрын +1

      @Towanda! and

    • Mickey Oconnor
      Mickey Oconnor 6 ай бұрын

      @Towanda! and

  • Curt Anthony
    Curt Anthony 4 ай бұрын +2

    To remove price labels, use a blow dryer to heat up adhesive and easily remove. Works great on mailing labels on boxes as well.

  • Lynn Clifton
    Lynn Clifton 6 ай бұрын +2

    Additional candle tip - before you do that put the candle with the wax in it in the freezer. Let it sit for a few hours and most of the wax should just fall out. Then use the hot water trick to clean up anything left behind including residue. Hope you find this useful 🙂

  • Terrie Neilson
    Terrie Neilson 6 ай бұрын +1

    I have the exact same little table as the one with your green vase on it. Got it 34 years ago! Thank you for the great ideas!

  • Wendee Pease
    Wendee Pease 5 ай бұрын +2

    You have such a fun personality! You’re fun to watch and your responses to the photo bomber fly were perfect! I love the caulk tip, the vase in a vase tip and the make your own tree tip. I’d just like to know where to get the leaves.

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly 10 ай бұрын +220

    Great tips as always, Drew! When painting and using that green Frog Tape, it apparently has some sort of a bleed resistant medium in the tape itself that is activated by moisture, it's supposed to be activated by the new paint being brushed on or against it. It's always a good idea to burnish the tape down with a plastic scraper, then you can take a damp cloth and run it along the edge of the tape to activate the bleed resistant medium, or even use a fine mist sprayer to do so. You should be able to get a clean edge on the new paint color when you remove the tape.

    • tracy potter
      tracy potter 7 ай бұрын +3

      Also, touch the back (sticky side) as little as possible. I can't remember if it a) removes the substance that swells to prevent the bleed or b) the moisture on your skin activates it before you want it to or c) does both.
      And thanks for the water mister tip.

    • WK2SHOP
      WK2SHOP 9 ай бұрын +3


    • Jennifer Matthews
      Jennifer Matthews 10 ай бұрын +7


  • Antonette
    Antonette 5 ай бұрын +3

    Love ALL your hacks. As for stickers, I use a good quality lemon essential oil. A few drops to cover the entire sticker. Wait a few minutes and you will be able to peel the sticker right off. If there is any residual glue left behind, just add another drop of lemon oil and rub off with a cotton ball.

    • Leah Jones
      Leah Jones 3 ай бұрын

      Mother Natures goo-b-gone

  • Elizabeth Weaver
    Elizabeth Weaver 6 ай бұрын +3

    The vase tricks! The paint chips! The screw hook! The WALL BLEED! The caulk! Great ideas, thanks so much and a big thumbs up!

  • Just Chicken It Out
    Just Chicken It Out 6 ай бұрын

    Love the sheets hack! We have house guests often enough that I would like to freshen up the sheets with putting them in the dryer. This will make the process so much quicker. Thanks!

  • Sandy
    Sandy 5 ай бұрын +1

    I was JUST looking for a faux tree, and your DIY will be tried immediately! Love your channel and thank you for the amazing hacks 💕

  • Debbie Sanborn
    Debbie Sanborn 5 ай бұрын +1

    I love the faux tree idea, I am going to try making my own Christmas tree. There would be so much more room for ornaments!

  • Kris Aaron
    Kris Aaron 6 ай бұрын +1

    You've saved my sanity with these brilliant hacks!!
    I have nerve damage in both hands, which meant having to convince some other sucker... uh, "volunteer" to pick out candle wax, spread caulk, build that faux tree... but thanks to you I'm back in the game!
    Just subscribed to your channel and have plans for upgrading every room in the house. Where have you been all my life?

  • lisa ebenstein
    lisa ebenstein 6 ай бұрын +1

    Love you, Lone Fox... You are the greatest! Your apartment is so beautifully done and so warm and just the right pops of color. In fact, my bedroom also has two throws on the bed, one purple and one blue. The work you did with the tables, shelves and windows is just beautiful. I enjoyed watching your 20 hacks also. I was waiting for your landlord to ask you to do his apartment too. Now that I am subscribed, I will be watching more of you.

  • Lauren Harger
    Lauren Harger 6 ай бұрын +2

    I love these tips. I’m totally sharing this video. Another hack for candlesticks is to wrap the bottom 1/4” of your candle with clear plastic wrap until it’s thick enough to take up the space in the holder.

  • Tutone Lyles Naranjo
    Tutone Lyles Naranjo 6 ай бұрын +2

    Hi Drew - Gorgeous vase and those flowers are so beautiful. Love the show. Great idea of tape over vase. Loved that faux tree.

  • Zxvwy Xzwy
    Zxvwy Xzwy 6 ай бұрын +11

    I have 2 additional ideas.
    When buying towel sets, buy all different colors, this way people will not mistakenly use someone else's towel set.
    Also when folding towels sets, put
    (1 each) folded face cloths inside a folded towels, just before finally folding the towels. This way takes up less room in you linen closet.
    This can also be done with dish towels and dishcloths.

    • Tere Mertz
      Tere Mertz 5 ай бұрын +1

      I’ve done this with our five teens! So useful. I also color code their toothbrushes and razors and such, that way everyone knows whose is whose since they all share one bathroom.

  • Miksmissus
    Miksmissus 6 ай бұрын +2

    Love this video..new subscriber here!
    Just wanted to add something too…
    For your duvet cover if you put it inside out then put your hands inside the cover using the cover corners like gloves, grab the corners of the duvet and shake…the cover falls over the duvet and it’s done in a matter of seconds
    Also love the tape on the vase jack, Burt I was thinking hot gluing string might be a little more inconspicuous maybe??

    • irmar
      irmar 6 ай бұрын +1

      "grab the corners of the duvet and shake…the cover falls over the duvet " If you're really tall.

  • Island Girl Natural
    Island Girl Natural 6 ай бұрын +3

    Thanks for all the great hacks! Soooo cool! Btw, for your candles, put them in the freezer instead for about 15 min then turn them over and tap on the counter lightly and the wax pops out. Easier clean up than using paper towels :) --- you just have to go the extra step of how to now remove the label :) --- mix equal parts baking soda and cooking oil then paint on the label and leave for 20 min then wash --- completely washes off. Thanks again and LOVE LOVE LOVE your content!

  • Foxymama 2003
    Foxymama 2003 10 ай бұрын +339

    Writing the paint color on the outlet cover is GENIUS! Tell your dad I think he is amazing and I am absolutely doing this when we repaint this spring!

    • Lala Dee
      Lala Dee Ай бұрын

      Loved the flux Tree deffenatly going to use it. Thank You, Linda

    • Jacynda Minor
      Jacynda Minor 5 ай бұрын +1

      @IMChrysalis seems like it’d be easier to find the color formula and just mix it according to that? Most decent paint companies will always have that information. Usually it’s like “this much red, this much blue, this much black,” etc. Vs a color that could change or fade over time and plus if you’re using just the visible color of paint to match with why wouldn’t you use the paint color you see on the wall itself? I guess with your method it’s at least portable! Lol you can’t cart a wall into sherwin Williams and pictures aren’t always the most reliable color reference bc it depends on light so… hmm. Maybe both haha

    • IMChrysalis
      IMChrysalis 6 ай бұрын +2

      What about painting a large dot of paint on the inside of that outlet plate? The written info is great but won't help a whole lot if their pain formulas have been changed, or you end up having to buy at another store... if you have the color, they can match it by scanning the color. It can also help you find companion colors if you carry it with you.

    • Jacynda Minor
      Jacynda Minor 8 ай бұрын +4

      @Foxymama 2003 ok ok I see you foxymama 2 a day is impressive! I’ve been _not_ doing 3 for 2 months! Lolz but I’m doing it today, you’ve inspired me

    • Foxymama 2003
      Foxymama 2003 8 ай бұрын +2

      @Jacynda Minor get plastic tarps to put over furniture you can’t move (after you pull it all out into the middle of the room as best as you can). If you have natural wood trim that you want to keep, use painter’s tape and tape them off tight. Same with around the floors. I usually do 2 rooms a day.

  • Ang C.
    Ang C. 6 ай бұрын +3

    Wow I haven't covered a book since I was young in school. I never thought of doing it again. Using lightswitch fir paint notes absolutely freaking brilliant I have to do that

  • My Egyptian Beauties
    My Egyptian Beauties 4 ай бұрын

    I am definitely going to use tips 18 (candle melting), 19 (caulk) and 20 (faux tree). Fav is 20! I already do a couple of the ones you have in the beginning. But 19 I have to do now and I was really worried about how messy that was going to be! Thank you so much.

  • Charity Houze
    Charity Houze 5 ай бұрын

    Love the drill/hook idea also the caulking. All great tips really. Thank you ❤

  • Lorraine Evans
    Lorraine Evans 5 ай бұрын +2

    I love the tape over the vase idea and a smaller vase inside a big vase to make your flowers look full! I wish i knew about this years ago i would have saved so much money! (not going out to buy Mire flowers and a smaller vase etc...)I love the electric plug cover / light switch cover idea. I would use that in my own home just to remember the name of the paint I'm currently using, when it comes time for touch ups.

  • Bob Caygeon
    Bob Caygeon 10 ай бұрын +109

    Something to keep in mind, when removing sticky labels (regardless of the method used), really do your best to not let the sticker pieces go into your drain. It doesn't take much to start a clog to build up. Hope that helps :-) Awesome tips!!! Fav is the fill-stick product.

    • S.L. Duncan
      S.L. Duncan 5 ай бұрын

      Hannah knows whats up! Soaking the label w/H2O may be helpful but not necessary, slathering with an oily substance should allow scraping off; then add more and continue rubbing with paper towel to remove any residual. Should you use water, soak the label, then try working it off without continually holding under a running faucet, you know, like when brushing your teeth😁
      Please conserve water anytime you can, it is a precious & limited resource.

    • S.L. Duncan
      S.L. Duncan 5 ай бұрын +1

      @Hannah Paul Exactly, any oil, including Vaseline, olive, wd-40, hand moisturizer, et.al. I've even used chapstick to remove a sticker or label.

    • Sandra Oaks
      Sandra Oaks 5 ай бұрын

      Great info. Simple but helpful.

    • Hannah Paul
      Hannah Paul 9 ай бұрын +5

      I usually use a little cooking oil to soak the sticker and a spatula to scrape it off (into the bin/trash). Saves your drain and nails lol.

      EVANGELINE MUNYAN 10 ай бұрын +3

      I have not used this, but I was told that the best way to remove any sticker is to spray it with white vinegar. I usually have already scratched it off before remembering this trick.

  • Gail Bennett
    Gail Bennett 6 ай бұрын +4

    Hi drew I’ve been watching you for a couple of week and I especially enjoy your hacks.
    I have one that my dad taught me years ago. When your painting from a new can and you open for the first time take a flat head screw driver and pool it through the middle ridge of the can make a couple of holes and done when you begin to pour make sure you pour where the holes are that you made and when you sent your can down on the floor all the excess paint from that will drip down into your can and it keeps your cans so much more neater you can also wipe off the outside of the can if you spilled any on that part of the can I’ve never heard you talk about it and I’ve never really heard anyone else mention it but it always worked good once my dad showed me how to do that. I hope you like it you’re so much fun to watch I really enjoy your KZclip channel thanks so much a new fan Gail Bennett

  • Wendy Glennon
    Wendy Glennon 2 ай бұрын

    Love your videos. I have several favorite hacks. Love the idea of using Stylesnap on Amazon. Also like the idea of writing your paint colors inside the switch plate. Painting over the painters tape with the original color paint before painting the accent color is also ingenious. Thank you!

  • WWZenaDo
    WWZenaDo 6 ай бұрын +3

    I tried the cellophane tape grid over the opening of vases, and I found it clumsy, visible from a short distance, and destructive to any dried flowers because they get stuck to the tape.
    I tried folding the tape in half AFTER I'd laid it over the top of the vase, so it would stick to itself, and that was better but still wasn't perfect.

  • PJ Hutcherson SchoolStuff
    PJ Hutcherson SchoolStuff 6 ай бұрын +1

    A lot of these I already knew but kinda forgot, but Thank You for centrally locating & putting them Mostly together to help my memory along!!!😊
    Love these hacks👍👍

  • Helen Gibson
    Helen Gibson 6 ай бұрын +5

    I loved the tip about drilling in the hooks and the faux tree! TFS 🌷

    • Helen Gibson
      Helen Gibson 5 ай бұрын

      @Judith Remkes Good point

    • Judith Remkes
      Judith Remkes 5 ай бұрын

      If you're gonna get the drill out anyway, drill a hole before screwing in the hook. If you don't want to get the drill out, hammer a nail in partially, then pull it out and use the hole to screw in the hook. I thought this hack was terrible.

  • Frances Slubik
    Frances Slubik 5 ай бұрын +1

    Drew, you are a genius. Your unique creativity and masterful business skills artfully blend. I could rave on forever, but I want to thank you for how your inspiration helped me shop and reinvent my house and lifestyle. Such a positive and earnest approach! Love, love, love your Lone Fox store. While my fingertips barely reach your amazingness, I would humbly like to suggest two ideas.: Your store intro video needs music! Your store also needs a blog. How it would be to create a community of beauty lovers. Cudos!

  • Margaret H
    Margaret H 6 ай бұрын +1

    Wow love the hook to hook trick, I could have used that one time I had about ten hooks to put in, up high, outside, and it was a bit tough to do by hand after making a starter hole with a hammer and nail for each one.

  • Amanda Becker
    Amanda Becker 6 ай бұрын +1

    I love so many of these ideas! Practical and useful. I’m interested in trying the soapy caulk one.

    • Judith Remkes
      Judith Remkes 5 ай бұрын

      You can also wet your finger. Same result, less prep.

  • Jennifer Pawley
    Jennifer Pawley 10 ай бұрын +115

    As someone that has worked in the paint departments at Home Depot and Lowe's, there's a problem with getting a paint sample from behind the outlet plate. To get a decent color match, we would recommend getting a sample at least the size of a quarter. Depending on the machine that is scanning the sample, a size of a dime might work. Anything smaller than that is useless. If your walls are textured, you might as well start over with your paint color because it never matches.

    • Merrilee Mundon
      Merrilee Mundon 6 ай бұрын +12

      Loved this. New ideas for this old do it yourself landlord. Who knew soapy water on caulk. You've just save me a lot of time. Thanks.

    • Ruby Ruby
      Ruby Ruby 6 ай бұрын +5

      @TheAureliac Nice. Great idea!

    • Jennifer Pawley
      Jennifer Pawley 6 ай бұрын +9

      @TheAureliac That is a really good idea. I never even thought about that.

    • TheAureliac
      TheAureliac 6 ай бұрын +24

      I simply paint the inside of a socket plate in each room. Stop before reaching the edges, though, to keep it from sticking.

    • m a
      m a 6 ай бұрын +6

      Guess we were lucky because we managed to get an exact match of the color of paint of our textured walls that were painted 20 years ago when we bought our house. Needed to do touch-ups on the walls where the grandkids had scuffed and scraped areas. Home Depot came through for us! We took a chip of paint from one of the walls.

  • Doris Moore
    Doris Moore 5 ай бұрын +1

    Omg! This was the first video of yours that I’ve watched, Great Hacks!!! Also, you are very easy to listen to, and watch. My favorite hack is spritzing soapy water over wet caulk for no smears!!! Can’t wait to try this.
    Thank you!

  • Variat
    Variat 2 ай бұрын

    Love this video, especially putting the cover on a duvet! In the UK you can buy a spray called sticky stuff remover that smells of oranges and it instantly wipes away what's left of stickers. Failing that, WD40 works wonders. Also, I just leave anything that needs wax removing in the freezer for for a couple of hours and it just falls out and I can put it straight in the bin.

  • Emma Love
    Emma Love 6 ай бұрын +1

    I've been doing the candle holder trick for years ! Also I've done the tape over the
    opening of a vase. Love your work !!

  • Donna Fisher
    Donna Fisher 6 ай бұрын +4

    I have to face up to the fact that I am old when I watch Drew..lol
    The book cover things we did as a necessity when I was young. Buying a book cover was not an option. The grid on the wider vases also has been around for years. But I like him and enjoy his discoveries. He's very good with designing.

  • Rita Adler-Everett
    Rita Adler-Everett 10 ай бұрын +177

    Love the tips! My go to for removing wax from candle containers is to freeze them. The wax constricts and hardens, making it super easy to remove in one piece. I then use the wax pieces to make other homemade candles.

    • Crystal Reardon
      Crystal Reardon 7 ай бұрын +3

      I came to the comments to say this. I usually use the wax I pop out in a wax burner.

    • Just a day in our life
      Just a day in our life 7 ай бұрын +4

      I’ve done this for years….Great way to get rid of any kind of wax!

    • Kristen Rabeler
      Kristen Rabeler 9 ай бұрын +13

      I do the same but I make firestarters with the wax. I fill a cardboard egg carton with dryer lint, shredded paper,ect and pour melted wax over this then separate the cups. They're great for camping or backyard firepits especially when there's too much dampness to easily start the fire.

    • Sarah Wolsey
      Sarah Wolsey 9 ай бұрын +4

      I do this with my wax melts

    • Donna Lawrence
      Donna Lawrence 10 ай бұрын +5

      I am surprised he didn't know this one.

  • PJ Perdue
    PJ Perdue 6 ай бұрын +1

    And here I thought *I* had discovered the scotch-tape hashtag grid for large vases! So many great tips and ideas in this video, thank you!

  • Cynthia g
    Cynthia g 6 ай бұрын +1

    Yes, loved this. The fly boom was so funny. 😂 The paint color on the back of the electric cover and The clean line for painting edges. It was so difficult to choose, I love them all so much.😘

  • Ann Harsin
    Ann Harsin Ай бұрын

    You're awesome!

  • Cheryl Bolender
    Cheryl Bolender 6 ай бұрын +1

    Yes, love home hacks! Thank you. I don't think I had a favorite tip because they were all very good!

  • F F
    F F 10 ай бұрын +160

    Love all the tips! ❤ Thank you Drew. Can I add a tip for you on the caulking? I worked in a tiling store and learnt from the pros, use clear window/glass cleaner to smooth caulking rather than soap. The alcohol in the cleaner vaporises off so if you have any little bubble holes in caulking you can add more, soap can leave a residue which can sometimes affect filling in the little holes. I've done this trick for years swear by it, also have used this trick to add enamel paint touch ups like on stoves and fixing car duco. Spray the cleaner on your finger and wipe across. 🤗

    SYLVIA AGUAYO 5 ай бұрын

    Wow! Thank you for these tips. I can sure use them.
    I love the way you put the tree together. I agree, plants and trees always gives your home a soothing and relaxing feel to it.
    I also, love your personality and the way you explain your decorative ideas. You come across happy, friendly and positive. Thanks 🙂

  • Lisa Morse
    Lisa Morse 6 ай бұрын +1

    Oh, I did the vase trick! I love that it made my flowers look so good!

  • Barbara Herlah
    Barbara Herlah 6 ай бұрын +1

    I've been using the 19th hack for many years now, my parents have thought me. I love the tape grid over the wide vase, that one was nice. :)

  • She
    She 6 ай бұрын

    I just discovered your channel this morning! I agree with a viewer about loving how quickly you move through all your great hacks. Your faux tree is beautiful! I love anything that saves time and effort, too, like the caulk trick.
    I have some Ikea horizontal kitchen cabinets. I had an idea to use a little dish soap on a sponge and warm water because I thought it would remove any hint of airborne cooking grease. The next time I went to dust, the wood was very smooth and there was very little dust.
    I had a boyfriend who had a small 2 bedroom apartment, with a very small galley kitchen. We loved to have dinner parties, so I bought 2 Rubbermaid tubs, maybe 12 x 16 x 8 inches deep and 1 smaller one. I filled them with hot soapy water and put them on the kitchen counter. So, instead of having stacks of dirty dishes to rinse or wash, they are in the hot soapy water immediately and take up very little room on the counter or in the sink. One for dishes, One for glasses, etc. smaller for flatware, serving, etc. Then I often put the tubs in the bathtub and hide them with the shower curtain. Frees up kitchen counter and it hardly looks like you've cooked. It is so much easier to face after the party, saves time, work, and also saves a HUGE amount of water not having it run while pre-rinsing everything, and dishes come out cleaner if you use a dishwasher.

  • Claudia Orellana
    Claudia Orellana 7 ай бұрын +177

    Love how your tone of voice feels like you are giving these tips to a friend in front of you , so friendly and sweet! Thank you! By the way, loved the Amazon dupe screenshot research , much needed 💛

    • Alice Kent
      Alice Kent Ай бұрын

      It is a calming voice

    • Ronda My Love
      Ronda My Love 6 ай бұрын +3

      Amazon dupe was da bomb! Screw hook tip too!

    • Laura Fara
      Laura Fara 6 ай бұрын +3

      Me too. Love your enthusiasm

  • J Svensson
    J Svensson 6 ай бұрын +1

    My fav was the caulking one, with the spray bottle. I've always dipped my finger in soapy water before doing the smoothening, but the spray bottle is way more effective. How did I not know this? 🤯 Oh, and the one with the TV-cord. Soooo smart and way prettier than those cable casings etc. Increadebly smart and helpful tips. You're such an ace. Thank you 🙏 💕

  • Sly Arias
    Sly Arias 6 ай бұрын +1

    I just found you yesterday, and I’m hooked! 🤩 I do not have that talent of seeing the “potential” of any given space so your videos are so SUPER helpful. I🥰

  • Lisa C
    Lisa C 6 ай бұрын

    So many to choose from but the two vase tips were my favorites. For the sticky labels I soak in water then use lemon essential oil to remove residue. My dad was a contract painter and gave me a tip to use a damp cotton rag on the tip of my finger to smooth the caulk as I go.

  • Janet McCready
    Janet McCready 5 ай бұрын

    I like the 2 regarding painting. The bleed has always been a problem for me so the prepaint with the current color is so smart. Also, the caulking hack will spare me a ton of time! Thanks.

  • Rachelle Breithaupt
    Rachelle Breithaupt 9 ай бұрын +79

    I actually appreciated all of it they were great tips and I will be using them. I think what I like the most about this video was the fact that you were concise, you stayed on topic, you kept moving so you went from one topic to the next it was quick and you went through step-by-step how to do it. I really appreciated it. Most other DIY videos are not like that, they are not specific and they don’t always give all the details or the products that they use. I get bored or irritated with them and have to fast forward through, but this was great. Not to mention all the links for the products used, wonderful information.
    Thank you so much

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      Patricia Kirk 5 ай бұрын


    • B Daven
      B Daven 7 ай бұрын +1

      He is terrific, isn't he? Love listening to him. :)

  • Tara Reimann
    Tara Reimann 6 ай бұрын +4

    Hello! I just found your channel and love your video. Thanks so much for all of the great information and your positivity! Wanted to let you know about an easier way to remove a label or sticker and it’s residue from surfaces. Once your peel (or try to peel!) off the label, spray the remaining residue with a tiny bit of WD40 and let sit for a few seconds. Use a paper towel to wipe everything off instantly, then use a bit of all-purpose cleaner spray or soap and water to remove any greasy-feeling or smudges left behind. This hack works wonderfully!

  • All Things Ani
    All Things Ani 6 ай бұрын +1

    In addition to the caulking - I would also spray the mixture on your own finger, not just the caulk :) It made my tub recaulking so much easier..

  • Susan Miller
    Susan Miller 5 ай бұрын

    I loved the caulking tip! Thank you so much! I hate caulking because of the mess so I will definitely give this a try the next time I need to do some.

  • Janet Hunt
    Janet Hunt 20 күн бұрын

    The duvet cover idea. I needed that 15 years ago when I bought my first one. That is amazing!

  • Deborah G
    Deborah G 16 күн бұрын

    Love these hacks! You can also put old candle containers in the freezer. Once frozen, the wax pops right out! 😀

  • Katie
    Katie 2 ай бұрын

    Thank you!

  • mszezelax
    mszezelax 5 ай бұрын +1

    I just discovered your videos and am in love with them. Your caulk hack was genius. I would just like to add to your removal of candle wax from its container. I have always just placed the jar in my sink and fill the sink with hottish water up to the level just before the container floats and let it sit in the sink in the water for a little while to loosen the wax from the sides (not long at all). Then, just take a paper towel and wipe the wax out. It isn't messy at all and the wax comes out clean.