50 Genius DIY Home Hacks Ideas Every Busy Homeowner Should Know

46 Use a light bulb carton to protect photos when sending them through the mail

Use a light bulb carton to protect photos when sending them through the mail46. Use a light bulb carton to protect photos when sending them through the mail: Before hitting the recycling bin, give these items a second chance. (via Real Simple)

47 Replace a Broken Tile

Replace a Broken Tile47. Replace a Broken Tile: To swap a new tile for a cracked one, start by raking out the surrounding grout with a carbide-tipped scraper. Cover the edges of adjacent tiles with painter’s tape to protect them. Then drill evenly spaced holes into the broken tile’s pieces with a -inch masonry bit to free them from the substrate. Working from the center out toward the edges, gently tap out the pieces with a hammer and a narrow tile chisel, and clear away any old thinset. Comb an even coating of thinset on the replacement tile’s back and on the substrate, and push the tile into place. Let the thinset dry overnight before grouting. (via This Old House)

48 A Second Use for Flower Pots

A Second Use for Flower Pots48. A Second Use for Flower Pots: Pretty pots can do more than hold flowers on an outdoor table. They can be used to protect dips and other dishes from party-crashing insects. (via Martha Stewart)

49 Soup Cans Storage Idea

Soup Cans Storage Idea49. Soup Cans Storage Idea (via Then She Made)

50 Coffee Can Lid as Paint Splatter Shield

Coffee Can Lid as Paint Splatter Shield50. Coffee Can Lid as Paint Splatter Shield: The secret talents of household staples. (via Real Simple)

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