There’s always a better way to do things, and that especially includes DIY upgrades for your everyday gadgets and accessories. In this blog post, we’re going to show you 12 simple life hacks that can make your life easier. For example, did you know that you could use a binder clip as a phone stand? Or that you can use a straw as a bookmark? Keep reading to see more ingenious life hacks for your favorite gadgets and accessories!
1. Take selfies using earbuds
We all take selfies now and then, but sometimes it can be a pain to hold our phones up to take the perfect picture. If you want to take a hands-free selfie, try using your earbuds! Just put the phone on a stable surface, set the timer, and position yourself in front of the camera.
2. Smartphone Stand Using Cassette
Don’t have a smartphone stand? No problem! Just grab an old cassette tape and make one yourself.
3. Gift Cards as earbud holders
For starters, did you know that you can use an earbud holder to giftcards? Just thread the giftcard through the holder and voila! This is a great way to keep track of your giftcards and make sure they don’t get lost.
4. Wallet as a phone stand
If you don’t have a wallet stand, you can use your wallet as a phone stand. Simply open your wallet and place your phone in the center.
5. Ipad stand
You can make a simple ipad stand by folding a piece of paper into a triangle and propping it up against something. This is great for watching movies or shows on your ipad without having to hold it.
6. Lego stand
If you have a bunch of Legos lying around, put them to good use by turning them into a stand for your iPhone. Just stack a few Legos together and place your iPhone on top. Voila! Now you have a stand for your phone that you can use to watch movies, video chat, or take hands-free photos.
7. Washi tapes
If you’re tired of your boring old iPhone case, try spicing it up with some washi tape. Just wrap the tape around your case in any design you want and voila! You have a new case that’s unique and stylish.
8. Charging cable
Tangle-free charging cables are a must, but if you don’t have one, you can easily make your own. Just grab a clothespin and clip it to the end of your charging cable. Now when you need to charge your device, the cord will be neatly clipped and organized.
9. Keychain holder
Keep your keys organized and within reach with a simple keychain holder. Just take a piece of Velcro and attach it to the wall near your door. Then, attach your keychain to the other side of the Velcro so it’s always within reach when you need it.
10. Altoid tins and solar charger
We’ve all been there before – scrambling to find our phone charger at the bottom of our purse or backpack, only to realize that it’s not there. With this simple life hack, you can charge your phone on the go using an Altoids tin and a solar panel.
11. Old lotion bottle as a phone holder
old lotion can double as a phone holder. Simply place your old lotion bottle under your phone and voila! You now have a makeshift phone holder that you can use to prop up your device.
12. DIY jogging band
When it comes to your gadgets and accessories, there are a few DIY upgrades you can do to make them more functional and stylish. If you’re someone who is always on the go, then a jogging band is a must-have. You can easily make your own jogging band with a few pieces of fabric like socks and some velcro.