• Question: What's a cheap easy useful hack to use in your home?

    Asked by lorienandrachel to Will, Wallace, Tim, Steve, Sarah, Richard, Peter, Paul, Mousumi, Mina, Linda, Kate, Joe, Fi, David, Danielle, Benjamin, Ben, Andy on 13 Jan 2015.
    • Photo: Tim Stephens

      Tim Stephens answered on 13 Jan 2015:


      Hacking is all about making something work just the way that you want it. For instance, I used Polymorph (which is a kind of mouldable plastic that gets soft when you heat it) to make a hook for holding shower gel in our bathroom.
      I’ve also hacked my cat flap with a timer so that it locks at night to keep our cat from going outside.

    • Photo: Andy Hearn

      Andy Hearn answered on 22 Jan 2015:


      Two days ago I used spent matchsticks instead of rawl plugs – to put right a cupboard door that was coming loose, that was nice, quick, and easy – I didn’t even leave the kitchen!

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