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All You Need Are 3 Ingredients To Get Rid Of Your Fruit Fly Problem

Now that the summer is almost here, there’s one thing that’s sure to start annoying you again…flies.

While they don’t all bite, they are all annoying.

And that includes fruit flies! They might be a problem for you year-round, but they become especially prevalent in the summertime when you’re more likely to store tasty, fresh fruits and veggies in the open air.

While the first step to getting rid of fruit flies is to NOT DO THAT, the second weapon in your bug-be-gone arsenal is this super-easy trap.

And if mosquitoes are more of an issue for you, this DIY trap should do the trick:

Now you can really enjoy the summer and all it has to offer.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fruit-fly-trap/

16 Totally Unexpected Ways To Use Binder Clips In Your Daily Life

Did you know that binder clips weren’t actually invented for binders at all?

Yeah, they’re called binder clips because they were originally for binding sheets of paper together. Sure, they’re still good for their traditional use, but it’s pretty outdated considering we have binders, books, paper clips, staplers…you name it!

So what are binder clips good for these days? As it turns out…a ton of things!

That last one seems a little dangerous, but it’d be a pretty awesome competition to have in the office on a Friday — binder clip wars!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/binder-clip-tricks/

With An Apple And A Wick, You Can Create An Adorable Candle In Under A Minute

Next time you’re without a candle when the lights go out, remember this incredibly easy trick. All you’ll need is an apple, some string, and a little bit of oil. If you can round up these items, you can create as many wonderful candles as you want!

While you probably shouldn’t eat the apples after you turn them into candles, these adorable lights will help you infuse your home with glowing warmth on a budget.

Candles can be expensive, so this alternative is perfect! You’ll have all the comfort you could possibly need without spending a fortune.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/apple-candle/

He Covered His Floor In WD-40 And It Proved To Be Amazingly Helpful

WD-40 is traditionally used for fixing squeaky doors or greasing up bearings to make them run smoother, but the wonderful liquid can be utilized in a variety of ways — not just in the garage!

From cleaning floors to shining your laptop, here are some of the best uses for WD-40 that you never knew about.

Now that you know these tricks, your WD-40 can won’t be collecting dust under the sink anymore. Put that stuff to good use and make your house better for it.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wd-40/

Awesome Holiday Life Hacks You’ll Want To Know This Winter

Getting your house ready for the holidays can be quite the hassle (no matter how fun it is in the processs). That’s why online geniuses like Alisha Marie have created some simple, but epic, ways to make the whole thing a lot easier.

You’re going to want to remember these tricks the next time you have to decorate your entire home!

If you want to be festive, work smart…not hard.

This year, the holiday Christmas party can be a piece of cake!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/neat-holiday-hacks/

Who Knew You Could Do So Many Awesome Things With Your Glue Gun?

Ah, the hot glue gun…every crafter’s ultimate tool.

We’re all familiar with what it’s meant to do — glue things together — but the little handheld appliance can be used for tons of other things! From creating beautiful wall art to helping you keep your clothes from falling off hangers…here’s how you can get the most out of your glue gun.

1. This genius drilled a little hole in their desk and glued their charger into it.

2. Prevent mold buildup inside bath toys by sealing them off with glue.

3. Go old-school and seal your envelopes like so.

4. Decorate bottles and paint them to create cute vases.

5. When you wrap your phone in a plastic bag and cover it with glue, you can make a cool, customized phone case.

6. If you work with clay, make cool designs on a rolling pin and the decorative options are endless!

7. Use silicone molds to make little pendants to attach to bobby pins, earrings, and more fun accessories.

8. This ring is easy to make and simple to customize!

9. You can make cool abstract art by replacing the glue sticks with crayons.

10. Cover wire to make beautiful home decor pieces that look like coral.

11. Make little kids’ indoor shoes slip-free by doing this to their soles.

12. Use it to make an awesome mask!

13. Grab some magnets and whatever else you want and easily make some fridge magnets.

14. Ensure that your wide-necked shirts never slip off your hangers again.

15. Craft your own fancy makeup brush cleaning boards.

16. You can basically turn your glue gun into a 3-D printer.

17. Glue some rope together and you get this cute basket!

Wow, I had no idea there were so many fun ways to use my glue gun!

What are you going to do first?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/glue-gun-hacks/

10 Awesome Things You Can Do With All Those Carabiners You Have Sitting Around

If you’ve ever been to an event that sends you out the door with a goody bag, you’ve probably opened it to find a pen, a lanyard, and for whatever reason, a carabiner.

I personally never know what to do with them. And that’s a problem, since I have approximately 35,000 carabiners hogging space in my junk drawer and I am 100 percent an indoor person.

Fortunately, this guy just put together a little list of awesome carabiner hacks that are actually useful to those of us who definitely don’t scale mountains in our free time.

See? They’re not just for campers! Which of these tricks will you try?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/carabiner-tricks/

Cell Phone Tips And Tricks That You Probably Haven’t Heard Before, But Won’t Forget

We live in an age where most people in the developed world have a cell phone. That, of course, comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages…but it’s important to know how to use it, regardless. These tips and tricks might seem silly to some, but they’re the kind of downright useful life hacks everyone should know.

Making your own stylus? It’s easier than you think.

Some you knew…some you couldn’t have.

Sure, smartphones are great…but you still have to be smarter!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cell-phone-hacks/

If You Hate Cutting Onions, There’s A Cheap Trick That’ll Make This Food Prep Much Easier

While frustration alone can make you shed a tear when chopping onions, the actual reason you cry is due to the chemical irritant syn-propanethial-S-oxide.

You probably have your own way of quelling the tears — putting the onion in the freezer, lighting a candle, etc. — but what about the annoyance of actually chopping them evenly?

This little trick teaches you the best way to cut up an onion so you don’t have pieces all over your counter and floor…you’re about to become the onion-chopping king.

But if that doesn’t work for you, you could always do what this guy does…right?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chopping-onions/

12 Unexpectedly Awesome Uses For Beer Koozies

Up until today, I always found beer koozies to be that drinking accessory that no one asked for but we were blessed with anyways. My bias towards these handheld can coolers might stem from the fact that I strongly dislike the taste of beer, and I no longer drink soda, thus decreasing my use for them in the first place. But it should come as no surprise, that just like everything else known to man, there are so many unexpected uses for beer koozies that I might just have to give them one more chance.

1. Package your fragile glassware in a koozie when prepping for a big move.

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2. Place your favorite fruits in a koozie to avoid bruising in your backpack or briefcase.

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3. Storing lightbulbs in a koozie can eliminate unwanted broken glass.

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4. Can’t open that slippery jar? Use a beer koozie as a non-slip jar grip.

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5. Use one to store your fishing reel for an extra layer of padded protection.

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6. Place koozies on your furniture legs to avoid unwanted damage to your floors.

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7. Quickly ripen an avocado by storing it in a koozie overnight.

8. Koozies also make excellent pin cushions.

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9. Attach a suction cup to a koozie for an awesome soap dish for your shower.

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10. Avoid second-degree burns by using a koozie as a makeshift oven mitt.

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11. Store your shaving cream in a koozie to avoid unwanted rusting in your shower.

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12. Protect your pup’s paws from dirty and other unwanted mess, with these simple pet gloves.

I may have just changed my opinions on the wonders of a beer koozie. I’ll no longer speak horribly of their greatness like this:

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/beer-koozie-uses/