I’m quite fascinated with Sugru, the magical mouldable glue that turns into rubber and that fixes (almost) everything. I bought a black and white 8-pack and used it to fix a bunch of stuff around the house.
Like this trash bin, in which IKEA thought it was a good idea to to have the nut and bolt that secures the side handles traverse to the inside, thus ripping apart every trash bag that I pull from it (when it’s full). Add a bit of Sugru and … no more ripping trash bags.
Or like my toilet, where one of the supports had broken off. Add some sugru and… no more sliding toilet seat.
Or like my dish rack, that made an infernal noise scratching the kitchen counter. Add some sugru and… no more screeching nails-like sounds.
Or like my wife’s iPhone 4 USB charge cable, that has seen better days. Add some sugru and.. it will last for a few more years (which I can’t say of her iPhone).
These were just some of the things I needed to take care around here. Head on to their website where they have dozens of different applications. They’re even doing an advent calendar thingy for Christmas.