Life can be easier if you work smarter instead of harder, and that’s why life hacks exist. They offer time, money, and effort-saving tips that help us get things done more efficiently. However, many life hacks out there aren’t as useful as they claim to be, and some can even make a task more challenging. But fear not, TikToker @jmg8tor, also known as “Gator,” has some pretty legit life hacks that are worth checking out.
One of Gator’s recent hacks can save you a lot of frustration during home improvements. If you’re the one doing the improvements, you know how stressful it can be to try and screw something in at an awkward angle, especially when the screw keeps slipping, or your attempts leave you with a stripped screw. However, Gator has a solution that doesn’t require a trip to the hardware store or any fancy tools. All you need is a straw from your junk drawer.
Slide the screwdriver through the straw and place the screw at the end. The straw will help steady your screw, so you don’t drop it, and keep a tighter angle. Just be sure to use your screwdriver safely and not lean or push on it with more force than necessary. Gator’s page is full of all kinds of handy life hacks that are definitely worth checking out.