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10 awesome MacGyver tricks that speak for themselves

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Some life hacks require a complete how-to guide just to understand. Others are so genius in their simplicity that they speak for themselves. Here are 10 of our favorite self-explanatory MacGyver tricks.

10. Make perfect pancakes with a squeeze bottle

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It doesn't have to be a ketchup bottle, any kind of squeeze bottle will work—including the kind you buy empty from the store.

9. Use a Post-It note to avoid a drilling mess

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8. Seal plastic bags with old bottle caps

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7. Remove a stripped screw with a rubber band

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Then fix the hole with toothpicks.

6. Organize anything with an over-the-door shoe holder

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This works with anything from pantry items to cleaning products to gadgets, game controllers, and even cables.

5. Create an instant snack bowl from any snack bag

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Then eat the snacks with chopsticks to avoid getting the mess on your fingers, too.

4. Create extra shelf space with a tension rod

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Tension rods are great for oh-so-many things.

3. Organize cables with toilet paper tubes

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It ain't pretty, but what cable organization system is?

2. Use soda can tabs to save closet space

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1. Use binder clips as cable catchers

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Really, binder clips are just a MacGyver hacker's dream.

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