14 ways to recycle packing peanuts

So the item you ordered just arrives and when you finally opened it, the first thing you notice is the layers upon layers of white peanut packing. As you dig deeper to reach for your precious item, the question often reverberating behind your mind is:

‘God, what am I going to do with all these packing peanuts now?’

For many regular shoppers, this scenario is not very surprising or uncommon. Thousands of shipping companies the world over makes use of peanut packing to package rather fragile items. The peanut packing helps protect most fragile items from damage while in transit.

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How to repair a crumbling concrete wall?

Owning a house comes with the responsibility of taking care of it. Buildings, especially older ones tend to develop cracks here and there, the basement walls crumbling and the driveway all falling apart; all which needs immediate attention.

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Crumbling basement walls solution

Hard cracks and chips

Spalling concrete walls

Vertical cracks in retaining walls

Crumbling concrete driveway

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Gorilla glue vs Super glue vs Krazy glue

It all started after a friendly fight in my neighbor’s workshop where he said that Gorilla glue is the only quick dry glue he ever needs while I claimed that the original super glue is good enough for my amateur needs. For the fun of it, we added Krazy glue and scotch as well.

gorilla krazy super scotch glue packs

The next step was to agree on a set of tests that will determine which one is better, remember that we are not experts and we definitely do not have a fancy testing lab or anything like that. We have decided to test those products for common uses.  Sure, other people have other uses but for us, this list of tests seems to be enough. We have also included a list of the main things we do with fast adhesives here so you will be able to understand the reasoning for the tests.

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Resin vs Epoxy

Resin and epoxy both are adhesives which originally came from the heavy industry and construction. Over time their usefulness and toughness got them to be adopted on other areas as well. Today you can buy them in containers for table-topping and floors (check on Amazon), glue gun cartridges, syringes and ready to use packets

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Sublimation printing process – step by step guide

Sublimation (aka dye sublimation process ) or printing is so much fun! You actually get to print whatever you can imagine onto polyester (or stuff coated with polyester) and do it at your home/garage/basement. As long as you have the tools and materials the process is straight forward with little chance for failure. Yes, you might need some trial and error in order to learn the specific printer and press machine you are using but the method itself is easy.

You might need a bigger printer or multiple runs with the press machines for different structures but all in all the process will be the same whether you perform it in your home basement or in a sublimation business.

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How to clean a mildew shower?

I can’t even start to describe how much I hate those mildew patches in my shower. I don’t care if these are mildewed or molded areas, I just don’t want them in my bathroom. Yes, I know it is easy to get rid of those using the methods below but I’m also going to tell you how to make sure  It won’t come back.

If you are just looking for to quickly get rid of the mildew here are the steps :

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Gaffer tape vs Duct tape

Like anybody else, I always keep a few rolls of duct tape around, one at home, one in my car, one with the camping gear etc. This stuff is so useful that it gives you peace of mind to know that you always have on hand.

I have tested both the gaffer and the duck cloth brands and listed my little research results down below. Yes, they are all multi-purpose, they all have a fabric back and they can all hold a fort. But which one is the best? Which one would l trust to be in the front of my toolbox for a quick fix?

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Bubble wrap for cars

It’s a bummer to put the car away for any reason but it’s great knowing that the car is as protected as it can be. As most of us do not have a Jay Lenno garage under our hand we need to find an alternative solution when it comes to our prize possession vehicle.

So can I bubble wrap my car? It’s more like putting it into a bubble. The CarCapsule bubble is a must have for anyone that wants to wrap their stored car and keep it clean and worry-free from dirt, leaves, bugs, trash, raindrops, leaking roof, and anything in general, its a physical protection combined with a fan that warns off the  moisture and humidity out of bubble keeping your car rust free and dry. Nothing, not even a cover, touches the car. Only air. What could be better for a prized vehicle?

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What is DampRid?

Don’t you hate this little musty smell you get when you enter your basement? Have you got moisture in the air around you? Well, you probably need DampRid.  Just leave it in the humid space and you will easily get rid of the excess moisture from the air.

DampRid (chceck on Amazon)  a portfolio fo solutions aims to attract and trap moisture from the air.  By reducing the humidity DampRid prevents damage to goods (mainly from the mold) and musty odors which are common in close spaces. The main ingredient is a salt names calcium chloride which is all natural, refillable and disposable. 


Its role is to help keep the moisture level below 60 percent.

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How to apply sealer to grout – step by step guide

Sealers play an important role in the care and maintenance of natural stone, tile, and grout. Though solid these surfaces need a little help in order to protect against water and weather and on some cases just improve their look. I’m not an expert but based on my research and experience I believe I can help newbies with some guidance and tips.

You do need to seal grout

First, let’s remove the question from the table: You do need to seal grout. As it is a mix of sand and cement it really needs some help stop absorbing water and other liquids. Not only that you need to waterproof it you want to do it every one or two years.

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