Brilliant Home Hack: Drilling a Hole Without the Mess

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This little trick makes it half the work to drill hole in the wall by eliminating the need for cleanup.

I love home improvement projects; it’s just the preparation and cleanup that I dread. It’s things like masking off wood trim before painting, finding the extension cord and correct bit for a drill, and cleaning up after the fact that tend to take the wind out of my sails.

So I love this simple hack for eliminating the pesky cleanup every time I drill a hole so I can hang something on the wall.

You know how when you drill a hole in the wall, you get wood, plaster or sheet rock dust in a little heap on the floor below? To do this task without the mess, first grab an ordinary envelope. Open it so it forms a pocket. With the flap folded to the back of the envelope, tape it to the wall just under the site where you want to drill. When you drill, the shavings and dust will fall into the envelope for easy disposal.

The beauty is that you are done — no need to go in search of the vacuum or broom and dustpan!

What shortcuts and hacks do you have to share? Post them in comments below or on our Facebook page.

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