16 Hacks That Cost More In Dignity Than In Dollars

Diply 26 Feb 2018

Listen, there's nothing wrong with saving some of your hard-earned cash by getting a little creative. But try as you might, not every DIY project you take on is going to end up working out well in the end.

This is abundantly clear from this collection of head-scratching hacks that proves some people really don't know when to throw in the towel.

1. A fresh shave with a new razor will leave you feeling like a million bucks, but what if your trusty handle suddenly goes missing?

Reddit | Quasivert

Easy! Just grab yourself some vice-grips and hopefully try not to slice up your face too badly.

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2. Anyone who's ever broken their glasses knows a brand new pair of frames can be a real drain on your wallet.

Reddit | macbubs

Which is probably why this guy decided to just cram his old lenses inside a pair of cheap sunglasses instead.

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3. If you're not overly concerned about hygiene, a quick fix for when nature calls could be this rather unique take on a bathroom urinal.

Reddit | Buwaro

Seriously, there really has to be a better way to dispose of your old tires than this.

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4. Whoever spotted this half-hearted repair job obviously wasn't very impressed with the workmanship that went into it. 

Reddit | pasta755

I'd have to do my best to "Keep Calm And Dream On" every time I saw this purple monstrosity stapled to my living room floor.

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5. A few plastic zip ties and a can-do attitude will have you drinking your beer in style and comfort in no time.

Reddit | DarthElevator

The perfect solution to a problem you could easily solve with just your hand!

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6. Nobody likes to get up to adjust the volume while listening to music. Still, I'm not really sure if this is the best solution. 

Reddit | Slayer128

Also, what happens if you lose the remote for the car?

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7. For the low, low price of just $30, you could be the proud owner of this one-of-a-kind tablet holder perfect for the handyman in your home. 

Reddit | Moonlightstarr

Whoever built this really hit the nail on the head.

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8. This home renovation project takes the concept of vinyl flooring to a whole new level.

Reddit | crumbbelly

For the music lover who doesn't really care about pesky little things like "good taste."

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9. Okay, I know what you're thinking, this set up looks a little sketchy. But just think of the serious air you could catch on this bad boy.

Reddit | manman778

Yeah, this seems pretty legit.

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10.  As a general rule, you should probably just avoid buying  shady looking handmade electrical stuff made from old scraps of wood.

Reddit | captainjake13

No one man should have all that power strip.

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11. Sometimes you need to see the forest for the trees. Or in this case, you need to paint some trees on your window I guess?

Reddit | rory1616

Even though there's already a bunch of trees outside anyway..?

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12. Strap into this DIY disaster featuring a wide selection of stylish woven belts to support your rear end. 

Reddit | burning_potatos

At least if the chair breaks you'll have something to add to your wardrobe.

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13. I'm not too sure if this is the right type of window when working on automotive repair. 

Reddit | GhostMonkeyInSpace

Although now you won't have any problem spotting your car in the parking lot, so that's a plus.

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14. All it takes are a few books and a bit of string to make what looks to be a literary murder scene.

Reddit | denlionn

But this does get extra points for creativity.

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15. When the hunger is real and the utensil options are limited, this improvised spork will have you chowing down noodles in no time.

Reddit | giedow1995

That is, if you don't mind a little duct tape in your soup.

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16. A black magic marker is all you need to make this beat up pair of shoes look almost brand new.

Twitter | @Radiohen

It's a combination life hack and style choice that's taking the fashion world by storm.

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