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Top 5 DIY household hacks for YOU, from us

Here at ERA Paarl, we’ve seen a need for easy Do-It-Yourself household hacks, that is, the need to create a clever, space-saving, cost-efficient (don’t we all love that word) substitute to what is normally required in a given space.

So we at happily compiled our  current TOP 5 household DIY hacks especially  for YOU. So, in no particular order and without further ado, here they are:

DIY Household Hack #1: The corner shelf & bedside table

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Little tight on space? This DIY corner shelf doubles as a bedside table, is easy to make, cost efficient, a great space-saver and looks neat and modern. We simply love it! For more space-savers like these, check out

DIY Household Hack #2: DIY Wine Rack & Glass holder

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This gorgeous little wine rack is easy to make and cost-effective, especially if you (or someone you know) has scrap wood lying around. It doubles as a wine glass  holder thus saving you space AND money. It’s definitely one of our favourites after a long days’ work! Download craft plans and more here @

DIY Household Hack #3: The shelf desk

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No space for a desk / office space? Add a large shelf wherever you have a little space available for your DIY desk. Paint with your favourite colour, add a cool, vintage chair and voila, your own little office space at a fraction of the cost. See more

DIY Household Hack #4: Dried lavender home air-freshener

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For relaxing & fresh lavender scents in every room, combine equal parts dried lavender buds and baking soda into a small jar and shake well. Add 24 drops of lavender scented essential oil, shaking after every drop. Now sit back and enjoy your heavenly scented home! For more DIY scents, go to

DIY Household hack #5:  Pretty DIY Ladder shoe shelf

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Need a space-saving solution for shoes that go missing in the night? Create your own DIY ladder shoe shelf with pre-cut pine wood pieces and household tools for a quick and easy way to save storage space and never lose a shoe again. Go to http://www.designsponge for more on how to make this gorgeous ladder shoe shelf.

And there you have it, our weekly roundup of best DIY household interior hacks for you to try at home over the weekend. Everyone has their hidden artistic / craft abilities, so why not send us your own pictures and we’ll post it one here to show off your handiwork. Enjoy!

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