Some Very Important Life Hacks For You!

Some Very Important Life Hacks For You!

Sometimes, life's just a lot easier when you do things for yourself.

Published: Sat 1 Aug 2015, 10:51 AM

Last updated: Sat 1 Aug 2015, 1:00 PM

You don't need to depend on anyone - and you can get things done the way you want them done. Of course, this can also go horribly wrong, if you haven't got the first clue on how to proceed. Here are some lifesavers to string you along the road to DIY success

Want to know how to upgrade your laptop's hard drive, change the oil in your car, or a flat tyre? The "world's largest repair manual" offers easy DIY guides with step-by-step instructions and images to help you along. This is your stress-free route to breaking open devices, diagnosing problems and even making repairs on your own - without spending dirhams on service charges.

Eden Garden
This one may not be useful if you're living in an apartment - but definitely one to keep in mind if you've got a garden. Before you get digging, upload an image of your space and scale it to size. You can then search for plants of your choice - by name, height, colour, season, etc - and arrange them across your virtual landscape to figure out which ones look best next to each other. A must-have app for anyone with a green thumb.

Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Called the "Wikipedia of interior and exterior design" by CNN, Houzz provides people with everything they need to spruce up their homes from top to bottom. Browse over two million photos - all curated by design professionals - by style, room and location, save your favourites to 'ideabooks' for ease of reference, and join the conversation on sofa sets and flooring designs. Get designing!

ColorSmart by Behr
It's easy to get frustrated with the zillions (no exaggeration) of colour shades and hues out there, when you're trying to paint your own walls. What looks like deep mahogany on a sample board can look like. well, let's not go there... But with this app, you can take a picture of a colour you like, analyse it and have the app match it to the manufacturer's palette. It can even calculate how much paint you'll need!

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