Skimping is a national sport in Finland. It comes in many forms, and one of the cutest has to be the Finnish hacks.
It all started back in 1974 when a Finnish magazine started publishing a monthly round-up of the best little innovations sent by its readers. In Finnish, it became a phenomenon called Niksipirkka.
These tricks focus on everyday products which you’ll invent a new use. The idea is to save money or time. Preferably both, but especially the first.
Here are five Finnish hacks you can try at home!
#1 Bug stopper tights
Add Finnish flare to your terrace by using old tights as a bug stopper of drinks.
The tights nicely prevent all flying and crawling creatures from entering your glass, can or bottle.
Remember to wash the pantyhose, then cut into suitable pieces. Tie the other end with a knot if needed.
#2 A unique gift case toilet roll
Do you want to save the world and wrap your presents with a personal touch? Here’s how you do it: Make a small gift case out of a toilet roll just by turning the ends inwards and adding a ribbon.
#3 Butter box lifesaver
Cut a hole to the lid of the butter box. Then slide a butter knife into its new home. No more dirty knives laying around in the fridge and buttering the shelves.
#4 Closet aid can clip
Is your closet too small? Build it bigger with the help of can opening clips which link hangers nicely together!
#5 Liquid Soap fix
If one pump of a liquid soap gives you too much soap, twirl a rubber band to the handle. Another penny saved and nature applauds!