MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: Sometimes we make things just for the fun of it, and sometime it’s to make our lives a little more streamlined. What is something you have made specifically to make your everyday life just a little bit easier?

I once had a job with a screen door in the back that had no spring on it. It wouldn’t close on its own, much to the frustration of my co-workers. I tied a string to the top of the door, ran it through an eye-bolt on the door frame, and weighed it down with a full bottle of water. It worked like a charm, and my boss thought it was hilarious — trying it out over and over again when he first found it. It was a simple hack, but it had great utility.

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