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Two-second tip: how to drill a hole in your wall without making a mess

I heard Adam Carolla mention this quick tip, and it really works.  I had to pass this along.  If you need to drill a hole in your wall and you don't want to make a mess on the floor, just use a Post-it® note.

Paper under hole3/8" hole in a 2x6

You make a couple of quick folds, paste the paper on the wall, then drill your hole.  All of the drywall dust or whatever you're drilling in to will fall on to the paper.  Done and done.

Reuben Saltzman, Structure Tech Home Inspections

        

Comment balloon 9 commentsReuben Saltzman • April 24 2012 03:21AM
Two-second tip: how to drill a hole in your wall without making a mess
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