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Reuben Saltzman

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 hole
3/8" 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 – Email – Minnesota Home Inspector



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

  1. Betsey
    April 26, 2012, 9:20 am

    That’s a brilliant idea. Thanks!

    Betsey- San Diego Home Inspection

  2. David
    April 26, 2012, 9:46 am

    I too heard the post-it note taco tip on the podcast – great tip! I nearly cracked up when I saw this headline in my RSS feed from you.

    Keep up the good work, I enjoy your insight.

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