Jul 24, 2012 - Tuesday Tip    No Comments

What Books Can Hide

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We all have things in our rooms that don’t quite fit there. Whether it’s a wi-fi router, a box of pills, a pack of wet wipes or a ton of wires, there are all sorts of things that ruin the design of our rooms. To prevent this, I tried hiding all these things behind pieces of furniture, or wrapping the wires in colored paper to make them at least more fun, if I couldn’t make them invisible. I put the wet wipes and pills in wooden jewelry boxes, and I hid the router in a drawer. That is until I read an extremely inspiring article on lifehacker.com. And just like that, ideas came pouring out.

The idea the people at Lifehacker came up with is using an old book cover to hide your wi-fi router. This somehow reminded me of The Shawshank Redemption, and how Andy Dufresne hid his hammer inside a book. That’s when I realized just how many things you can do with a book you don’t like, or its cover.

Just like in The Shawshank Redemption, you can cut the pages of your book to create a frame, where you can pretty much hide any small object. You can keep your wet wipes there, or your hand cream. Keep your pills away from curious eyes. And even use these books as jewelry cases. Or as a personal safe to keep your savings. You can color the pages, glue them together, wrap the book in a beautifully designed sheet, and use it as a gift box. Or use it as a cover for your iPad. Your creativity is the only limit!

Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t encourage you to chop all your books to pieces. But there must be some old manuals you’re not using anymore that are just sitting there, eating up your space. Or just books you bought but really didn’t like. Well this is the perfect way to “kill two birds with one stone”. Give purpose to these books, and make your room look prettier at the same time.




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