The best #DomesticNinja Tips

There's something special about Sugru-ers – a state of mind that we all share and love to celebrate. We don't just settle when things aren't working the way we want. We see opportunities where others only see problems. We flex our skills, roll up our sleeves and work out our own solutions.

That's why we built a MEGA LIST of 100 #DomesticNinja tips – those little tips and tricks we've all collected over the years that help us gain mastery over everyday problems.

Thank you to everyone who shared their tips with us! Whether it was an easy way to clean your microwave or a brilliant idea for making the most of your space, your tips helped empower others to make the most of their surroundings.

We've collected the most popular below. Which one's your favourite?

#DomesticNinja Tips – The Most Popular

Hull a strawberry with a straw.

Use an elastic band as a paint scraper.

Iron clothes easily and quickly with ice cubes and a dryer.

Clean up a spilled egg with salt – and then just sweep it away!

Add holes to your rubbish bin to prevent suction.


Hang copper vases anywhere with Sugru + magnets.

Don't have a bottle opener to hand? Open a wine bottle with your shoe!

Prevent your pan boiling over with a wooden spoon.


Hammer a nail safely by using a peg.

Remove a stripped screw with a rubber band.

Head on over to our Pinterest page to see how our mega-list is going. And don't forget to share your own ideas!

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Get your sandals vacation ready

We all know the last minute stress before going away – after all, it’s your vacation and you want everything to run smoothly. So while you’re packing your Summer essentials, don’t forget to include a pack of Sugru!


The last thing anyone needs is for something you need to break while you’re away — like your sunglasses or your sandals falling apart just as you hit the beach.

With Sugru in your bag you’ll always have an immediate fix right there with you, so you won’t waste any of your precious vacation time looking for replacements and you can get back to the important things, like relaxing in the sunshine…. bliss!

Sugru is waterproof, so it’s great for fixing things you need for the beach or by the pool — like repairing the sole on your favourite sandals. Need to stock up on Sugru? Head over here!

For this project all you need is one single use sachet of Sugru.

Step 1 – Open the pack and roll your Sugru into a ball.

Step 2 – Pinch a small amount of Sugru from the ball and smudge it across both sides of the exposed sole, then press the sole firmly together.

Step 3 – Roll the remaining Sugru into a sausage and press this along the edge of the sole where it first split, pressing down carefully and then smooth it with your finger.

Check out our tips page to learn how to achieve a smooth finish.

In 24 hours, your sandals will be ready for action again – and you didn’t even need to stop relaxing!


We’ve repaired our favourite sandals, but you can use Sugru to fix almost anything on your vacation! How about repairing a tear in your beach bag or creating a new zip on your suitcase?

Check out these great fixes for more inspiration on how Sugru can help you be the holiday hero.

More ways Sugru is your vacation essential

1. Fix broken sunglasses

No one wants to spend an entire weekend squinting into the sun. Whether they've snapped, or you just need to make them more comfortable, save your eyes from the sun and use Sugru to fix or improve your sunglasses on the go!

2. Fix any zip easily


Don't sweat the small stuff. When the unexpected happens, you'll have Sugru on your side to save the day – like fixing those snapped zips on your luggage or jacket.

3. Avoid thumb ache while reading

This is just so clever. Patrick from Germany hacked the swing top bottle of his favourite beer to build a book holder. Perfect for those beach days. You'll get a sense of satisfaction every time you use this!

4. Keep the music going

Your headphones take a lot of wear and tear on a vacation, and things can break when you least expect it. So whether you're searching for peace on the aeroplane, or just looking to switch off by the pool, ensure your headphones are always ready for action – and keep a pack of Sugru with your vacation essentials just in case!

Head over to our Vacation Essentials page for more inspiration on how to make the most of your holiday with Sugru.

#DomesticNinja Tips – 91 to 100

It's our final week of #DomesticNinja Tips! Thank you to everyone who shared their own clever little ideas – whether it was a great way to get rid of wine stains or an easy way to clean your microwave. It might have been something you read on a blog or a great tip from your mum!

We decided to celebrate all these little tips by sharing them everyday to empower us to gain mastery over everyday problems and help us to become a true #DomesticNinja.


Let Sugru become your secret ally in gaining mastery of your home improvement projects. You'll be able to use it to fix, hang, organise, seal, bond and replace almost anything, indoors and outdoors. Discover more here.

#DomesticNinja Tips – Week Ten


Make regular shoes waterproof with a candle.

Store your phone on the wall with Sugru.


Remove a stripped screw with a rubber band.

Make your own 5-minute mug cake. Yum!

Keep screws safe while you work with a magnetic wristband.

Stop clothes slipping off your coat hangers with Sugru.

Stop a door closing with a rubber band.

The best way to cut a watermelon!

Bring butter to room temperature quickly by grating it.

Make your own awesome DIY storage solutions with Driftwood and Sugru.

Head on over to our Pinterest page to see how our mega-list is going. And don't forget to share your own ideas!

Follow Sugru's board #DomesticNinja Tips on Pinterest.

The best way to fix any zip

You’ve planned your vacation down to the tiniest detail and it’s going to be amazing! But sometimes things can go wrong… but that’s ok! Pack some Sugru next to your suncream and you can figure out a fix on the fly.

This is such a classic Sugru fix, we made a cute new video. Take a look and see just how cleverly simple this fix is.


Even if your zip-pulls aren't broken yet, a little bit of Sugru will make them nicer to use, and help customise your case for that moment when there are 10 identical cases circling on the baggage carousel.

With a pack of Sugru handy, you don’t have to sweat the small stuff — you’ll always be prepared for those little mishaps and misadventures. So no precious vacation time wasted going in search of a specialist shop, because you’ll have the fix right there in your bag. Who knows, you might become the holiday hero :)

Sugru is strong and grippy, perfect for constructing new zips on absolutely anything. All you need for this project is half an individual-use packet of Sugru and a paper clip. Oh, and you’ll need to choose a colour!

Step 1 – Divide your Sugru in two.

Step 2 – Feed your paper clip through the zip loop and mould one piece of Sugru around it.

Step 3 – Texturise and decorate to your preferred style. [Tips video?]

In 24 hours, your zip will be ready to tackle your vacation – and your packing skills!

That's what we love about Sugru-ers... you're never left at a loss. The show must go on, and you guys just get things sorted so everyone can get on with the fun stuff!

Check out these other great ways Sugru can help you be the holiday hero.

More ways Sugru is your vacation essential

1. Easily identify your luggage

Brighten up your luggage! Use a little Sugru as an identification tag so you can easily identify it when it arrives on the baggage carousel.

2. Fix an unexpected tear

It's your holiday, nothing can stop you from having fun! With Sugru in your vacation essentials, not even a tear in your suitcase, your favourite handbag or your watch strap will impact upon your relaxation. You'll be able to fix any problem that arises with ease and continue on with your vacation as though nothing had happened.

3. Fix your holiday shoes


Sugru is both waterproof and durable, which makes it perfect for ensuring your sandals or shoes are vacation ready. Check out our how-to guide for a great way to repair your favourite sandals just in time for the beach.

4. Repair a cable

The last thing you want when you're on vacation is to spend time finding a specialist shop to fix your frayed or damaged cables. Whether it's your headphones, your phone, your laptop or your eBook, keep a pack of Sugru handy at all times and you'll be able to repair the charger without having to leave the comfort of your pool lounger.

5. Make your sunglasses fit just right

Your shades don't have to be broken to break out the sugru. Anyone can improve the design of their stuff — modify and adapt your sunglasses so they fit just right for you.

Head over to our Vacation Essentials page for more inspiration on how to make the most of your holiday with Sugru.

#DomesticNinja Tips – 81 to 90

We love clever little ideas that make it easier to deal with everyday problems around the house – you know those little tricks that we've gathered over the years, like how to get rid of wine stains, or an easy way to clean your microwave. It might be something you read on a blog, or a great tip from your mum!

This last month Sugru has decided to celebrate all these little tips by sharing them everyday to empower us to gain mastery over everyday problems and help us to become a true #DomesticNinja

Tell us your favourite ideas and you could WIN a pack of Sugru, a copy of this awesome book (LifeHacks - Handy Hints to Make Life Easier by Dan Marshall) and one of our Fixer’s Manifestos. We'll share the best #DomesticNinja tips with our community and select an entry at random each week.

Your Sugru pack will become your secret ally in gaining mastery of your home improvement projects as you will be able to use it to fix, hang, organise, seal, bond and replace almost anything, indoors and outdoors and become a true #DomesticNinja! Discover more here.

We will be giving away prizes for the best ideas we spot on social media — just remember to tag your post with #DomesticNinja!

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#DomesticNinja Tips – Week Nine

No more awkward situations at the petrol station with your rental car. Locate your fuel cap with the dashboard indicator!

Clean car headlights the cheap and easy way with toothpaste.

Remove ink stains from your furniture with vinegar!

Prevent extension cords from unplugging with this great knot.


Prevent fruit browning with a little honey and water.

Tidy your home the fun way, with Sugru + magnets!

Hammer the safe way, by holding the nail with a peg.

Make plugs easier to remove (and look more stylish!) with Sugru and door handles.

Pit an avocado (the safe way!) with a knife.

Core a lettuce with a firm slam.

Head on over to our Pinterest page to see how our mega-list is going. And don't forget to share your own ideas!

Follow Sugru's board #DomesticNinja Tips on Pinterest.

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