Fix broken plastic in your fridge

Until everyday things break, we don’t realise how much we rely on them. Like the zip pull on your favourite jacket or the shelf in your fridge that stops the milk from spilling onto the floor. And let’s be honest, sometimes the inconvenience of trying to replace broken parts is more hassle than it’s worth.

So why buy new when you can fix instead? Save money on replacements – watch this video for an easy, affordable way to fix the broken plastic in your fridge with Sugru.

Sugru is ideal for this project because it bonds strongly to metal and most plastics, and is cold resistant to -50°C (-58°F).

For this project, you'll need half a single-use pack of Sugru. Need to stock up? Head over to the Sugru shop!

Step 1 – Roll one single-use pack of Sugru into two balls and, holding your fridge shelf in place, press one piece against the crack.

Step 2 – Press firmly, ensuring full coverage and a strong bond between plastic and metal.

Step 3 – Use masking tape to hold the shelf in place and leave to set.

In 24 hours, your fridge will be as good as new! No more snaps, cracks or spills. We can't promise there won't be strange smells, though.

There's something empowering about fixing things instead of replacing them. It's a sense of achievement we can all share.

Check out these great ways to achieve DIY greatness and save money at the same time.

More ways to save money and fix that thing

1. The best way to fix any zip

Don't let a broken zip ruin an entire travel case or jacket. Here's a wonderfully clever and easy way to fix those broken zips with Sugru and a paper clip.

2. Fix frayed charger wires

Save money on having to replace damaged chargers. Fix frayed wires or strengthen new ones with Sugru!

3. Patch up your rain boots

Dirt is the mark of an adventure! Getting outside and exploring is one of the joys of this time of year — but no one needs the fear of soggy socks.

Save money and fix up the family's old favourite rain boots with Sugru.

4. Fix your favourite sandals

It's cold outside and we're already looking forward to our spring getaway. Don't spend money on expensive travel replacements. Fix your favourite sandals with Sugru!

We love it when problems like these have affordable solutions. Check out the Creative Fixes and Creative Upcycling section for loads of ways Sugru can help you save money around the home.