When it comes to keeping our small spaces looking their best, organization is everything. But it def takes some major creativity to find room for all of our random goodies, so we’re super thankful for people like inventor Jane ní Dhulchaointigh. While in grad school, she had the thought of a true innovator: “I don’t want to buy new stuff all the time. I want to improve and re-imagine the stuff I already have so it works better for me.” That sparked her determination to craft a super handy substance that could be moldable, but would then turn into rubber when it dried. Enter Sugru.
After years of prototypes and enlisting help from scientists, she discovered the perfect hack to restructuring and storing all the “stuff” around her place — along with about a million other uses. Ní Dhulchaointigh named the ingenious final product Sugru, from the Irish word “play.” It sticks to almost any surface and has some incredible properties that make it perfect for use in every room. Trust us when we say that it will seriously bump up your spring cleaning game.
With a consistency like Play-Doh, Sugru functions like a moldable glue, turning into a strong rubber overnight. It adheres to almost any material imaginable (think: ceramics, steel, glass, or wood). Seem too good to be true? Check out this video to see the handy substance in action.
It can be used for literally thousands of small home improvement projects. Looking to create a wall mount for your electronics? No prob. Aiming to corral a few pesky kitchen items or organize your keys? Sugru has a fix for that. With so many nifty uses, it’s no surprise it’s been called the duct tape of the 21st century.
And while the product typically comes in a three pack ($12) or eight pack ($22), the company will be releasing a brand new Organize Small Spaces Kit ($15) on March 6. It includes four mini packs of Sugru, a storage tin, picture frame hooks, a toothpick, remover, a project booklet, and a DIY guide (AKA everything you need to tackle some serious apartment revamping).
Would you use Sugru for your next home project? Let us know @BritandCo!
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