Those who were struggling to attach heavy lights and accessories to their ceilings can now do it with minimal effort through this simple hack.
Imagine if you are living alone for the first time and you have no one around you to help with the basics like changing lightbulbs or putting together a new table you purchased from Ikea. As feelings of helplessness begin to creep in, causing you to question the wisdom of venturing out on your own into your fresh apartment, fear not – the TikTok community is here to offer a lifeline. There are several content creators who share DIY tips and hacks to help you get your stuff repaired or replaced around the house all by yourself.
Ryan Walker is one such influencer in the #HomeHacks community. This thriving community is full of people who are always there to teach you something new about getting things done like a pro around your home even if you are new to the tasks. Walker—who goes by @randomdiyguy on TikTok—has shared an exciting video that seemingly proved to be helpful for his audiences and it's all about how to hang a light fixture inside your home.
He posted a video with a simple tip that anyone can use while hanging a heavy light fixture on the ceiling. Walker can be seen climbing up a ladder to hang a light above his kitchen sink but instead of opting to struggle with the light or risking it slipping out of his grip and breaking, he brings a backpack to aid him in the job. He places the light fixture inside the backpack, secures it on his shoulder with straps and then proceeds to screw the long pendant to the ceiling with both hands.
Getting something as simple as a backpack involved in fixing lights and accessories makes the whole process much easier. One look at Walker's TikTok page can give people a lot of solutions to problems that often require us to call a handyman. The TikTok creator has also posted videos about organizing our kitchen cabinets and hiding the not-so-aesthetically pleasing air vents from the view of your guests. He has even uploaded videos to demonstrate that installing your own concrete countertops or painting the doors of your home is not as hard as it seems.
The grateful netizens were amazed to see how easily Walker could hoist up the light equipment with the help of a simple backpack and they left a lot of comments thanking him and urging him to continue posting more videos like these. @ryanboyer314 praised Walker's thinking and wrote, "Bro is living in 3023." @colshh_ commented, "God this is genius. Nothing like wiring it wrong then having to undo everything just to start over with your arms burning." @aviofnc added, "Genius sir! Wish I had thought of that years ago while holding speakers, cameras, lights anything!" Home DIY tips are trending lately on TikTok as the helpful community keeps providing people with easy solutions to their common household problems.