Sugru Is The Home Hack You Never Knew You Needed

02/22/2015 08:00 am ET | Updated Mar 16, 2015

Are you a little kid trapped in an adult's body (and by body, we mean life)? Meet your new friend, Sugru.

The stuff looks an awful lot like Play-Doh, but it's actually a totally useful (read: adult-friendly) silicone rubber that basically hacks everything in your home -- nay, in your life -- together.

Created by designer Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, Sugru basically bonds to anything (seriously, everything from aluminum to glass to wood) and is waterproof, removable, durable, flexible and it can stand both extreme high and low temps. In short, it's the miracle cure for DIYers and home newbs alike who just want their stuff to work better (or just want to make things more fun).

The product's name derives from the Irish words for "play". And as the name implies, it comes in 10 different colors which, of course, can be molded together to create different colors.

Here are some common uses for the magical goo:

  • Make that old camera kid-friendly.
    Sugru
  • "Glue" together old wires so they stop fraying.
    Sugru
  • Make those laces last just a bit longer.
    Sugru
  • Give your iPhone a bit more bounce.
    Sugru
  • Make more hand-friendly tools.
    Sugru
  • Use Legos to to organize cords.
    Sugru
  • Organize the hell out of your desk.
    Sugru
  • Hang a towel basically anywhere.
    Sugru
  • And everything else, too.
    Sugru

Buy the stuff on sugru.com for $22 or at Michaels', Lowe's, The Container Store and, as of mid-March, Target.

And here are some other, more Pinterest-y ways to use Sugru:

Follow Kate's board Sugru Hacks on Pinterest.

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