The origin of this handy little door latch life hack dates back centuries. Well, maybe not centuries, but at least to the time when rubber bands first began roaming the earth by the masses. There are millions of different, handy ways to use rubber bands; from making rubber band guns to stringing a shoebox guitar. Maybe those aren’t exactly the most useful examples, but they are in fact frequent uses for rubber bands.
Back during my more rambunctious years in middle school and high school, my personal favorite use of the rubber band was turning it into a bonafide paperclip launcher. Once we (my equally rambunctious classmates and I) figured out that paperclips can actually cause significant injury when launched at high speeds from close range, we defeatedly went back to using our rubber bands for what they were intended for: launching tightly packed paper wads! As I grew older and somewhat matured over time, I began noticing more practical uses for rubber bands. This lead to the discovery of many incredible life hacks.
One of the things that most people don’t realize a rubber band can do is that it can hold down door latches. You will most likely need one of the thicker rubber bands for this hack because the skinny ones tend to break either due to tension or just wear and tear from the latch. This hack will work on a screen door latch, cabinet latches, etc. Unfortunately, in my experience, it usually will not work on a sliding door latch. In this video, I will simply show you how this incredibly easy door latch hack works, as well as give you extremely in-depth instructions on how to make it happen. I hope you find this door latch hack useful. Thanks for watching!