DIY fan shares hack for hanging wallpaper and solving tricky plug socket problem

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Because of the pandemic, most of us have spent more time in our homes than ever before over the last two years, so it’s understandable why some people might be sick of the sight of their own home decor.

So, it makes perfect sense that more people are turning to DIY decorating than ever before to spruce up their homes on a budget.

Most of us have turned our hand to painting at one time or another, but if you’ve ever attempted to do your own wallpaper, you’ll know that’s a different kettle of fish entirely.

Thankfully, one bloke has shared his super simple wallpaper hack that is bound to make wallpapering a lot easier.

As pesky plug sockets can get in the way when you’re trying to hang wallpaper sheets straight, he came up with a handy solution.

Taking to TikTok, life hack enthusiast Kevin D ( @myart1979 ) recommends slicing through the paper to make it look like it’s been done by a pro.

In the clip, Kevin first puts the wallpaper sheet over the plug socket so he knows where to cut. Next, the budding decorator then gets a blade and slices a cross in the wallpaper creating four triangle shaped pieces of paper.

This allows the plug socket to poke through. After this, he smooths down the wallpaper around the edges and then slices off the triangles. And, there you have it, a perfectly hung piece of wallpaper.

Impressively, the wallpaper hack has now racked up 15.3 million views and a whopping 376,000 likes online.

Many people rushed to the comments to express their delight over the nifty wallpaper hack.

“Wow,” one follower simply wrote, while another added: “You make it look so easy.”

However some people were less concerned with the hack and more bothered by the fact that people still use wallpaper.

“I’m sorry I have to ask who seriously still uses wallpaper,” one wrote, while another added: “I haven’t seen wallpaper in 20 years.”