Drew Scott Just Shared The Best Hack For Removing Stripped Screws

Kelly Allen
Photo credit: @mrdrewscott/TikTok

From House Beautiful

Stripped screws, AKA those pesky screws that have been overtightened and can no longer turn properly, are the bane of any DIYer's existence. Well, lucky for you, Property Brother Drew Scott just shared an insanely easy hack for removing stripped screws so that you never have to struggle to take them out again. The best part? The trick only involves a screwdriver and rubber band.

The HGTV star shared the stripped screw removal hack in a video on his TikTok account @mrdrewscott. Jsut think: You’ve likely had the solution to this problem in your desk drawer this whole time! All you have to do is place a rubber band over the screw’s head, and then use the screwdriver on top of it. The elastic gives the screwdriver a stronger grip on the screw, making it way easier to turn and get out even if the screw's grooves are well-worn. And there you have it! You're only one rubber band away from a better grip. "So easy, it's hard to screw up," Scott says at the end of the video.

Scott's TikTok account is relatively new with six videos posted so far, but you may well want to give him a follow for more tidbits of DIY wisdom. In his videos, he shows hacks including emergency picture hanging, using bubble wrap to create an easy DIY paint pattern, using mayonnaise (yes!) to clean colored-on walls, and removing gum from carpeting. Keep an eye on this space for any future Property Brother-approved home hacks!

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