Our drainpipe was clogged by a little plant growing out of it. It was completely out of reach. As the gutter was about to overflow with rain water, I needed to come up with something quickly. So I went into McGyver mode.
I took a Gardena garden tool handle rod, stuck the Ikea pliers into the hole at the end where the tool attachments go, tied a rope to the free end of the pliers and guided the rope around the fastening knob and towards the other end of the rod.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.