The only thing sadder than having to put the paddling pool in the shed at the end of summer is getting one and realising you have to fill it up without a hose.
Not all gardens have hoses, which means watering the garden, washing the car, and filling up any large bodies of water are basin or bucket jobs with multiple trips to the sink.
A viral TikTok has given hope to those without outdoor faucets, though, giving us a way to hook a hose up to our kitchen tap.
In a video by John McNeill, we see that the bottom part of the tap easily screws off, and can be replace with a hosepipe attachment with no tools required.
From there, you simple click on a standard hosepipe, and you’re good to go.
Of course, this won’t work for every single tap, but it will on most, so it’s worth a go.
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You’ll need to measure the width of your tap outlet, but there are various types of threaded hosepipe connectors, so you should be able to find one that fits on sites like Amazon or in a local hardware store.
Depending on how far your kitchen is from wherever you need your hose to reach, it’s also worth thinking about getting an extra-long one.
Even if you don’t need a hose, unscrewing the bottom of your tap every so often is worth doing. You can remove the filter part and give this a clean with some limescale remover (as it can build up, particularly in hard water areas).
You can also fit a different part like an aerator to save money on your water bill and do better by the planet. Some water companies even offer these for free to help their customers go greener, so check your postcode on the Save Water Save Money site to see if you’re eligible. Even if not, it shouldn’t cost you more than a tenner.
If you’re in the business of sink-side upcycling, why not also check out this woman’s ingenious trick to utilise the ‘pointless circle’ in her kitchen as a washing up liquid dispenser?
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