Between repairs, laundry, dishes, and maintenance, running a household can be quite time-consuming. In the Home Hacks Challenge, we’d like you to share any hacks, techniques, and inventions that make regular upkeep easier, faster, or more fun!

One grand prize winner will take home an Amazon Echo and professional Canister vacuum, and twenty-five runners-up will win an Instructables prize pack including a robot T-shirt.

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Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a t-shirt.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Apr 11, 2016 and May 9, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Home Hacks Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.