99-Cent Store Solution #5: Fix a Stripped Screw

Man using a screwdriverA stripped screw isn’t necessarily bound for the  trash can—a quick fix can be done on the cheap. Image:  pkline/iStockphoto


  • Hacksaw, 99 cents
  • “Chiquidracula” DVD, 99 cents. What a find!

Total: $1.98
What you do:

  • Use the hacksaw to cut into the top of the stripped screw to create a new  groove for the screwdriver
  • Reward yourself with a job well done: Watch the 1992 Mexican movie classic “Chiquidracula.”