It takes some doing, but the internet has been left stunned after one TikTok user discovered the supposed ‘extra’ use for door springs.
A common sight in homes, door springs are found on the bottom of walls and are there to help protect people’s paintwork – and sometimes themselves. They’re also helpful in protecting the house from picking up unsightly dents and scratches, reports the Mirror.
However, one TikTok user claims to have found another use for the door spring – and it’s left many amazed. Going by the name @the_artful_odds on the social media site, the user revealed to their many followers that the door spring can also be used as a way to keep doors open.
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They acknowledge it’s not the main use of the spring, but it can be an “extra use IF you have a wall guard for the knob”. Demonstrating the hack in a very brief video, they showed off that if you need to keep a door open (and there’s a spring on the wall behind it), you should bend the stopper down.
From here, you can open the door fully over the top and then release. It’s a move that should stop the door from closing.
Since being posted, the clip has amassed 1.7 million views, with almost 1,000 comments from people who were just as eager to try it out. Many were left amazed by the hack. “How am I learning this today?” asked one.
“What? I’ve never thought of this,” added another. Another was seemingly less impressed though. “That’s why it’s called a door stopper and not a wall protector,” they said.