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Need a tool holster? You can make one from a plastic bottle.

Over the years, we’ve shared several “Simple Solutions” on how to reuse, rather than recycle, plastic bottles.

Here’s another one: how to turn a 1-liter soda bottle into a tool holster that mounts right on your belt.

This may look a little goofy, but it’s extremely practical!

Imagine working on the side of your home, up on a ladder. Rather than have tools jammed into your pockets — where they can easily fall out — you have a plastic holster that can hold a couple of screwdrivers, a utility knife, an adjustable wrench, needle-nose pliers and a carpenter’s pencil.

Cut the bottom of the bottle with a utility knife; then cut two slots an inch-and-a-half wide and maybe 2 inches apart. Use scissors to widen each slot so your belt will pass through it.

The bottle will attach right onto your belt, so you can adjust it if you need to.

It’s deep enough to hold all your hand tools, so you can climb a ladder safely and have your hands free!

Watch the video above to see Joe’s Simple Solution.

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