Life Hacks

Here’s a fun list of some handy life hacks.  How many have you tried?

 

cell phone lightUSE YOUR CELLPHONE LIGHT UNDERNEATH A WATER BOTTLE TO MAKE A LANTERN THAT DISTRIBUTES LIGHT BETTER THAN THE DIRECT BEAM.

PUT A DRY TOWEL IN THE DRYER TO MAKE CLOTHES DRY FASTER.

PUT A SMALL AMOUNT OF WATER IN A GLASS WHEN HEATING PIZZA IN A MICROWAVE TO PREVENT THE CRUST FROM GETTING CHEWY.

USE A MAGNET TO FIND NAILS AND STUDS IN YOUR WALL.

MAKE COFFEE ICE CUBES TO USE IN YOUR ICED COFFEE TO PREVENT IT FROM GETTING WATERED DOWN.

USE A CLOTHS-PEG TO HOLD A NAIL WHILE HAMMERING.

FREEZE A SATURATED SPONGE IN A ZIPLOC BAG TO USE AS AN ICE PACK THAT WON’T DRIP WHEN IT MELTS.

USE A STRAW TO REMOVE THE STEM FROM STRAWBERRIES.

WHEN MOVING, PACK HEAVY ITEMS (IE: BOOKS) IN A ROLLING SUITCASE TO AVOID BACK INJURY OR BROKEN BOXES.

TAKE A PICTURE OF THE INSIDE OF YOUR FRIDGE BEFORE YOU GO GROCERY SHOPPING TO AVOID BUYING UNNECESSARY ITEMS.

COOK FRIED EGGS INSIDE AN ONION RING TO MAKE PERFECT ENGLISH MUFFIN SANDWICHES.

banana-peel-189757_640USE BANANA PEEL TO SHINE YOUR SILVERWARE AND LEATHER SHOES. FIRST, REMOVE ANY OF THE LEFTOVER STRINGY MATERIAL FROM THE INSIDE OF THE PEEL, THEN JUST START RUBBING THE INSIDE OF THE PEEL ON YOUR SHOES OR SILVER. WHEN DONE, BUFF UP THE OBJECT WITH A PAPER TOWEL OR SOFT CLOTH.

PUT NEWSPAPER IN THE BOTTOM OF YOUR KITCHEN TRASHCAN TO ABSORB FOOD LIQUID.

PRESERVE SUMMER HERBS BY FREEZING THEM IN ICE CUBE TRAYS WITH OLIVE OIL.

TO HEAT UP A SWIMMING POOL, PUT BLACK PLASTIC GARBAGE BAGS OVER HULA HOOPS & THROW THEM IN. THE COLOR WILL ABSORB THE SUN’S HEAT & WARMS IT UP FAST.

 

USE COFFEE GROUNDS AS:coffee-206142_640

  • A DEODORIZER. Dry them out on a coffee sheet and then put them in a bowl in your refrigerator or freezer. Can also be used to remove food odors on your hands.
  • INSECT REPELLENT. Sprinkle old grounds around places you don’t want ants. Can also be used to repel slugs and snails.
  • KITTY REPELLENT. To keep cats from urinating in your garden, sprinkle grounds mixed with orange peels around your plants.
  • BOOST YOUR CARROT HARVEST. Mixing fresh grounds with the tiny seeds make them easier to sow & may repel root maggots.
  • FURNITURE SCRATCH COVER-UP. Steep grounds & apply a bit of the liquid to furniture scratches with a Q-tip.

FIX SQUEAKY WOOD FLOORS WITH BABY POWDER.

WASH YOUR NEW SHOWER CURTAIN WITH SALT WATER & IT WILL NEVER MOLD.

IF YOU PUT YOUR CELL PHONE IN AIRPLANE MODE, IT WILL CHARGE TWICE AS FAST.

WD-40 WILL REMOVE UNWANTED SCRIBBLES ON YOUR WALLS.

USE AN ONION TO SOOTH BUG BITES.

PRESS A HOT SPOON ONTO A MOSQUITO BITE. THE HEAT WILL DESTROY THE REACTION & THE ITCHING WILL STOP.

IF A CD IS SKIPPING, RUN A BANANA OVER IT TO SEAL THE SCRATCHES (REMEMBER TO WIPE IT OFF BEFORE PUTTING BACK IN TO PLAYER!).

FOR SHARP, RUST-FREE TOOLS, STORE IN A SAND-FILLED BUCKET (OR POTS) WITH A LITTLE OIL MIXED IN.

POUR SUGAR ON SPILLED NAIL POLISH – IT WILL CLUMP UP & YOU CAN SWEEP IT RIGHT OFF THE FLOOR.

USE A TENNIS BALL TO WIPE SCUFF MARKS OFF TILE, VINYL, WOODWORK, & PAINTED WALLS. IT WON’T HARM THE SURFACES.

CINNAMON IN THE SANDBOX KEEPS BUGS AWAY.

USE BABY POWDER TO GET KNOTS OUT OF JEWELLERY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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