Clever Life Hacks That'll Save You Precious Time
Putting aside the fact that it may sound a bit negative, life can be difficult at times and turn worse when we least expect it. This does not have to be bad in reality, because these opportunities give us the basis to make some effort and solve those situations with our creativity and ingenuity.
Overcoming difficulties through our ideas is a really enriching activity, and allows us to learn a lot from ourselves. The following list of items presents lifehacks that we can use to make our lives a bit easier, and give us a little more time to focus on things, which are more important.
75. Cold butter.
The cold or frozen butter loses one of its characteristics that we love the most - it becomes really hard. As a result, it is difficult to use it in the usual way without having solid pieces that don't spread throughout our food. Have you ever tried to cover a toast with it to realize that it is merely impossible? One of the ways to solve this problem is to use a cheese grater to scratch the butter, making it more malleable and allowing it to adapt more quickly to the temperature of the environment and food. Also, that will help to make it easier to spread throughout the meal.
74. Steamed shirts
Ironing your clothes using steam is one of the most used ways today to eliminate wrinkles and avoid mistreating the material with which they are made without using an iron or any other hot element that removes them using the heat emanated by these utensils. Also, it is not necessary to have a steam iron if you use some ingenuity and the common elements that you have in your home. Since what we need is steam, you can hang your clothes on the stove with a boiling a pot of water. This will allow the steam to rise and take care of those horrible wrinkles. Another option is to put them in the bathroom during a hot shower, allowing the steam to do its job.
73. Damaged screws
Have you ever had the problem of trying to remove a screw that has been damaged or nicked by other tools? This usually happens with screws that have a lot of time in one place. What is more, their constant use can make the material they are made of damaged or corroded. As a result, removing them becomes a nightmare. An efficient solution for these cases is to use a rubber band between the screw and the screwdriver. The rubber adapts to the shape of the screw and provides the necessary traction to make it turn, making much easier to remove that old wood cabinet that you have at home.
72. Two pizzas, one pan
Sometimes we are too hungry, or we invite many friends to a meeting, but we do not have the time to wait for each pizza to cook properly because we only have one oven. On those cases, we must find a way to save space and prepare food as quickly as possible so as not to have a lot of hungry guests in the living room of our house. The trick, in this case, is to cut the pizzas in the following way to make sure they fit correctly in a single pan, making sure to take advantage of the space in the oven and allowing us to cook them at the same time. In a conventional oven, we could place at least four pizzas at a time and make our meeting a success.
71. Command hooks for the trash
Placing a new garbage bag in garbage cans can be tricky. Sometimes they can slip or fall off quickly because they are not of the right size or there is too much-accumulated garbage. Hence, we have to find a way to make sure they remain in their place and fulfill their purpose. Using a pair of command hooks on each side of the trash, we can secure them in position, preventing them from moving and helping us to remove them later when it is time to change them. This hack is mainly useful for small trash cans, but it can be adapted to multiple situations in which we need to keep a bag in the right position.
70. Frozen grapes for wine
There is nothing more pleasant and delicious than a glass of cold wine with your meal. That's also a perfect drink after a nice romantic dinner with your partner in which you need everything to go perfectly. Putting ice on the wine is a grave mistake, not only because it looks hideous, but because the ice melts and this affects the quality and taste of the wine over time, so we must resort to our ingenuity. Depending on the type of wine we are going to drink, we can place grapes in the freezer and put them in our glass to make sure they help maintain the temperature without altering our drinks. Also, one must admit that they add an exquisite touch.
69. Retractable cutting board
Many of us love to cook, but our kitchens sometimes are too filled with many utensils and too small to comfortably and pleasantly cook all our dishes in there. A cutting board is really essential to be able to prepare all the ingredients properly, so we can adapt one to our needs without taking up too much space. By hiding the cutting board in one of the cabinets of our kitchen, we can make it retractable and use it only when we need it without having to occupy too much space. That will also help you to avoid placing the rest of our utensils or ingredients in an accessible place while we prepare them.
68. Home corkscrew
We all love to drink a glass of wine when we want it. For this, we only need wine, a drink, and the indispensable corkscrew that, due to its size, has the characteristic of getting lost among all our kitchen utensils when we need it the most. Through the next hack, we can improvise a homemade corkscrew using basic things that we usually have in our toolbox to get us out of that predicament during a romantic dinner. Just find a screw and some pliers to hold it, and use them to pierce the wine cork. Remove it easily without wasting valuable time with your true love.
67. "Fast Food"
Sometimes we need to heat our food quickly to serve it for our family or take advantage of commercial ads to warm up a quick snack before the Super Bowl game we've been waiting for. This is a problem very similar to that of the pizza of point 4, and that we can solve in a simple and comfortable way taking advantage of a more efficient way to use the space that we have in our microwave. By placing one of the plates with the food on top of a cup, we will take full advantage of the space of the microwave, and we can heat more food at the same time without worrying about making a mess.
66. A place for pot lids
The more our kitchen and our family grow, it becomes necessary to have more utensils and pots to prepare delicious lunches for everyone to enjoy. However, the pot lids have proven to be one of the most complicated items to store because they take away much space that we could take advantage of for other things. By using a towel rack on the inside of the doors of our cabinets, we can organize the lids in a more orderly and efficient way. This allows us to place the pots one inside the other and save a lot of space that we can use for other utensils, or that fabulous silverware set that we saw in the store last week.
65. Screwdriver as a funnel
Have you ever needed to change the oil in your car, but having no funnel to do it? There are ways to minimize the risk of throwing all the oil on the engine by trying to do it in a hurry. One of them is to use a screwdriver. Fulfilling the same function of the funnel, the idea is to insert the tool slightly and slowly pour the oil on it, allowing it to go directly to the engine due to its viscosity. It is something that must be done very carefully to prevent the screwdriver from falling or dripping.However, it is a very practical solution to this problem.
64. Fresh eggs?
Eggs are a staple in the kitchen of all people because we can use them in various dishes, giving them that special touch that we love so much and turning a simple breakfast into something admirable. Unfortunately, it is easy for people to lose track of the expiration date of this food, and in the midst of a hurry, we could end up pouring a spoiled egg into the mix of that tasty birthday cake we need to prepare. Using a container of water, we can verify the freshness of the eggs quickly: If the egg floats, it is an indication that it is damaged and we should not use it.
63. Crumpled shirt collars
Adult life is a stressful task after another. Especially when we work for a company, we must take care of our clothes and how we present ourselves to other people in order to avoid having the wrong impression about us or our work. How many times have you run out for a meeting only to realize that the collar of your shirt is wrinkled? In any other situation, this would involve taking off our shirt and ironing the neck again to eliminate all wrinkles. However, using a hair straightener, you can give it those final touches quickly without wasting a lot of time or risking being late for work. Be careful not to burn your neck!
62. Their own creative space
Being a parent is a really complicated task that, on some occasions, can exhaust our patience due to how restless and imaginative children can be. One of the worst nightmares of the parents in realizing that his son or daughter took advantage of the crayons that were in his toy box to demonstrate artistic vein on the walls of the house. And although scolding them is necessary to avoid such an issue, there are ways to ensure it. A large box is an ideal space for them because they can paint it and draw what they want without damaging anything in the home.
61. A multipurpose hanger for your annotations
Many people love to take written notes because this allows them to learn more quickly about the subject they are studying. What is more, they always have those annotations at hand as a way to consult this information if they need it or are doing something on the computer. No doubt necessity to turn your neck again and again to alternate between your screen and the notebook is tiresome. In such case, you should be creative! A pants hanger is an efficient and convenient way to hang your notes somewhere more accessible and to verify the information while continuing your activities. You can even use it to attach a cookbook to some cabinet and follow that recipe of macaroni and cheese that your grandmother used to cook for you when you were a kid.
60. On which side is the tank?
This hack is a reminder that many people should know. But, sometimes it can be difficult to remember when we are in a hurry, or we just bought this new car to which we are not yet fully accustomed. When we see the dashboard of our car, we can quickly remember which side of the vehicle is the gas tank located so you can park next to the correct gas pump when we have to fill it. In this way, we avoid bothering other people, and we do not waste our valuable time that we can use to pick up our children from school or do our errands before returning home to rest after a hard day at work.
59. How to peel a kiwi?
Peeling some fruits can become a really tedious task due to how careful we must be to avoid cutting or damaging the pulp. This trick can be used with any soft and round fruit because it allows us to peel it and take advantage of all its contents quickly. All we need is a knife and a shot glass. We make an initial cut to remove part of the skin and use the glass edge to remove the rest of it following the curved edge gently.
58. Grilled cheese in the toaster
One of the main problems that we usually have is that we do not have time to prepare our sandwiches because of how busy we can be, so we get frustrated and do not enjoy them properly. For those people who love grilled cheese, but hate having to mess too many utensils when they cook, this trick allows preparing that meal quickly using only the bread toaster that we have at home. Just place the toaster on its side and observe while it is cooking to prevent the loaves from flying to the other side of the kitchen because of its spring mechanism. Remember to clean it when finished cooking to avoid a food fire.
57. Bathing the baby
When we wash our children, one of the main problems is that they love being in the tub with their toys and do not want to leave it until they finish playing. Although this is not something out of the ordinary, by having a smaller space for bathing them, and for avoiding that their toys float everywhere, you can save a lot of time. Using a laundry basket inside the tub and bathing them inside ensures that all their toys will be close by and they will not cause a disaster by jumping from one side to the other to grab them. You will be able to bathe them more quickly, and you will do everything possible not to get soaked by their movements, although it is something almost impossible.
56. Nail polish on the buttons
Most of the time, we are so busy thinking about work and our responsibilities that we do not pay enough attention to the little details, like the buttons on our clothes. Losing a button can mean a lot of embarrassment for some people because it makes them look messy, and they can end up showing too much to the people around them. Hence, we found a simple solution to this problem. Applying only a bit of nail polish on the threads of our buttons will protect the fibers from damage by use, and will make the buttons last much longer in place, avoiding unwanted surprises.
55. Odorous shoes?
Shoes have the characteristic of acquiring unpleasant odors very quickly because we usually use them every day and our feet do not breathe adequately at all times. As a result, sweat and lousy smell develop soon in them, especially if we use them to exercises or perform some strenuous task. Using this trick, we can eliminate the bad odor quickly without spending too much and make sure that the stench of our feet does not cause disgust among our friends or family. We can put a small bag of tea in each of our shoes and let it rest throughout the night so that they absorb the bad smell and leave our shoes smelling of the aroma we prefer.
54. "It's not alcohol; it's soda."
We all love a refreshing drink when there is too much sun, we want to relax while on holidays, or we just have a really difficult day. Sometimes, it is not easy that easy to get those drinks. Why? Because many parks and swimming pools prohibit the consumption of alcohol within their facilities, and it is not the same to cool off with a beer than with orange juice. This hack is perfect for those occasions, however, you should bear in mind that it is not correct to use them in places where it is not legal to do so. Cutting out a can of soda in the following way, you can make a very convincing disguise to place it in our favorite brew and enjoy it at any time or place.
53. Vacuum cleaner update
The jewels, the screws, and some other tiny objects have the particular characteristic of getting lost very easily between the cracks of our furniture or the narrow spaces of our home. Although many times we can recover them with some ingenuity, on other occasions we must resort to more creative and advanced solutions to be able to recover that earring that fell under our sofa. By placing a nylon stocking over the vacuum cleaner's nozzle and turning it on at moderate power, we can clean our home in search of what we lost without the fear that it will be sucked into the machine and end up damaging the internal mechanism.
52. Secret Hideaway
Going on a trip to the beach or some remote place is an activity that can become a bit dangerous if we are not careful and do not foresee everything that can happen in the worst case. For example, someone could steal our belongings or our purse and left us in despair and without money to quickly resolve how to get back home. Many people go to the pool or the beach and hide some money on the tops of their shoes as a precaution, but our boots are not really a safe place. That is why, instead, you could use an old chapstick tube to store some emergency money. No one is going to want to steal a used lip gloss!
51. Organized cables
Nowadays, almost all of our homes are full of wires that feed the multiple devices that we have in our house, but these cables quickly become a potential risk of tripping if we do not store and organize them properly. This hack is designed to use an object that many people usually discard to give a new life and accurately organize all the cables that we have lying on the floor. Using a few empty rolls of toilet paper, we can wind the wires properly and put them in one place, store them when they are not in use, or simply remove them from everyone's sight.
50. Charge your phone with a TV
Our phones have become one of the most indispensable objects because so much of our lives revolve around them, they allow us to communicate, get entertained, work, and many other things, so running out of battery is something unthinkable for the vast majority of us. When you arrive at a hotel at night after a long day of relaxation on the beach or wherever you are, and can not find a free outlet to charge your phone, this hack can help you keep it turned on. If you have a USB cable, you can use any of the USB ports on the TVs to charge your smartphone easily.
49. Two soaps in one
How many times have you been using that little soap until the end not to waste anything and because of its small size it has fallen on the floor or slipped from your hands? To avoid losing it and use it until the end, you must find a way to use it without the risk of getting dirty with the floor or something else, and for that, you need to apply this simple but creative idea. Take a new soap and wet it along with that little piece, both will merge into one, allowing you to start using a totally new one, which you will not drop so easily, but without missing the last little piece that was left of your previous soap.
48. Hard eggs
Do you remember that time when you were going to prepare a delicious salad for that lunch you planned with your friends years ago, but you did not feel like wasting too much of your time? Peeling the hard eggs can be troublesome because of the shell breaks into hundreds of small pieces, so you should find a way to make the work easier and avoid your friends seeing you locked in the kitchen when they arrive to visit you. Using this trick, you will be able to remove the shell from the eggs quickly and without damaging them. Just place the eggs in a quick ice bath before starting the process, the cold will make it slide easily and save a lot of time when preparing your next delicious meal.
47. Watch your drink
How many times have you gone to the bathroom during a meeting of friends in a restaurant only to realize that the waiter thought you had left so he or she took your unfinished drink along with the rest of the dirty dishes? We do not want to miss the opportunity to finish our drink before having to ask for another. Therefore, you must find a practical and straightforward way to let him know that you will continue drinking. How? Placing a coaster on top of your drink will make the workers of the restaurant understand that you only walked away for a moment and that you will return, so they should not remove your drink yet.
46. Best password
45. Microwave cleaning
Cleaning our microwave after several days or weeks of use can become a big problem, much more if an accident occurred and has traces of food stuck in all its internal walls. The remains of food age and dry, which makes it much more complicated to remove them without wasting hours fighting with a sponge. This trick can facilitate the work of cleaning this kitchen utensil and save you many hours of fighting against that spot of ketchup. Just place a glass of water inside the microwave and turn it on for a while; in this way, the steam that is generated will soften the dirt, and it'll be much easier to remove.
44. Do not lose the edge of the tape
Trying to find the edge of the tape when you need to pack a box or paste something, in particular, can be a pain because it sticks back to the roll and it is easy to lose it when it comes to a transparent tape. But there is a way to make sure that you will not waste time on this just before your move. Using an ordinary paper clip, you can mark the point where the final edge of the tape is located so you can make sure to find it quickly when you need it. Remember that this part will lose a bit of glue due to being exposed to the air and you need to cut it out and use the rest of the tape.
43. Avoid scratches on your car doors
It is sad to realize that, by an error of another person, or a mistake of your own when entering the garage of our home, the doors or some other part of the body of our car is damaged or filled with scratches that look very unaesthetic. Also, getting rid of them can involve a lot of money that we often do not have available, and we must find a way to avoid them. Using the material of the pool noodles, we can mount them on the walls or at the points where our car is most likely to impact when we are entering to our garage after a long day of work.
42. Cup holder shoe
Spilling our drink is really sad, much more so when it happens inside our car or in our house because it means having to clean everything thoroughly to avoid leaving stains or ruining our furniture or seats. But improvising a cup holder is very simple when you realize all the elements you have at your disposal, and the simplest object can solve your problems. When you are in a hurry and want to avoid spilling your drink, you can use a sports shoe to hold your bottle and avoid accidents. Just make sure you do not have a bad smell on your feet!
41. Be careful with the hammer
If you are a person prone to accidents because you are somewhat clumsy in crafts, and have hit your fingers before with a hammer. When you try to nail something or mount a new photograph on the wall, you must find a way to protect your hands to avoid a severe accident or an injury that requires going to the doctor. Using a clothespin to hold the nails when you are about to use the hammer is an ingenious and intelligent solution that moves your fingers away from the danger and assures you that you can do the job without risking your health. At first, it is difficult to get used to it, but once you do it, you will never fear again by your hands.
40. Emergency ice bag
We all know how expensive these ice packs that they sell in stores can be to keep our food at the right temperature when we go on a trip to the mountain or the beach, so losing one of them is a sad thing for anyone that use them in their daily life. Our children may go astray or leave them somewhere, so the best option is to make them ourselves using everyday objects that we have in the home. Wetting a sponge and freezing it inside a plastic bag can serve as a substitute and keep our food cold no matter where we take it. A perfect solution to go camping with our family!
39. Heat your food evenly
How many times have you heated your food in the microwave for a long time, but without making it completely hot? It is really unpleasant to eat that delicious pasta dish and realize that some parts are cold and others too hot to eat and enjoy. This hack takes advantage of the characteristics of the waves used by this artifact to ensure that all your food will have a pleasant temperature when you eat it. Making a small hole in the center of our meal, the microwaves can reach everywhere and evenly heat our delicious lunch, but you must be careful not to spill anything to avoid resorting to the trick of point 31 of our list.
38. Reusable pants hangers
With the passing of the years, it is effortless to accumulate an incredible amount of pants hangers in your home. Although there are ways to use them to hang other garments, when they break, or you can not fit them correctly, most people throw them away without knowing that its tweezers can have another beneficial use within the kitchen. By separating the tweezers from those hangers, we can use them as bag clips to properly seal the food packages or any other bag that we need to keep closed to prevent food from being spoiled or attracting an unwanted animal such as cockroaches or ants.
37. Rapid cooling
We have all gone through this situation in which we need a cold drink, but we do not have time to wait for our refrigerator to finish cooling it to the correct temperature to enjoy it on a hot summer afternoon. And it is in these situations that we must resort to our creativity and ingenuity to achieve our mission. Using a wet paper napkin and wrapping our beer with it, we can make sure it cools down much faster while it is inside the fridge, saving us time and making our life more comfortable with a simple trick. You'll have a cold, refreshing beer in your hand in about 15 minutes!
36. Avoid leaking in the trash
Some food remains can leak and get out of the bag we put in our garbage cans, so we have to deal with the mold and stains that this can generate because we have to clean them properly to avoid odors or some kind of unwanted surprise when we need to use them to store more garbage. Even if we place a double-bag, a trick we can use is to line the bottom of the trash can with paper that absorbs these liquids. This way, we avoid the possibility of mold and make the container much easier to clean.
35. Stuck bottles
Depending on the contents of the bottle that we need, some of them generate a lot of residue in the lid that, when solidified, makes it extremely difficult to reopen them quickly without resorting to brute force and risk hurting our wrist by making too much effort. In those situations, we must also find a way to make our lives more comfortable with this kind of trick. Using some adhesive tape on the lid of the bottle, we can generate the necessary torque to open the cover quickly and easily because the tape will stick firmly and make it turn more easily without having to ask Hercules, or your bodybuilder neighbor, for help.
34. Multipurpose Coca-Cola
Most people enjoy a refreshing can of Coca-Cola when it is too hot and something is needed to quench the thirst. Although it is a product listed as food, Coca-Cola can have many other uses due to its characteristics and its formula, and some of them are very strange. The carbonation level of this refreshing black drink makes it perfect for removing dirt from toilets and facilitating cleaning it. Also, you can use it to remove rust from the screws to help remove them from a cabinet or to clean the metal parts of your vehicle.
33. Charge your phone quickly
As we have already said, cell phones have become a necessity for many people who use them for multiple purposes of their lives, so running out of battery is one of the worst things that can happen to them because they feel they lose all connection with the world and they start going crazy. If you do not have a fast charger and you need your phone to recover its power in order to continue using it quickly, the best thing you can do is to place your phone in airplane mode so that it consumes the least amount of electricity possible. This way, it will charge much faster than average, and you will lose less time waiting. But remember you should not use your smartphone while it's connected to avoid damaging the battery.
32. Park more easily
When we are going to park in a minimal space, and we can not find a way to do it without risking to hit our car or the vehicles of other people, we must find a way to use our creativity to achieve it without spending hours trying in a thousand ways to park correctly. Although this is not totally a hack, it is good advice to save us time in this kind of situations in which we have other things to do, or we must get to the office quickly. Parking in reverse is much more comfortable when we have very little space because we can see more clearly in what moments we should move the wheel to adapt to the small space we have.
31. Finding your vehicle
How many times have you parked in a massive mall with a vast parking lot and you get lost trying to find your vehicle among so many cars? It is easy to lose your car after a couple of hours buying, so looking for it can take a long time if you can not remember exactly in what section you parked it, so using a trick like this will help you get home quickly. By placing the alarm control of our car in the lower part of our jaw, we can increase its range up to 15 feet and find it more quickly by following the sound it emits. It may seem incredible, but it actually works because of the way our skull is made.
30. Fill buckets of water quickly
Many times we need to fill a bucket of water to continue with the cleaning of our home, and we realize that the sink has a tiny space where the container does not fit. As a result, we must figure out how to solve the situation and avoid having to fill it slowly by using other containers. This trick uses a common garbage collector to direct the water from the sink to the bucket of water, facilitating its filling and reducing the time you will lose trying to solve this dilemma. We place the bucket on the floor, and the garbage collector with the handle directed out of the sink so that the water will use it as a platform to get where it should go.
29. Furniture without scratches
Many people have at least a couple of beautiful wooden furniture at home that has been in their family for many years and will always remind them of their family members. They likely have several scratches that they have not been able to eliminate despite the passing of years, so the next hack will help to get rid of those flaws. When you rub a nut for a few minutes on the scratch you want to eliminate, it will slowly disappear because the oil contained in the nut will repair the damage and leave the wood almost as good as new.
28. Organized cleaning items
When it's time to clean up our home, the last thing we need is to waste time rummaging through our kitchen cupboards to find all the cleaning supplies we need for that deep summer clean up that we've been delaying so long. Although we have everything in one cabinet, it is complicated to have to move one bottle after another in search of floor wax or window cleaner. That is why through the following trick we can organize ourselves in a better way. By using that organizer on top of your closet door, you can keep supplies organized and accessible at all times.
27. Can opener against plastic
On many occasions, we have faced those plastic packages that seem to be made to prevent people from using the product they bought, or at least to take hours looking for ways to open them before surrendering and destroying the packaging with an electric saw. Using a common kitchen utensil, we can easily open these packages without the danger of causing some kind of accident or damaging the product we are trying to access. The shape and purpose of can openers allow us to use them to cut along the thinnest edge of the plastics to separate them easily and open the package without resorting to excessive violence.
26. Bright and clean headlights
Driving at night is complicated for many people, so having good lighting, on the street and in our car, becomes crucial to see the road well and know exactly where we are going. Unfortunately, the front lights of our vehicles accumulate dirt over time, and this makes them shine less and less. Applying a layer of toothpaste, polishing firmly for a while, and then wiping them with a rag, we can give back to our headlights the brightness that we need so much, allowing us to see correctly in the dark and facilitating driving on the road late at night.
25.Difference your keys
We all need to feel safe in our home or work, so the need to have locks on the doors that help us make sure that nothing and nobody can ruin our peace. However, the excess of keys brings another problem to our life which we can solve with a little creativity and nail paint. Using nail polish of different colors, we can mark our keys with a code designed by ourselves to differentiate them and know precisely which key belongs to which lock. This will allow us to avoid wasting time trying to open the door of our house with the wrong key or confusing the keys from home with those at work and having to go back to look for them.
24. Cleaning your faucet
The faucets in your house or the shower are ideal places for dirt or mold to accumulate, and cleaning them properly can be a challenging job that takes a lot of time and effort. Thus, searching the internet for a more straightforward solution is reasonable for all of us. When you notice that these parts of your house have accumulated too much sediment or dirt, you can apply this hack. You need to use a plastic bag with vinegar, attach it with an elastic band to the object you want to clean and leave it overnight doing its job. When you remove it the next morning, you will notice a beautiful shiny surface free of any kind of dirt.
23. Perfect Pancakes
There is nothing more delicious to start a good day than a delicious breakfast that includes a few pancakes bathed in syrup or honey, but the process of preparing them can take a long time and become very disastrous due to the consistency of the mixture and the number of ingredients of this delicious food. One way to avert disaster is preparing the mix for pancakes and pour it into a squeeze bottle that will allow you to place the amount of dough needed in the pan accurately and quickly to prepare them with the same size so everyone can enjoy them next to a tasty orange juice before leaving for work.
22. Cutting a cake
The birthday celebrations are magical and fun moments, during which we celebrate one more year of our life. But it can also become a massive pile of dirty dishes and utensils that you must wash after all the guests leave. To avoid soiling another tool, you can use dental floss to make cleaner and more exact cuts in the cake, avoiding dirtying a knife and facilitating the work of distributing the dessert to all your guests.
21. Controls within reach
Losing a remote control is something widespread nowadays due to the number of devices that need to be controlled remotely to save us the work of approaching them to activate them. Televisions, sound equipment, air conditioners, and a lot of other things may need a remote control, and that is why we must develop a way to avoid losing them somewhere in the house. Adding some Velcro to the back of the remote control and some to a part of your coffee table, you can have all of them organized and within your reach at all times if you remember to stick them back where they go after using them.
20. Case for chargers
The charger of our cell phone, tablet, or laptop has become something too essential for us when we go somewhere, so it is impossible to forget to pack it or keep it in some corner of our backpack before leaving. The problem is that, with time and movement, it can become entangled or twisted and this can cause it to be damaged or not work correctly. We have a straightforward solution to this problem. Reusing a case of glasses that we no longer need, we can store the charger inside it to know at all times where it is and avoid getting tangled up with the rest of the objects that we have in the bag.
19. Do you need an umbrella?
The bars and restaurants are places frequented by hundreds of people every day, so it is ubiquitous for these places to keep some personal items such as keys, hats, and even umbrellas. People are very distracted so the frequently leave the place without paying enough attention. If it starts to rain while you're on the street and you do not have an umbrella to help you get home, you can go to the nearest pub and ask the bartender if they have an umbrella available that you can use. Just remember to return it the next day in case its real owner returns to look for it.
18. A tiny candle
Imagine there is a problem with the electricity in your house, and you need to light it using candles, but you only have tiny candles that you have difficulty accessing. You likely end up with the tips of your fingers burned by trying to reach the wick, despite the small that is. Using a longer candle to reach the small ones is an option, but we do not always have something like this in our homes in case of an emergency. That is why we must resort to creativity to solve the problem. Uncooked spaghetti can be your ideal ally in these situations because it is consumed slowly and allows you to get close enough without putting your fingers at risk.
17. A wooden spoon for pasta
Everyone who loves to cook spaghetti or pasta has heard that characteristic sound of the water starting to overflow when it starts to boil. Even if we sprint to the kitchen, the chances of us encountering a disaster are very high. When we cook, we must take care of all the details, but sometimes we forget some of them, and we can lose control of what is happening. That is why we must anticipate and solve with creativity. Placing a wooden spoon on the top of the pot where we are cooking the pasta will prevent the bubbles from rising too high and overflowing the entire stove.
16. One beer with the cap of another
Drinking a refreshing drink when it is too hot is almost a necessity for people, but sometimes we can become exasperated when we realize that we can not find our bottle opener and we can not find a way to quench our thirst at the moment. Although many people abuse their creativity to open their beer using the edge of a door, or even their teeth, the best way to do that is to use the metal cap of another beer to pry it open quickly. Although it is not something simple, the practice will make you better rapidly, and perhaps you'll even learn to do it with one hand.
15. Store meat easily
Storing food in our refrigerator is a need since we're willing to keep a permanent supply of protein for our meals. Sometimes we do not have enough space to store everything, and it is challenging to keep it properly, so we must find ways to keep it without occupying all the area of the refrigerator. One of the most efficient ways to do it is to divide the meat into different plastic bags to store them separately, and in this way, we avoid having to thaw all the meat each time we are going to use only a portion of it.
14. A very short shower curtain
If after buying a new shower curtain we realize that it does not adapt adequately to the size of our bathroom and is too short, we must find a way to solve it before taking our first shower and leaving the bathroom floor full of water that could become a disaster. Although we could go to the store and change it for a little longer one, the store might not allow us to do that. Another option we can use is to add several additional curtain rings to extend the length of the curtain and prevent spill all the water while you take a refreshing shower.
13. Always carry an adapter and a power strip when traveling
Traveling is one of the most fun activities that exist in this world because it allows us to know new places and cultures, as well as learn about new people and distance ourselves from the problems we have at home. Although we seek to get away from all issues, sometimes being in another country brings us other problems that we can not solve, and charging our devices is one of them. One way to solve one of these problems is to buy an adapter and a power strip to charge your cell phone and laptop without having to spend additional money on multiple adapters or chargers that will only take up space in your suitcase.
12. The bones of the cherries
People who love cherries are aware that, despite how delicious they are, it is really tedious to remove the bones of each of the cherries that we are going to eat before enjoying them. When we are going to prepare a dessert like a cake or a jam with this delicious fruit, we can waste hours only adapting them to be able to consume them, so through this trick, we can facilitate this process. Using a funnel to push it through the fruit, we can quickly remove the cherry stone and finish quickly before preparing that delicious cherry cake that our children love so much.
11. Organized pot lids
Another solution that we can use to organize the pot lids accurately is to use command hooks to keep them in position, taking advantage of the space behind the door of our cabinets. This way we can use the area we saved inside them to store other pots or utensils that we need for our meals. This hack looks a lot like the one on point 10 on our list where we used a towel rack to keep them in place, but the command hooks can give you a little more security when it comes to keeping them from moving around, and it could work better in cabinets that we usually open a lot.
10. Adhesive tape to decorate
When we start decorating our home and decide what kind of things we want to hang on the walls, we can make many mistakes by placing the pictures and photographs in the wrong way. Using a piece of tape on the wall, we can make sure we have a base with which to compare everything we have on the wall and make sure that the objects are completely straight. Having the tape in the correct position, all we have to do is to align the pictures with the tape, and in this way, we will be totally sure that each element of the decoration is right.
9. Anti-oil shield
We all love fried food regardless of the time of year or the time of day, but cooking these kinds of foods can become very disastrous and dangerous. The reason for the former is that the oil tends to splash everywhere and can even cause a severe burn to the person who is preparing it if he puts his hand too close to the pan. One way to protect your hand while you are cooking something like a delicious piece of bacon for breakfast is cutting a plastic bottle of soda to use the top as a shield that prevents our skin from coming in contact with the oil.
8. Money solves it
When you are doing a significant repair at home, but you do not have the right tools to finish the job, you must find a way to solve the situation by looking for another device or trying to make the tools you have at hand adapt to what you need. How many times have you needed a specific wrench, but you could not find it in your toolbox or do not have it at your disposal? This solution is temporary but will allow you to momentarily "adjust" the size of your wrench using a coin that takes up the necessary space so that you can finish adjusting those cabinets that you have weeks promising to your wife that you are going to place.
7. Unclog your kitchen sink
The kitchen sink has the characteristic of often clogging because the excesses and remains of food can fall through the pipe while we are concentrated washing the dirty dishes. These elements accumulate and stick to the walls of the tube, causing obstructions and affecting the normal flow of water. However, it is something that can be easily solved with a regular dishwasher tablet. Place it in the drain of the sink and let it dissolve with some hot water, then rinse off the excess that may remain in the sink and clean it very carefully. You will get rid of any residue that may have clogged the drain, and your dishwasher will again work like new.
6. Avoid animals with vinegar
Our trash cans can store many of our waste, and although everything goes to the garbage truck at some point, we must avoid the visit of animals such as opossums and raccoons. Those animals want to take advantage of our garbage to feed themselves, leaving an incredible disaster after they satisfy their appetite. Although there are ways to prevent them from accessing our garbage containers such as placing specially designed lids or placing them inside some kind of protective box, a practical and easy solution is to use vinegar. You can use it around the container, in a cup, or on the lid, so that the smell will drive away the animals and help you to avoid having to clean everything up again.
5. Remove lint from window screens
The mesh screens that we use in some windows and doors to protect us from insects or animals usually collect large amounts of dirt and dust, so it is necessary to clean them often to avoid contaminating our home or causing us some kind of illness when we breathe it. And although there are other ways to clean them, a simple and effective way to do it is to use a regular lint remover and gently rotate it on the screen so that it catches all the dust and helps us remove it. Repeat the procedure as many times as necessary to remove even the smallest speck of dust!
4. Fragrant garbage
If your garbage smells really bad after a couple of days and you can not find a way to disguise the smell that comes from your kitchen, there is no need to take it out of your house before the bag is completely full. You just have to find a creative and intelligent way to solve the problem and prevent the smell from spreading throughout your house. Here is a hack that uses a common element in kitchens like coffee grounds to adequately disguise the odor of your garbage. You have to place it on top of the trash to cover it completely and allow it to absorb the odors, replacing them with the smell of coffee until it is time to get rid of it.
3. Light a fire using potato chips
Camping is an entertaining recreational activity in which people move away from the city and go into nature in search of adventure and fun. Sometimes, however, the experience can become a bit complicated, so we must figure out to solve the problems with the most common objects that we can find. Lighting a fire is simple for an expert camper, but most of us are not used to it, so we must resort to tricks like this to help us. The potato chips serve as perfect fire starters due to their combination of starch and oil, so you can use them as the basis of your next campfire.
2. Frozen with salt
If you want to enjoy that incredible football game while preparing a delicious barbecue, you can not miss a cooler full of ice and beers. But when you are concentrated on the grill you do not have time to refill it with ice if it starts to melt, so we must turn to the wisdom of the internet to find a way to solve this problem. Salt has the characteristic of keeping the ice at a much lower temperature, so it melts more slowly. Just sprinkle some salt on the ice, and this will ensure that your drinks stay cold for a much more extended period without the need to recharge your cooler every two hours.
1. One breakfast apple
Many times we have run from home to work and forget to brush our teeth because we're in a hurry, a bit of mouthwash could help. However, sometimes we do not have time to go home, so we must find a way to solve our problem quickly. Although it is not a substitute recommended by any dentist in the world, it is a quick and effective way to "brush your teeth" and eliminate all the bacteria present in them, reducing bad breath. The apple is known as a "natural toothbrush," so eating an apple is a way to solve our dilemma on the way to work.
All these lifehacks were thought by people who needed to solve their problems quickly, efficiently, and without having to use complicated objects or artifacts, so most of them use everyday objects that we can find at home to solve our dilemmas while we facilitate our life. Which of these hacks do you find most useful? Tell us what other ideas we could apply to our lives and do not forget to share this article with all your friends.