Best-Selling Products You’re Using All Wrong
There are so many items that we use every single day without fail that make our lives so much easier. We know how to use these products by sheer instinct and have never had to think twice. What if we told you there are many items you have at home right now that can make your life even easier?
These are products that we have been using incorrectly for a very long time. It’s almost embarrassing that we didn’t realize these hidden features until now. Get ready to have a mind-blowing experience as you check out these handy ways to eat cupcakes and use Coca-Cola . It might surprise you to realize just how much easier your life could have been!
Ketchup To Remove Smells
If your dog or cat has been sprayed by a skunk, you know how unbearable the smell can be. That’s because skunks spray thiol, an organic compound with a classic rotten egg smell. If you want to get rid of the odor, you have to act fast.
Some people swear by tomato sauce, while others claim a coating of ketchup on your pet’s fur will do the trick. Not only will it help decrease the odor, but the lycopene and vitamins K, C, and A in tomato sauce are also good for your pet’s skin. Give it a try next time your furry friend gets sprayed by a skunk!
Use Jars As Pen Holders
Glass jars can be reused for many purposes beyond just food storage. For example, you can use them to hold pens on your desk or to decorate a room with tea lights.
Jars can also be repainted and decorated any way you like to make them match the room in which they are stored.
Dryer Sheets To Remove Static
If you’re tired of dealing with static cling, dryer sheets are a quick and easy way to get rid of it. Dryer sheets work by coating the surfaces of fabrics with a layer of stearic acid, which helps to eliminate static.
Plus, they’re also great for reducing wrinkles in your clothes. So next time you’re doing laundry, be sure to add a few dryer sheets to the load!
Nail Polish For Sealing Envelopes
Envelopes are one of those things that we often take for granted. We use them all the time, but we don’t really think about how they work or how to make them work better.
One way to make envelopes work better is to use clear nail polish to seal them. This may seem like a strange hack, but it actually works really well. Clear nail polish functions as a glue, protective layer, and/or sealant. This makes the envelope far more secure than if you simply licked it. Plus, it’s way less gross than licking an envelope!
Extra Shoe Eyelets
If you’ve ever bought a pair of hiking boots or something similar, you might have noticed there are extra eyelets on the shoes. While you might have thought that these eyelets were just for show (or perhaps you even thought they were an error), they do have a function. You can use the eyelet to tighten your shoelace around the ankle—don’t worry; it will be long enough to fit.
This will provide you with far more stability, preventing the shoe from moving when you are hiking or climbing. A twisted ankle can be quite dangerous, especially if you’re out in the woods, so tightening the shoe with this simple hack can really save your skin.
Tennis Balls As Floor Protectors
If you’ve ever been in an elementary school, chances are that you’ve seen tennis balls on the legs of chairs, tables, and whatever other furniture is in the building. That’s because linoleum floors are very easy to scratch (particularly if there are a bunch of kids running around), and tennis balls prevent the bases of table and chair legs from leaving marks.
To protect your floors, take tennis balls and poke holes in them using an awl or something else sharp. Fit the hole to the circumference of the chair leg and place the ball onto the leg. It won’t be the most photogenic of solutions, but it’ll do the trick!
Olive Oil As Furniture Polish
Olive oil is a great way to clean and polish wood furniture. The fatty acids in the oil will help to bring out the natural shine of the wood.
To use, simply apply the olive oil to a cloth and work it into the furniture, getting it into the grain of the wood. Leave it for ten minutes to let the wood absorb it, then wipe any excess off with a clean cloth. Your furniture will look beautiful and shine like new!
Use Vaseline on Squeaky Hinges
If you’re looking for a quick and easy hack to fix a squeaky door hinge, look no further than your own home – Vaseline can do the trick! Simply work a liberal amount of the jelly into the hinge, and it should adhere well and reduce the noise.
Of course, if you want a permanent solution, you’ll have to remove and replace the hinge entirely. But in a pinch, this little hack can save your sanity (and your ears)!
Lipstick as Rouge
If you find yourself in a pinch and need some blush fast, don’t worry – lipstick can save the day! Just apply a small amount of pink or light red lipstick to the apples of your cheeks and blend it in well. Voila – instant flush!
Of course, you don’t want to make this a habit, as Skincare.com warns that using lipstick as a blush on a daily basis can lead to acne. But in a pinch, it’s a great way to get some color on your cheeks fasts!
Eggshells As Seed Starters
If you have a green thumb and don’t want to throw away your eggshells, you can use them as seed starters. First, rinse out the cracked eggshells and arrange them in a paper egg carton. Fill each shell with soil and add a few seeds. Make sure to follow the seed’s particular sowing instructions.
Some seeds work better than others in eggshells – smaller plants, such as oregano, basil, thyme, and some flowers, are great candidates. Place the carton where it will get plenty of sunlight and water regularly. With a little patience, you’ll have your very own eggshell garden!
If you’re ever in a situation where you need to escape your car, did you know that your headrest could be a lifesaver? That’s right – by removing the headrest and using it as a blunt object, you can shatter your car windows and get out.
This is especially useful if your car goes off the road and into water – in that case, every second counts. So, next time you’re driving, take a moment to familiarize yourself with how to remove your headrest, just in case. It could one day save your life.
Talcum Powder To Remove Sand
One downside to the beach is the fact that sand gets everywhere. This goes double if you have kids. Getting the sand off everyone before you get in the car can be a nightmarish, lengthy process.
Use talcum or baby powder to remove stubborn sand that won’t come off just by brushing. Air dry after you get out of the water, brush off and then apply the powder to wherever sand is sticking. The talcum powder will soak up the remaining moisture, loosening the sand from your skin.
Scissors to Cut Pizza
If you thought you needed a fancy pizza cutter to make perfectly cut slices, think again. Pizzerias are now using a far more commonplace tool to get the job done – scissors.
That’s right, scissors can be used to cut pizza quickly and easily. Pizza scissors are specifically designed for the task, but regular scissors will do in a pinch (just make sure they’re clean).
Food shears are actually rooted in Italian cooking traditions, according to Food and Wine. The scissors allow chefs to cut the pizza without disturbing the meat, cheese, sauce, and delicious toppings.
Old Newspapers For Weed Control
We all know how frustrating weeds can be. It seems like as soon as you turn your back, they’re already popping up again. But there’s an easy hack to help control them: newspaper mulch.
Newspaper mulch prevents weeds from growing by blocking out the light. To use it, simply take sheets of newspaper and tear slits in them so that mulch can fit around your plants. Fit the plant into the slit in the newspaper, and then cover it with a layer of hay. The hay will provide further weed control while weighing down the newspaper and preventing it from flying away.
The Holes On Converse
Whether you’re a diehard Converse fan or you just happen to own a pair of the iconic shoes, you might be wondering what those extra holes near the soles are for. It turns out, they serve a very important purpose!
The holes are actually there to provide extra support for your feet and ankles. You can thread laces through the holes to help prevent sprains and other injuries. The holes also provide ventilation, which can keep your feet cool and comfortable during long periods of wear. So next time you’re putting on your Converse, take a moment to appreciate the thought that went into their design – and be sure to use those extra holes to keep your feet happy and healthy!
Toothpaste For Brighter Nails
Don’t let your nails suffer just because you want them to look pretty. There are ways to keep your nails healthy, even when you’re constantly wearing nail polish or fake nails.
One hack is to use toothpaste to brighten your nails. This works especially well if you use whitening toothpaste with baking soda. Simply apply the toothpaste to your nails after removing polish or fake nails, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse it off and enjoy brighter nails.
Not only will this hack help keep your nails looking good, but it will also help keep them healthy. So go ahead and experiment with different colors and styles – your nails will thank you for it!
Dawn Dish Soap For Stain Removal
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get rid of tough food stains, Dawn dish soap might be your best bet. Just squirt a little bit onto the affected area, or soak the entire item in soapy water for several hours.
The dish soap will break down the oil in the stain, making it much easier to remove when you put it through the wash. So next time you’re dealing with a difficult stain, reach for the Dawn!
If you’ve ever driven on a highway, you’ve probably seen signs for exits and destinations. And if you’ve ever been behind someone who doesn’t know which exit to take, you know how frustrating it can be.
Here’s a tip: if the sign for your destination is on the left, that means the exit will be on your left. If the sign is on the right, that means the exit will be on your right. So next time you’re driving, pay attention to the signs and you’ll be sure to make your exit without any trouble. And if you’re behind someone who isn’t paying attention, well, now you know what to do!
Holes On All Electrical Prongs
If you’ve ever wondered what those tiny holes are for on plug prongs, we’re here to tell you. They serve the simple purpose of holding the prong in place so it doesn’t move when it is plugged in. In other words, they’re just there to keep the plug firmly in place! Simple, yet interesting.
Now that you know the true purpose of those holes, you can rest assured that your plugs will stay put no matter what. So the next time you go to plug something in, take a moment to appreciate those little holes – they play a big role in keeping your life running smoothly!
Laces for Belts
There are all sorts of ways to use shoelaces beyond simply tying your shoes. If you have a pair of pants that are a little too big, you can use a shoelace to cinch them up. Just tie one end of the lace to one belt loop and pull it through to the other side. Then tighten as needed. This is a quick and easy way to get a better fit without having to wear a belt.
Shoelaces can also be used as makeshift handles for carrying small items. If you need to carry a can or jar that doesn’t have a handle, just loop a shoelace around it and voila! You’ve got a sturdy handle that will make carrying much easier.
Salt For Insect Bites
Mosquito bites are the worst. But did you know that salt can help ease the itch and discomfort? When a mosquito takes a bite, it injects its saliva into the skin. The body has an allergic reaction to the saliva, causing an itchy bump.
Salt has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Mix a few dashes of salt with water to create a paste. Then, apply the paste to the bite. The salt’s minerals will help draw the saliva out of your skin, reducing itching and discomfort.
Leather Belt For Padding
If you’ve ever had to carry a bucket around, you know how uncomfortable it can be after just a few minutes. But there’s a simple hack that can make it much more comfortable: wrapping a leather belt around the handle.
Tightly wrap the belt around the handle and tie it in place. The leather will provide padding that will keep your hand from getting sore or dented. And best of all, this solution costs nothing – you probably already have a belt in the house. So next time you need to carry a bucket, try this handy hack and see for yourself how much more comfortable it is!
Fabric Conditioner To Clean Heaters
Heaters are often one of the more overlooked pieces of equipment in the house, as far as cleaning goes. They pick up grime and dirt quickly, but they’re often forgotten on the cleaning list. If you want to not only clean your heaters but also make them smell good, use fabric softener.
Make a solution of a quarter-cap of softener to a full bowl of water. Mix, and then dampen a rag with the mixture. Use it to scrub the radiators. Not only will the rag remove dirt and grime, but your house will smell fresh and clean, too.
Old Toothbrush To Dye Hair
If you’re considering dying your hair at home, there are a few hacks that can make the process easier – and give you better results. One key item is an old, clean toothbrush. Toothbrushes are the perfect tool for making sure color is applied to specific areas. When you’re applying lowlights or highlights, use the toothbrush to paint the dye on subtly and precisely.
You can also use a clean, makeup-free mascara want, but those are a little more difficult to clean thoroughly before use. Another hack is to use conditioner to help with the dyeing process. Conditioner can help dilute the hair dye and make it easier to apply evenly.
Hemorrhoid Cream For Eye Bags
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to reduce puffiness and dark circles under your eyes, try using hemorrhoid cream!
The cream has properties that help to narrow blood vessels and reduce bluish discoloration and swelling. Just be careful not to get any in your eye, as it will cause intense irritation. Let the cream sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off. This hack is best used for special occasions, not every day.
Sugar And Olive Oil As Hand Scrub
Looking for an inexpensive and easy way to get silky smooth hands? Mix olive oil and sugar! Sugar exfoliates your skin while the oil moisturizes it.
The oil will also prevent the sugar grains from doing too much exfoliating. For this hand scrub, mix one cup of regular sugar, one tablespoon olive oil, and one tablespoon Dawn dish soap. Scrub your hands thoroughly, and then rinse off to feel how soft they are.
Rinse Aid To Clean Records
Vinyl records are a great way to enjoy your music. However, they can get dirty easily. Luckily, there are some easy ways to clean them.
First, you can use a record brush to remove dust and static. Then, inspect the record for any blemishes like scratches or dents. If you find any, you can spray a 1:30 ratio of Rinse Aid (a surfactant you can get at Target for $3.99) to water on the area, and then wipe the record clean with circular movements. To prevent future issues, store your vinyl records in a cool, dry place. You can also buy special sleeves to help keep them clean.
Kitchen Sponge To Remove Pet Hair
If you’re one of the many people who owns a pet, you know that they come with a lot of hair. Dog and cat hair can be a pain to clean up, but there are some hacks that can make your life a little easier. One way to remove pet hair from furniture is to use a clean, dry sponge. Run the sponge slowly over the upholstery and the hair will cling to the surface. This method works best on fabric furniture, but it can also work on other surfaces like leather or vinyl.
Another hack is to use a lint roller. This is especially helpful if your pet’s fur is static-y. Just roll the lint roller over the affected area and all of the hair will be collected on the roller. You can then remove the hair by peeling it off of the roller.
Felt Tip Pens For Tie Dye
If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to add some personality to your wardrobe, why not try this DIY Sharpie tie-dye t-shirt hack? All you need is a few colored Sharpie pens, rubbing alcohol, a plastic cup, and a white or light-colored cotton shirt.
To get started, stretch part of the t-shirt over the plastic cup, securing it with a rubber band. Then, use the Sharpie pens to create a circle in the center of the area stretched over the lid of the cup. Make sure the circle is a ring 1” in diameter. Use more than one color, if you want.
Comb For Hammering Nails
If you’re looking for an easy way to keep your nails steady while you’re hammering them, look no further than your trusty comb! Just use the tines of the comb to keep the nail in place, and you’ll be able to get a nice, tight grip that will help ensure a quick and successful job.
Plus, using a comb is a lot cheaper than buying any fancy equipment from the store. So next time you need to hammer a nail, reach for your comb instead!
Lego For Wall Repair
If you have a broken wall near you, don’t forget to grab your nearest pack of Legos and get building! Many city artists are now using Legos to repair walls that their local officials have forgotten to fix. Artist Jon Vormann started the trend with his project, Dispatchwork, in Bocchigano, Italy.
He used Legos to patch-up surfaces around his local town and the reception was very positive. People loved the creative, colorful approach to wall repair. Since then, Vormann has started a phenomenon and many city artists are turning to Legos to fix broken walls.
Orange Bag Pot Scrubbers
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy alternative to kitchen sponges, look no further than your local grocery store. Produce bags are made from coarse fabric that’s perfect for scrubbing dishes. And best of all, they’re free! Just scrunch up a few produce bags and voila – you’ve got yourself a DIY dish scrubber.
So next time your sponge starts to smell sour, don’t reach for the trash can. Reach for the produce aisle instead!
Shoe Polish For Purses
There are many hacks out there for cleaning your handbag, but some are more delicate than others. If your handbag is made from sensitive or delicate leather, you don’t want to do the shoe polish hack, as the polish might strip the handbag and cause the leather to permanently stain. However, if your bag is made from fake leather or is otherwise more durable, shoe polish can be used to give it an extra sheen.
To clean the bag, first, rub the leather down with a damp cloth and saddle soap ($4.96 on Amazon). Then, wipe away any moisture and soap from the bag, and use a dry cloth to buff the leather. Take a tiny amount of shoe polish and apply it to the cloth, rubbing it in a circular motion. Leave the bag to dry, and when you come back it’ll be good as new.
Bath Bombs For Closet Freshener
Have a closet full of clothes that could use a little freshening up? Try this easy hack using bath bombs! courtesy of Colorful Bouquet, you’ll just need a bath bomb of your choosing, tissue paper or small organza bags, scissors, and ribbon. Place the bath bomb into the tissue paper or bag, then tie it shut with the ribbon.
You can adjust the intensity of the scent by adding more bath bombs (for a stronger smell) or wrapping it in another layer of tissue paper or bag (to weaken it). Simple as that – your closet will smell great in no time!
Coffee To Remove Fleas
Did you know that coffee grounds can be used to repel fleas? That’s right – this simple hack can help keep your pet free of these pesky critters. Here’s how it works: after shampooing your pet’s fur, simply scrub in a cup or two of dried, used coffee grounds. Work them through the fur thoroughly, down to the skin.
Not only will the grounds kill the fleas, but your pet’s fur will also be softer and shinier! So next time you’re making your morning cup of joe, save some grounds for your four-legged friend.
Salt For Cleaning Cutting Boards
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think too much about your cutting board. But did you know that if they’re not cleaned properly, they can actually harbor harmful bacteria?
Thankfully, there’s an easy and inexpensive way to clean them so they’re safe to use. All you need is a half-lemon, some coarse salt, clean cloth, and hot water. Simply scrub your board with a one-third cup of coarse salt. Let it sit for ten minutes. Then rub the salt with the half-lemon, squeezing the fruit to release the juice. After that, rinse the board with hot water, removing any residue with a clean cloth.
Toothbrush To Clean Shower Doors
Don’t spend money on a precision cleaning tool to clean those hard-to-reach shower crevices. Just use an old toothbrush! First, sanitize the toothbrush thoroughly. Otherwise, you’ll just make the shower grout more bacteria-filled. Then, mix two parts of hot water and one part of white vinegar. Dip the toothbrush into the mixture and scrub the grout. When you’re done, rinse with clean water and, if you want, towel-dry the shower grout.
Do this in small sections, refilling the mixture when necessary to avoid scrubbing with dirty water. This simple hack will keep your shower looking clean and fresh without any extra effort or expense!
Sanitizer To Unfreeze Locks
If you’re dealing with a frozen lock, reach for some hand sanitizer. The alcohol in the sanitizer lowers the water’s freezing point, and it can dissolve the ice inside frozen locks instantly.
Squeeze some hand sanitizer onto your key before you insert it gently into the lock. Be careful not to use too much force, no matter how frustrated you are, as the key might snap off if you do. Then, turn the key slowly and carefully until the lock opens. If you’re still having trouble, try heating up the key with a lighter or match before inserting it into the lock.
Clear A Drain With Salt
If you’re looking for a versatile item that can do everything from cleaning your cutting board to reducing mosquito bites, look no further than salt. That’s right, the same substance you use to flavor your food can also come in handy around the house.
One home remedy for a clogged drain involves mixing a half-cup of baking soda with a half-cup of salt. Just make sure to mix well before pouring the mixture down the drain. Let the clog sit for fifteen to thirty minutes, depending on how stubborn it is. Then, rinse with hot water.
Honey For Cuts
If you’re looking for a natural way to help your wounds heal, honey may be the answer. Honey has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties, making it an ideal treatment for wounds. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that medical-grade honey was effective in treating chronic, non-healing wounds.
To use honey as a wound dressing, simply apply it to the affected area and cover it with a bandage. You can also add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the honey for additional healing benefits. For best results, consult with your doctor before using honey on your wounds.
Olive Oil For Dry Skin
If you’re looking for a natural way to help your dry skin, olive oil may be the solution. This kitchen staple is packed with monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, which can help lock in moisture.
Applying olive oil to your skin is easy – simply massage it into the affected area. You can also add a few drops to your bathtub for an extra-moisturizing soak. For best results, choose an organic, extra-virgin olive oil. lower-quality options won’t provide the same benefits for your skin.
Pine-Sol For Removing Stains
Did you know that you can use Pine-Sol to clean fabric? According to the manufacturer, Pine-Sol can provide “stain removal” and “powerful spot treatment.” Use a sponge to rub Original Pine-Sol into the grease spot, dirt mark, or stain. Then, wash the garment according to its care label, and voila! You’ve just used Pine-Sol to hack your laundry routine.
Pine-Sol has a long history – it was first released in the early 1900s and originally used pine oil in its products. This gave it a distinctive smell that you can always identify. Today, Pine-Sol is owned by Clorox and continues to be a trusted name in household cleaning. So the next time you need to spot or treat a stain, reach for Pine-Sol!
Spoons For Eye Bags
If you want to reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, try using a cold spoon! Place two spoons in your fridge for thirty minutes, then place one under each eye for ten minutes. The cold temperature will help to constrict the blood vessels around your eyes, reducing puffiness.
For a quick and easy way to get rid of under-eye bags, try using a cold spoon! Place two spoons in your fridge for thirty minutes, then place one under each eye for ten minutes. The cold temperature will help to constrict the blood vessels around your eyes, reducing puffiness.
Tennis Balls For Massages
Tennis balls are great for more than just playing tennis. If you have a muscle knot, you can use a tennis ball to massage it and release the tension. Just place the ball on the floor and lay down on it, moving until you find the knot. Then massage the knot with the ball for 20-30 seconds. The deep compression will help release the knot and give you relief.
This hack is great if you don’t have someone to massage your back for you. With a tennis ball, you can easily reach those hard-to-get-to knots and get some relief. So the next time you’re feeling tense, grab a tennis ball and give it a try.
Paper Clips As Phone Stand
Paper clips are an item that can be used for more than just holding papers together. With a few simple hacks, they can also be used to create a phone stand, remove hair from a hairbrush, reset electrical items, repair eyeglasses, hang ornaments, and fix a zipper.
Best of all, paper clips are super cheap and easy to find at your local dollar store or Walmart. So the next time you need a quick fix for something around the house, reach for a paper clip!
Use Glasses Cases As Mini-Medical Supply Stations
A lot of people don’t think about using a glasses case as a medical supply holder, but it’s actually a great idea! It’s sturdy, convenient, and can hold everything you need for minor medical emergencies. Just throw in some bandages, scissors, and anti-inflammatories, and you’re good to go.
At home, you’ll want to keep your more substantial medical equipment within easy reach. This includes things like a thermometer, emergency blankets, humidifier, and eyewash. By keeping these items handy, you’ll be prepared for anything that comes your way.
Cat Litter As Grit
When the weather outside is frightful, don’t risk a nasty fall on your icy sidewalk. Instead, sprinkle some cat litter on the ground for traction. That’s right, cat litter can actually be useful for something other than just scooping up Fluffy’s business.
Natural and non-clumping litters like Cattitudes, WC Cat, and Special Kitty work great as substitutes for rock salt. So next time you’re in a pinch, reach for the kitty litter instead of the salt shaker. Your cat may not be too happy about it, but at least you’ll stay safe and sound on your feet.
Diaper Sacks For Dog Poop
If you have a dog, chances are that you’ve forgotten your doggy bags a time or two. Maybe you didn’t realize you forgot them until you had already left. Or, you were about to take the dog for a walk when you realized you didn’t buy more.
Fido has to go out, so what do you do? According to Reddit, you can use disposable diaper bags to pick up doggy dung. These bags are cheaper and scented, and they actually have more bags per pack than regular dog poop bags. On Amazon, you can find diaper bags for $9-$12. Depending on the number of dogs and babies in your house, it might be wise to buy in bulk. No one likes dealing with dog poop, but it’s a fact of life if you have a furry friend. With this hack, though, you can make it a little bit easier (and cheaper).
Orange Peel For Mosquito Repellent
Looking for a natural way to keep mosquitoes at bay? Look no further than your kitchen pantry! Orange peels are an easy and effective way to keep these pesky insects away. Simply rub the peel directly onto your skin or create a DIY mosquito repellent spray by adding peels to hot water in a spray bottle.
You can also ward off other pests by placing orange peels around your home or garden. So next time you reach for that can of bug spray, consider using this natural hack instead!
Hair Ties As “Chip Clips”
Do you always seem to lose hair ties? They pop up in unexpected places: down drains, in couch cushions, randomly scattered on the floor, etc. Hair ties are everywhere, especially if you have more than one person with long hair in your house.
But did you know that there are other uses for hair ties beyond just keeping your hair in place? For example, you can use them to tie a chip bag shut. The strong, elastic ties are sturdy, and they’ll hold the chip bag together, keeping air from getting in and causing the chips to become stale. So next time you can’t find a hair tie, don’t fret! Just look around for other uses for this versatile item.
Salt As Sponge Sterilizer
If your item is starting to stink, don’t despair! There’s a simple hack that can help make it like new again. All you need is a bowl of cold water and three tablespoons of salt. Stir the salt into the water until it has dissolved. Then, add your item (in this case, a stinky sponge). Let it sit overnight. The salt will kill the odorous bacteria, leaving your item good as new.
This low-cost, natural, efficient way to clean has no chemicals, but it works super-effectively. So next time your item starts to smell bad, reach for the salt instead of the trash can.
Grapes As Ice
If you’re looking for a fun and easy hack for summer drinks, look no further than frozen grapes. Simply freeze grapes in Tupperware (or another sealed container) overnight, then use them as ice cubes the next day. They won’t dilute your drink and they’ll keep it cool and refreshing.
Plus, when you’re finished, you can just eat the grapes as a delicious snack. So next time you’re planning a summer party or picnic, make sure to include this tasty hack. Your guests will be sure to thank you!
Kiddie Pools As Vegetable Patches
Here’s a great hack for those of you with kiddie pools that your kids have outgrown: turn it into a vegetable patch! This is an eco-friendly way to make use of your old pool, and it’s really easy to do.
Just clean it out well and fill it with soil, fertilizer, and seeds. Inflatable pools won’t work as well for this purpose since they’re not as durable, so stick to the plastic ones. With a little bit of effort, you can create a great space for growing your own vegetables.
Bath Tubs As Seating Areas
If you’re renovating your bathroom and don’t want to get rid of your bathtub, you can upcycle it into a bench or seating area. This is a great way to add extra seating to your bathroom without having to do a lot of work or spend a lot of money.
There are many tutorials on YouTube that will show you how to transform your bathtub into a bench or seat. So if you have an old tub that you’re not using, don’t throw it away – upcycle it into something new and useful!
Paper Clips As DIY Plate Stands
Even paper clips have their uses beyond the office! Here’s a hack for using them as plate risers. You’ll need four paper clips and a thick rubber band. First, stretch out the paper clips and attach two to each side of the plate.
Then wind the rubber band through the clips, forming a square. This will elevate the plate slightly off the table. Now your dinner guests can enjoy their meal without having to worry about their plates sliding around.
Pillow Cases As Traveling Laundry Bags
No one likes doing laundry, but it’s a necessary evil when you’re on the road. If you’re tired of shoving your dirty clothes back into your suitcase, here’s a hack for you: take a pillowcase with you and use it as a makeshift hamper.
Simply stash your dirty clothes in the pillowcase and cinch the top with a rubber band. This will keep your dirty clothes sequestered until you’re ready to wash them.
Mascara To Hide Gray Hair
If you’re in a pinch and need to cover up some gray roots or strands, mascara can be a great DIY solution. Just apply the mascara to the gray hairs and then spray with setting spray.
Make sure to wash it out at the end of the night, though, or you’ll end up with some nasty pillow stains! Use makeup remover wipes on the mascara before you wash your hair to get it fully out.
BIC Pens To Unlock Bike Locks
If you’re a cyclist, you probably know that a U-lock is the best way to secure your bike. But did you know that this type of lock can easily be defeated with nothing more than a simple Bic pen?
All you need to do is cut four slits into the end of the barrel of the pen to ease it in. With one twist, the lock will be rendered useless.
Make A DIY Mask With Hair Ties
This easy hack for making a face mask only costs a few dollars, and it uses materials that you probably already have in your house.
All you need is two hair ties and a handkerchief. First, fold the handkerchief into pleated layers. Then slip a hair tie onto each side of the handkerchief, and tie the ends in the middle to create your mask. This homemade mask might not be able to totally eliminate all risks, but it can help lessen your chances of getting sick. So try this simple hack the next time you need a face mask!
Diapers To Clean Kitchen
If you have a bunch of cloth diapers lying around and you’re not sure what to do with them, never fear! There are plenty of ways to repurpose those diapers and put them to good use.
For example, did you know that cloth diapers make great cleaning rags? They’re absorbent and sturdy, so they can handle all kinds of messes. So the next time you’re reaching for a paper towel to clean up a spill, grab a diaper instead! Not only are they absorbent, but cloth diapers are also great for cleaning high-traffic areas like your bathroom or kitchen. So if you have some extras on hand, don’t hesitate to put them to good use as cleaning rags.
Sanitary Towels For Pit Stains
We all know the feeling of putting on a shirt only to realize it’s already stained with sweat. No matter how much you try to keep your armpits dry, sometimes it feels like they just produce more sweat than you can handle. If this sounds all too familiar, then you might want to try using sanitary towels as DIY armpit guards.
Simply attach them to the inside of your shirts (sticky-side down), and they’ll catch any sweat that would otherwise stain your clothes. Not only will this save your shirts from unsightly sweat marks, but it’ll also help prevent any unwanted smells. So next time you’re getting ready for a big event or workout, be sure to give this hack a try!
Salt And Lemon For Polish
Have you ever wished there was a better way to clean your cutting board than using chemical cleaners? Well, there is! Lemon and salt make a great natural polish that can remove bacteria and stains.
To use this hack, simply cut a lemon in half and rub the salt into the cutting board with the fleshy side. Allow the solution to sit for five minutes, then scrub with a sponge and rinse off. Your cutting board will be good as new! This is just one of many cleaning hacks that you can use around your home. So next time you need to clean something, reach for a lemon and some salt instead of those harsh chemicals!
Mascara Wands For Nail Art
Next time you do your nails, consider using a tool that you might not have thought of before – mascara wands! If clean, mascara wands can create a cool, brushed aesthetic with just one or two swipes.
To get started, paint your nails with a base coat. Then, swipe on the desired design with an old, clean mascara brush. The nail art will be unique and a conversation starter. To clean the wand, soak it in warm water for fifteen minutes. Then, put water-based makeup remover into a bowl and swirl the wand around, allowing it to soak up and remove excess makeup. It might take a while, but eventually the wand will be clean and ready to use again.
Rubber Bands As Tea Bag Holders
If you’re a tea drinker, then you know how important it is to get the perfect cup of tea. But sometimes, it can be difficult to keep the tea bag in place while you’re pouring hot water into the cup.
Here’s a quick and easy hack that will help you out: take a rubber band and place it around the lip of the cup, with the string of the tea bag underneath it. The rubber band will act as a barrier, keeping the tea bag in place and ensuring that your cup of tea is mess-free. So next time you’re craving a relaxing cup of tea, remember this simple hack. It’ll make your life easier and help you enjoy your tea even more.
Basketball As Planter
Who knew that your old basketball could have a second life as a planter? If you’re looking for ways to be more eco-friendly, upcycling your unused items is a great place to start. Plus, this project is easy and fun to do.
To get started, simply outline the top half of the ball where you’ll be cutting. Then open up the ball and clean it out (white vinegar and water should do the trick). Once it’s rinsed out thoroughly, add soil and seeds just as you would with any other planter. If you want, you can also cut two strong strands of string and poke holes in the top of the ball to turn it into a hanging planter.
Coffee Grounds to Remove Cellulite
Looking for a way to get rid of cellulite? You may not have to look any further than your kitchen. That’s right – coffee grounds can actually help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
To use this hack, mix together one-quarter cup of grounds and three tablespoons of hot water. Rub the mixture onto areas with cellulite, and let it sit for ten minutes. Rinse it off after. It is thought that coffee’s caffeine helps dilate blood vessels, which can in turn help reduce the appearance of cellulite. So if you’re looking for a simple and inexpensive way to fight this common problem, give this hack a try. Who knows, you may just be surprised at the results!
Water Bottle As Wasp Trap
One of the most annoying things during summertime is when wasps start to invade your space.These malicious bugs can make picnics and outdoor activities a nightmare, and they can be quite dangerous if they sting you. But did you know that there’s a cheap and easy way to get rid of them? Yes, it’s true! Using a water bottle or soda bottle as a wasp trap is a popular DIY hack that can help you rid your home or backyard of these pests.
Here’s how it works: first, cut the top off the bottle, two or three inches down from the cap. Then, bait the trap. In spring and early summer, place lunch meat or hamburger into the trap. In the fall and late summer, use something sugary. Add liquid into the trap. Take the top of the bottle and turn it upside down, so that it fits snugly into the bottom part of the bottle. Now your wasp trap is ready to go!
Eyeliner As A Temporary Tattoo
If you have an old eyeliner pencil that is too dated to use on the delicate skin of your eyes, yet you aren’t ready to say goodbye to it yet, we have good news. There are a lot of things you can do with this old pen or pencil, including giving yourself a temporary tattoo. When you’re done creating your drawing, spray it with makeup setting spray.
You can use liquid liners to outline and pencils to shade. Additionally, you can even use eyeliner as an artistic tool for canvas. It can make a DIY graphite pencil or piece of charcoal if you’re feeling artistically inspired. So don’t throw away your old eyeliner just yet – there are plenty of uses for it!
Vaseline As Colored Lip Balm
Old lipstick is yet another cosmetic item that can be reused, even if it dries out. Simply add a bit of Vaseline to revive it and turn it into a shimmery balm.
To do this, first place a spoonful of Vaseline into a plastic bag. Cut off a one-quarter inch of the old lipstick and add it to the bag. Seal the bag and massage the lipstick and Vaseline together. Snip off a corner from the bag and squeeze the lip gloss into a small, empty container. If you want to make your new balm really fancy, you can add coconut oil or even cosmetic-grade glitter.
Candle To Seal Letters
If you’re looking for a way to add a little extra flair to your letters, why not try sealing them with wax? It’s a simple process that can really make an invitation or correspondence stand out. And if you don’t have any letter-sealing wax on hand, don’t worry – you can easily make your own with a candle.
Just melt down some old wax and press it onto the letter with your seal. Allow it to cool, and you’re all set! As an added bonus, if you use a scented candle, your letter’s recipient will get a nice smell when they open it up.
Lemon to Clean Stubborn Tupperware Stains
If you’ve ever had spaghetti or another item with a strong, vibrant color stain your Tupperware, you know how difficult it can be to get the stains out. But there’s no need to worry – there’s an easy hack for removing those pesky stains.
Simply cut a lemon in half and use the open side to rub around the stained area of the Tupperware. Squeeze the juice from the lemon as you go. Allow the container to sit in direct sunlight for one or two days. The combination of sun and lemon juice will work together to break down the stains. After a few days, rinse out the Tupperware and voila – good as new!
Old Sheets Into Shopping Bags
One great way to upcycle old sheets is to turn them into reusable shopping bags. This is a great project for anyone who knows how to sew, and it can be a fun way to repurpose items that would otherwise end up in the landfill.
There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube that can help you with this project. Just search for “reusable shopping bag tutorial” and you’ll find plenty of options. Once you’ve followed one of these tutorials, you’ll have a sturdy and eco-friendly shopping bag that you can use over and over again.
Dry Spaghetti Noodle As Toothpick
If you’re in a pinch and need to check if your cakes, cookies, or other baked goods are done, you can use a dry spaghetti noodle. Just insert it into the item and see if it comes out clean.
If so, your item is ready to come out of the oven! This hack is a great way to make sure you don’t end up with an undercooked item that could make you sick.
Old iPad As Photo Album
If you have an old iPad or iPhone lying around, don’t throw it away! You can turn it into a DIY photo album. Just keep it charged and usable, and you can still look at your old photos whenever you want.
This is a great way to keep your photos safe and make sure they’re always accessible. Plus, it’s a fun way to upcycle your old tech!
Old Tire As Workout Equipment
One of the best things about tires is that they’re so versatile. You can use them for a variety of purposes, including working out. That’s right – tire flipping is an excellent exercise for your upper body, back, and core.
There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re flipping tires, though. First, make sure the tire is the right size and weight for you. You don’t want to strain your muscles or put yourself in danger. Second, use proper form. Start by positioning yourself behind the tire, then squat down and grab it with both hands. From there, explosively stand up and lift the tire over your head before flipping it.
Paper Clips Clear Clogged Spray Bottles
Did you know that the humble paper clip can be used for a whole host of things, beyond just holding together pieces of paper? Here are some interesting and useful paperclip hacks that you may not have known about.
One way to use a paperclip is as a temporary hanger for decorative lights or ornaments. Simply twist the paperclip around the object you want to hang, and then hook it over a nail or other item. This is a great way to decorate for holidays or special occasions without damaging your walls.
Hair Dryer Removes Bumper Stickers
Have you ever had a bumper sticker that you regretted? Maybe it was a political view you’ve since abandoned, or a joking sticker your friend stuck on your car. Whatever the case may be, when you want a bumper sticker off, it can be frustrating to remove it.
One way to remove a bumper sticker is to use a hair dryer. Plug the hair dryer in and turn it on its highest heat setting. Hold it six inches from the sticker. Wave the dryer along with the sticker so that it heats up evenly. This will melt the adhesive, loosening the sticker so that you can peel it off. Keep at it—it might take a few minutes for the sticker to totally heat.
Carabiner As Closet Hook
If you’re in a bind and need to hang something but don’t have any hangers, carabiners can be a lifesaver. Just hook the carabiner through the item’s tag and loop it over the closet rod. This can also be helpful for organizing your clothes – if you’re short on closet hangers, just use a carabiner instead.
The same goes for hanging shower curtains – if one of your curtain hooks breaks, you can use a carabiner to fix the problem. Just loop it over the curtain rod and through the curtain’s hole, and you’re good to go.
Plunger As DIY Mechanic
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to remove a dent from your car, try using a plunger. This hack has worked for many people and is a great alternative to taking your car to a mechanic.
To use this method, simply place the plunger over the dented area and pull it straight out. If you’re fixing a bumper, you can also push from behind the dented area to help remove the dent. Keep repeating this process until the dent has popped back into place.
Pennies To Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
Copper is a great fungicide and can help keep your flowers fresh for longer. Drop a copper penny into the vase with the stems and it will help ward off bacteria and fungi.
This simple hack costs almost nothing and can make a big difference in the lifespan of your cut flowers. You can also add a quarter-teaspoon of bleach to each quarter of vase water. This will also help to keep your flowers fresh and lasting longer. Try these simple hacks the next time you have cut flowers and see the difference for yourself!
Mayonnaise For Hair Care
Hate mayonnaise? You might want to give it a second chance, especially if you’re looking for DIY hair treatment. The eggs and oil in mayonnaise can actually help strengthen your hair, making it softer and shinier.
Here’s what you need to do: Wet your hair, then work one cup of mayo into it from your scalp to the tips of your hair. Use a wide-tooth comb to make sure it’s evenly distributed. Cover your hair with a shower cap, wait 20 minutes, then thoroughly rinse it out and shampoo as normal.
Teabags Shine Wood
Looking for a way to naturally clean your hardwood floors? Look no further than black tea! The tannic acid in black tea is perfect for cleaning and shining dull wooden floors. Plus, it’s super easy to make – just boil a pot of water and add six black tea bags. Let the tea steep for ten minutes, then pour into your mop bucket.
Wring out your mop thoroughly and test on a small area of the floor before mopping the entire surface. If there’s no discoloration, you’re good to go! Black tea is a great natural alternative to harsh chemicals, so give it a try next time your floors need a little TLC.
Steel Wool As Fire Starter
Looking for a quick and easy way to start a fire? All you need is some steel wool and a nine-volt battery, and you’re good to go! Just hold one end of the steel wool to the positive end of the battery, and then touch another part of the wool to the negative.
The charge from the battery will cause the steel wool to ignite, giving you a nice, roaring fire in no time. Of course, for best results, you’ll want to use high-grade steel wool. This will give you more sparks and help get your fire going quickly. So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy way to start a fire, remember this simple hack!
Wedding Dress Into Pillow
One great way to repurpose your wedding dress is to turn it into a pillow. You can simply remove any embellishments from the dress and stitch them onto a plain white pillow, adding texture and making it unique. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you could even turn your gown into a memory quilt, baby dress, or teddy bear.
More and more people are choosing to upcycle their dresses into something new and special, so why not give it a try?
Old Lightbulbs Into Christmas Ornaments
If you have an old lightbulb that’s gone out, don’t throw it away! You can turn it into a fun and festive holiday ornament. Just give it a little paint job and voila – you’ve got yourself a new decoration for the tree.
This is a great project for kids of all ages, and it’s a perfect way to upcycle those old lightbulbs. So next time you’re looking for a fun and easy craft project, try painting some lightbulbs!
Mustard To Soothe A Sore Throat
There are many benefits to mustard that you may not know about. For example, did you know that it can actually help soothe a sore throat? All you need is a dash of mustard, fresh lemon juice, a tablespoon of salt, a half-cup of boiling water, and a tablespoon of honey. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes and then gargle with it.
Mustard is also rich in antioxidants and glucosinolates, which can help protect against various diseases. So next time you’re looking for a tasty condiment to add to your burger or hot dog, don’t forget about mustard!
Gutter Into Railing Planter
Looking for a way to spruce up your deck? Why not try this fun and easy hack! With just a few simple steps, you can turn old gutters into railing planters. Just remove part of the gutter horizontally to create an opening for soil and flowers. You can even paint them in bright, cheery colors before attaching them to your deck.
Then sit back and watch as the flowers grow. Just be careful with this hack, as some parts of old gutters might be rusted and sharp.
Litter Box As An Oil Change Helper
Who knew that kitty litter can be such a helpful tool for mechanics? This common household item can be used to clean up oil spills and other messes.
To use kitty litter for oil spills, simply pour it onto the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes. For larger stains, you can let the kitty litter sit overnight. Then, just sweep it up and any oil stains should be gone! You can also use kitty litter to clean up other types of spills. Just apply the litter to the spill and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, sweep it up and the area should be clean.
Penny As A Screwdriver
So you’re in a bind and need to remove a screw, but don’t have a screwdriver on hand. No problem! There are plenty of everyday items that can do the trick.
First, try using a penny. Place the edge of the coin into the screw head’s longest groove and turn counter-clockwise. This should loosen the screw. Note that this method only works with large screws, not tiny ones. If the penny isn’t doing the trick, there are other substitutes you can try, including a butter knife, old CD, or even scissors. Just be careful not to damage the item you’re trying to remove the screw from.
Bowls Are Not Necessary for Oatmeal Packets
There are lots of ways that you can use an empty instant oatmeal packet. For example, you can use it as a bowl. Just flip the pack of oatmeal upside-down, so that the top portion is facing the table. That former top will serve as a waterproof seal. Then cut the bag open and pour hot water into the package. You might want to try it with lukewarm water first, to see how much water you need to add.
Another way to use an empty oatmeal packet is to fill it with other things like dried fruit, nuts, and chocolate chips. This makes a great on-the-go snack that you can take with you anywhere. Just make sure to seal the packet well so that nothing falls out.
The Hole in the iPhone
There are many ways to use the microphone on your iPhone’s camera. One benefit is that you can get clear, high-quality audio when recording videos. This is especially useful when filming events or interviews.
Another way to use the microphone is for voice memos. This can be a great way to record ideas or reminders while you’re on the go. Simply open the Voice Memos app and start recording. When you’re done, you can save or share your recordings. Finally, you can also use the microphone to take phone calls hands-free. If you’re in a situation where it’s not convenient to hold your phone up to your ear, you can activate the speakerphone function and put your iPhone on a table or other surface.
If you’re struggling with those pesky cartons, there are a few ways you can use them to your benefit. For example, holding the box so that the spout is at the top will give you a more controlled pour. No more messy clean-ups while you’re trying to make breakfast!
Not to mention, this technique can also help save you from spills and other accidents. So next time you’re reaching for a carton, remember to hold it upside down for an easier pour.
If you’re driving at night and find yourself blinded by the bright lights of the car behind you, there’s a hack for that. Nearly every car model from Ford to Toyota has a little tab on the bottom of the rearview mirror.
This tab is for flipping down at night, which redirects the bright light out of your eyes so that you can drive more safely. So next time you’re driving in the dark, remember this handy tip and flip that tab down!
One of the ways you can use a slotted pasta spoon is to measure how much spaghetti you should cook. This is especially helpful if you’re trying to make sure you have enough for everyone. The holes in the bottom of the spoon can be used to calculate how much spaghetti you need per person.
That way, you don’t have to guess and hopefully end up with the perfect amount. Not only is this method more accurate, but it also takes out all of the guesswork. So next time you’re making spaghetti, remember to put your slotted pasta spoon to good use!
Shopping Cart Loops
We all know the feeling of heading to the grocery store, picking out a cart, and filling it up with everything we need. But did you know that there are hacks to help you get even more out of your grocery trip?
For example, those small loops on the back of the cart are actually meant to hold more bags: loop the bag handles around them, and you don’t have to stack your bags on top of each other, resulting in crushed bread when you get home. So next time you head to the store, remember these tips and tricks to make your trip even easier!
If you’re like most people, you probably think of a vegetable peeler as only being good for one thing: removing skins from potatoes and carrots. But did you know that these handy little devices can actually be used for a lot of other things?
For example, vegetable peelers are great for cutting onions into extremely thin slices. This is perfect if you want to reduce the onion flavor in your soups or other savory dishes. And it’s a lot safer than trying to cut thin slices of onion with a regular knife. So the next time you need to peel or slice a vegetable, reach for a vegetable peeler. You’ll be surprised at how versatile and helpful these little kitchen gadgets can be!
Soda Cup Lids
If you’re looking for an easy way to save time and money, eating out is a great option. And while you might think that getting fountain drinks is as simple as grabbing a cup and a straw, there’s actually a hack that can make your life even easier.
Here’s the deal: the lid of your drink can be used as a coaster. That way, when you get home, you don’t have to worry about water stains on your furniture or countertops. Simply remove the top of your drink and press it onto the coaster. When you’re done, recycle the coaster and you’re good to go!
As anyone who’s ever dealt with a tangled mess of wires knows, keeping them organized can be a real pain. But did you know that bread tags are the perfect solution? Just bundle your cables into different groups and write on the tags to keep track of what each line is attached to. No more frustration or wasted time trying to untangle a knot of cords – bread tags have you covered!
So next time you’re finishing up a loaf of bread, save those tags – they just might come in handy. And who knows, maybe you’ll even find some other uses for them around the house!
You probably didn’t know this, but that 57 on the neck of a Heinz ketchup bottle is actually a secret message. That’s right, those numbers are there for a reason.
The 57 is the best place to tap on the bottle to get your ketchup out without making a mess. So next time you’re at a restaurant, be sure to use this little hack to get your ketchup out faster and avoid any embarrassing situations.
Dishwasher Detergent Tablet
We all know how dishwasher tablets can make our dishes sparkle. But did you know that they can also be used to clean other items in your home? That’s right! These little tablets are actually very versatile and can be used to clean many different things, including your shower.
All you have to do is place the dishwasher tablet in a sponge by cutting a small incision in the side. Make sure the surface of your shower is wet, and then scrub for the easiest shiny sparkle. It’s a super simple way to get those pesky stains off your shower floor.
We all know that men’s dress shirts have a little loop of fabric on the back. But did you know that this loop is called a “locker loop”?
The locker loop was first introduced in the 1960s by the GANT Co., a men’s clothing company. The idea was to appeal to the Ivy League crowd by adding a way for them to hang up their dress shirts and keep them wrinkle-free. You can still use locker loops to hang up your shirt today. Just make sure you don’t put it in the dryer!
If you’re like most people, you probably take your coffee mug for granted. It’s just something to hold your coffee, right? Well, it turns out that there’s a lot more to your coffee mug than meets the eye. In fact, those little notches on the bottom of your mug serve a very important purpose.
Those notches are actually there to prolong the life of your mug when you put it through the dishwasher. Instead of water collecting on the bottom, the notches allow the water to drain so that your cup can dry much faster. So next time you’re putting your coffee mug in the dishwasher, be thankful for those little notches!
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get more bang for your buck at your local convenience store, try turning your cup lid upside down when you order a frozen drink. This simple hack will allow the lid to hold more of the slushy mixture, giving you more drinks for the same price.
Plus, there’s still a hole in the top of the cup for your straw, so you don’t have to worry about overfilling. Try it next time you’re looking for a refreshing treat!
Do you ever feel like your life is just one big pile of paperwork? If so, then you know how important staples can be. They keep all those papers together so you can easily find what you need. But what happens when you need to reorganize those papers? That’s where staple removers come in.
Staple removers are the perfect tool for taking staples out of papers. But did you know that they can also be used for other things? For example, they’re great for taking keys off key rings. Just work the teeth of the staple remover into the key ring and wiggle it back and forth. The metal will start to loosen and you’ll be able to easily take the keys off – no more broken nails or bruised fingers.
Fuel Tank Gauge
If you’re like most people, you probably visit a gas station at least once a week to fill up your car’s tank. But how many of us actually pay attention to the tiny little arrow next to the fuel gauge? If you do notice it, chances are you have no idea what it’s for.
Well, wonder no longer! That little arrow is actually pointing out which side of the car your gas tank is on. So if you’re ever in doubt, just look for the arrow and save yourself some time (and potential embarrassment) by not having to reverse and turn your car around.
If you’re looking for a new pair of running shoes, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure you try on several pairs before settling on one. It’s important to find a shoe that fits well and is comfortable to wear. Second, when lacing up your shoes, don’t be afraid to use all the holes near the shoe’s mouth.
This will give you a tighter fit and reduce the risk of blisters. Finally, keep an eye on the weather. If it’s going to be hot and humid, choose a light-weight shoe that won’t make your feet sweat. With these tips in mind, you’re sure to find the perfect pair of running shoes for your needs.
Do you find yourself constantly stepping away from your computer, only to come back and find that it’s gone into screensaver mode? If so, there’s a simple hack that can save you a lot of time.
All you need is a mouse with a laser sensor. Just place the mouse on your watch, and it will read the ticking second hand as movement so that your computer won’t go into screensaver mode. This trick is a great way to keep your computer active without having to constantly move your mouse. So next time you step away from your desk, don’t worry about your computer going into screensaver mode. Just place your mouse on your watch and let it do its job.
If you’re like most people, you probably have a roll of tape sitting in your house somewhere. And while tape is great for quick fixes, it can be a pain to try to find the end when you need to use it.
One simple solution is to place a paper clip under the end of the tape after you use it. That way, you can easily find the beginning each time you go to grab a piece. The paper clip won’t cause knots, and it’ll keep the tape from drying out. So next time you need to reach for that roll of tape, you’ll be able to do so without any hassle.
Apple Laptop Chargers
Did you know that your Apple laptop charger can do more than just charge your laptop? The small white brick that comes with every Apple laptop has plastic wings that can be flipped up. These were added to the power brick so that you could wrap your power cord around it, making it easier to transport. It also prevents your cable from becoming a tangled mess when you place it in your bag for transportation. When you’re done using it, simply flip the wings back down so they don’t get in the way.
So next time you’re packing your laptop charger for a trip, remember to use those handy little wings! They might just save you some frustration down the line.
Measuring Tape Diamonds
If you’re looking for a hack to make measuring tape even more useful, here it is: use the stud finders! These tiny black diamonds are placed along the length of the tape and help you measure the center point between two studs behind your walls.
This is especially helpful when you’re trying to put up shelves or hang pictures. So next time you’re reaching for the measuring tape, be sure to use the stud finders too!
Aluminum Foil Boxes
If you’re looking for an easy hack to make using aluminum foil a breeze, look no further than the box itself. There are tabs on the sides of the box that, when pushed in, hold the roll of foil in place.
This makes it much easier to tear off a piece of foil without the entire tube coming out with it. So next time you’re reaching for the foil, remember this little hack and save yourself some frustration.
Have you ever run out of cleaning supplies and needed to use something else in a pinch? If you have a can of Coca-Cola around, you’re in luck. This popular drink can actually be used for a variety of cleaning hacks.
For example, Coke can be used to clean pennies. The acidity in the soda will help to remove any dirt or grime that might be on the coins. You can also use Coke to unclog toilets. Just pour a can into the bowl and let it sit for a few minutes. The soda will break down the gunk that’s causing the clog.
If you’re tired of your power cord getting unplugged from your extension cord, try this handy hack. Simply loop the cords around each other in a loose knot. This will keep them from coming undone and will make your life much easier.
You can trim that hedge at the other end of your garden or take your vacuum cleaner further without having to unplug from the wall. Give it a try and see for yourself how useful this little tip can be!
If you’ve ever cooked pasta and had it boil over, making a mess of your stovetop, then you know how frustrating it can be. But there’s an easy hack to prevent it. Just take a dry wooden spoon and place it on top of the boiling pot.
The wood is hydrophobic, meaning it won’t absorb water. When the bubbles come in contact with the spoon, they’re destabilized, and the boiling water retreats. So no more boiled-over pasta and a messy stovetop. Try this hack next time you’re cooking and say goodbye to those frustrations.
Tired of waiting for your food to finish heating up in the microwave? Here’s a hack to heat two items at once! Simply place your first plate on the microwave’s platter and push it to the side. Then, set an upside-down coffee mug (microwave-safe) next to it. You can set your second plate atop the mug.
The microwave has the heat for both, even if the platter has limited space. Give this hack a try next time you’re reheating leftovers or warming up a quick meal!
Is your Tic-Tac container giving you trouble? Do you find yourself shaking out half the contents just to get one mint? Well, there’s a hack for that. Just turn your container on its side so that the opening is at the top and open.
The lid has the perfect grooves to present one Tic-Tac to you, saving you from shaking out half the container into your hand and having to put them all back in. So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get a Tic-Tac, remember this hack.
Soda Can Tabs
Did you know that the little hole on a soda can tab was created for holding a straw? If you don’t want to put your lips directly on the can, you can insert a straw through the hole and drink away.
This simple hack can make enjoying your soda even more convenient and worry-free. So next time you’re reaching for a can of soda, remember this hack and put the hole to good use!
If you’re looking for a hack to use your cooking pots and pans more efficiently, look no further than the hole in the handle! This hack is especially useful if you’re stir-frying or sauteing, as it allows you to insert your wooden stirring spoon so that it can drip right back into your pan instead of creating a puddle of food on your countertop.
Not only will this hack save you from having to clean up a messy countertop, but it’ll also help prevent any accidental burns or scalds from occurring. So next time you’re cooking up, remember to put this handy hack to good use!
If you’re looking for a hack to use your cupcakes, consider making a sweet sandwich out of the whole thing. Break your cupcake in half and place the bottom on the top, squishing the frosting in the middle.
Voila, no more mess, and you’re not losing any frosting in the process. This is a great way to use every last bit of frosting, and it’s also a fun way to eat your cupcake. So next time you have a craving for something sweet, try this hack and enjoy your delicious cupcake sandwich.
Did you know that applesauce is actually self-serve? That’s right, there’s a little hack to applesauce that you might not have realized. Applesauce’s packaging is designed so that you can use the tin foil lid as a spoon.
Just meld the tinfoil into the desired spoon-like shape and voila! You have an easy-to-use utensil for your sweet snack. So next time you’re on the go and forgot to pack a spoon, don’t worry – your applesauce will save the day.
If you’re a fan of ketchup, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a hack for using those little paper cups that McDonald’s and Burger King hand out. By simply stretching out the folds on the cup, you can almost double its size!
This means that you can fit even more ketchup inside. So next time you’re at a fast-food restaurant, don’t be afraid to ask for an extra ketchup cup – you can always use it to your advantage.
If you love having long nails and drinking soda, you’re probably frustrated by the fact that it can be hard to open a can without breaking a nail. But there’s a hack for that!
A keychain bottle opener can also be used to open soda cans. Just hook it under the tab and pull. It’s an easy way to open, and since you probably always have your keys on you, it’s always by your side. Try it out the next time you’re reaching for a can of soda!
If you’re looking for an item that will make your life a lot easier when it comes to plunging drains, then you’ll want to check out these hacks. For starters, did you know that there are different types of plungers for different kinds of drains?
That’s right – there are plungers specifically designed for sinks and those specifically designed for toilets. How can you tell the difference? Well, take a look at the suction cup. If there’s a soft, rubber flap folding out from the inside of the cup, then you’ve got yourself a toilet plunger.
Plastic Container Lids
Here’s how it works: First, place the cherry tomatoes on a cutting board in a small, one-layer group. Then, put the plastic lid on top of the tomatoes and press down. While pressing down on the lid, slice through the center of the tomatoes. The lid will keep them in place, allowing you to cut through a bunch at once.
So next time you’re making a salad, sauce, or soup and need to chop cherry tomatoes, use this hack and save yourself some time!
If you’re looking for a hack to make breaking off a piece of Toblerone easier, consider going against the grain. Instead of trying to pull each triangle away from the bar, break it inwards instead.
You’ll find that it’s much easier to pull apart, and you won’t have shards of chocolate everywhere. That means more chocolate in your mouth and less of a mess to clean up. Enjoy!
Chinese Takeout Containers
If you’re one of the millions of people who order Chinese takeout regularly, here’s a hack for you: you can use the takeout container as a plate. Just unfold it and voila – instant dishware. No need to dirty up any extra dishes, and no need to worry about where to put your food once it’s been delivered.
This hack is especially handy if you’re short on dishware or if you’re expecting company and don’t want to do a lot of extra work. So next time you order Chinese takeout, remember to use the container as a plate – it’s an easy way to make your meal just a little bit more convenient.
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
If you’re like most people, you probably use too much toothpaste when you brush your teeth. According to experts, you should only be using a pea-sized blob of toothpaste on your brush. Using too much toothpaste can actually damage and stain your teeth over time.
So what’s the hack? When you squeeze out your toothpaste, make sure to only put a small amount on your brush. This will help keep your teeth healthy and looking great!
Straws and Strawberries
If you’re looking for a hack to make strawberry shortcake prep a little easier, then this is for you. Using a cheap plastic (or metal) straw, you can remove the leafy part of the strawberry without hacking off the whole top of the berry.
Just shove the straw straight through the berry’s pointy end, and that will push out the leaves. So simple and easy – give it a try next time you’re making a strawberry shortcake (or enjoying strawberries on their own)!
Greek Yogurt Containers
If you’re a fan of Greek yogurt, you know that the containers can be a bit tricky to eat from. The yogurt is on one side and the toppings are on the other. But did you know that there’s an easy hack to make eating Greek yogurt much simpler?
All you need to do is fold the container in half so that the yogurt and toppings are combined. This way, you won’t have to spoon anything into your yogurt – it’ll all be right there, ready to eat. And this hack works with any kind of Greek yogurt, so feel free to experiment with different flavors and toppings.
“Empty” Ink Cartridges
Did you know that you can hack an Epson ink cartridge to make it last longer? This simple hack will save you money and keep you from having to constantly replace your cartridges.
To hack an Epson ink cartridge, you’ll need a metal paperclip. Bend one end of the paperclip out at a 90-degree angle. Then, remove the cartridge from the printer and insert the paperclip into the hole at the bottom of the cartridge. The paperclip will reset the chip on the cartridge, tricking your printer into thinking there is still ink. This hack is a great way to extend the life of your ink cartridges. Try it next time you’re running low on ink!
While pipe cleaners are most commonly associated with arts and crafts, they can actually be used for a hack to clean out pipes. Pipe cleaners are able to get into any tight space that you’re having trouble cleaning.
Additionally, they can be wound around the neck of a leaky bottle to catch drips or applied liquids like paint. So the next time you’re looking for a hack to solve a cleaning problem, don’t forget the pipe cleaners!
If you love Oreo cookies and milk, this hack is for you! Using a fork, you can dip the entire cookie into the milk without getting your fingers messy. Simply stick the fork into the cookie’s crème filling and it will hold it in place while you dip.
This hack is sure to make your Oreo-eating experience even more enjoyable. Thank you to the genius who came up with this idea – we owe you one!
If you’re like most people, you probably slide bobby pins into your hair with the smooth, non-ridged side facing downward. But did you know that this is actually a common mistake? Bobby pins are designed to lay against the scalp with the grooved side facing downward, allowing them to better grip your hair.
Next time you’re reaching for those bobby pins, try flipping them over so that the grooved side is facing downward. You’ll find that they stay in your hair more securely and require fewer pins overall. This simple hack can save you time and energy when it comes to styling your hair.
Whether you eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, grilled cheese sandwiches are always a satisfying choice. However, there are occasions when you just don’t feel like getting out of the pan and washing the dishes to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Using this ingenious toaster trick, you can have your delicious breakfast without making a huge mess.
Put the bread in the toaster on its side. Put a cheese-covered piece of bread into each compartment with the cheese facing up. After each side has been cooked to perfection, the sandwich is assembled by placing one slice on top of the other. It’s a huge pain to clean up melted cheese from the toaster.
If you’re a smoothie fan, you know that there’s nothing quite like a delicious and refreshing fruit smoothie. But did you know that there’s a hack to make sure your smoothies are extra creamy and smooth?
Here’s what you need to do: start by adding liquids to your blenders, such as juice or milk. Then, add the solid components (the fruit) last. The blender’s motion will suck down the solid items, as opposed to merely tunneling through their center. This will create the smoothest smoothies around!
Did you know that there’s a hack to peel bananas like a monkey? That’s right – the best way to peel a banana is actually from the bottom, not the top.
Why is this so? Well, starting at the bottom allows you to go against the grain and get rid of all those pesky stringy bits. Plus, it’s just more efficient overall. So next time you’re snacking on a banana, remember to start from the bottom for the best results!
Toilet Seat Covers
If you’re like the vast majority of people, using a public bathroom isn’t high on your list of preferred activities. Many public toilets now include toilet seat coverings to alleviate the discomfort people feel while using the facilities.
These coverings are convenient, however, they might be difficult to use. The flapper must be kept in the forward, handle-side position at all times. Put it on like this and it won’t fall off when you leave.
If you’re like most people, you probably tie the floss around your fingers when you floss. But did you know that there’s a simple hack to make flossing more comfortable?
Instead of wrapping the floss around your fingers, make a loop and tie it off. This way, you’ll use less floss and won’t have to wrap the ends around your fingers. Plus, it’s more comfortable for your teeth! try this simple hack and see how much easier it is on your fingers (and your teeth)!
If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably been using Post-It notes wrong your entire life. We’ve all been guilty of pulling them off from the non-sticky side up – it’s the easiest way to grab them.
However, this leaves us with bent sticky notes that are more likely to fall off if they get caught on something. To avoid bending your Post-It notes, just peel them off from the side. Peeling off the sticky notes sideways prevents them from bending, leaving you with a straight note. So next time you go to grab a Post-It, remember this hack and use it to your advantage!
Small Pocket On Jeans
One hack that many people don’t know about is the use of the tiny pocket on jeans. This pocket was specifically designed to hold a pocket watch, and it’s the perfect size for doing so.
If you’re looking for a place to keep your small items safe, this is the ideal spot. Simply put, the tiny pocket on jeans is the perfect hack for those who want to keep their belongings close at hand. Thanks to Levi Strauss, we can all enjoy this handy little feature. Who knew that jeans could be so versatile?
Mesh Oranges Bag
If you’re looking for a hack to make your oranges look brighter and more orange, try putting them in a red mesh bag.
The contrast between the red and orange will make the fruit pop and entice buyers to buy them while they’re ripe. And when you’re done with the bag, don’t toss it – scrunch it up, tie a ribbon around the center, and use it as a DIY pot scrubber.
Dental Floss and Cheese
If you’re a fan of soft cheeses, you know that they can be notoriously difficult to slice. But don’t worry – there’s an easy hack to make slicing them a breeze. All you need is some dental floss!
With a little bit of expertise, you can use dental floss to slice cheese very thinly and evenly. So next time you’re having trouble cutting through a soft cheese like Brie, give this tip a try. You’ll be glad you did!
Long Neck Beer Bottles
Did you know that beer bottles are designed to be held by the neck? This helps keep the drink cold for longer. So, if you want to enjoy your beer at its optimal temperature, make sure to hold it by the neck.
Not only does this hack keep your beer colder for longer, but it can also help you save money. The average markup on bar-served beer is between 200% to 300%. So, if you’re a fan of bargain-hunting, drinking at home might be the way to go. Finally, this hack is also great for craft beer lovers. Craft beer is often more expensive than regular beer, so anything you can do to make it last longer is a plus. So next time you’re enjoying a cold one, make sure to hold it by the neck. Your beer (and your wallet) will thank you.
While card payments are the go-to for big-ticket transactions, they may not be the first thing you go for when you walk into a 7-Eleven with just a few dollars in your wallet. Most people pay with cash for goods under $10, but it’s a pain to dig through your wallet and unfold all that cash before the person behind you in line becomes restless.
Try this easy workaround: a binder clip. Similar to a money clip, but likely more affordable. Binder clips will retain the money firmly, keeping your cash orderly.
Most people know that juice boxes are refreshing drinks. However, did you know that there is a hack to use them? If you buy them at Walmart, you can get thirty-two juice boxes for under $10. When you look at the top of your juice box—Minute Maid or Juicy Juice, it doesn’t matter—you’ll notice a seam. That seam folds out.
You can hold the juice box by the unfolded seam, preventing the mess that comes from squeezing the box. By doing this hack, you can use your juice box with less mess and more ease!
Beer koozies are more than simply a practical means of preserving the temperature of your beverage. They are also helpful for something far more beneficial to health: preventing the bruising of fruit. Put that piece of fruit in your beer koozie to keep it from being bruised on the way to work.
They’re the correct size for most fruits (excluding bananas and grapefruits) and they’re pliable enough to prevent damage during transport. They are especially useful for preventing damage to delicate produce like tomatoes, avocados, and bread. You can get a dozen of these for $8.25 on Amazon.com.
Empty Tissue Boxes
If you’re looking for a hack to use those plastic bags cluttering up your home, look no further than your old tissue box! This hack is not only less messy, but it’s also more organized than shoving them into a drawer.
Plus, it’s far better for the environment than throwing out either the plastic bag or tissue box. So next time you’re looking for a way to store your plastic bags, try this hack and see how it works for you!
Breaking a bracelet while out and about is a major pain. The bracelet complements your ensemble, so you won’t want to take it off and risk losing it or scratching it by putting it in your pocket. You may save money and time by making a quick and easy fix yourself.
One end of your bracelet may be attached to a paperclip by hooking one end through the other. Connect the two ends together using a hook. If your bracelet has come apart and you don’t have time to go to the jewelry store right away, you may use a paperclip to hold it together temporarily by twisting it closed.
Pen Cap Hole
Did you know that chewing on pens can actually help you think? It may not be the most sanitary way to handle office supplies, but it’s a force of habit for many people. And pen companies are well aware of this fact – which is why they put holes at the end of their pen caps.
If a child (or even an adult) swallows a pen cap, the hole might be able to help them get air through their windpipe until the cap is dislodged. It’s the same reason that Lifesavers candies have holes in their donut-shaped center. Choking is all too common, and safety requires a minor adjustment to the product design.
Elevator Door Hole
You could think that the hole in the elevator door is for those who are up to no good because of scary movies about haunted apartment buildings or spooky neighbors. It’s possible you’d even try to avoid staring at it in case you caught a glimpse of an eye glowering back at you. However, that level of severity is not necessary.
Even if a bad guy may be able to peek in through the crack in the door, it’s more probable that you’ll be saved by it. Only authorized employees have access to this opening, which is intended for maintenance or emergency use. If the elevator becomes stuck, they may manually open the doors.
Empty Liquor Bottles
If you don’t have a rolling pin or can’t find one, you can use a wine bottle in a pinch. The weight of the wine helps the bottle put pressure on the dough, making it easier to roll out.
Just be careful not to press too hard, or you’ll end up with a ruined dish and wine and glass everywhere. If you don’t keep wine on hand, you can use a liquor bottle. You might want to invest in a rolling pin though—they’re one-fifth the cost of a bottle of red wine.
If you’re looking for an easy hack to separate your egg yolks from whites, try using a water bottle. Just squeeze the bottle and place the opening over the yolk. Release the bottle and the yolk will be sucked into it, leaving the egg white behind. E
gg whites are often a dieter’s choice when eating an egg because they have fewer calories. However, they also have fewer vitamins, minerals and protein. If you’re trying to cut calories, egg whites are one way to do it.
If you wear glasses, you know that you can accumulate a lot of glasses cases. And if you’re like most people, you probably have a few lying around your house that you don’t know what to do with. But did you know that glasses cases can actually be really useful for storing makeup?
Makeup can be messy, especially if you’re traveling with it. Foundation, in particular, can be difficult to clean up if it spills. But if you use a glasses case to store your makeup, you can avoid any disasters. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than buying a dedicated makeup container!
It might be difficult to transport earrings because of their size and shape. You can’t simply toss your jewelry in a suitcase and leave on vacation. When the backs of earrings get detached from the remainder of the earring, it creates a chaotic situation. As a piece of advice, try pushing a button.
Each set of earrings may be kept together in the form of a button. Secure the back by inserting an earring through the button’s hole. Especially useful if your bag is jostled about a lot when traveling, this will ensure that your valuables stay together
Empty Wine Bottles
If you have a green thumb, you’re in luck – empty wine bottles can come in handy when watering your plants. Just fill the bottle with water and place it upside down in the pot.
The soil will gradually dry out, and the water will seep into the plant, keeping it hydrated. This hack is not only earth-friendly, but it’ll also save you from having to water your plants every day!
Don’t throw out your wine corks! There are actually many different ways you can hack them to make your life easier. For example, did you know that a wine cork makes a great pin cushion?
Pins and needles slide into the soft cork material in a way similar to that of a pin cushion, and you’re able to easily throw it in your sewing basket when you’re done because it’s so small. That’s just one way you can hack a wine cork. Stay tuned for more hacks and ways to use this item!
If you’re looking for a way to keep your baseboards dust-free, there’s a hack for that. All you need is a dryer sheet. Simply wipe down your baseboards with the sheet and it will help to remove dust and leave a nice smell behind.
So, next time you’re doing your laundry, don’t forget to grab a dryer sheet to use for your baseboards. This hack is an easy and effective way to keep them clean.
Many people have switched to using Keurigs instead of traditional coffee makers, which eliminates the need for coffee grounds and filters, but traditionalists remain. Coffee filters have other uses than filtering coffee.
You may prevent watering-related problems with the use of paper coffee filters. In order to prevent dirt from leaking through, put a coffee filter in the bottom of the container first, then add the plant and soil. When watering the plant, the filter at the bottom will assist prevent any spillage. It’s an easy way to maintain up your gardening without worrying about a broken pot and it’s better for the environment.
If you live in an older house, you may have noticed that the doorknobs are made of brass. There are several reasons for this choice of material that have nothing to do with its cosmetic appeal.
Historically, doorknobs were created by brazing two pieces of metal together. In the 1840s, doorknob-makers began using casting. Brass was chosen because it is durable and resistant to corrosion, both appealing qualities to nineteenth-century manufacturers. Later research would discover that copper and its alloys, including brass, are antimicrobial, another reason for its use in doorknobs.
It’s not simply soap that can be stored in a soap dish. Though its primary purpose is to safeguard the delicate soap bars inside, the sturdy packaging serves other purposes as well. Soap boxes may be used in a hurry as protective housing for valuables like digital and disposable (yes, they still manufacture them!) cameras while traveling.
The camera fits snugly, and the case is tough enough to prevent damage when traveling. This case is also more affordable than the standard option. Amazon sells soap boxes for about $4 to $5. It will cost you between $12 and $14 for a protective case for your digital camera.
Red Solo (Measuring) Cup
Solo Cups are great for more than just chugging beer at frat parties. In fact, they can come in handy as measuring cups in a pinch. The lowest line on the cup is one ounce (the serving of a shot).
The middle line is five ounces (the standard wine serving), and the top line is your average serving of beer: twelve ounces. So, next time you can’t find an actual measuring cup, grab a Solo Cup and hack your way out of the situation.
Do you want to be the life of the party? Impress your friends with this hack – use lollipops as drink stirrers! It’s more eco-friendly than using a plastic stirrer, and it’ll add sweetness and extra flavor to the drink.
Plus, you get a piece of candy when you’re done drinking. Best of all, lollipops are among the cheapest drink accessories you can add. On Amazon, for example, you can get a pack of 250 heart-shaped lollipops for just $14.99. You can get a bag for forty organic lollipops for $6.99, too. So next time you’re looking for a unique way to spice up your drinks, don’t forget the lollipops!
Did you know that your backpack could save your life? That’s right, those buckles on your backpack are actually emergency whistles. In the event that you are injured and need to be rescued, an emergency whistle can help rescuers find you.
So next time you’re packing your backpack, make sure to keep an emergency whistle handy – you never know when you might need it.
Green Aviator Lenses
If you want to hack your aviator sunglasses and use them for more than just looking cool, there are a few things you can do. First, the green-colored lenses were originally designed to shield pilots’ eyes from blue light. Blue light can cause serious visibility problems for pilots at high altitudes.
Green lenses also reduce glare, while improving contrast and sharpness. So, if you’re looking for a pair of sunglasses that will help you see better, aviators are a good choice.
Coin Drain Plug
Washing clothes in the sink is a breeze with this simple trick, whether you’re staying in a hotel or don’t have access to a washing machine at home or at your apartment complex.
A plastic bag or saran wrap draped over the sink and some spare change will do the trick. When you put the plastic in the sink and position the coins on top of the drain, the coins’ weight will keep the plastic in place, and the suction will ensure that the sink basin stays filled. To undo the process, just take out the coins and plastic, making it ideal for washing clothing or other items.
Sweatbands for Forehead Drips
If you’re working up a sweat during your workout, that’s a good sign! You’re burning calories and getting healthier. But sometimes it can be annoying when the sweat drips into your face.
Here’s a hack to make your workout more comfortable: use a wrist brace like the Rimix band. It’s made of absorbent fabric, so it will soak up the sweat before it has a chance to drip into your eyes. Plus, it offers wrist support, which can be helpful if you’re lifting weights or doing pushups.
Nail Polish for Labeling Keys
If you have a lot of keys on your key ring, it can be hard to keep them sorted and organized. But there’s a hack for that! Just paint the tops of your keys with different colors of nail polish. That way, you can easily tell which key is for what door.
This is a great hack for work, home, and car keys. Just make sure to wait for the nail polish to dry before you use the key!
Makeup Labels Have Expiration Dates
When it comes to expiration dates on cosmetics, there is no hard and fast rule. However, most manufacturers include a shelf life on their products to ensure that they are safe for use. If you see a “3M” on your makeup, it will last for three months after you purchase it. If your makeup has expired, it is best to just throw it away.
Old makeup can have bacteria buildup, which could lead to acne. Additionally, the colors in expired makeup will be duller and powders will be harder to use. Therefore, it is not worth trying to save expired makeup.
V-Stitched Into Crew Necks to Hold Shape
Are you the proud owner of a collection of sweatshirts? If so, you may have noticed that they all have a V-shaped stitch at the middle of the collar. This is called the V-stitch, V-insert, or the “Dorito.” It’s become less common over the years, but it originally served two purposes: to keep the sweater or sweatshirt from losing shape, and to absorb sweat.
As the wearer stuck their head through the opening in the sweatshirt, the V-insert stretched to accommodate. The V-insert’s secondary purpose was to absorb sweat, as the chest is a major hotspot for sweating. If you find yourself needing to hack a sweatshirt, remember the V-stitch! It’s a handy item to have in your sewing arsenal.
Grocery Cart Loops
If you’re looking for a hack to use the next time you go grocery shopping, look no further than those pesky loops on the bottom of your cart. You can actually use them to hang bags with delicate items, like eggs, from the loops.
This way, they won’t get smashed at the bottom of the cart. Simply keep heavier items in the bottom of the cart and use the loops to keep your bags from getting squashed. No more broken eggs or squashed bread on the way to your car!
Do you ever find yourself needing a toothpick, but not wanting to touch a dirty table? Or maybe you’re looking for a hack to make your toothpicks last longer. Either way, grooved toothpicks are the answer!
Grooved toothpicks, also called Japanese toothpicks, are designed with hygiene in mind. The grooves at the top of the toothpick are weak points that can be snapped off, revealing a stand. This stand prevents the toothpick from touching the tabletop, no matter how dirty it may be.
Detachable Headrests to Escape
If you’re ever in a situation where you need to break your car window, you may be able to use your headrest as a blunt object. That’s right – in many vehicles, the headrests are detachable. Though they were deliberately made detachable, it wasn’t for life-saving purposes. The incidental application of this detachability is that you can use the separate headrest as a blunt object, smashing the window with it if you need to break your car window.
Of course, this hack may not be the most effective way to break your car window. You’d be better off keeping a hammer or safety kit in the car, which is far more likely to quickly help you in an emergency.
Audio Jack Rings Protect Sound
If you’re looking for a hack to use your headphones, look no further than the headphone jack. This little item can be used to improve your headphones’ sound quality and protect the sound from being corrupted.
Simply plugging your headphones into the jack can help to ensure that the sound is transmitted as best as possible. So if you’re having issues with the audio in your headphones, give this hack a try.
Airplane Window Hole for Pressure
Next time you’re on a plane, take a look at the windows. You might notice a tiny hole in the bottom of each one. That’s not a mistake – it’s actually there for a very important reason.
The hole is used to help balance the air pressure inside and outside the plane. This helps keep the cabin safe for passengers and crew. So next time you fly, remember that the otherwise insignificant-looking detail is actually a life-saving modification
Hidden iPhone Microphone
If you have an iPhone, you might have noticed the tiny dot between the flash and the lens. That little hole is actually a third microphone, providing superior sound quality by blocking out background noise.
If you want to see which of your apps have used your microphone, open “Settings,” click on “Privacy,” and then “Microphone.” On that screen, you’ll see a list of apps that have requested to use your microphone. Hacks like this one are why we love our iPhones!
Tire Treads Tell You When It’s Time For a Replacement
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think too much about your tires. They’re just things that keep your car moving, right? Well, it turns out that there’s a lot more to tires than meets the eye. In fact, there are some pretty nifty hacks that you can use to make sure that your tires are always in top condition.
For example, did you know that you can use a penny to check your tire tread? It’s true! All you have to do is take the penny and insert it into the tread. If the top of Lincoln’s head is visible, then your tread depth is 2/32″ or less and it’s time.
McFlurry Spoon Holes
If you’re like most people, you probably think that the spoon that comes with your McFlurry is just a normal utensil. But the truth is, there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. The spoon is actually designed to fit onto the machine that stirs the ice cream and toppings.
Once it’s finished, the McDonald’s workers detach the spoon from the mixer and serve it to you. So next time you’re enjoying a delicious McFlurry, take a closer look at the spoon. It just might be one of the coolest utensils around!
Three Handles on a Jerrycan
Jerrycans are one of the most useful and versatile pieces of equipment around. Originally designed for carrying fuel for German army vehicles, they quickly became adopted by the British and American militaries after it was seen how useful they were. Today, jerrycans are used for all sorts of things, from carrying water to storing tools and supplies.
One of the great things about jerrycans is that they are very easy to use. Simply opening and closing the lid is all that is needed to fill or empty them. Additionally, their tri-handle design makes them easy to carry by hand, even when filled. This makes them perfect for carrying water or other liquids over long distances.
Cedar Hangers Repel Bugs
If you’re looking for a hack to keep moths from destroying your clothes, look no further than cedar. Cedar hangers and sachets are great for repelling these pesky insects, and the best part is that they’ll make your closet smell amazing.
Just be sure to sand the hangers down every few months to keep the scent strong. Who knew that such a simple item could be so useful?
Second Opening on a Gas Can
If you’re looking for a hack to use an item that’s been around for decades, look no further than the red gas can. These cans have undergone quite a change thanks to state law, but they still serve an important purpose.
Thanks to the new design, you won’t have to worry about spillage or explosions. So next time you need to use a gas can be sure to pick up a red one.
Women’s Buttons On The Left Signify Wealth
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to button up someone else’s shirt, it’s important to know which side the buttons are on. Women’s shirts typically have the buttons on the left side, while men’s shirts have them on the right.
There are a few theories as to why this is the case. One theory is that it has to do with the way upper-class European women dressed during the Renaissance and Victorian eras. Their clothing was much more elaborate, and so clothiers started sewing the buttons on the left side to make it easier for women’s servants to button them up.
Lollipop Stick Holes
If you’re a fan of lollipops, you might have noticed that some of them have a small hole near the base of the stick. While it might seem like an odd design choice, this hole actually serves a very important purpose – particularly for lollipops with molten caramel in them.
When the caramel is poured into the mold, a small piece of it gets stuck in the tiny hole. This ensures that the lollipop won’t fall off the stick, even if the caramel melts and becomes runny. So next time you see a lollipop with a hole in the stick, you’ll know that it’s not just a quirky decoration – it’s actually a clever hack to keep your sweet treat from becoming a sticky mess!