Some people think they are really clever, but what they don’t know is that they are doing some simple things completely wrong.
From waking up in the morning to going to sleep at night, we’re constantly doing things. Whether it’s making breakfast, commuting to work or anything else, there are things that we can all do to make the daily grind much easier.
Many of the tips and tricks below will seem so obvious when they’re explained. You’ll be amazed that you didn’t know them already. If you have been doing some off them, then hats off to you. But most people will be shocked at how they’ve been neglecting these seemingly obvious life hacks!
The Cupcake Sandwich
Cupcakes can be kind of messy to eat. It’s just the way that they’re designed. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Instead, you can fashion a quick sandwich out of the cake parts. Frosting will never be traumatic again!
Write Over Words To Make Them Completely Unreadable
Have you ever written something accidentally and wanted to hide your mistake? The odds are that you just scribbled some lines over the words. But there’s a much more effective way to hide the embarrassing word. Just write a bunch of random letters on top of the word. It will become completely illegible!
Hang Spray Bottles On A Clothing Rod
Spray bottles can be hard to organize. Their design means that they flop around everywhere. But if you install a clothing rod in the right place, then they’ll all stay organized. It also frees up more cupboard space!
When Microwaving Leftovers, Put A Hole In The Middle
Microwaves don’t heat up food evenly. The center of anything takes longer to heat up. This can mean that the edges of your food get burnt. But if you arrange your food so that there is no center, then it will all get cooked evenly. It’s so obvious when you think about it!
Find The Online Version Of A Product’s Manual And Save It
Basically, every company has the manual for their product in PDF format. When you buy a new piece of tech, you should look up the manual online. You’ll be able to save it to your Google Drive. That means that you’ll always have the manual in your pocket.
Untie Knots Much Faster
Instead of grabbing the bit of the knot that’s passing through the main knot, just twist the loose end as much as you can. If you push after that, then it should all unravel easily!
Fill A Bucket With An Expertly Angled Dustpan
Many buckets can’t fit so easily into a sink. Instead of getting a cup and filling the bucket slowly, you can just angle a dustpan so that the water slides into the bucket.
Roll Clothes When Packing To Save Space
Rolling clothes keep your clothing organized and lets you fit in more stuff.
Cut Meat To Fit The Sandwich Properly
All you need to do to ensure that your sandwich has meat all over is slice two pieces of meat in half. Then line the straight edges along with the bread. Amazing!
Open Key Rings Without Messing Up Your Fingers
Staple removers mean that you can pry that key ring apart with ease.
Drill Holes In A Trash Can To Prevent Suction Problems
When you take out a full trash bag, the airtight seal that the bag makes can mean that pulling it out can be almost impossible. But if you make a few holes in the base, the bag will come out smoothly.
Eat Cheese Balls With Chopsticks To Avoid Finger Dust
It may look a little odd to onlookers, but if you hate that cheese dust that builds up on your hands, then chopsticks really help with eating cheese balls!
Open A Popcorn Bag On The Side
To prevent butter from clinging to your hands, just open a popcorn bag longways.
Forgot Your Speakers? Put Your Phone In A Paper/Plastic Cup
It may not sound like a high end sound system, but putting a phone playing music into an empty paper or plastic cup can enhance the sound incredibly!
Soda Cans Come With A Straw Holder
Ever wondered what that hole in the opening bit of the can is for? It’s to hold a straw without the straw tipping out of the can!
On A Hot Day, Cover Glasses With Cupcake Wrappers
Flies, wasps, and other bugs won’t be able to invade the drinks when you cover it with a wrapper!
Dispense Tic Tacs With Ease
Did you know that the tic tac bottle has a special holder inside to bring an individual tic tac out? Just hold the bottle upside down and open the bottle slowly, pulling the bottle bit sideways so lots of tic tacs don’t fall out.
Cut Crusty Bread Loafs Upside Down
Crusty bread can be annoying to cut. But the underside is usually much softer. Just turn it upside down before slicing. You’ll think that it’s the best thing since sliced bread!
Only Drink Iced Coffee With Coffee Ice Cubes
The major problem with iced coffee is that as the ice melts, it gets watered down. This isn’t the case if you pour some cold coffee into an ice cube tray and use that to make the iced coffee later.
Use Thick Socks And A Hairdryer To Break In Shoes
Breaking in shoes can be an annoying and long process. But if you wear thick socks with the shoes and heat the bits that are hurting with a hairdryer, then they’ll get comfier sooner!
Cut Open A Bottle Top To Create A Plastic Bag Seal
If you want to create a really airtight seal for your bagged food, then cut the top of a bottle open. Then pull the bag through the top of the bottle and screw on the lid!
Double Your Microwave Space By Balancing A Bowl On A Mug
You can half the time that you spend microwaving food if you just get a little creative with how you get the food bowls into space.
Put Ice Cream In A Ziplock Bag To Keep It Soft
The worst thing about ice cream is struggling to scoop it from the box. But if you place it in a ziplock bag before putting the box in the freezer, then it’ll stay soft!
Pull Out Chicken Wing Bones Before Eating Them
It’s not so hard to pull out a chicken wing’s bones, meaning that you can eat it more easily.
Cut Cakes And Dough With Floss
If you use floss to cut through a cake, then there’s no chance that the knife will mess up the frosting!
Peel Ginger With A Spoon
If you want to have peeled ginger that wastes none of the spice, then use a spoon!
Pit Cherries With A Straw
Just push a straw through the cherry to pit it perfectly every time.
Wear Bobby Pins Wavy Side Down
When the wavy bit of the bobby pin faces your head, that means that it stays in place for longer!
Peel A Banana From The Bottom
Why would you want to peel a banana from the base? Because it’s much easier and leads to less stringy bits sticking to the banana. Try it!
Peel Garlic In No Time
If you hit the whole garlic head hard with your palm, put the garlic segments in two bowls and shake the bowls together really hard, you’ll have perfectly peeled garlic in no time.
Shine Patent Leather With Windex
Some people shine patent leather shoes with shoe polish. This is really a wasted expense. You can achieve better results by using plain old fashioned Windex!
Slice A Watermelon Like An Onion!
If you slice it like this, then the watermelon is so easy to eat!
Remove A Red Wine Stain With White Wine
Who says that you can’t fight fire with fire? The best thing for removing a red wine stain is white wine. Soak white wine into the stain for a while before washing it.
Most Foil And Wrap Boxes Come With Locks
Foil gets everywhere. But you can stop it spilling by taking advantage of the locks that come on the boxes.
Eat An Apple From The Top Or The Bottom
Most people waste good parts of an apple from starting from the side. To avoid this, eat from the top or bottom first.
Make S’mores The Inventive Way
Old fashioned s’mores are fine. But you can make them much more interesting. For instance, if you use an Oreo for the edges, it will be much tastier!
Extract All Of Your Toothpaste With A Bobby Pin
Is there anything that bobby pins can’t do? Instead of wasting so much time squeezing a toothpaste tube, just run a bobby pin from the end to the front of it. You’re sure to extract all of the toothpaste!
Dry Your Nailpolish With Ice Water
If you stick your fingernails into ice water just after painting them, then they’ll be dried in a few minutes, allowing you to touch things again!
Make Your Pizza A Taco For A More Even Experience
If you tear off the slice of a pizza crust and then fold the rest of the pizza around the crust like a taco, then that can be incredibly delicious!
Remove Strawberry Leaves With A Straw
The clue to deleafing a strawberry is in the fruit’s title. Just shove a straw from the bottom of the strawberry all the way to the top and the leaves will all come out.
Put Jeans In The Freezer To Keep Them Cleaner, Longer
Jeans should be washed as little as possible. The only issue is that they can get a little smelly if you wear them for a while. But sticking them in a freezer should eliminate many of the odors that build up.
Use An Onion To Make A Beautifully Round Fried Egg
Fried eggs are great, but they never look nice and round. That is unless you know a simple trick. Just slice an onion ring, put it on the frying pan and drop the egg into the onion ring.
Knot A Wire With An Extension Cord
Wires can come out of an extension cord so easily. To prevent this from happening, just tie a simple knot between the wire and extension lead before plugging them together.
Make A Bottle Get Cold In Only 15 Minutes
It usually takes hours and hours for bottles of drink to chill in the fridge. But if you wrap the bottles in damp paper towels and put them in the fridge, then they get cold in only 15 minutes
Make Ice Cream Sandwiches Easily
Just cut through the tub and peel the plastic off when you’ve put the ice cream between the cookies.
Open Plastic Packaging With A Can Opener
If a can opener can cut through metal, then it can get through those annoying vacuum sealed plastic packages.
Secure Your Child’s Long Hair With A Vacuum And A Band
Brushing a child’s hair can be time consuming. If you’re in a rush, just put a vacuum over it instead.
Save On Washing Up By Using Your Takeout Container As A Plate
Yes, those boxes that contain rice transform to plates with very little effort. As if Chinese food wasn’t great enough already.
Make Fast Food Restaurant Ketchup Pots Easier To Dip Into
Those little paper pots for ketchup can actually be unraveled for a much more satisfying junk food experience.
Peel A Potato Without A Peeler Or A Knife
All that you need are a bowl of hot water and a bowl of cold water to remove a potato’s skin.
Cut Many Cherry Tomatoes At Once
By placing a dozen or so cherry tomatoes between a lid and a surface, you’ll be able to cut them all at once. Just drive a knife through the tomatoes when holding the lid firmly on the tomatoes.
Need To Charge Your Phone Fast? Put It On Flight Mode
Flight mode means that your phone will waste less of its energy on other things while it’s charging, making it charge faster!
Want To Identify If A Foundation’s Shade Suits You? Test It On Your Neck
It’s much more convenient than putting it on your face. And you can compare multiple colors more easily!
Paint Keys Different Colors So That You Know Which Is Which
You’ll never spend an age looking for the right key again. And your keys will look fantastic!
Make Eggshells Peel Much More Easily With Baking Soda
Just add a teaspoon of baking soda into the water before you boil the egg, and the shell will peel so easily.
These tips have hopefully made your life much, much easier. You won’t believe all of the free time that builds up from doing things the right way!
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