>> Mar 17, 2017
Let’s be honest, if there’s a possibility of having a short way in doing something, you’ll always opt to go for the shortcut; it's understandable - you’ll be time efficient, and you’ll be spending less energy. That’s why for the past few years, the term “life hack” has been used to indicate easier ways of doing ordinary tasks; an example of it is easier DIY projects for your home or using different household objects to help with cooking or cleaning.
There have already been numerous “life hacks” that the internet went crazy for but here’s a list of them that will definitely blow your mind:
#1. Airplane Mode
When you’re in a rush and your phone battery is still charging, you can turn on airplane mode and it will make your phone charge faster.
#2. Wrinkled Shirt
Have you ever wanted to go out but the shirt you were going to use was wrinkly? You can put the wrinkled shirt in the dryer with 4-5 ice cubes, turn it on and leave it there for 5 minutes. When you take the shirt out, all the wrinkles are gone!
#3. Shoes Too Tight?
Are your shoes a little tight? Put on 3-4 socks then wear the shoes; while wearing them, blow dry both shoes for 10 minutes. After blow drying, they’ll slowly expand and you can finally put it on with the perfect fit.
#4. Stop The Game Ads
Does the advertisements in your mobile games ruin your gaming experience? You can turn on airplane mode in your phone to stop ads from popping up!
#5. Stinky Clothes?
If you’re coming from a vacation and all your dirty laundry is in one bag, you can put 2-3 bars of scented soap inside the bag to make your dirty laundry smell clean!
#6. Easy to Peel Eggshell
If you don’t like peeling the eggshell off a hard-boiled egg, then while boiling the egg just add a teaspoon of baking soda and it’ll make your peeling life easier by making the
#7. The Easier Way to Peel a Banana
Instead of peeling a banana from the stem, try pinching it on the other side and slowly pull the peel off. This will make it easier for you to peel the banana by reducing the peeling time considerably.
#8. Waterproofing Your Shoes
By using beeswax instead of expensive chemicals, you can definitely waterproof your shoes! You just have to rub beeswax all over your shoe and after covering every surface, blow dry it for a few minutes until the visible beeswax residue disappears; and there you have it! Waterproof shoes using cheap and easy to use products!
#9. Ironing a Button-up Shirt
If you haven’t noticed, ironing a button-up shirt is tedious because of the buttons in the middle; by turning the shirt inside-out, you can iron it without the hindrance of the buttons!
#10. Clogged Sink?
Unclog a drain in a way that is both cheap and environment friendly. By pouring 1 cup of baking soda into the drain followed by 1 cup of vinegar; the drain will be unclogged in a matter of minutes! Also, use the faucet to clean off the residue from the vinegar and baking soda.
#11. Hammer That Nail!
There is a big chance that you’ve probably hit your finger by accident while trying to hammer a nail; to avoid doing that again, use a clothespin to hold the nail! You’ll never hit your fingers again and you’ll be having a better grip!
#12. Hazy Headlights?
Are your car headlights too hazy? If yes, you can use toothpaste to remove the haziness! Just apply toothpaste all over the headlight and make sure to spread it all the way to the crevices; leave it for 10-20 minutes and then wipe it off, you’ll clearly see the difference!
#13. Pimple Removal
You can easily shrink a pimple in a few minutes by applying a small amount of Listerine on it. The alcohol will dry it up and cause to slowly fade!
#14. Something In Your Eye?
If you’ve got something in your eye, don’t rub it! Fill a bowl that’s big enough for your face with water, submerge your face and open your eyes while underwater and the foreign object will come right off!
#15. Elevator Buttons
If someone presses several buttons on the elevator, you can cancel the unnecessary floors by pushing their corresponding buttons twice. You won’t ever need to wait for the elevator to stop on wrong floors!
Human creativity and ingenuity will always give rise to new “life hacks”; this will make it easier for human being to do ordinary tasks with the least bit of effort!
About the Author:
Laurel Santos may be a 24 year old adult but at her core she is just a little girl full of wonder. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer in the Philippines. She manages a small pet shop inside her village. She has a big heart for animals, especially stray dogs. She is an avid traveler because she believes that life is not lived within the borders of your own home. Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about and that is writing.