Life is like an obstacle course that you simply have to get through in order to find some joy in the things you do on a daily basis. But things don’t always have to be so hard. There are ways that you can get around some of the challenges you face every day. You just didn’t know how to do that… until now.
So, here’s a collection of incredibly witty and creative life hacks that will keep you from pulling your hair out. It might not solve every problem, but it will certainly get you out of a tough jam and make your day a little easier to endure.
#1. The next time you’re making a sauce, a soup, or a casserole that looks a bit too oily to consume, try this.
Put an ice cube into it. The ice will act like a magnet that attracts the grease, allowing you to remove the excess fat with a spoon or a ladle. But you have to work quickly because that ice cube won’t stay solid forever.
#2. If you have a busy schedule, then you’ll probably need a dry erase board to schedule everything.
So, what happens if you don’t have a dry erase board? It’s easy. Just buy dry erase markers. Then, turn any mirror in your house into a surface that you can write on. Best of all, the dry erase markers won’t scratch your mirrors.
#3. Whatever you do, don’t throw that old soap sliver away because there’s a way you can recycle it.
Slivers of soap often end up at the bottom of a trash bag, but with this neat little hack, you can basically graft it into a brand-new soap bar. Just think of how much longer this will make your augmented soap last.
#4. It’s summertime and you’re craving a low-calorie ice cream alternative like some delicious frozen yogurt.
It’s really very easy to make. You’ll just need some of those sticks they put in popsicles. Now place the stick inside your favorite yogurt, then freeze it for a few hours. Once you take it out, you’ll have a healthier snack that is also cool.
#5. If you drink lots of water during the summer months, then make these fruit cubes.
Fruit cubes are easy to make. You’ll just need to make sure that the pieces of fruits fit in the slots of the ice cube tray. Then add some water and freeze. They look nice in filtered or sparkling water.
#6. If you love avocados, but are having a tough time keeping them fresh, then try using an onion.
Sometimes avocados can ripen way too quickly. But there’s a way to slow things down and keep them fresh a little longer. Just store them with a fresh onion. The color doesn’t really matter, but you might want to avoid using a yellow onion because their scent might affect the taste of your avocado.
#7. You’ll definitely want to do this to your pan if you want to make the best roasted veggies ever.
It’s so simple! If you want to make roasted veggies that will make your family’s mouth water, then put the pan in the oven first so it can preheat. When you take it out and place the vegetables on the hot surface, they’ll get that delicious brown color right away.
#8. If your kitchen is small and you have no place to cut your meat or veggies, then try this hack.
Simply open a drawer in your kitchen and place the cutting board on it. It’s that easy. Now you’ll have extra space to slice and dice stuff without worrying about your cutting board slipping and falling to the floor.
#9. Here’s a great solution for you if you’re baking, but find that you’re all out of powdered sugar.
There’s nothing worse than realizing that you’re out of powdered sugar when you’re so invested in a recipe. But don’t worry. You can make your own powdered sugar. Just pulverize granulated sugar in a spice grinder and you’ll get powdered sugar in a heartbeat. Yum!
#10. Here’s a hack you can use to avoid looking like a two-year-old when you’re eating watermelon.
Having juice on the cheeks is a big no-no, but there’s no way to avoid it when you cut yourself a slice of watermelon. But if you cut the sides and shape each slice until it looks like a Superman emblem, you can enjoy your watermelon slice without making a mess.
#11. Try this hack to keep yourself from getting frustrated when you’re looking for the end of the tape roll.
By adding a paper clip to the end of the tape, you’ll never have to worry about the tape getting stuck to the roll. Your nails will certainly thank you, and you won’t have to struggle, get mad, or waste time the next time you use the tape.
#12. A permanent marker stain isn’t as permanent as you might think when it gets on your clothes.
You can use bleach to remove permanent marker from white fabrics. You can also use a mix of vinegar, milk, borax, and lemon juice if you stained satin. You can also try alcohol-based hairsprays and alcohol-based antibacterial hand soaps to get rid of these stains as well.
#13. When you’re out on vacation, you might want to try this hack to keep your emergency money safe.
All you have to do is hollow out a Chap Stick, and roll as much money as you can. Make sure that it fits. So, even if someone does steal your purse or your wallet, you’ll at least have some emergency money to call a cab and get back to the hotel.
#14. Whatever you do, don’t throw away your leftover wine and try this easy-to-do hack instead.
Fill the entire ice cube tray with the leftover wine. Then cover the tray with some Saran wrap and place it in the freezer. That way, you can go into the freezer and drop one of these wine cubes into a pan the next time you’re cooking something that asks for wine in the recipe.
#15. If you really want to knock your partner’s socks off, then add some heart-shaped eggs to their breakfast.
Heart-shaped eggs sound difficult, but they’re not. Just boil an egg, peel it, then place it on a folded card piece. Now, lay a chopstick on top, tie it all together with a few rubber bands and let the egg rest there for about ten minutes. Afterward, just cut it in half and you’ll have a lovely treat.
#16. If you’re worried about the safety of your dishwasher when you put small items in, try a laundry bag.
If you’re afraid that small items might slip through the basket and cause damage to your washing machine, then try putting them in a laundry bag to keep them from flying all over the place during a wash cycle.
#17. Next time you ask yourself how your friends created a heart symbol on their messages, try this.
This ALT codes list gives you access to a bunch of different special characters that are bound to give your next messages on social media some pizzazz. Sometimes, typing symbols can be a lot of fun, and in some cases, it’s necessary for professional or academic situations. So, give it a shot.
#18. If you need a space to place your recipes, but don’t have the counter space, then hang them up.
Using a cookbook or a recipe can be a real pain when you have limited counter space. Besides, your recipes can wind up covered in the ingredients that you’re using to bake stuff. So next time, use a clip-hanger to hang your recipe from your cupboard doors.
#19. A cork board has a variety of uses, so you might want to consider hanging one in your cupboard.
You can use the cork board to pin a bunch of different objects to it such as measuring spoons, kitchen utensils, and recipes. If you add it to the inside of a cupboard door you’ll have the ultimate space-saving hack at your disposal.
#20. If you really want to wow your guests at your next house party, then make crystal clear ice cubes.
Don’t shake your head! We’re well aware that most ice cubes are opaque because of the minerals and dissolved air in the water. But if you boil the water twice and freeze it, your ice cubes will come out crystal clear.
#21. Space can be a major issue when you have a million spray cleaners lying around your house.
If you’re running out of space under your kitchen sink, then you’re not alone. But if you use a clothing rod, you can hang your spray bottles and still have plenty of space to spare under the sink. You have to admit, it’s better than renovating the kitchen.
#22. Onions might taste great, but boy can they make you cry, unless of course, you try this hack.
When you cut into an onion, the fumes will cause your eyes to start tearing up. But you can prevent this simply by putting the onion in the freezer. If you don’t want to cut through a frozen onion, then put it in the fridge first, pre-cut it, and freeze it to get rid of the irritating fumes.
#23. Brown sugar might not go bad, but it can certainly get as hard as a rock if you don’t use it all right away.
You bought some brown sugar and then forgot all about it. But now, you want to bake something with it and you’re afraid that it’s turned to stone. If this happens, then soak a Terracotta Brown Sugar Saver in water. Then, dry it off and place it in with your sugar, and it will keep your brown sugar from drying up.
#24. The next time your cast-iron skillet needs a serious cleaning, try using some salt to remove the stains.
Cleaning a cast-iron skillet isn’t easy. For one thing, you can’t use steel wool, soap, or a dishwasher to get the job done. So, what’s left? Try a paste mixture of salt and water. Then use a hard brush to get that skillet nice and clean.
#25. Try this nifty hack the next time you freeze your meat so you can have an easier time thawing it out.
Whatever meat you don’t use, simply flatten it and place inside a Ziploc bag. Then put it in the freezer until you’re ready to use it. The flattening makes the meat thaw a lot quicker when you’re ready to use the meat again.