Hacks to Life: Part 1

There’s a wonderful plethora of information anyone can acquire via internet. Sometimes, if we’re being honest, they’re wastes of time. Other times, they prove themselves to be immensely helpful for certain situations. Here, I’ve compiled some of the “life hacks” that I’ve found to be the most beneficial, for me, personally. What are the purpose of life hacks, you ask? To simplify your world through low-budget tips and tricks.

Got dents in your wood? Read these tips. (photo by Jordanhill School DT Dept)

Got dents in your wood? Read these tips. (photo by Jordanhill School DT Dept)

#1. Use Nail Polish to Identify Different Keys

I can’t tell you how annoying it is to have what appears to be a never ending set of keys – and having to find just the right one. Try coating the tips of your keys with different colored nail polishes – it will make your life a lot easier, assuming that you’ll be able to remember which colors are for what.

#2. Ever Crave Taco Bowls?

Well, I know I do! And that’s why I found this tip so helpful – because I have never seen a store actually sell taco bowl tortillas. If they have, I’ve been missing out – but not anymore! Flip a muffin tin pan upside down and use the spaces to fold your tortillas into the shape of a bowl. Spray them with cooking oil and bake them for ten minutes at 375 degrees for the perfect taco bowls.

#3. Have Damaged Wood Furniture?

Apparently, rubbing a walnut on the damaged part will help to cover the dings on your furniture. I’m not too sure how this one works, but I’m more than willing to try it!

#4. Tired of Breads and Cheeses Going Flat When Cutting Them?

Use unscented tooth floss to cut them. They won’t go flat and the cut will be ridiculously precise. I don’t know why I haven’t found out about this one sooner!

#5. Tired of Flipping Back to Your Cookbook?

Yeah, I would be too. Glad some genius thought it was a good idea to use pants hangers hanging from a cabinet, for easy access to the recipes they’re cooking! Even more so – I’m glad it spread enough that someone put it on the internet.

#6. Need an Ice Cold Drink, Fast?

Wet a paper towel and wrap it around your drink. Stick it in the freezer, and in roughly 15 minutes it will be ice cold – as if it had been in the freezer for a couple of hours.

#7. Have a Dirty Shower Head?

Tie a sandwich bag filled with vinegar around it overnight, and in the morning, it should remove the grime and built-up residue, without any man-power from you!

#8. Car Headlights Dirty?

Use toothpaste to clean up your headlights, and make it that much easier for light to shine through!

#9. Want to Preserve Your Bananas?

If there’s anything that pisses me off more about bananas, it’s that they go bad so quickly. I often don’t get a chance to use them – so they go to waste, much like my money after the fact. Here’s a tip – wrap plastic on the stems of your bananas. It’ll keep them fresher for twice as long as they usually last. Cut the bananas off as desired, and you’re good to go.

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