Life is difficult even with assistance, but without any help, it can seem unbearable. Still, if you just wait around for someone to help you, you’ll probably end up feeling alone. That’s why learning to help yourself is a big part of happiness, and you can easily give yourself a hand around the house if you just learn are trick or two. These twenty ingenious hacks will save you a lot of time end effort on pointless tasks which you can then spend in a more fruitful way.
1. Get the kernels out
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2. Never mix up your keys again
Imagine what you could do with that precious time you lose going through your keys. Use nail polish to color-coordinate them, and they will look much nicer too.
3. No quarter?
No problem. Stuffing a key into a coin slot shopping cart, just make sure you don’t forget your key when you leave!
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4. Never worry about thieves at the beach
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5. Tape your toes when wearing heels
It may seem odd, but taping your toes when wearing high heels will help alleviate pain in your feet so you can dance away the night.
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6. Wire holders
Isn’t it annoying when you unplug your phone or computer and the cord falls onto the ground? You can easily prevent it from happening by using some office clips.
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7. Out of recycling space?
You can use cardboard to add a secondary level of storage to your recycling bin, but check the recycling guidelines in your area to make sure cardboard is being recycled.
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8. Peel your eggs easily
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9. Drunken salad
Small alcohol bottles make salad dressing containers!
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10. Trick people into thinking you’re mature
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If push comes to shove and you have a wine bottle but no corkscrew, you can embed a screw into the cork and then use a hammer to pry it out.
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12. Pop the top
Poke a straw through a strawberry to easily pop the stem off.
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13. A perfect ice cream sandwich
Slice directly through your ice cream carton for perfectly circular ice cream sandwich centers.
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14. Use the force
If you’re struggling with a tightly sealed jar, grab some duct tape. Attach a long strip of tape to the lid and pull on the excess tape.
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15. The endless applications of the potatoe
Aside from their culinary qualities, potatoes also work really well as a safe and effective way to remove broken light bulb sockets. The potato will protect your hand and grip the socket for easy removal.
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16. Tank hanger
Don’t waste multiple hangers on your tank top collection; instead, use shower curtain rings on a single hanger. Del Griffith would be proud!
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17. Stripped screws
If you’re struggling with cheap screws, a simple elastic band can save you a lot of nerves, time and energy.
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18. Standing tacos
If you ever thought “I sure could use an extra pair of hands” while devouring a taco, you’ll love this one: use a fork to keep your taco shell balanced so that you have two free hands to load on the fixings with.
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19. No more tangled wires
If you have a box or drawer overstuffed with a nightmarish tangle of interweaving wires and chargers you might want to use toilet paper rolls to easily store your cords and get rid of that tangled mess.
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20. No more butt splash
Aside from a dirty toilet seat, the automatic toilet flush is a terrifying public bathroom feature, splashing cold water across your backside when you’re least expecting it. Luckily, it can be avoided by hanging a piece of tissue paper over the sensor.