Every day we go to work, go home, make dinner, and repeat. It seems like this would be a pretty simple schedule to follow, but for some people, they decided that life could be made even easier by adopting a few simple tricks. Why bother getting up to answer the door when you could simply use a piece of twine to pull the door open? If you have ever wondered how you could make your life just a tad easier, then these hacks are for you. Keep scrolling to see how these people got creative and made their lives as simple as possible.
Some laundry machines see a lot of dirty clothes, and these clothes are often covered in a lot of smelly substances. Anyone who has children knows that clothing needs to be washed as soon as a baby spits upon it, or if a toddler has an accident.
After a while, some washing machines begin to develop a rather unpleasant odor, that not even the most floral fabric softener can hide. To combat the smell, all you need to do is combine a cup of baking soda, vinegar, some water and run the wash cycle with nothing inside the washing machine.
If bananas are not the fruit you want to put on your face, then tomatoes can also be used. They contain nutrients and vitamins like B6 and vitamin K that will also keep your skin looking and feeling fresh.
If you pick up some ripe tomatoes at your local grocery store, or for the more organically minded grow your own then you are all set for this beauty hack. Simply slice the tomato in half and rub both halves all over your face. The tomato juice will seep into your pores, and make it feel smooth once it dries. You will want to be careful not to get any in your eyes, though!
A lot of clothing, especially brightly colored ones, and black ones will begin to fade over time. As they are washed over and over, blacks will begin to look dull, and bright reds may start to look pinker.
That is because soap is building upon them, and once the soap residue is eliminated, the clothing can go back to its original vibrant shades. To get rid of the soap, all that is needed is a spoonful of black pepper mixed in with a load of laundry. Sometimes clothes need to be exfoliated just like skin, and the pepper will strip the soap off of them.
One Stop Shop
For anyone who knows the struggle of having to carry groceries in from the car, then this will be a major time-saving hack. Plastic laundry hampers are the perfect size to fit inside the trunk of a vehicle unless you happen to own a fancy sports car that does not have a trunk.
All of the bagged groceries can be placed within the laundry hampers, which means you will only need to make one or two trips from your car to your house after doing a big grocery shop. This will save you the struggle of having to hang multiple carrier bags from each of your arms.
Razors are one of those personal grooming items most men and women own. However, the razor blades themselves tend to be on the expensive side. This person realized that the handle of their razor was broken, but they still needed to use the fresh razor blade.
That is where some handy pliers came in. They work just as well as your run of the mill razor blade handle, and the best part is that they are free.
Most people have multiple keys on their keychains. There is the house key, office key, car key, and the list goes on. Keeping them all separate is tough, as a lot of the time, they look the same. To avoid getting different keys confused, nail polish can be used to paint the top half of the key.
As long as you remember what each color means, you should not have a problem remembering which key is for which lock.
The Condiment Lazy Susan
Refrigerators, like junk drawers, can end up with a lot of random things inside of them. A lot of people like to collect condiments. You never know when you will need that one very spicy hot sauce, or that special garlic aioli.
To avoid forgetting about all of the condiments in the fridge, and purchasing new ones, you can install a lazy susan. Then, all of the condiments can be placed on it, and when you feel you need a certain one, just spin it until you find the one you need.
Make Your Own Laptop Stand
For those people that like to sit in bed with their laptops and watch movies, a laptop stand is a necessity. Laptop stands are one of those items that a lot of people don’t like to spend money on. That is where an empty egg carton comes in.
Most grocery stores will give these away at the end of the day, or if you want to, you can eat all of the eggs yourself. Eating the eggs might be a more time-consuming route to take for this hack.
Daily WiFi Update
A lot of parents expect their children to do chores. Some of these chores are simple things like emptying the dishwasher or doing laundry, but a lot of children don’t want to do them.
This enterprising parent realized they could get their kids to do all of their chores if they withheld a crucial piece of information: the WiFi password. In the digital age, not having access to social media can be pretty upsetting. We bet these kids did all of their chores.
Don’t you just hate it when you are frying your favorite food and the oil splatters and burns your hands? Not only is oil spatter annoying, but it can also be pretty dangerous.
So, instead of suffering in silence why not try this genius idea. All you need is a clean, large soda bottle with the bottom cut out and the lid removed. NOw you can fry bacon or your other favorite foods without burning your hands.
A Yummy Distraction
While some dogs enjoy the occasional bath, others can be quite difficult come bath time. There is nothing worse than having your wet pooch running lose around the house after escaping the bath. Trust us, the clean up can be a nightmare.
Instead, try distracting your pooch with some yummy peanut butter that will keep them busy long enough for you to give them a good clean. Just add a tablespoon on a nearby bathroom tile and let your loving doggy lick away while you give them a clean.
Microwaved leftover pizza is not something most of us look forward to. If you don’t have access to an oven then you can always just heat up your leftover pizza on a hot iron.
Just make sure to clean the iron after ‘cooking’. Or better yet, use some wax paper to keep your iron from picking up grease. This hack is awesome for those of us living in dorm rooms or tiny apartments with no oven.
If you have an old pair of crutches just laying around you can easily turn them into a stylish bookshelf with this easy hack. All you need are some precut boards and some screws and your old crutches will be transformed into a useful bookshelf.
Not only is this a fun weekend project but its also a unique and trendy design that can spruce up your living space. This is sure to have you wondering what else you can repurpose around the house.
The Old Switcheroo
It’s no secret that kids can be especially crafty when they want to and this trait is evident when it comes to giving your kids medicine. So save yourself the hassle and try this nifty trick the next time you have to convince your toddler to take their medicine.
Simply hide the medicine in a juice box and by the time they realize that something is not quite right, it will all be over. They might be a little suspicious the next time they get a juice box from you but this soon shall pass.
Left and Right
If you can never tell which headphone is left and which is right then find comfort in the fact that you are not alone. Many of us routinely confuse the two and with this simple trick, you can avoid it completely.
But placing different colored foam or silicon caps over your headphones you will be able to identify which is which. Alternatively, you can try tying a knot at the base of one of the headphones or use some colored nail polish to help you figure it out.
Cinnamon Waffles in a Jiffy
Whether you find you never have enough time to cook in the morning or if you just really love waffles then why not try some super easy cinnamon roll waffles.
This super easy hack allows you to make delicious waffles in minutes and all you need it a cinnamon roll tube and a waffle iron. If you like this hack then why not experiment with some of the other types of tubes you can find in your local store. You never know, your creation could be super delish!
Plastic shopping bags can be useful things to keep in the house, but the trouble is once they have been used they are a nightmare to store. Yes, you could buy a special dispenser that allows you to easily store them, but who has the money for that.
Instead, save yourself time and money and just store them in an empty tissue box. It is super easy to pack and this way you can keep some in your truck, office and at home without it taking up too much space.
Toeing The Line
Eating in the living room can be a tricky business. There is always the possibility that a spill will occur, and this mom did not want to take any chances. She instituted a rule in which her son could not have any food in the living room.
He listened to what his mom said, and he followed the rule, but he definitely found a loophole. He understands borders very well, and we’re sure that in the future, this will help him out when it comes to geography class.
The All-Inclusive Experience
One of the highlights of the year for a lot of people is the time when they get to take a vacation. This man booked himself into an all-inclusive resort and decided just to relax. He took his relaxation to the next level when he decided to go hands-free with his beverage.
All it took was a small platform and a well-angled straw, and he did not have to move from his sun lounger for the entire day. This is definitely a hack to be used on your next vacation.
Long haul flights can really tire a person out. Usually, you are in the air for at least 8 hours, which means you will want to sleep for a portion of that time.
This woman did not remember to bring a sleeping mask with her, but that was not a problem. For anyone who has long hair, you can easily fashion a sleeping mask out of hair to cover your eyes. This does look a bit odd, but we give her props for using every resource available to her.
When you have settled in for a Netflix and chill session, the last thing you want to do is get up to answer the door for the food delivery person. This person knew that they did not want to have to get up once they had sat down.
That is why they installed this handy yarn apparatus. When their food arrived, all they needed to do was tug on the yarn, and pull their pizza up to their bedroom. That yarn would have to be tied well; otherwise, there could have been a pizza catastrophe.
Sometimes finding a kettle to boil water in, or even a water machine with a hot water tap, can be hard to find. This person knew that a Keurig coffee machine has the ability to provide piping hot water; they just needed to make sure to remove one crucial item before using it.
The coffee capsule had to be taken out, or that cup of noodles would have had a very unique taste. We don’t think coffee-flavored chicken is what anyone would have wanted for lunch.
This is probably not something a lot of people have experienced, but large satellites can actually have snow settle and then melt on them. Once the temperature drops, this melted snow can freeze, which can actually disrupt the satellite signal.
To avoid this, all you need is a large water gun with antifreeze inside it. After spraying the satellite with the antifreeze, all of the issues should clear up, and it is also a lot of fun to play with a water gun.
For the juice lovers out there, one box is simply not enough. It is such a small amount of juice contained in each box that a lot of people like to have more than one.
This girl knew that she would want to have a bunch of juice and all at the same time. All it took was a plethora of straws, and juice boxes held together. We bet that kids will see this hack and adopt it right away. This is a good one to use at lunchtime.
Some women like to wear false lashes for big nights out, and stars definitely wear them for major awards shows. A lot of lashes can be reused, all that you need to do is keep the lashes and some glue.
However, it is very easy to lose the lashes, which is where a small container like the one that a Kinder Surprise toy comes in can be used. It is the perfect size to store the lashes and the glue for the next time you want to use them.
When tablets first hit the market, especially the iPad, everyone was amazed by the technology. Laptops are still popular, but tablets are definitely one of the main choices when it comes to watching television and movies in bed.
The only problem is that it can be difficult to position them comfortably for viewing. If you have bunk beds, all it takes are some well-placed hangers, and you can hang your iPad from the top bunk for your viewing pleasure.
Anyone who owns a pair of headphones that are not cordless has experienced the struggle of having to disentangle them.
A lot of people keep them in their pockets or their purses, and this is the perfect place for them to get all jumbled up. However, with a simple hair clip, you can easily store them and avoid unnecessary tangle. Now, they are ready to be plugged in at a moment’s notice.
No matter what, if you own a vehicle, you will need to pump some gas into it eventually. On a cold and blustery day, this can be a rather unpleasant endeavor, but if you have a car with a backseat, it doesn’t have to be.
This person realized that they did not need to get out of their car to pump gas. All they needed to do was sit in the backseat, and they were able to avoid all of the elements. You can try this next time there is a blizzard you don’t want to stand in.
A Homemade Iron
College is one of those times where a lot of young adults have to learn how to do things for themselves. There also tends to be a lack of amenities that they would usually find at home.
This student needed to iron a shirt, but he did not have an iron. He thought outside of the box and realized a hot pot would do the same job. It has a flat bottom, and it won’t burn a shirt if it is clean. This is an easy hack that can be used all over the world.
A Slippery Solution
Everyone wants to have clean and clear skin, but purchasing a plethora of moisturizers, serums, and face masks can be pretty pricey. Luckily, most of the ingredients found inside these products occur naturally in nature, which means creating your skincare products is easier than ever.
The inside of banana peels actually contains a lot of the nutrients, and natural moisturizers necessary for fresh-looking skin. It might look a bit odd, but rubbing a banana peel on your skin will make it nice and soft. Your skin will absorb the nutrients if you leave the banana juice on your face. Just rinse it off in the morning before you head out for the day.
Cheating is by no means a good thing, especially when it comes to tests. You won’t know if you fully understand the material if you have the answers right in front of you.
That being said, we have to admit this nail cheating scheme is pretty ingenious. Fake nails are long enough that answers and formulas can easily be hidden in the tips of them. No teacher or professor would even think to check under their students’ nails for answers.