Top 20 Life Hacks

All over Pinterest and the internet there are hundreds of Life Hacks available to make your life slightly easier. I’ve pinned many of them lately, trying to look for  solutions to make my days a bit simpler. After I get home from work in the evening, I feel so exhausted and don’t want to do anything. But there are so many tasks and chores to do and I have Ni with me, so making sure she sticks to her schedule is a big task in itself.

I’ve compiled my Top 20 Life Hacks here for you.

  1. Delete your cookies before searching for airline tickets; prices go up if you constantly visit the same site.
  2. If you can’t find a candle or flashlight, burn a crayon instead; it will burn for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Instead of hitting backspace multiple times to correct misspelled words, erase the word by pressing CTRL + Backspace.
  4. Eating more spicy foods will fool your taste buds into being more satisfied with smaller amounts., resulting in some weight-loss.
  5. To get the built up residue from your shower head, tie a baggy of vinegar around it. Leave it there over night and it will clean everything off with no work on your part.
  6. Put coffee in an ice tray and freeze it. When you make an iced coffee, it won’t get watered down.
  7. Spraying Febreze on ants will kill them on contact and will make your home smell amazing.
  8. Put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave pizza to keep the crust from getting chewy.
  9. Blink fast for a minute. Tired eyes help you fall asleep faster.
  10. To tell if an egg is fully cooked or raw, just spin it. If the egg wobbles then it is still raw and if it easily spins, then its fully cooked.
  11. When doing your nails, use Elmer’s glue around your nail, let it dry and go crazy with paint and then peel off the glue.
  12. Download music legally: copy a YouTube URL with the song you want. Go to and enter the URL & press “convert” and download!
  13. How to remove permanent market: Clothes & skin: hand sanitizer. Carpet: white vinegar. Walls: toothpaste or hairspray. Wood: rubbing alcohol.
  14. Cornstarch will untangle all kinds of knots. Rub some into a knot in shoelaces, chains, strings, etc. and watch as it comes apart.
  15. Turn toaster on its side, slide bread with cheese on it in and get a grilled cheese
  16. Recycle Mio bottle for salad dressing. Peel off label, pop off top, wash and fill. Great size for lunch boxes and it doesn’t leak.
  17. Rub Vaseline on your pulse points before spraying perfume to make it last longer.
  18. Microwaving a lemon or fruit for 15 seconds will double the juice you get from it.
  19. Use Bounce sheets to get dust off almost anything and tame static hair with it too.
  20. For cracked/dry/sore feet, mix 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup Listerine, 1/2 cup baking soda with warm water. Soak for 15-30 minutes and dead skin will rub off with a wash clothe.