16 Genius Life Hacks That All Of Us Need to Know
Life can be very stressful and overwhelming sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Nowadays, we don’t need to reinvent the wheel to solve our problems. Instead, we can just research a solution on the internet. There, we can find lots of smart solutions for everyday problems, from fast relief from period cramps to quick methods for recharging a laptop.
1. How to reduce period cramps
To reduce period pain, take the rubber end of a pencil and massage it into the upper crevice for one minute before moving to the other ear.
2. How to remove oil stains
Oil stains can be removed from clothes by applying baby powder to the stain and letting it sit to absorb the oil. Talcum powder fills in the gaps between your cloth’s fibers, making it easier to absorb grease. After soaking overnight, scrub away the powder with a soft toothbrush.
3. How to open a stubborn jar
To open any stubborn jar, like a pickle container, put its lid under hot water for one minute. You will be able to open it without any help.
4. How to charge laptop battery faster
When your laptop is on airplane mode it means that many features, like your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, are disabled. This takes some pressure off your battery and allows it to charge faster than if you were operating it normally. Expect to see your laptop fully charged 10-15 minutes faster than if you had airplane mode turned off.
5. How to cut cherry tomatoes quickly
Cherry tomatoes are small and difficult to cut. To make this process easier, place the tomatoes under a container lid and press it down with your hand. Take a knife with your other hand, hold it parallel to the lid of the container, and cut the tomatoes.
6. How to prevent sock from tearing
- Buy 2 pairs of the cheapest and thinnest socks, and put 2 of them on each foot. They will be thick enough to warm you and absorb sweat, but the main thing is that they won’t tear because they will rub against each other and not against your shoes. I haven’t bought new socks for 3 years! © Siron.nsk / Pikabu
7. How to remove grime from the oven door
If you don’t have a grease stain remover, use a dishwasher tablet instead. Pour warm water into a bowl and dip the tablet in it for a couple of seconds. Use gentle circular motions to go over the greasy areas. Remember to moisten the tablet from time to time so that it slides more easily. Then wipe the surface with a cloth or paper towels to remove the dirt.
Some people who have tried this life hack say that it takes a little more than 2 minutes to clean the entire oven door.
8. How to prevent the clothes from wrinkling in the washing machine
If your washing machine has a drying function, you can use this trick. Add ice cubes into the machine when the clothes are being dried. The steam will smoothen the wrinkles and the fabric will look less crumpled. It didn’t work with very thick fabrics but our bedsheets came out looking really great.
9. How to peel baby carrots
It’s easy to peel baby carrots by rolling a regular sheet of foil into a ball and rubbing the vegetable with it.
10. How to drip the water from a bag of boiled rice
It’s easy to get rid of excess liquid from a bag of boiled rice if you secure it with a fork to the kitchen faucet. This will drain all the brew straight into the drain, and you won’t have to hold the bag.
11. How to avoid period leaks
Ordinary panty liners can fix a camel toe situation. If you plan to wear tight clothing, stick one panty liner to the panties’ crotch and another one at a right angle to it.
To avoid period leaks, you can also use 2 panty liners: stick one to the edge of the other one or attach them to panties in the shape of the inverted letter “T.” If you don’t feel comfortable having 2 panty liners on underwear, wearing 2 panties should also do the trick.
12. How to improve access to items inside the fridge
When we fill up the fridge, older items get pushed all the way into the back, and they get lost in the abyss until we unearth them again (usually after a very long time.) Sometimes, it can also be a hassle to take out everything in the front just so we can reach that ketchup bottle in the far corner.
One culinary expert divulged the perfect solution to this dilemma — a Lazy Susan. Not only does it help you organize ingredients and food, it also allows you to have easy access to all the products. And it’s easy to clean, too.
13. How to clean a bathtub without chemicals
If you’re not a fan of using chemicals while cleaning, or they run out when you urgently need to clean your bathtub, this advice is for you. To remove dirt and make your bathtub smell better, take a quarter of a grapefruit, dip it in sugar, and wipe the surface of the tub with it. Sugar, in this case, works as an abrasive agent that, when combined with acid, gets rid of dirt perfectly.
14. How to remove grease without clogging your sink
In order not to clog your kitchen sink, the easiest way to dispose of grease left in a pan after cooking bacon, sausage, or fatty meat is by sending it to the trash. To do this, cover any bowl with foil, pour the grease into it, and wait until it hardens. After that, you can simply take the greasy foil out and throw it away.
15. How to get rid of the stale smell of laundry
Sometimes we forget our laundry in the washing machine for several hours or even an entire day. Some unpleasant smells might appear behind the closed door, so you can put the laundry into the microwave for a short time to freshen it up.
16. How to hydrate your hair
If you want to hydrate your hair, you should use the slugging method. Before going to bed, you put oil on your hair and wrap it in a tube sock. Then you let it sit overnight. It’s said to hydrate and protect your hair while you sleep, just like regular slugging does for your skin. When you wake up, your hair will be healthier and shinier.
Which hack is your favorite? Is there a hack that you discovered and can’t live without now? Let us know in the comments.