17 Simple Solutions That Make Everyday Life Much Easier
Everyday we face a lot of tiny problem: dealing with clothes, household chores, our appearance, working and more. These things can secretly steal our time and spoil the mood. Luckily, there are a lot of life-hacks out there to help us to solve these problems and make our lives much easier!
1. Dress zipper
Trouble zipping up your dress? When you plan to wear a dress, link the dress zipper to any long necklace of yours and pull it up. This helps you to close your dress easier.
2. Bra straps
When you wear a square or circle-neck top, your bra can show above the top’s neckline. To fix this, you have to take your arms out of the top’s sleeves and take the bra straps off your shoulders.
Then you turn the bra around to make a smaller loop that your arm can fit through. You pull the new, smaller strap loop up to your shoulder. The strap is now tucked more toward your armpit, hiding the straps further back. When you put your sleeves back on, you can’t see the bra or its straps at all.
3. Run bacon under cold water before cooking to reduce shrinking.
4. To erase crayon marks on walls, use a hair dryer to melt the wax and then wipe it away.
5. The corner of your ironing board can help you iron the fitted sheets.
Another popular problem is ironing fitted sheets. They can be really tricky. But there are some tricks: you can iron the sheet right on the bed. Put the sheet on the mattress and go from the center to the edges. You can also fold the sheet 4 times and put the corner over the corner of the board.
6. Hair curlers help with fur.
Pet owners know very well how hard it is to remove fur from clothes: the hairs pierce through the clothes like needles. There’s a popular life hack — put hair curlers into the washing machine to help you collect a lot of fur.
7. How to clean earphones without silicone tips
All AirPods users and fans of similar earphone models know that they are very difficult to clean. Fortunately, there is a solution! First, you need to separate the dirt from the edges with a toothpick, and then just pick it up with something like modeling clay or slime.
8. Avoid wasting food by making notes on the freezer.
With the help of an erasable marker, you can make a checklist on the door of the freezer, and indicate which food are stored inside and how much of it is in there. You can also write the date when they were placed in cold storage. This method can help you avoid wasting food because you won’t end up buying redundant stock, and the visible expiry date can guide you in your consumption.
9. Use a remote control car for hard-to-reach places.
When this person needed to spread an Ethernet cable across a drop ceiling, instead of taking out a ceiling tile every now and then to reach the cable and pull it across, this guy used a remote control car to do the job. “I just routed the cable through the chassis and secured the body with body clips. No tape, no zip ties.” The wire was successfully pulled across, and zero effort was made to remove ceiling panels — that’s a win-win in our book.
10. Boost your cellphone sound with a mug or glass cup.
Sometimes, the cellphone’s built-in speakers are not loud enough, especially if you are in an area with a lot of background noise. But instead of buying Bluetooth speakers, you can simply put the phone inside an empty glass or porcelain cup. This will cause the sound waves to bounce around and get amplified. Now you can listen to music or podcasts at a better volume.
11. If your bra straps are removable, turn them around so the slides are in front.
This way, it will be easier for you to adjust their length.
12. Bags and bottles can be used for storing bulk products.
If you’ve run out of containers for storing dry products, or if you’re going on a hike and don’t want to carry an extra container with you, pour cereal or sugar into a plastic bag, cut off the top of a water bottle, or any other plastic beverage bottle, and pull the top of the bag through the bottleneck. Unfold the edge of the bag and screw the lid over the top.
13. How to remove dirt from hard-to-reach places
Hard-to-reach spots are a real hassle for those who want their home to be perfectly clean. But even the narrowest gaps can be cleaned if you wrap the blunt side of a knife with a paper or cloth napkin. You can also spray a little detergent or grease stain remover to leave no chance of dirt.
14. To prevent photo frames from scratching the wall, make a glue bumper.
Photo frames might scratch paint and wallpaper. To prevent this from happening, make a bumper using glue.
15. If your dishwasher has finished its cycle but your dishes are still wet, use a towel.
Hang a towel on the dishwasher’s door, and shut it for 10 minutes. The fabric will absorb all the moisture.
16. How to remove deodorant marks
Stained clothes can be caused by a variety of factors. In most cases, they are caused by a complex interaction between sebum, laundry detergent, and aluminum salts. However, yellow stains may also form without an antiperspirant, since skin lipids can stain clothes when mixed with dirt particles.
To get rid of both of them, mix hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and baking soda together. After that, apply the mixture to a toothbrush and gently scrub the stain. This method works on white, black, and colored clothes.
17. You can recover deleted files, even if you’ve emptied the recycle bin.
Deleting files and then emptying the recycling bin can prove to be very frustrating since you may only realize afterward that in that pile was a file that you really needed. What you can do is recover your deleted files. You just choose what type of file you’re looking for and the program you’re using searches everything for you. But if it’s been a long time since you deleted a file, it’s possible that the program won’t be able to locate it.
Do you have your own hacks that help you every day? Have you used any of these tricks before?