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33 Incredibly Useful Life Hacks

The ability to think outside the box and explore better options to execute certain activities is probably our most impressive traits as humans. Life hacks are a representation of this trait, and they basically help us get ahead of a particular problem, or to do something in a faster and easier way. You may call them tricks, shortcuts, or bypasses, but as long as they increase efficiency, maximize time, and even prevent injury, everyone needs to learn some of them. 

Behold, some of the most interesting and useful life hacks ever: 

To Remove The Stem From Strawberries, Use A Straw 

To remove the stem from a strawberry, all you need is a hard drinking straw. Place one end of the straw at the tip of the fruit and gently push from bottom to top. By the time you push the straw horizontally through the strawberry, you should see the stem popping out at the top. 

UV Light Sanitizer – An Everyday Tool

It’s been hard to get our hands on wipes and sanitizing products lately. That’s why we were thrilled when we discovered this life hack – A Portable UV Light that sanitizes anything you wave it over in just 10 seconds. We tested a few, but our favorite so far is the Mobile Klean. We’ve listed the pros and cons of this brand below.

But first, a description of how this marvelous tool works. It uses the same UV light technology used in hospitals to penetrate and destroy viruses, bacteria and germs in seconds. It just needs a little bit of exposure to the light wavelengths to destroy the infectious bacteria. UV lightwaves are the shortest and have the MOST energy – that is why they can destroy germs that other lights can’t.

Pros of Mobile Klean

  • Affordable
  • Chemical-Free
  • Fits in your pocket (handheld)
  • Long battery life
  • USB Chargeable
  • Good quality (sturdy)
  • Safe on electronics (our cellphones are often dirtier then public toilet seats)
  • 50% off this week through this link

Cons

  • Sometimes out of stock – but they currently have a supply
  • My coworker keeps acting like he’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and waving the Mobile Klean around

I have a Mobile Klean in my car and one at home. It just gives me that extra boost of confidence that I’m doing all I can to keep myself and my loved ones safe from germs.

Remove the clips from a clothes hanger and repurpose as chip clips 

Chip clips mysteriously disappear, but don’t fret, there’s a simple life hack to help you out. Get a plastic hanger that holds clothes, and use a cut off tool to separate the useful part of the clip. Now you have a perfect chip clip. Clever!

Goodbye Buffering, Hello Effortless Internet Streaming

Did you know that internet companies (i.e. Comcast, CenturyLink, etc.) consistently rank as the worst companies in the American Consumer Satisfaction Index? If you ever had to call and talk to them, then this probably comes as no surprise.

If you want better internet without having to “upgrade” and increase your already sky-high internet/cable bill, then check out SuperBoost. This is one of our favorite life hacks because we feel like we are “sticking it to the man”.

The SuperBoost simple plugs into the wall and works with any router. It will upgrade the range of your WiFi so it works anywhere in your house. It does this by searching multiple WiFi channels coming out of your modem and combining them for MAXIMUM speed. This is the real deal and will allow you to stream movies and play games without interruption.

So don’t be the guy leaning out your window at a 45 degree angle to pick up the strongest internet signal. Get SuperBoost and kick back anywhere in your house and start streaming.

Here’s a 50% off coupon from a guy whose been told to upgrade his monthly plan one too many times.

Put Your Money in a Sanitary Napkin Package Before Putting It In Your Purse, No One Will Steal it

The idea is pretty simple and self-explanatory. People, including thieves have some sort of respect for sanitary napkins, so they wouldn’t dare dip their hands in there in search of money. Plus, no one would be expecting it.  

Biological Hack – Chronic Neck Pain Relief

If you have chronic neck pain, then you know…. you know the frustration of no diagnoses, no cure, and the standard two options – pain medication or pain management. Well, we have found another option to provide you some relief – Neck Relax.

Neck Relax is a fantastic neck massager.

In technical terms, Neck Relax is effective by using infrared heat to increase circulation and direct oxygen/nutrients to tissues, using electro frequency stimulation massage therapy and using therapeutic ultrasound.

In action terms, Neck Relax soothes your muscles, stops spasms and nerve pain, and stimulates your tissue to encourage your body to begin healing.

It helped me, and I think it will help you too which is why I’m sharing it here. Now 50% off (and it will reduce your pain by over 50%).

Use a Muffin Tin to Serve Condiment at a BBQ 

Wanna host a barbecue party? Remember to dust up your muffin tins and put them to good use. Serve your condiments and barbeque toppings in the tins to for easy access, quick delivery, and effortless cleanup. 

Stop Excessive Barking Immediately & Humanely

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A peaceful home is a happy home and BarxBuddy is a tool that can help get your dog’s barking under control and bring quiet back into your home.

BarxBuddy uses a high-pitch noise to get your dog’s attention, stop the barking immediately and then you can follow it up with positive reinforcement. BarxBuddy is always recommended by trainers because it is easy to operate, safe and harmless for both dogs and humans, and very effective in training your dog.

The frequency is high-pitched so only your dog can hear it and it makes them focus on the noise vs. what they are barking at. As someone who has a dog that barks at birds flying by, this device has been fantastic – even my neighbors have commented on the reduction of barking.

Click here to learn more and see what kind of specials they are running.

Use a Hanging Shoe Rack to Store Cleaning Supplies 

You don’t need some expensive setup to organize and store your cleaning supplies – all you need is your hanging shoe rack. It is a clever way to maximize storage space and to keep the supplies away from the reach of children. Plus, it makes doing laundry a lot easier. 

Anti-Snoring Device That Works Quickly

Are you reduced to sleeping in the guest room because your snoring is so loud that it’s disrupting family members sleep?

The Sleep Connection anti-snoring wristwatch is the device for you. It’s a comfortable wristband that you wear at night. Sleep Connection gives you a slight vibration when you snore. The vibration does not wake you, but results in you repositioning and reducing your snoring.

CPAP machines are the most recommended device for snoring, but they are bulking and cost thousands of dollars even with insurance. Sleep Connection is just as effective, way more affordable, and comfortable.

As someone who use to constantly push my partner on their side to stop the snoring, Sleep Connection has been a blessing. We all sleep well now!

I wrote Sleep Connection about my positive experience and they sent me a 50% referral link. Feel free to use it.

Frozen Grapes to Chill White Wine Without Watering it Down 

No ice cubes, no problem. Adding a few frozen grapes to your glass chills your wine just as much as real ice cubes do. The perks of this simple hack are you won’t have to water down or dilute the original concentration of the wine, you get a healthy fruit at the bottom of your glass, and the flavor of the wine remains intact. 

Monitor Your Health At Home With The Blaux Oxi Level

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We had to throw this life hack in here because it is so relevant to the current state of affairs the world is in (*ahem*cornavirus*ahem). The Blaux Oxi Level is a home health monitoring tool that let’s you check your oxygen levels.

Blaux Oxi Level assesses your breathing by measuring the oxygen saturation in your arterial blood. It simply clips on to your finger to do this. If your oxygen number falls below a certain threshold (usually around 90%, but check with your primary care doctor to get your usual threshold) then you will want to check in with your doctor and see if hospital care is necessary.

This device can help you catch any health problems early or it can help you stay calm when you are not feeling well by reassuring you that your levels are ok. Because we all know global pandemics can cause anxiety and anxiety can cause shortness of breath and shortness of breath is a symptom of illness – a vicious cycle so it’s reassuring to check your levels every once in awhile.

Bounce Batteries to See If They Are Good 

The principle is quite simple. To determine if a battery is good or bad, simply drop it on a hard, flat surface, preferably the ground, and see what happens. If it bounces, it is in good condition, and if it doesn’t, you might have to get a new one. 

Take Beautiful Photos On Your Next Hike

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The Starscope Monocular is a lens that attaches to your camera to take beautiful magnified photos of scenes both near and very far away.

It’s great for bird watching, bow hunting, wildlife and scenery and, my personal favorite, stargazing.

We tried a few monocular’s and while most are similar is function, we like Starscope Monocular for it’s quality, durability, size, and they are usually running some sort of amazing promotion.

Check out all the specs and some stunning photos taken with this monocular here.

Squint your eyes in pictures to make your smile seem more genuine 

Not feeling like smiling much during a photo shoot? There’s a simple hack to help you fake an original smile- squint your eyes and smile as much as you can at the moment. It somehow helps you fake a great smile, and you’d be quite surprised at the results when the pictures come out. 

Be Cool and Comfortable At All Times

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Well this life hack is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments. It is the Blaux Personal Fan. It’s exactly what you think it is, a fan that you wear around your neck. It keeps you cool and comfortable whenever you go.

The Blaux Personal Fan is slim, comfortable, high quality and easily rechargeable. It lasts 30 hours on a single charge and pushes clean, refreshing air at your throughout the day. I like to wear mine when hiking or at concerts.Paragraph

They are currently having an end of season sale of 50% off any Blaux personal fan.

Put a stocking over the end of vacuum to find tiny items like earrings 

Remember this life hack the next time you lose a small earring or any other tiny items and you suspect they might be under your sofa, or hidden in a furry rug at home or area in context. Cover the open end of your vacuum hose with socks, preferably thin ones, and tighten it using rubber-band or a similar object to tie it firmly. Switch on your vacuum and wave the “socked” hose around the area you suspect, and it a couple of minutes or less, you should find your precious object hanging on the opening of the hose. 

Tone Up At Home – The Benefits of Resistance Training

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Resistance training is great for workout beginners and workout pros at any age. KoreTense are bands that can be anchored to any point and used for a full workout session at home.

The benefits of resistance training with KoreTense are:

  • Increased Strength
  • Weight Loss
  • Improved Balance
  • Improved Agility
  • Engages All Muscles
  • Affordable
  • Portable

The KoreTense package includes everything you need – resistance bands, handles, ankle straps, door anchor, and a travel carry bag. It is currently 50% off.

Grab the KoreTense resistance bands today and work you’re way up to the highest resistance by the end of the season. Your body will thank you!

Use a Can opener to open blister packs and avoid cutting yourself 

Opening some blister packs poses hazards, even when you’re using another object to pry them open. To avoid this, use a can opener instead. With it, you can effortlessly cut through the hard plastic and remove the packaged item safely. You still have to be very careful with the can opener, but you’re at lesser risk of getting cut than with a scissors. 

Store Your Data Securely With InfinitiKloud

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With the amount of photos and data involved in our day to day lives, you are probably familiar with this message: STORAGE ALMOST FULL. You can manage your storage in Settings.

Very frustrating, but thankfully there is a product that can help with this. InfinitiKloud is a cloud-based storage device. It gives you access to a storage cloud that uses powerful encryption tools to keep your data and photos safe.

InfinitiKloud is compatible with any USB device, super fast, and your data can be accessed by you on any device when you sign-in.

Stop worrying about data loss and get InfinitiKloud to store all your variable data. They are running a current special of 50% off.

For crunchy taco shells, turn your muffin pans upside down, spray with cooking oil and bake tortillas for approximately 10 minutes at 375 degrees 

Why? Because it’s faster, easier, and it makes food a whole lot better. Try it out!

Stay Cool and Fresh in The Heat

Blaux Personal Portable Air Conditioner and Air Cleaner will keep you cool whereever you go! This life hack is perfect for camping trips. It can get very humid in the tent and the Blaux Air Conditioner is small and powerful — cooling down the area in minutes.

It’s battery lasts a long time, and it’s easily rechargeable. It really works and it made my sleep during vacation so much more comfortable.

Click here to see if they are still honoring their end of season discount.

Remove the residue from your shower head

To get the built up residue off of your shower head, tie a baggy of vinegar around a shower head. Leave it there overnight, and it will clean everything off with no work. 

Simple and easy.

Rub stuck zipper teeth with a graphite pencil tip to fix them 

You probably didn’t know this, but yes, it works. Everyone must have experienced a zipper-stuck situation, and most people don’t know what to do about it. The simple answer to this puzzle is graphite. It is a superb dry lubricant, and you can find a lot of it on graphite pencils. Next time your zipper gets stuck, rub the tip of the pencil on both sides. Before you know it, your zipper is home free. It saves a lot of time, and prevents public embarrassment. 

Drill holes in the bottom of your garbage can to make putting in & taking out bags much easier – no more suction issues. 

Everyone hates taking out the trash, and it becomes even more annoying when the garbage just won’t let go of the trash can- especially if you’ve just had a really long day. However, there’s a simple way to make this activity less exasperating. Drilling a couple of holes in the lining at the bottom of your garbage can will helps in eliminating this trash suction problem by aerating the can and thus, allowing easy movement of the bag. 

Put a small amount of water in a glass when you microwave your pizza to keep the crust from getting chewy 

Putting a glass of water beside pizza while microwaving it? Sounds kind of weird doesn’t it? No matter how bizarre it sounds, this life hack actually works. The idea is that the water in the glass cup helps in absorbing excess heat that would have destroyed your pizza’s “chewiness.” Simple!

Grind a Lemon in the garbage disposal for an instant odor freshener 

This goes without saying, but the garbage disposal will stink like a skunk. A simple solution to this “pungent” problem is to throw in some lemons in the garbage disposal and allow them to grind. The citrusy-minty scent of the lemons take over the foul-smell, which means you can breathe around your garbage disposal without having to puke. 

Have a Sore Throat? Eat a marshmallow – the gelatin coats and soothes 

This is more of a medical thing, than a life hack, but it works anyway. Marshmallow roots have long been used for medicinal purposes, and when ingested, they help build a protective coat along the lining of your throat and also minimize inflammation. It provides quick relief, so you will have your throat back in no time. 

Sharpen scissors quickly by cutting through folded aluminum foil 

There are a couple of ways to sharpen dull scissors, but using aluminum foil takes the crown. To do this, tear some aluminum foil at least 10 inches long and fold the sheet multiple times until it is about 6 times thicker. Next step is to cut the folded coil with the scissors. Try to cut the foil into at least 10 strips, using full-stroke cuts. That’s all. Your scissors will definitely be significantly sharper than it used to be. You can repeat the process multiple times. This also helps in getting rid of rust on the blades, which helps in preventing dulling. 

Use Rain-X on shower doors to keep them clean

Before going into details, kindly note that this will only work for glass shower doors. All you have to do is apply the synthetic product to a damp cloth, or directly on the shower door. Using the cloth, rub Rain-X on the door and apply some pressure to ensure thorough cleaning. Simple and easy. Your shower door will definitely look shiny and brand new. 

Stash a piece of bread in the brown sugar to keep it soft 

Does your brown sugar keep getting rock-hard? Well, you’re not the only one with this problem, but here’s a simple and effective solution to this kitchen menace. Simply stash a piece of bread in the brown sugar to keep it soft. Brown sugar loses moisture when exposed to air, but draws moisture from the bread- that is what keeps it soft. Be aware that you’d be sacrificing the piece of bread because it becomes hard due to loss of moisture.  

Keep a cinnamon tea bag near your bed to keep mosquitos away 

These days, it seems like synthetic products don’t even scare these feisty mosquitoes, so why continue spending money on them when there is a simple, natural solution? Mosquitos cannot stand the smell of this super spice, so placing a cinnamon tea bag near your bed should give you a “bug-less” night rest. 

Easily remove mildew scum by using dryer sheets

The mildew fungus can be a stubborn stain to remove. But no worries, there’s a simple method to get rid of it if you ever encounter it- dryer sheets. These cleaning agents have chemicals basically eliminate mildew scum without much fuss. Try it out!

Remove sand easily by sprinkling baby powder

Water is often the first item that comes to mind when you to wash off sand from your body and clothes, but it isn’t the best option- baby powder is. Sprinkle some baby powder on the sandy part, and rub it forth and back with your hands. The sand will come off easily. 

Use a Staple Remover to easily add things to your key ring 

The process of adding a new item to your key ring can sometimes be quite strenuous, and frustrating sometimes. But there’s a simple way to go about it by using stapler removers. Stapler removers have teeth perfectly suited for sliding between the rings of your key ring and pry them open. It’s that simple. 

Take the small amount of leftover bar soap and stick it to the new bar 

If you’re hoping to cut down on soap costs or properly utilize leftover soap bars, then you might want to consider this new method of efficiently using soap. Instead of throwing away your leftover bar soaps for them to end up in a landfill, you can easily join them to a new bar- where you’ll use them again. Overtime, the new bar soap will also become a leftover- you know what to do! Continue the cycle for as long as you want. 

Turn an empty six-pack into an outdoor dining kit 

Converting old stuff into new, brilliant items is always interesting, and this one is no different. You can convert your six-pack into a food packing kit for your outdoor dining. Wash the bottles and let them air-dry properly. After proper drying, you can then fill each bottle with your preferred snack or food item, and cover them using the bottle’s lid or a plastic wrap. Then place the bottles in each open space in the carrier. Voila! Your outdoor dining kit is ready. 

To sound ill when calling in to your work, lie on your back while hanging your head over the edge of the bed – This makes you sound congested. 

Sometimes, you call in sick for genuine reasons- you came down with a terrible cold, or broke an arm. Other times, you don’t want to go to work because you don’t want to go work. No particular reason at. All you plan to do is sit at home and binge watch some movies all day. On days like these when your voice gives you off as fit as fiddle, what do you do to sound super sick? It’s simple- lie on your back while hanging your head over the edge of the bed or chair. Your airways become congested and the voice your boss will hear will be that of someone who needs a lot of rest and some antibiotics. 

When you’re finished with an essay, copy and paste it into Google Translate and listen to it. It’s the easiest way to find mistakes. 

This is a pretty simple life hack that every student should have up their sleeves. The idea is quite self-explanatory, so try it out and witness some literary magic. 

Remove garlic peels by shaking them between two metal bowls 

Peeling of garlic skins can be quite tricky at times. But good thing there’s a simple life hack to help you do that easily. Throw in your garlic into a metal bowl, and cover it with another. Shake the two bowls vigorously for about 20 seconds, and make sure that the garlic cloves are hitting the side of the metal bowls. On opening the bowl, your garlic should be as naked as a jaybird. You can repeat the process multiple times. 

Keep tall boots upright with pool noodles 

Instead of shopping for some fancy and expensive boot storage shaper on Amazon, try using pool noodles instead. From the swimming pool to your boot closet, these water toys are very handy, all you have to do is cut them to the right sizes. They fill your boots, and keep your closet organized and clean. 

Use paperclips to find the end of tape rolls easily

The few seconds you spend in looking for the cut end of tape rolls can be quite frustrating. To easily find the end, all you need is a paperclip. Attach the paperclip to the paper roll and cut off the piece you need at the moment. This way, the paperclip is there to guide you next time you want to use the tape roll. 

Use unscented dental floss to cut cakes and cheeses perfectly

Simply wrap the unscented dental floss around your soft solid, and pull the ends in opposite directions for a perfect cut. For cakes, tighten the dental floss, and run it through the soft, sweet delicacy. This is a simple life hack that may come in handy when you find yourself in a situation without knives or any other sharp objects. 

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