The Life Hacks You’ve Been Missing

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Easy-open Medicine Bottle (not child proof) Simply close the medicine bottle with the lid upside down. This makes the medicine bottle so much easier to open and is hassle-free. Be sure to keep your medicine out of the reach of small children as it is no longer child proof.

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Rubber Band For No-Spill Painting Wrap a rubber band around the paint can so that you can use it to wipe excess paint off the brush before lifting it up to apply. This will keep paint droppings from littering your floors.

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Planter Rolls Who’s got a green thumb? If you know you’ll be planting some flowers or plants in the near future, start saving your empty toilet paper rolls now. They will double as bio-degradable planter rolls that as they are put into the earth and the plant begins to grow, they dissolve.

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Built-in Pasta Serving Sizes So all you need is: a pasta spoon, pasta, water, and a pot. Simply boil your water as you usually would for pasta. Then, use the small hole in the bottom of the spoon to measure one serving of pasta for each individual you plan to serve.

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WD-40 and Your Bathtub Have a clogged or slow running faucet?  First, spray a generous amount of WD-40 into the tub faucet. Then, let it sit for ten minutes or so and turn on the water to rinse it out.

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Unclog a Drain with Salt All you need is: a clogged drain in your kitchen, salt, running (hot) tap water. First, run extremely hot tap water down your clogged drain (or into the sink). Next, pour a few tablespoons of table salt (or Epsom salt) into the water mix. Let it sit and see if your clog starts to loosen up.

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Colder, Quicker It may not seem like much of a big deal – but this life hack works quick. If you’ve got a room temp bottle of liquid you want to get col, quick then do this: wrap the bottle in a damp paper towel and stick it in the freezer.

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Use a Wrench to Turn a Screwdriver Hold your screwdriver while you use your other hand to wrench out the screw. Make sure that you use your dominant hand for the wrench instead of the screwdriver to help you get a little extra torque.

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Beer in Snow All you need is: snow, and a bottle of beer (or 24). All you have to do is place your beer bottle into a pile of snow. The snow will cool down the bottle faster than your freezer because the bottle itself is surrounded by ice instead of just cold air.

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Chip Clips with Old Pants Hangers Have you ever wanted a way to clip multiple bags of chips with the same clip, or the ability to hang clipped chip bags? If so, then you might consider using this hack. Just grab: your bag(s) of chips, and some old hangers with clips.

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Shower Head Plastic Wrap  To clean your shower head with this method, fill a plastic bag with vinegar. Then, attach the plastic bag with vinegar over the showerhead and affix it to the showerhead with a rubber band. Leave the plastic bag with vinegar over the showerhead for a few hours.

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Keep Your Belongings Safe Get an old sun screen bottle, hollow out the insides, clean it profusely (you don’t want greasy keys – trust us) and then drop your phone, keys and cash/cards into the cleaned out sunscreen bottle. No one will be the wiser!

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Binder Clip for Toothpaste The materials that you would need are simple. Just grab: a binder clip and the toothpaste tube that is giving you trouble Simply use the flat part of your binder clip and squish all of your toothpaste to the side of the tube with the lid.

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Stretch Out Stiff Shoes Simply fill the plastic bag with water, leaving a bit of room for expansion — we’ll be freezing the water into ice. Next, place the bag with water in your shoe, being extra careful not to puncture the bag at any point in the process. Finally, place your shoe with the bag of water inside the freezer overnight.

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Onions in Your Socks To Cure Smelly Feet Take the onion and place it in your sock with the fleshy side facing your foot. Then, relax for thirty minutes or so. Next, throw away the onion and your sock from each foot. Finally, wash your feet like usual.

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Use a Lid as a Spoon All you need is the container of your tuna or chicken salad. You can bend the aluminum lid in half and put a dent in it to make a shovel shape. Now you have a handle little utensil — plus, you can throw it away when you’re done using it.

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WD-40 and your Toilet Have you ever had stubborn toilet stains on your household toilet? Spray WD-40 on the stubborn stains and let it sit for ten minutes or so. Use a standard toilet brush and scrub the stained areas. At this point, the debris and grime should easily be removed from the toilet bowl.

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Organize Your Freezer with Clips Grab your frozen food bags and clip them closed with a binder clip. Then, clip the bag to a rack inside your freezer to keep them from moving. If you want to be ultra-organized, just arrange the bags by colored clips in your freezer so that you can easily find them.

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Red Cup Under Toilet Seat? – Have you seen the viral photos of placing a red cup under the toilet seat at night? These stem from a hack of placing a toilet paper roll under the seat when there is no more toilet paper. This lets others know there’s no more toilet paper before it’s too late!

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Don’t Lock Yourself Out Apply a rubber band to one door handle, then twist it into an “X” shape and fix it to the other side of the door on the other handle. This way you don’t have to worry about being locked out if you shut the door.

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Tin Foil Gel Nail Polish Remover  Soak a cotton ball with acetone and place over your gel nail polish. Then, wrap your fingertip and the cotton ball with a piece of tin foil. Let your nails soak in the acetone cotton ball for five minutes or so.

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Dustpan as a Funnel to Fill a Bucket If your sink is too small to fit a bucket, we’ve got a hack that will help you funnel water from your sink into even a very large container. All you need is: a sink with running water, a dustpan with a hollow handle, and a large container.

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DIY Wine Opener All you need for this hack is: a pair of pliers, two screws, a screwdriver, and a bottle of wine with a cork stopper. Grab your screwdriver and drive the two screws into the corkscrew with just a tad bit of spacing. Then, use your pliers to grab onto the screws and twist the corkscrew out.

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Condiment Tray There’s a picnic table set for 8. Plates, cups, silverware, napkins, all the works. Everyone sits down with their burgers and fries – but we need condiments! Use a clean muffin tin! A perfect solution.

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Camping Toilet Paper Dispenser Use a bottle to make a trom the top of the bottle, cut about 230 mm down. From the bottom, cut 60 mm up. The middle section of the bottle won’t be used. Take the toilet paper by the cardboard center and pull it out.

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Plastic Wrap for a Paint Tray Just grab your paint tray and Press N’ Seal plastic wrap. If you line your paint tray with Plastic wrap or a grocery bag, then the leak proof and airtight seal makes it easy to pour paint on without it ripping or tearing.

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Organize Keys with Nail Polish For this hack, all you need is: your keys, and assorted nail polish colors. Just color-code each key with nail polish and you’re good to go! This makes each key easy to identify.

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Phone in Rice Drop your phone in water? If you leave the damaged phone in a bowl or bag full of rice to sit out overnight, the rice will absorb some of the water out of the phone. This might be just enough to restore the phone to its former glory.

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Shadow Tracing  All you have to do is place the model in a way that casts a shadow on your piece of paper. The sunlight will create a shadow that you can trace so that you can have the silhouette of your model.

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Pants Hanger/Recipe Reader  We’ve all been trying to read a recipe book while using messy, dirty hands. It doesn’t go well!! Now, hang the recipe up by the hanger and hook it over a kitchen cabinet. You’re welcome.

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Wrap Furniture Legs with Pool Noodles Cut pool noodles lengthwise. Now all you need to do is lift your furniture and put your pool noodle piece through the leg of the furniture piece. You may need someone to help hold the furniture while you place the pieces on the legs

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Use Extra Wood to Prevent Paint Stains on Carpet Lay the cheap pieces of wood down on the stairs and apply the tape to them along the edges so that you don’t ruin your existing flooring. Next, be sure all of the seams are taped to prevent leaks. The extra wood will stop the paint that drips down.

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Lipstick Test for a Door That Won’t Latch Apply the lipstick it to the latch of the door. Next, put masking tape over the striking plate for your door. Next, close the door and re-open it. The lipstick will smear the masking tape and give you the exact measurement of the misalignment.

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DIY Drip Tray Cut a loop in the top of the soda bottle lid so that it can fit the dispenser tube of the coffee dispenser. Then, place the bottle over the dispenser spout. Make sure that you can make it fit without the bottle slipping or falling.

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Transport Clothes When Moving You can group your hung clothes into sections of about ten items each. Then, take a trash bag and approach the group of clothes from the bottom section. Pull the trash bag up toward the top of the hangers and loop the trash bag handles onto the group of hangers to keep them together.

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Hourly Coffee Information with Foam Cups Flip two upside down and open your Sharpie. On one cup, write something along the lines of, “Brewed at”. Have an arrow at the bottom of this cup. On the second cup, have an hourly range that goes all the way around the bottom of the cup. Then, simply place the first cup on top of the second with the arrow indicating what time the coffee was brewed. !

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Seasoned Ice Cubes First, chop up (or tear up) your fresh herbs. Then, place a portion of fresh herbs into each individual ice cube slot. Next, pour water or broth to fill half of the cube slot and oil to fill the other half. Finally, place your tray inside a plastic Ziploc bag and set in your freezer. Leave the tray in the freezer overnight.

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No Smudge Gloves All you need is: your standard art supplies (paper, pen, pencil, markers, etc….), scissors, and rubber gloves or winter gloves. If you find this makes it harder for you to control your tool, you can cut out all of the finger holes from the gloves beside the pinky and still get all the benefits of this hack.

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Homemade Distressed Jeans First, take the razor blade and cut into the jeans where you want a genuine “ripped” look. Then use your hands to carefully fray the edges until they’re worn enough to look like they came straight from the factory.

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Tin Foil No Mess Eggs Take a sheet of tin foil and line your pan to cover both the bottom and the sides in a bowl shape. Then, spray the tin foil with cooking spray. Then, crack an egg, or several, into the tin foil bowl and cover with a lid.  Let the eggs cook until they are the desired level. When your eggs are done, just lift the tin foil bowl out of the pan and serve as usual. No mess to clean up!

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Freeze Your Kids’ Toys This isn’t so much a hack as it is an fun way to entertain your kids for free. On a hot summer’s day, freeze your kids toys in a casserole dish or mixing bowl that is lined with wax paper or plastic wrap (helps with getting the chunk of ice out easier). Then take them outside and have your kids hammer their toy’s free!

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Banana Peel for Wrinkles Take the peel and rub it on your face in little circles in the places where you’d like to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Finally, rinse your face to make sure there’s no residue left behind from the banana. Repeat this process daily for the best results!

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DIY Phone Amplifier Option A) Make sure the cup is big enough for the phone to rest in and stable enough to not fall over when you put the phone inside. Option B) as seen above. Select a playlist and have your music turned up all the way. Then, just place your phone inside the cup with the speaker side down and enjoy it!

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Clean Coins with Vinegar First, line your sink with plastic wrap. Then, place your coins in the sink and cover them with vinegar. Leave them to sit in the vinegar for thirty minutes to an hour. Then, grab the toothbrush and scrub the debris off of the coins — you’ll notice they shine up like new!

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Warm Pot as an Iron Boil water on your kitchen stove in the pot. Once the water is boiling, just put a lid on the pot and take it over to your ironing board. You can now effectively use your pot as a steam iron to get the wrinkles out of your clothing item. Easy and efficient.

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Nesquik as Bronzer Dip your makeup brush into the Nesquik powder and tap the excess mix off of the end of the brush. (You don’t want too much or else it’s likely to make a mess!). Apply the Nesquik in light, gentle circular buffs in the recesses of your cheek, on the top of your forehead near your hairline, on the sides of your nose, and your jawline. Presto!

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Bagel Holder Go dig up the old CD equipment out of the attic, and grab the big clear box of blank CD’s. Then, go back to the kitchen where you have a bagel you want to leave for later tonight. Put the bagel in the CD holder and snap the lid on – it’s perfect! Never let a bagel go bad again.

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Cord Organizer with Binder Clips Clip the binder clips to the edge of your desk or work area. Then, loop the cords through the handles of the clips to prevent them from falling off the edge of your desk. This keeps your cables organized and safe from foot traffic. Easy and organized!

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Charcoal to Whiten Teeth All you have to do is brush your teeth with activated charcoal instead of toothpaste. Make sure that you clean everywhere when brushing your teeth. When you’re finished brushing, rinse your mouth out with water. Make sure you completely rinse out all of the activated charcoal. Once you have all of the activated charcoal out of your mouth, smile confidently with your newly whitened teeth!

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