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These Everyday Hacks Save So Much Time It’s Shocking

MonicaOctober 5, 2022

When we think of life hacks, we think of ways to make money, travel better, or even work less. But there are other, more genius life hacks that’ll save you time and make things a lot easier for you. We’ve collected some of the best life hacks out there, that include ways to do things that you never thought of before.

So next time you’re struggling with a mundane task, there might just be an easier way around the problem. Cutting corners isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it saves you money and time. It’s safe to say that after reading this article, your life will get a whole lot easier. 

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Purse Clip

Next time you’re shopping, you don’t have to worry about someone running up to your cart and grabbing your purse. There’s nothing worse than glancing at the rows of canned tomatoes, only to turn around and see your bag is gone. That creates a hassle that’s hard to come back from. So that’s why this is one of the smartest life hacks out there. Clip your bag to the cart itself. It’s a lot harder for someone to run up to your cart and steal the entire cart, or have enough time to open your bag and rummage through the inside. If a theft ever did try to steal your bag, they’ll look pretty stupid once they realize it’s clipped to the cart. Hopefully, they won’t rip the strap in the process (via Kueez).

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Removing Stickers 

One of the most frustrating things is trying to remove stickers from something. You could technically spend hours and hours peeling away that sticker, only to come back with a gooey surface and pieces that refuse to come off. One of the most genius life hacks out there is sticking the problematic pieces in the freezer. After a few hours, the stickers peel off with ease and don’t leave any residue behind. No more having to use every piece of your nail and trying to scratch it off. There are a lot of better things you could be doing with your time than trying to peel off a sticker (via Kueez).

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Let In Natural Light 

There are tons of apartments out there that have gorgeous basements but lack proper lighting. Many of these basements are dark, dim, and musty, which is part of the reason no one ever hangs out down there. It seems like a waste of space, and you’ve probably spent hours upon hours trying to figure out how to make it homier. This is one of the best life hacks on the list that’ll bring light back to your basement. Even though it’s not technically natural light, it’s close enough to it. Head to the thrift store and grab a few old windows. Frost the glass and install LED lights behind them, and you’ll have your very own natural light system (via Kueez).

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Easy Popcorn Straw

Everyone loves movie theater popcorn topped with loads of butter. It’s the sort of thing you only treat yourself to once in a while considering the butter is packed full of empty calories. That being said, when you do have that tasty popcorn, the butter always seems to stay on top, and you end up with dry, tasteless popcorn the lower you go. The best way to prevent this is to add butter through a straw into the center of the popcorn. This is one of the best life hacks to make sure your popcorn is evenly drenched in butter. The butter is distributed from the bottom, right to the top. It’ll coat every kernel and add to your movie theater experience (via Kueez).

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Clean Cheeto Fingers

Everyone knows the price you pay for eating Cheetos, and that’s Cheeto fingers. They’ll turn your fingers a bright orange. It’s not a problem if it’s the weekend, but if you have to work, it’s not a good thing. One of the greatest life hacks to avoiding Cheeto fingers is to use chopsticks to eat them. The Chinese were on to something when they invented the chopstick. They have multi-use functions and don’t only have to be eaten with traditional foods. Now, you can enjoy your bag of Cheetos any time, any day, any place (via Kueez).

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Salt For Gasoline Hands 

These life hacks for getting rid of stains and smells on our hands are quite genius. After we pump our car full of gasoline, we usually end up smelling like the fuel. It feels impossible to get rid of it, especially if it gets on your clothes. But there’s a way to get around that, and that’s adding salt to your soap. Not only does it completely get rid of the smell, but it adds friction and wipes away traces of the stuff. No more having to dread going to the gas station (via Kueez). 

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Household Goods

When you find more than one purpose for something, it feels like you’ve won the lottery. That goes for anything, including things you’d find at the hardware store. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a charcuterie board, buy an affordable marble slab at your local hardware store. You can also use tile samples for coasters. Not only does it make everything cheaper, but it spices things up and makes them look fancy. These kinds of life hacks are one of a kind and can be used for all sorts of things. Having your friends over for a wine and cheese night just got a lot more fun (via Kueez). 

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Sandwich Bag Tie

Here we’re seeing another example of someone using an object for something other than its original purpose. This woman used a sandwich bag tie as a hair tie. This is pretty smart, considering losing hair ties happens often. It comes in handy if you’re ever in a pinch and needs something small to tie your hair up with. Even though it’s probably better to use this tie for braids and pigtails, as opposed to a full-on ponytail, it still comes in handy and is one of those life hacks you can use for the rest of your life. As long as there’s a never-ending supply of sandwich bag ties, you’re in luck (via Kueez). 

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Bread Tags For Tape

Even though those bread tags seem like they only serve one purpose of keeping the freshness in a loaf of bread, they come in much handier than you think. Once you finish that loaf of bread, don’t even consider throwing those tags away. Since everyone always has a tough time finding the end of a roll of tape, you can use the bread tags and place them under the portion of tape you recently cut. It’ll save so much time the next time you need to use a roll of tape. This is one of those life hacks that not only save minutes but take out all that tape-induced stress (via Kueez). 

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A New Way To Eat Watermelon

We all know how to eat a coconut. You chop off the top and dig out the insides with a spoon. It’s easier to eat than a watermelon. Once you start cutting into a watermelon, it’s a commitment, and you’re left with a juicy mess. But there are some life hacks out there that’ll change the way you eat watermelon, and that’s to cut the top of watermelon off like a coconut. Then grab a spoon and dig in. No more having to worry about spilling the juice since it’ll be contained in the watermelon bowl (via Kueez). 

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Garlic Press Hack

Alright, there are some people out there who are addicted to garlic. But we don’t carry around a garlic press; that is, before we knew what else it could be used for. If you have a baby, consider packing a garlic press in your purse. It’s not intended for garlic, but you can use it to easily cut your baby’s food into miniature pieces to help your baby eat. This is one of the best life hacks if you always struggle going out to eat with your kid (via Kueez). 

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Mascara Wands 

Mascara wands have more than one purpose. They don’t only make eyelashes look beautiful, but if you use one of these life hacks, you’ll find that mascara wands are multifaceted. Animals love these wands, and it’s not because they like to play with them. You can use the wands to soothe big and small animals by using them as massage brushes. They also remove egg larvae from animal fur. Throwing away the mascara wands also contributes to the plastic problem, so next time you find yourself hovering over the garbage bin holding the wand, think twice. Head over to your local animal shelter and donate them as they’re always looking for more wands (via Kueez). 

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A Razor That Reaches 

Many men around the world struggle with back hair. A lot of them have an excessive amount of back hair that they feel like they can never get rid of. That’s because it’s almost impossible to shave your back using a simple razor. There are so many spots that your arms just can’t reach, so most of the time, these men just give up. They either need the help of a friend, a girlfriend, or a professional, and it may feel like it’s more pain than it’s worth. But there’s one of the most genius life hacks out there that can help with this problem, and that’s to attach a razor to a back scratcher using tape. That way, the razor stays on, and with the help of the back scratcher, it’s a lot easier to reach those annoying spots (via Kueez). 

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An Affordable Stand-Up Mixer

If you’re on a budget, then buying a stand-up mixer is out of the question. There are so many other things out there that are way more of a necessity unless you’re a chef. That being said, there’s a way around buying a stand-up mixer by making your own. This is one of those genius life hacks that’ll save you time and money. Tie the mixer to your cupboard handle using a towel, and voila, you have a stand-up mixer. No more having to stand there and wait for your cake batter to mix itself, with this hack, you can multitask and do other things while the batter mixes (via Kueez). 

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Earring Button 

It’s hard to find clothes that fit perfectly. Even when we find clothes that seem to fit us to a T, there’s usually something wrong with it. A lot of the time, these garments need a bit of adjusting to make them fit perfectly. This woman’s newly-purchased romper didn’t fit exactly as she hoped. To avoid feeling uncomfortable or fearing her romper would pop open and expose her chest, she used an earring to clip the front together. This is one of the best life hacks out there if you run into a problem and don’t have time to go to the store and buy a safety pin. It’s likely that you or one of your friends will have an earring handy and can use it (via Kueez). 

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No More Light 

Why does it seem like curtains never completely close at hotels? It’s like they want us to suffer and wake up at the crack of dawn. That, plus the harsh overhead lights in the room make you feel like you’re in a mental hospital room. But there’s one of the best life hacks out there that prevent light from leaking into the room, and that’s using a hanger to close the curtain. As if you’re hanging a pair of pants or a jacket, clip the curtain to the hanger. At the very least, you’ll have more privacy and won’t have to worry about any peeping Toms looking into the room (via Kueez). 

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Hair Straightener For Clothes 

Have you ever considered using a hair straightener for your clothes? Instead of struggling to get the hard-to-reach wrinkles out of your clothes, use a hair straightener instead. It’s one of those life hacks that go a long way. You’ll get the hard-to-reach places that are crooked or folded awkwardly. No one wants to walk around with an unsightly shirt. It’s a speedy solution that’ll make you look a lot better within minutes. Better yet, you can iron your clothes while you’re still wearing them (via Kueez). 

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DIY Speaker 

No one wants to turn on music right before a long drive only to find out the speaker doesn’t work. Music during a car ride is one of the most important parts of driving a car, so how are you going to pass the time? This is one of the most genius life hacks on this list that’ll come in handy and is a quick fix to a big problem. Grab a paper cup, cut and shape it like a megaphone, and then attach it beneath the speaker to your phone. All your music problems are solved (via Kueez). 

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Frozen Bag Clips 

Most of us have tiny freezers that never seem big enough. Frozen foods are one of the best purchases to save money and time cooking. But because they come in big, bulky bags, it takes up a ton of space in the freezer. We all have to eat. One of the best life hacks to save room in the freezer is to clip the bag of frozen food to the freezer rack. Not only will it save room, but it’ll keep your freezer organized (via Kueez). 

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Toilet Paper Privacy 

Imagine using a stall in the bathroom only to notice someone looking right at you through the crack in the door. Talk about terrifying. For some reason, the people who created bathroom stalls decided to leave a large crack in between the doors and the wall. There’s a solution to that, and that’s to utilize the toilet paper and hang it right over the crack (via Kueez). 

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Keep A Book Open 

Reading a book comes with its challenges, like keeping the book pages open. It’s relatable and everyone struggles with it. It’s frustrating to try and keep the book open, especially if it’s new. The pages are stiffer and constantly want to return to the state they know, which is closed. It’s even common to have a sore thumb after trying to hold a book page open. However, attaching a hanger clip to the opposite page is one of the best life hacks. Just like the curtains, the hanger will do the job for you. No more having to hold the pages with your hands and worry about losing your spot (via Kueez). 

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No More Leaks 

It’s frustrating to constantly clean up the leaks from a large pitcher, especially if it’s over a carpet and it’s coffee or juice. There’s also a risk of it spilling onto your pants or dress and leaving a stain. It always seems to happen at the most inconvenient times, too, like in the office right before a big meeting. No one wants to spend time cleaning those stains when it’s preventable. Luckily, one of the best hacks showed us we can use a soda bottle, cut a hole in it, and attach it to the pitcher to prevent leaks. The liquid will drip into the pitcher and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up the mess. All you do is dump the liquid out of the soda bottle and into the sink (via Kueez). 

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Command Hooks For Pot Lids 

Keeping pot lids in your cabinet is annoying because they take up a ton of room and are tough to store. One of the best ways to solve this problem is using command hooks. Command hooks are one of the best life hacks on this list since they can be used for a variety of things. Stick the command hooks on the cabinet door and place the pot and pan lids on top of it to make use of the extra space in your cupboards. Depending on the size, you could fit multiple lids in your cabinet (via Kueez). 

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DIY Air Freshener 

There’s a way to prevent your air freshener from losing its smell with a DIY air freshener. Instead of tossing the air freshener and buying a new one, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to bring it back to life. It’s one of the best life hacks that’ll save you money and prevent you from wasting an air freshener. One of the best parts, too, is that you can choose your favorite smells. No more having to buy the only available air freshener, now you can make your very own (via Kueez). 

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Double Taco Dinner

Even though tacos are one of the most delicious foods out there, it’s still annoying losing half your taco as you try to eat it. For some reason, the makers of the taco shell failed to realize that the ingredients spill out as you bite into the taco and squeeze the shell. That’s why one of the most genius life hacks on this list involves a burrito wrap. It’s basically like having a double taco since the ingredients spill onto the burrito wrap and make a second dinner. It’s two for the price of one (via Kueez)!

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No Mayo Left Behind 

It’s never fun to reach the end of the mayo bottle. You know there’s tons of mayo left but no way to reach it. One of the best life hacks to get all that extra mayo is to cut open the bottle in half so you can scrape the sides of the bottle with ease. Just grab a knife and scrape it clean. It’s way more value for your money, and you’ll likely get several uses out of it (via Kueez). 

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Double-Sided Bottle Cap

Having a child-proof cap comes in handy if you have children around. But if you don’t have any children and want to open your pill bottle easier, then there’s no point in having a child-proof cap. But no one knows there’s a way around that. When we hear about life hacks that make everything easier, there’s no turning back. The medicine bottle caps turn around and make a non-child-proof cap. No more struggling to open that pesky bottle cap anymore (via Kueez). 

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No More Crooked Photos 

Hanging up your favorite photograph only to realize you’ve nailed it crooked is one of the worst feelings in the world. You need to have a lot of patience to hang up your photograph and make sure it’s perfectly straight. When we’re feeling rushed and impatient is usually when those photographs end up looking crooked. Luckily, with these life hacks, there’s a way to prevent that. Use painter’s tape to mark the exact spot and location you need to put the hooks. That way, you won’t have to guess through trial and error (via Kueez). 

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Where Are My Glasses?

The struggle is real. Every glasses wearer knows the feeling of misplacing their glasses and spending hours looking around the house for them, half blind. Even though the original purpose of an IKEA hanger wasn’t for glasses, there’s no reason they can’t be used for them. There’s no more having to worry about losing your glasses anymore, especially if you have many pairs of glasses. Simply hang each pair of glasses on the hanger, and you won’t have to worry about losing a pair ever again. Just make sure they’re secure enough on the hanger so they don’t accidentally fall off (via Kueez). 

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Multipurpose Screwdriver 

Screwdrivers come in handy for things other than just screwing ins screws such as opening packages, chiseling things, and to scraping out the hard-to-reach places of a ketchup bottle. You could even use them as a utensil if you’re in desperate need. They’re one of those life hacks that are usually overlooked. Their purposes are endless and there’s no reason we shouldn’t be using screwdrivers for tons of activities in our day-to-day lives (via Kueez). 

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Sweetened Condensed Milk

You wouldn’t think that sweetened condensed milk is one of the greatest life hacks in the world. It’s the perfect ingredient for many dishes, including soup, ice cream, pie, and curries. It’s also a secret hack to prevent chronic vomiting. Mixing condensed milk with water is the perfect tasting soup for someone with a bad stomach. The ingredients in the condensed milk line people’s esophagus to help reduce vomiting so they can take their medications properly (via Kueez). 

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Laptop Frame

Luckily, laptop breaking doesn’t happen often. But if it does, there’s no need to worry about not finding an immediate solution if you’re busy. If the hinge on your laptop spontaneously breaks one day, you can attach the back using a picture frame and tape. It creates a makeshift laptop stand, which you can prop up at any angle you desire. It doesn’t look too fancy, but it’s better than having a laptop frame that’s dangling down and preventing you from working (via Kueez). 

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Landline Telephone 

If you’re a musician, you can use a landline telephone to make music. The dial tone is a concert F, meaning you can use it to spice up your music or tune your guitar. It’s one of the best life hacks for musicians since it makes tuning much easier than trying to use your phone. If you happen to have a landline lying around, then you’re definitely in luck. If not, head to your local thrift shop and see if they’re selling one (via Kueez). 

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Coat Rack 

Coat jackets can take up a lot of space on an airplane. There never seems to be anywhere to put it, especially when the overhead bins are used for big bags, and the space under the seat in front is used for small bags. It also feels uncomfortable shoving your jacket behind you so you’re sitting on top of it. Luckily, you can use one of these life hacks and make a makeshift coat hanger. All you have to do is roll up a magazine and stick it into a groove in the seat in front of you. Then, hang up your coat, relax, and enjoy (via Kueez). 

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Sog-Free Cereal 

Everyone struggles with soggy cereal. We all get excited right before we eat the bowl, and then we’re completely let down only minutes later once all the cereal soaks in the milk and we’re left with a soggy, sugary cereal bowl. One of the best life hacks to avoid soggy cereal is putting an ice cube in the bowl to prevent soggy cereal and prevent the milk from getting warm (via Kueez). 

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Extra Organized

Extra organization means you have a clear mind. This goes for both your room and your car. The glove compartment in the car is a convenient space to store small items so they don’t get misplaced. Unfortunately, since it’s so small, it can fill up pretty quickly. Eventually, it becomes a bottomless pit you never even want to look at. Pencil boxes are one of the best life hacks for added organization. You can easily separate your most important items and place them into those plastic boxes to keep everything in sight. No more having to dig around your glove compartment box and wonder where everything is (via Kueez). 

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Automatic Toilet 

When toilets flush too early, it’s frustrating and embarrassing. Everyone waiting for the bathroom can hear you flush once, twice, and maybe even three times. You wish you could shout, “wait, I’m not done!” But the toilet won’t listen to you. To prevent this, hang the roll of toilet paper on the flusher handle. This will stop the toilet from flushing too early. It is one of those life hacks that’ll save you embarrassing moments in the future. You’ll never have to uncomfortably sit on the toilet, holding your breath, waiting for it to flush again (via Kueez). 

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Candle Lid Coaster 

Recycling saves money and helps the environment. A great way to recycle is by using an unused candle lid. Honestly, once we’re done with them, we usually just toss them in the garbage. But, did you know they make amazing coasters? It’s the perfect size for a cup or a glass. The condensation also stays inside with the little lip. The next time you randomly run out of coasters, you can just open your closet and take out the candle lid. There’s nothing wrong with reusing items that no longer serve their intended purpose (via Kueez). 

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Packed Up Closet

Moving places is time-consuming, especially when there are tons of clothes we need to bring with us. Taking jackets and coats off of hangers is frustrating and boring, which is why this is one of the best life hacks on the list. Instead of taking your clothes down and placing them into boxes, you can wrap garbage bags around the clothes to keep them neatly contained. You can tie the top to prevent anything from opening up and spilling out. Now, you don’t have to stare at a large, overwhelming box with a bunch of clothes inside it (via Kueez). 

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Cornstarch 

If you’ve ever suffered from a nasty cut, it may feel like the blood never stops flowing out of the open wound. It’s quite terrifying to watch the blood spill out with no way of stopping it until your blood coagulates. To speed up this process, use one of the best life hacks on this list. It involves cornstarch. Did you know that cornstarch stops the blood and helps it clot together? You’ve just saved yourself a ton of time and bloody tissues. This is possible because of its drying properties. Just wipe some cornstarch on your cut, wait a little while, and wash it off (via Kueez). 

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