We as human beings, will always try to find ways to simplify things and accomplish tasks more efficiently, that’s human nature. That’s why we have gathered some of the most effective, yet little-known life-hacks that can definitely simplify your lives. Here are 17 easy and quick life hacks for absolutely almost anything.
Tired of always buying roses for special occasions? Why not start growing your own little rose garden at your own backyard? You can start by pushing the bottom ends of the cuttings into small potatoes. Moisture and nutrients from potatoes will give the cuttings the best chance to grow healthy roots for easy transfer.
Rainy season is just around the corner, and what most of us hates most about this season is water getting into our shoes. Well, the easy way to deal with this dilemma is through beeswax. Simply spread beeswax all over your shoes, blow dry to melt the wax and voila! Your shoes are ready to take on the wet road.
No dryer and you need to have your work clothes dry quick? Easy solution is put your wet clothes to a dry towel, roll the towel with your clothes inside, pick and twist as tight as possible to squeeze out excess water and then hang your clothes to full dry. It will dry fast.
What’s the cure for smelly shoes? Tea bags. Yep you read that right. Simply place used tea bags inside each shoe to absorb the smell. Leave it overnight or a couple of days and the tea bag will get rid of the smell. If your shoes are wet and smelly, you can also fill it with rice and baking soda, and leave it for a couple of days.
New shoes feel tight? Want to stretch them out a little bit? Worry not. The easy solution is to stuff each shoe with wet newspaper as tight as you can. Let the shoes dry (or you can use a blow dryer set at low heat mode) before using.
Want to start a fire at camping but no shavings at sight? You can use your tasty chips! The chemicals, fat and oil in potato chips are excellent fire-starting materials.
Looking for earrings or small items you dropped on the floor? Simple. Just wrap the end of the vacuum cleaner with a pantyhose or stocking, and then start searching. Check the end of the vacuum for time to time to see if it has the object you’re looking for.
Here’s a great way to drink more water – help convince yourself to drink more water by marking your water bottle (or you better yet, get yourself a time-marked water bottle). Keep your bottle with you wherever you go, the marker will serve as a visual reminder for you to drink your water.
Toilet bowl stains are one of the hardest things to remove. Instead of spending your money on expensive and often-times dangerous bathroom cleaning chemicals, you can use Coca-Cola. Simply pour a can of Coke into the toilet bowl, let it sit overnight and then wash it with soapy water and flush clean.
Unclog the drain easily using hot water, baking soda and vinegar. Simply run hot water down the drain for a minute, then sprinkle a baking soda. Next, pour a cup of vinegar down the drain. Flush it again with either hot or boiling water.
Faucets and showerhead accumulate mineral deposits from water that can be quite tough to remove. Tough if you don’t know the easy solution, which is to fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and secure it to the showerhead with a rubber band. Leave the bag overnight and your showerhead will be as good as new.
Keep buttons from your coats, cardigans, etc., from falling off by simply applying a bit of clear nail polish to the threads. This will secure the thread and keep your button for a long time.
Ran out of deodorant and don’t want to smell like you just got off the gym? Rid yourself of body odor by rubbing freshly cut orange to your skin.
Want to hear the other person clearly on the other side of the line from your phone? Place the phone in a glass and set it at loud speaker to boost the volume.
Heading to the beach with your cold drinks and beer in your cooler? Make the ice last longer by sprinkling some salt. This will help preserve the ice.
Want to keep your breath fresh after lunch but you forgot your mouthwash and toothbrush at home? Chew on some apples.
Make your house smell good for hours by making a lemon candle. Its light and aroma will last for hours. It’s extremely easy to do as well.
Finding a hard time opening a jar with a stuck lid? Run hot water to the lid for a minute or two, wipe it dry and voila! The lid will be easy to turn.