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56 Awesomely Useful Life-Hacks

These 56 life-hacks are an assembly from various lists. I tried to remove anything that was too specific to any nation.

1. Use a soda can tab to connect clothes hangers and more efficiently use space

1sodapop

2. Use an almost empty jar of Nutella or peanut butter (or jam) as a dish.

nutella2

3. Use clips to organize your cables

3use-paper-clips-to-organize-your-cables-life-hack

4. Use empty CD spindles as bagel-samwhich holders

4bagelspindle

5. Use toilet paper rolls to organize stored cords

5toiletpaper

6. How to tie a tie (4 different ways)

6howtotieatie

7. Use an empty (cleaned, obviously) ketpsup (etc) bottle for mess-free pancake making

7pancakes

8. Paint keys with nail polish to identify them more easily

8keys

9. Unroll paper ingredient holders to increase their capacity

9strawberries

10. Use a rubber band to make wiping your paint-brush easier and less messy

10paint

11. How to fold a large sheet

11folding

12. Use a straw to cleanly remove the stem from strawberries

strawberry

13. Take a picture, or do something unusually memorable in connection with, borrowing an object from a friend (or anything else you want to remember)

13rememberborrow

14. Use a bread tab (or a paper clip) to not lose the end of tape

breadtape

15. Use an egg carton to better ventila a laptop in danger of overheating

15eggcartonlaptop

16. Use a dustpan to get water from a narrow outlet into a larger container

16dustpan

 

17. Use a can opener to easily open security plastic

17canopener

18. Use a shoe hanger to organize cleaning bottles and reduce risks of leakage

18hangingshoe

19. Use an upside-down muffin tin to make crunchy tortillas in a bowl shape

19tacoshells

20. Stack your clothes vertically to have more overview

20verticalstack

 

21. Use a hair straightener to straighten collars and cuffs

21hairstraightener

22. Use a hair clip to prevent a wire from tangling

22hairclip-wires

 

23. How to seperate the yolk of an egg, for baking

23bottle-eggyolk

 

24. Non-leaky ice pack using a frozen sponge and a plastic bag

24spongeicepack

 

25. Cut a plastic carton to make a shovel

25cartonshovel

 

26. Push on a knot from its loose end (twirl it first) to reduce pressure in the knot

26knot

27. Use a clothes hanger to display a cooking book

27cookbook

28. Use toothpaste to clean:

Most contain fluoride and sodium laurethyl sulphate and scrub away most dirt

28toothpastecleaning

29. Hide emergency money in a lipgloss or chapstick roll

29lipglossmoney

30. Use bread tabs to keep cords organized

30breadtabsorder

31. Use a carabiner to carry several bags at once (and not hurt your fingers)

31clip

32. Use empty toilet paper rolls to hold wrapping paper or scrolls

32scrollswrappingpaper

33. Take the little bit of leftover soap and combine it with the new soap

33newsoap

34. When using a microwave (does not harm your food more than other cooking):

Create a space in the middle to heat the dish more evenly.

34microwave

35. Use nails to avoid having plugs bend

35nailsplug

36. Putting your coaster over your beer indicates your seat is taken

37coasteronbeer

37. Using an empty output to occupy your audio input silences your computer.

38silencer

38. Use a tennis ball/Pringles container to hold spaghetti.

39spaghettitennis

39. Keep documents dry and straight using a plastic bag and a piece of cardboard

36cardboardbagdocuments

40. Use the top of a plastic bottle to keep your opened bags fresh

40plasticbottlebags

41. You can hide damage to wood by rubbing a walnut on it

41rubwalnut

42. Interwind your cords to prevent them from unplugging

42extensioncordhug

43. Put the top of a condiments bottle on a vacuum to clean your keyboard or tight small spaces

43ketsupkeyboard

44. Use cheap plastic pearl-beads to more easily identify cords

44pearlbeads-cords

45. Create a CD case out of a piece of paper

45papercdcase

46. Use a muffin tin to serve condiments

46dipsmuffin

47. Use dental floss to cut pastries cleanly

47cutwithfloss

48. Use a clothes pin to hold a nail risk free

48clothespinnail

49. Bend a sticky-note under where you drill to catch dust

49bendpaperpostit

50. Use spaghetti as a long match

50lightwithspaghetti

51. Use an old pen spring to keep your cords from bending badly

51penspringcord

52. Fold paper to better organize bolts and screws

52paperscrews

53. Use a magnet to find nails already in your wall

53findingmagnet

54. Use a toilet paper roll as a speaker for a smartphone

55smartphonespeaker

55. Put a drink in the ice tray to cool that drink without watering it down

54icecoffee

56. Take a picture of a sign directing when travelling in countries where you cannot communicate well

56pictureofwheretogo

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