If you’re like me, you probably dismissed TikTok as a silly app with no real value. But after giving it a chance, I’ve discovered that there’s actually a lot of great content on there – and some seriously genius life hacks! In this blog post, we’ll be sharing 11 of the best life hacks we found on TikTok. From how to make your cereal last longer to how to store your butter, these hacks are so simple you’ll be wondering why you never thought of them yourself!
1. Keep Paint of the Rim of the Can
If you’re tired of paint getting all over the rim of your paint cans, there’s an easy hack for that! All you need is a piece of tape. Simply place the tape around the edge of the can before you start painting, and voila – no more mess!
2. Keep your cereal fresh
Ever open up a box of cereal only to find that it’s gone stale? There’s an easy way to prevent that from happening. Just place a piece of bread in the box with your cereal, and it will absorb any moisture and keep your cereal fresh for longer.
3. Store your butter in the fridge the right way
If you’re tired of your butter going hard and lumpy in the fridge, try this hack! All you need is a plastic water bottle. Cut off the top of the bottle, and then place your stick of butter inside. The narrow opening will keep the butter from getting too hard, and you can even use the cap to control how much butter comes out.
4. De-foam Pasta Water
If you’ve ever noticed those annoying bubbles that form on the surface of your pasta water, you can get rid of them by simply adding a pinch of salt!
5. Help a Baby Take Their Medicine
Put the medicine on your nipple and let them latch on. They’ll get the medicine they need while thinking they’re getting a yummy snack!
6. Get the Most Out of Starbucks
If you’re a fan of Starbucks, then this hack is for you! It turns out that there’s a way to get more bang for your buck – and it doesn’t involve using a reusable cup. All you have to do is order a grande size drink and ask for an extra shot of espresso. This hack works because the grande size is actually larger than the venti size, so you’re essentially getting a venti for the price of a grande. And with that extra shot of espresso, you’ll be getting a little caffeine boost too!
7. Keep Your Detergent Lid Clean
No more scrubbing at that pesky film on your laundry detergent lid! Just stuck a piece of painter’s tape to it and voila, it’ll stay clean for much longer.
8. Make an Easy Homemade Slushy
All you need is a resealable bag, some ice, and your favorite drink! Simply pour the drink into the bag, add some ice, seal it up, and shake it until everything is combined. Then just pop it in the freezer for a few hours and voila – you have a delicious slushy!
9. Help Braces Hurt Less
If you or your child are in the process of getting braces, you know that the first few weeks can be pretty uncomfortable. But there’s a simple hack that can help ease the pain! Just take a small piece of wax and press it onto the brackets that are rubbing against your gums. The wax will create a barrier between the metal and your gums, and you’ll be able to eat and speak without pain!
10. Measure Powdered Ingredients Correctly
If you’re baking or cooking anything that requires powdered ingredients, this hack is for you! All you need is a rubber band and a regular tablespoon. Place the rubber band around the tablespoon so that it’s snug, but not too tight. Then, scoop up your ingredient and level it off with the back of a knife. The rubber band will act as a stop, ensuring you don’t over or under pour.
11. Get the Perfect Pour Every Time
Pouring milk (or any other liquid) into a bowl can be tricky, and often results in a mess. But with this hack, you’ll be able to pour like a pro! Simply take the cap off of the milk carton and place it over the bowl. Then, cut a small hole in the center of the cap. When you’re ready to pour, simply place the carton over the bowl and let the milk flow through the hole in the cap. No more spills!
Do you have a favorite TikTok life hack? Share it in the comments below! And be sure to check back for more genius ideas in the future.