Who doesn’t want a shortcut to help us feel in control of our crazy lives? Adulting can certainly be a challenge, but we found 27 hacks to help make things a little bit easier!
Creative problem-solving is the name of the game with these life hacks that will make your path through life just a little bit smoother. Need more space in your microwave? Can’t keep your tank tops on the hanger? Worried about spilling your fast-food soda all over your car’s seat? We’ve got your back.
We are bringing you a collection of the most clever and creative life hacks for you to incorporate into your life. These are our favorite life hacks. They are tried and true, so if they’ve worked for us, we know they will help you too!
Keep reading to learn 27 different ways you could change how you live your life.
#1: Clean Your Toilet Bowl With Zero Elbow Grease Using Splash Foam Toilet Cleaner
Splash Foam Toilet Cleaner is a scrub-free foaming cleanser that reacts with the water in your toilet bowl to foam up the sides of the bowl. The foam breaks down dirt and stains in your bowl so that they come right off.
No more scrubbing wands dripping with nasty water, no more hard scrubbing, and no more hard work. Just drop, wait, and flush. It’s really that simple.
If you want to check out Splash Foam, you can click here to learn more.
#5: One Simple Trick to Constantly Having Fresh Breath
Most people don’t know the true cause of bad breath.
No, it’s not a failure to brush your teeth. It’s got nothing to do with flossing, chewing gum, mints, or using mouthwash.
It’s barely even got anything to do with what you eat!
Instead, it’s all about your mouth’s microbiome. Just as your gut has a mix of good and bacteria, so does your mouth.
When your mouth microbiome is out of sync it can lead to a predisposition towards cavities, gum bleeding, and halitosis aka bad breath!
That’s where Best Breath comes in. Invented by a dentist, Best Breath is not like a regular mint, it’s an oral probiotic that introduces and re-balances the microbiome in your mouth, hitting bad breath at its source: the nasty bacteria that cause it.
All you’ve got to do is suck on this little mint, which is made in America by an American company, and not only does it cure bad breath, it prevents it and keeps your breath smelling good for hours between meals and even first thing in the morning.
#6: Everybody Should Own This Concealed Carry Holster
Most people don’t know the true cause of bad breath.
It probably already seems like I’m paranoid, seeing as I already mentioned I’ve got a huge dog and I make my kids carry around safety keychains…
I know this won’t apply to everyone, but if you conceal and carry certified like my husband, then this is a great gift either for yourself or your ‘packing’ loved one.
Normal conceal/carry belts are uncomfortable and inconvenient or they simply don’t conceal! It kind of defeats the point, right? I mean, if you want to conceal and carry, but it’s too uncomfortable to wear in day-to-day life, then you simply won’t.
Anyway, this is one of my husband’s favorite gifts from me this year. And best of all, I actually feel a lot safer when I am with him now. You never know what’s going to happen now in this crazy world.
By the way, if you’re a woman, it will fit you too. I don’t carry myself but I tried it on just to see if it would fit, and it’s just as comfortable as you would expect! One size apparently fits most, plus it’s very durable – my husband has worn his every day for 7 months with no wear and tear (plus, it’s so easy to clean).
Ever since the Covert Tac Holster was featured on TV, an incredible amount of buzz has been generated and has since sold over 2 million units. Due to its popularity and positive reviews, the company is so confident in their product that they are now offering a one-time discount of 50% off
#7: Space-Saving, Thaw-Saving Hack!
We all know that we can save on our grocery costs by buying food in bulk. But if the food ends up wasted, there are no savings at all. Ground beef, or hamburger, is such a versatile ingredient – it can be used to make meatloaf, chili, tacos, spaghetti, and more. Since it can be used in so many of your dinner options, you may want to purchase ground beef in bulk and toss it in the freezer.
To avoid waste, don’t just throw the family-size package of hamburgers in the freezer. Take the time to repackage it. First, divide the burger into the portion sizes that you and your family need. Next, store the meat into freezer bags and flatten them. In this flattened state, the ground beef will freeze quicker … and thaw quicker. You can pull out a bag of meat from the freezer just before you start preparing your dinner and it will be ready to cook in a few short minutes.
#8: Remove Hair for Weeks (Without Waxing or Laser)
Hair removal is a pain, whether shaving or waxing, it’s a time-consuming, tiresome process.
You can get razor burn, ingrown hairs, you may even end up cutting yourself. On top of that, buying new razors and shaving cream and dealing with old, rusty razors can really add up. Another option women have is waxing, but that can be even more expensive and time-consuming, not to mention it just plain HURTS.
There are other hair removal methods, like laser, but what they don’t tell you is that not only is laser expensive and painful, there’s also no guarantee it will even work!
So what to do instead? Is there really an affordable, semi-permanent, effective way to remove hair safely?
That’s where SmoothGlide comes in. SmoothGlide offers an awesome guarantee so it’s easy to try with 0 risk.
SmoothGlide is a hair removal device that utilizes advanced technology to remove hair from the root, damaging the hair follicles with repeated use so that hair doesn’t grow back as fast or as thick.
At the same time, similar to a professional skin technician, SmoothGlide exfoliates the skin around the hair, leaving the skin feeling smoother than ever and killing 2 birds with 1 stone.
SmoothGlide works on:
and over-all body hair!
#9: Take Advantage of your Microwave’s Vertical Space
At my house, there is sometimes a line of people waiting to use the microwave. Even if you don’t have a house full of teens, you may find yourself wishing you had two or more microwaves so you can get dinner on the table quicker. It is unfortunate that you can only fit one dish in the microwave at a time.
You can make the most of the space in your microwave – and speed up cooking time – by taking advantage of the height of your microwave’s interior. Put in your bowl as normal but add a glass drinking tumbler or mason jar. Put a second bowl or plate on top of the jar. Now you can fit two dishes at once. Of course, you may have to add to your cooking time because you have twice as much food in the microwave, but you will save time overall.
#10: Restoring Dirty Ovens in Seconds
Cleaning your home has never been easier. Splash Foam Spray penetrates through grease, grime, rust, lime, soap scum, and more… dissolving it quickly while reducing mildew stains. It works on a variety of surfaces and doesn’t leave any harsh odors, just the pleasant feeling of a clean home!
#11: Hang Your Veggies Out to Freeze
Frozen vegetable companies try their best to package their foods in quantities that are convenient for the majority of their customers, but you may find that it is not an ideal size for you. Maybe you only use half a bag of frozen veggies for a meal. Or, maybe you open several bags of different veggies so you can add half a cup of frozen peas, frozen corn, frozen carrots, and frozen green beans to your batch of vegetable soup. All those opened bags of frozen veggies are in danger of spilling in your freezer.
You can prevent your frozen veggies from spilling, maximize the space in your freezer, and keep the frozen foods organized with this easy life hack. Buy a packet of binder clips … those heavy-duty paper clips that are designed to hold thick stacks of papers. You can position the clips over the racks on the freezer shelf and use them to seal the veggie bags. The bags are securely closed and off the floor of the freezer. They are easy to see and easily accessible the next time you make a pot of soup.
#12: Eliminate Back Pain and Correct Posture in Under One Week
If you’re reading this – stop slouching! I know it’s easier said than done, but sadly, it will only get worse as you age. You’re spending a fortune on chiropractors & massages when it will only bring temporary relief.
Let’s be honest, how much have you spent already with no progress? Good posture is key when it comes to alleviating body ache and muscle fatigue.
Posture BeneFIT will train, not force you to hold ergonomically correct posture. It will feel natural to stand straight, thus decompressing your spine. As you maintain good posture, other painful areas in your body like your neck, shoulder, and chest will naturally feel better and be less painful.
Posture BeneFIT is offering a special discount for online purchase only. But hurry, due to extremely high demand, BeneFIT has sold over 3.5 million units and is frequently in and out of stock. (Hint: These make great gift ideas for family and friends!)
#13: Organize Your Camis: It’s a Snap
If you are a fan of tank tops and cami and have an abundance of them in your wardrobe, then you know it can be challenging to get them to stay on hangers in your closet. Even if you bend up the ends of wire hangers or twist the straps around the notches in plastic hangers, you still find random tank tops in the bottom of your closet. It is frustrating to keep them on the hangers. Maybe the best way to keep them on the hanger is to not use a hanger at all.
Use a package of plastic shower curtain rings to hang a dozen or more tank tops on one single hanger. The shower curtain rings have openings that allow them to hang from the bottom bar of a traditional coat hanger. Then you can pass the straps of your cami or tank top through the opening of the shower curtain ring and clasp it shut. Now, all your tank tops are together in one place and easy to find, especially since they will no longer be on the floor of your closet.
#14: Deep Clean Your Washer with the Press of A Button
Ever wonder if washing your clothes is actually making them dirtier?
Turns out, over 75% of people have never cleaned their washer before. And when you think about the cesspool that is the inside of washing machines (the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mold) that statistic is enough to make someone say “ew” aloud.
Luckily, this new company, Splash Spotless, has made cleaning your washer super easy. Whereas before you’d have to spend hours pouring toxic chemicals like bleach down mysterious parts of your washer, this new tablet does a 10x better job and requires a fraction of the effort.
You simply drop one of these Splash Spotless tablets in your washer, turn it on, and wa-lah. Your entire washer is cleaned in minutes.
#15: DYI Airplane Entertainment: It’s in the Bag
Many airlines now have in-seat entertainment options in the form of screens mounted on the seatback in front of each seat. I have to admit that it is a godsend on long flights. But it is annoying that many of the airlines charge a fee to watch a movie on their screen. On top of that, you are often required to purchase (not rent) headphones if you forgot to pack your own and you want to hear the dialog of the movie. Maybe you’d rather watch the movie you downloaded to your phone. Maybe you’d rather play a game than watch a movie.
You don’t have to be stuck holding your cell phone in your hand for the duration of your flight. You can make your own in-seat entertainment using your own phone by simply remembering to pack a zipper baggie in your carry-on. Put your phone in the baggie and hang it from the tray lock on the seatback. You can see the screen, free up your hands, and enjoy your own (free) entertainment to help pass the time until your flight lands.
#16: Stop Dog Barking with the Push of A Button
Problem: Is dog barking driving you crazy, or do you have a stubborn dog that won’t be trained? Afraid of dogs and worried about your safety?
Solution: Barks No More
Dogs want to please us and make us happy, but sometimes they don’t understand what they should and should not do. It can be challenging and embarrassing dealing with unwanted behaviors. BarxBuddy uses high-pitched tones, not detectable by humans, that specifically target a dog’s hearing. Use the ultrasonic sound to stop your dog in the middle of unwanted behavior, like barking or chewing on shoes. It is 100% harmless to dogs, humans and all animals. In order to use it, just point at the dog and press the button. It’s portable and fits conveniently in a pocket.
#17: Thumb-Saving Clothespin Hack
Occasionally you need to hang a picture on your wall, tack up a piece of trim, or make a small household repair. It always sounds simple enough. You just have to hold the nail in place with your forefinger and thumb and tap the nail in with the hammer. But one wrong move and you find yourself with a red, swollen, throbbing thumb. If only there was a way to hold the nail in place until it is far enough in that you don’t need to hold it anymore.
It is possible to hammer in a nail and save your thumb. All you need is a clothespin. Use the clothespin to hold the nail in place while you give it a healthy whack. You can finish your DIY projects done without bloodying your digits.
#18: Restore Hearing with One Simple Device
My mother-in-law, to be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of her.
She always seemed absent-minded and self-centered, always talking about herself, never listening.
Gosh, I felt like a fool when I found out the reason she never listened was because she literally couldn’t hear! I mean, she could hear a bit, but with age, her hearing had declined. My husband explained to me that she refused to get hearing aids because they were both too expensive and too uncomfortable.
As much as I was mad at my husband for never explaining the whole situation to me (men! Grrr) I felt bad about how much I judged her for so long, and I wanted a better relationship with her, so I decided to find her a hearing solution that would work and was within my budget.
When I looked into it I found out that a pair of hearing aids can cost anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000. Sadly, they are typically not covered by private insurance even though hearing aids can improve your overall health.
Well, that was well outside my budget. That’s when I came across something called Oricle Hearing Aid. Oricle Hearing Aid is affordable, you don’t need a doctor to prescribe it, and it has excellent reviews. It’s specially tuned for hearing voices, be it a person in front of you, or the TV, it makes the sound clear.
My mother-in-law was initially skeptical, but ultimately loves the one I got for her. Our relationship is better than ever.
You might be a good candidate for Oricle if you meet the following criteria:
✅ 40 years or older
✅ Having trouble hearing
✅ Living in the U.S.
#19: No Matter How You Slice It, This Chopping Center Is a Cut Above
The trend these days is moving away from massive mansions and toward tiny houses and the minimalist lifestyle. Small kitchen spaces look appealing in Instagram pics, but the reality is, that they get quickly cluttered with all our kitchen gadgets. A foodie’s best friend is a good, sturdy cutting board. If you are living in a small apartment or house, you don’t have to sacrifice a chopping center in the name of space.
Install a solid wood cutting board into one of your kitchen drawers. The cutting board can be removed so you aren’t losing storage space. In fact, you can keep your sharp chopping and slicing knives in the space beneath the cutting board. When you are done slicing veggies for your salad or mincing fresh herbs for your roasted chicken, you can simply close the drawer.
#20: Protect Loved Ones with This Personal Safety Alarm
Everyday, people find themselves alone and in dangerous situations. Crime is still rising, despite the lockdowns in 2020 and the slow easing of restrictions elsewhere in 2021.
Safe Siren Pro is like a shield – It will protect you and your loved ones from harm. Now more than ever, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
This siren is widely considered to be the best self-defense product for men, women and children of all ages. Unlike pepper sprays or knives, the Self Defense Siren can go anywhere that other self-defense weapons cannot. Get peace of mind anywhere you go.
#21: Cool Cable Clips
Cleaning your home has never been easier. Splash Foam Spray penetrates through grease,
More and more of us are working from home these days and setting up our home offices in corners of our living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms. Here, we are setting up our laptops, tablets, printers, cellphones, and more. All those devices mean there are cords and cables dangling all over the place. Not only is it unsightly and stress-inducing, but it gets confusing. How do you find the cable or charger you need?
Use the heavy-duty binder clips, the kind you use to hold a thick stack of papers together, to organize your cables and cords. Attach the binder clips to the edge of your desk and flip the silver tabs backward. Now thread your cords, cables, and chargers through the keyhole-shaped wire. The cables won’t fall to the floor, out of reach behind your desk. They will be right at your fingertips when you need them.
#22: Make All Your Dishes Shine Like New Again with This
Try these amazing dishwasher cleaning tablets and make all your dishes shine like new again!
#23: Restoring Dirty Ovens in Seconds
Has this ever happened to you? You decide to have a spur-of-the-moment cookout or get-together, so you run to the store to stock up on hot dogs, buns, and drinks. But the drinks are all warm and you don’t have much time to cool them before your guests arrive. When this has happened to me, I usually stuff as many drinks as possible into the freezer and hope for the best. There is a better way.
Before you toss the bottles into the freezer, wrap a wet paper towel or beverage napkin around the container. The damp napkin speeds up the cooling process. In about 15 minutes, you’ll have a bunch of thoroughly chilled beverages ready for your friends.
#24: Your Toaster’s Side Hustle
Grilled cheese sandwiches are the ultimate comfort food. One of the appealing things about this all-American lunchtime favorite is that it is easy to make. Even most amateur cooks can whip up a simple, yet tasty grilled cheese sammie with a couple of pieces of bread, a slice of cheese, and a frying pan. But what if you don’t have a stove? What if you are a college student living in a dorm with minimal kitchen facilities? No worries … there is a quick way to make homemade grilled cheese.
You can turn an ordinary toaster into a toaster oven and use it to make more than just toast and bagels. Lay the toaster on its side and use it as a toaster oven. Insert a piece of bread topped with a slice of cheese into the slot, with the cheese up, of course. Turn on the toaster and … voila! … in about a minute or two, you will have an ooey-gooey grilled cheese just like mom used to make.
#25: Eyes on Cooking
One of the annoying things about some cookbooks is that they don’t open flat. When you are trying a new recipe and you need to refer back to the cookbook often, the pages don’t stay open to the right page. Also, laying a cookbook on the counter takes up precious space. It would be much more convenient if you had a way to keep the cookbook open to the page you need and out of your way while you are cooking. Well, there is.
Take a pants hanger, the type of clothes hanger with the pinchy clips, and hang it from the knob of one of your upper cabinets. Then you can hang your cookbook, opened to the correct recipe, by clipping it to the pants hanger. The cookbook will be away from your workspace, at eye level, and on the right page. You won’t have to flip back to the recipe you need.
#26: Rubber Band to Stop Drip Hack
Painting your house can be a messy affair. Unless you are super careful (and slow), you will get paint drips everywhere … on the floor, on yourself, and all down the side of the paint can. After loading up your brush with paint by dipping it into the paint can, you have to remove much of the paint. It really makes no sense when you think about it. Scraping your brush on the edge of the paint can get the job done, but it’ll leave paint dripping down the side of the paint can and paint filling the grooves of the rim. When you tap the lid back on, the paint oozes out to make more of a mess.
If only you had a way to scrape off the excess paint without using the edge of the paint can. Try this simple hack. Stretch a thick rubber band vertically around the can so that a line of the rubber band is spread across the opening. Now you have a vehicle for dabbing off the extra paint that doesn’t involve messing up the outside of the can. You will just have to remove the rubber band when you are done and ready to put the lid back on.
#27: Foil On Door Knob
You can be sure whether last night was safe or not, simply by putting a layer of aluminum foils on your doorknob. The next morning, if you find the foil gets ripped or damaged it means, you need to be cautious and alert.
You can do one thing that may help after wrapping your door knob with Aluminum foil. Pour some vaseline over it, It makes it hard to move the doorknob.