Life is hard enough without all the little issues we run into every day. While most of these everyday life issues don’t seem significant, solving them can dramatically reduce the stress in your life.
Here are some tips and hacks for everyday life you should try!
Are you always out of space in your freezer or cupboard? Try using tension rods to maximize your available space. You can place them at the back of your cabinet to hold spices. Add shower curtain clips to a rod in the freezer to secure bags of frozen goods. As a bonus, tension rods and curtains are great for dividing rooms and other spaces.
Are you tired of those pesky black marks your hammer leaves after you remove a nail? Well, there’s a simple solution. Simply place a sponge under the nail before you begin removal. No more black marks!
We’ve found the perfect solution to the pesky problem of jeans being slightly too big. Simply remove one end of the back belt loop. Do an invisible stitch and pull tight. Sew the belt loop back on the cover of the adjustment.
Cleaning the litter box can be a messy and time-consuming chore. Not any more! Line your litter box with a cheap trash bag. Then, simply lift all the corners of the bag together and tie.
Is your home overflowing with cords? A simple solution is to rig a phone charging station inside a kitchen drawer.
6. Always Know Where Your Gas Tank Is
I’m not sure how I’ve never realized this, but most vehicles have an arrow near the gas symbol. It will tell you what side your gas tank is on, so you never forget.
Threading a needle is easily the most frustrating task on the planet. This simple hack can change all that! By laying your thread over your toothbrush’s bristles, you can push the eye of your needle down, forcing the thread through.
We’ve all struggled with removing pomegranate seeds, but we’ve really just been cutting it wrong. Start by cutting a hexagon along the top and discard. Then, cut down each area of white. Pull apart for easy access to these delicious seeds.
9. Make Your Own Air Freshener
This simple everyday life hack will save you time and money. Instead of purchasing pre-packaged air fresheners, simply dilute laundry scent boosters in water. Just be sure to only use a few, because their scent is highly concentrated. Let dissolve in a spray bottle, and you’re good to go!
I’m always looking for creative ways to decorate my Easter eggs, and this one is great. Place your egg in highly concentrated dye water. Then, add water as time passes. It creates a beautiful gradient.
If your basil plants are constantly dying, try changing this one thing. Instead of picking the big leaves, pick the small ones. The larger leaves are responsible for the majority of the plant’s nutrients.
Whether you’re commuting or riding for fun, a bike basket is convenient. Instead of buying an expensive one, simply zip tie a basket you already love to the handlebars.
Gum stuck in carpet, or other fabric can be extremely annoying. An easy way to remove the problem is by applying WD-40. The gum will come right out!
We’ve all experienced a pesky cut on our finger that a Bandaid just doesn’t quite fit to. There’s an easy solution to this! Simply cut the ends in half horizontally. Then, you can easily wrap it around your cut.
15. Easily Make Cute Pancakes
If you’re trying to impress your children, there’s an easy way to turn your famous pancakes into cute shapes. Simply use metal cookie cutters.
There are so many easy ways to die your clothes with fruit. You can squish berries, remove the seeds, and dilute them in water. Use a spray bottle to create an ombre look. You can also use the water from boiled avocado shells to make a pink dye.
17. Make Your Own Soap Dish
If you’re tired of flimsy, plastic soap dishes, make your own. Cut the bottom off a rectangular carton. Fill with quick setting concrete. Remove the mold, and you’ll have a stylish soap dish ready for use.
Superglue is my worst nightmare! I’m so glad I came across this easy way to remove it from my skin. Make a thick paste from salt and a bit of water. Rub into the affected area. It only takes seconds to work!
If you open your cabinet to find your bread has gone stale, don’t throw it out. Boil some water, and place a metal strainer above it. You can put your bread in the strainer. The steam will soften the bread, making it ready to eat in minutes.
You can stop clanging cabinets and drawers with a little innovation. Apply craftsman tape to the working area first. Then, add a thin layer of hot glue. Problem solved!
Sweaters and jeans have a tendency to create a buildup of what I like to call fuzzies. These annoying fuzz balls have always been challenging to get rid of but not anymore! All you have to do is lightly rub a razor against your fuzzy clothing. Who knew?
If you’ve ever put a red shirt in a load of whites, you’ve ended up with a ton of pink clothes. There’s an easy fix to this that doesn’t involve harsh bleach.
Boil your clothes with lemons to remove the pink coloring.
23. Spread Butter with Ease
If you’re tired of breaking your toast when you try to spread butter on it, start doing one thing first. Simply grate the butter. It will spread and melt with ease.
24. Unstick Glasses
If you stack glasses to save cabinet space, you’re sure to have experienced glasses stuck together. Instead of struggling, use WD-40 to help you separate them. Just be sure to thoroughly clean before use.
If your cat lacks surfaces to rub on, attach a few bristle scrub brushes to a chair or table leg. He will be happy all day long!
There are a million more tips and hacks for everyday life out there that you could check out. After you’ve simplified your life with these tips, keep exploring! Your everyday life will be just that much easier!